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Kipling's Best Short Stories And Poems Kipling's Best Short Stories And Poems

Kipling's Best Short Stories And Poems
TALES OF EAST INDIAN LIFE AND CHARACTER--IDEAL TRAINING OF THE GENIUS THAT HAS PRODUCED SOME OF THE BEST LITERARY WORK OF OUR DAY.Rudyard Kipling cannot be classified with any writer of his own age or of any literary age in the past. His tremendous strength, his visual faculty, even his mannerisms, are his own. He has written too much for his own fame, but although the next century will discard nine-tenths of his work, it will hold fast to the other tenth as among the best short stories and poems that our age produced. Kipling is essentially a short-story writer; not... Essays - Post by : knopka - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 2482

Thomas Hardy And His Tragic Tales Of Wessex Thomas Hardy And His Tragic Tales Of Wessex

Thomas Hardy And His Tragic Tales Of Wessex
GREATEST LIVING WRITER OF ENGLISH FICTION--BECAUSE OF RESENTMENT OF HARSH CRITICISMS THE PROSE MASTER TURNS TO VERSE.No one will question the assertion that Thomas Hardy is the greatest living English writer of fiction, and the pity of it is that a man with so splendid an equipment for writing novels of the first rank should have failed for many years to give the world any work in the special field in which he is an acknowledged master. Hardy seems to have revolted from certain harsh criticism of his last novel, Jude the Obscure, and to have determined that he would write... Essays - Post by : 61170 - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1777

Stevenson Prince Of Modern Story-tellers Stevenson Prince Of Modern Story-tellers

Stevenson Prince Of Modern Story-tellers
HIS STORIES OF ADVENTURE AND HIS BRILLIANT ESSAYS--"TREASURE ISLAND" AND "DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE" HIS MOST POPULAR BOOKS.It is as difficult to criticise the work of Robert Louis Stevenson as it is to find faults in the friend that you love as a brother. For with all his faults, this young Scotchman with his appealing charm disarms criticism. Nowhere in all literature may one find his like for warming the heart unless it be Charles Lamb, of gracious memory, and the secret of this charm is that Stevenson remained a child to the end of his days,... Essays - Post by : Bruce_Hearder - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 2592

Meredith And A Few Of His Best Novels Meredith And A Few Of His Best Novels

Meredith And A Few Of His Best Novels
ONE OF THE GREATEST MASTERS OF FICTION OF LAST CENTURY--"THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL," "DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS" AND OTHER NOVELS.George Meredith is acknowledged by the best critics to be among the greatest English novelists of the last century; yet to the general reader he is only a name. Like Henry James, he is barred off from popular appreciation by a style which is "caviare to the general." Thomas Hardy is recognized as the finest living English novelist, but there is very little comparison between himself and Meredith. Professor William Lyon Phelps, who is one... Essays - Post by : louis1899 - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1467

Browning Greatest Poet Since Shakespeare Browning Greatest Poet Since Shakespeare

Browning Greatest Poet Since Shakespeare
HOW TO GET THE BEST OF BROWNING'S POEMS--READ THE LYRICS FIRST AND THEN TAKE UP THE LONGER AND THE MORE DIFFICULT WORKS.The greatest of English poets since Shakespeare, is the title given to Robert Browning by many admirers of recognized ability as critics. For his dramatic force and his insight into human nature there is no question that Browning deserves this high rank. In these two qualities he stands above Tennyson. But a large part of his work is written in a style so crabbed that it acts as a bar to one's enjoyment of many fine poems. Only the most... Essays - Post by : durango77 - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 3139

Tennyson Leads The Victorian Writers Tennyson Leads The Victorian Writers

Tennyson Leads The Victorian Writers
THE POET WHO VOICED THE ASPIRATIONS OF HIS AGE--"LOCKSLEY HALL," "IN MEMORIAM" AND "THE IDYLLS OF THE KING" AMONG HIS BEST WORKS.Of all the great English writers of the Victorian age it is probable that the next century will give the foremost place to Tennyson. Better than any other poet of his day, he stands as a type of the English people in obedience to law, in strong religious faith, in splendid imaginative force and in a certain unyielding cast of mind that made him bide his time during the dark years when he was... Essays - Post by : proview - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1052

Ruskin The Apostle Of Art Ruskin The Apostle Of Art

Ruskin The Apostle Of Art
HIS WORK AS ART CRITIC AND SOCIAL REFORMER--BEST BOOKS ARE "MODERN PAINTERS," "THE SEVEN LAMPS" AND "THE STONES OF VENICE."John Ruskin deserves a place among the great English writers of the last century, not only because of his superb style and the amount of his work, but because he was the first to encourage the study of art and nature among the people. So enormous have been the strides made in the last twenty years in popular knowledge of art and architecture, and so great the growth of interest in the beauties of nature that... Essays - Post by : BobTeske - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 2968

George Eliot And Her Two Great Novels George Eliot And Her Two Great Novels

George Eliot And Her Two Great Novels
"ADAM BEDE" AND "THE MILL ON THE FLOSS"--HER EARLY STORIES ARE RICH IN CHARACTER SKETCHES, WITH MUCH PATHOS AND HUMOR.George Eliot is a novelist in a class by herself. She never impressed me as a natural story-teller, save when she lived over again that happy girlhood which served to relieve the sadness of her mature life. In parts of Adam Bede and throughout The Mill on the Floss she seems to tell her stories as though she really enjoyed the work. All the scenes of her beautiful girlhood in the pleasant Warwickshire country, when she drove through the... Essays - Post by : pauljohn - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1818

Charlotte Bronte And Her Two Great Novels Charlotte Bronte And Her Two Great Novels

Charlotte Bronte And Her Two Great Novels
"JANE EYRE" AND "VILLETTE" ARE TOUCHED WITH GENIUS--TRAGEDY OF A WOMAN'S LIFE THAT RESULTED IN TWO STORIES OF PASSIONATE REVOLT AGAINST FATE.Charlotte Brontë is always linked in my memory with Thackeray because of her visit to the author of Vanity Fair and its humorous and pathetic features. She went to London from her lonely Yorkshire home, and the great world, with its many selfish and unlovely features, made a painful impression on her. Even Thackeray, her idol, was found to have feet of clay. But this "little Puritan," as the great man called her, was... Essays - Post by : zapme - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1531

Thackeray Greatest Master Of Fiction Thackeray Greatest Master Of Fiction

Thackeray Greatest Master Of Fiction
THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED WRITER OF HIS CENTURY--TENDER PATHOS UNDER AN AFFECTATION OF CYNICISM AND GREAT ART IN STYLE AND CHARACTERS.Of all modern English authors, Thackeray is my favorite. Humor, pathos, satire, ripe culture, knowledge of the world and of the human heart, instinctive good taste and a style equaled by none of his fellows in its clearness, ease, flexibility and winning charm--these are some of the traits that make the author of Vanity Fair and Esmond incomparably the first literary artist as well as the greatest writer of his age. Whether he would have been... Essays - Post by : sander4 - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 2342

Dickens The Foremost Of Novelists Dickens The Foremost Of Novelists

Dickens The Foremost Of Novelists
MORE WIDELY READ THAN ANY OTHER STORY TELLER--THE GREATEST OF THE MODERN HUMORISTS APPEALS TO THE READERS OF ALL AGES AND CLASSES.Charles Dickens is the greatest English novelist since Scott, and he and Scott, to my mind, are the greatest English writers after Shakespeare. Many will dissent from this, but my reason for giving him this foremost place among the modern writers is the range, the variety, the dramatic power, the humor and the pathos of his work. He was a great caricaturist rather than a great artist, but he was supreme in his class,... Essays - Post by : morpheoz - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 3204

Charles Lamb And The Essays Of Elia Charles Lamb And The Essays Of Elia

Charles Lamb And The Essays Of Elia
THE BEST BELOVED OF ALL THE ENGLISH WRITERS--QUAINTEST AND TENDEREST ESSAYIST WHOSE WORK APPEALS TO ALL HEARTS.Of all the English writers of the last century none is so well beloved as Charles Lamb. Thirty years ago his Essays of Elia was a book which every one with any claim to culture had not only read, but read many times. It was the traveling companion and the familiar friend, the unfailing resource in periods of depression, the comforter in time of trouble. It touched many experiences of life, and it ranged from sunny, spontaneous humor to that pathos which... Essays - Post by : IPflyer - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 4095

De Quincey As A Master Of Style De Quincey As A Master Of Style

De Quincey As A Master Of Style
HE WROTE "CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER"--DREAMED DREAMS AND SAW VISIONS AND PICTURED THEM IN POETIC PROSE.Of all the English writers Thomas De Quincey must be given the palm for rhythmical prose. He is as stately as Milton, with more than Milton's command of rhythm. If you read aloud his best passages, which are written in what he calls his bravura style, you have a near approach to the music of the organ. De Quincey was so nice a judge of words, he knew so well how to balance his periods, that one of his sentences gives to... Essays - Post by : princess - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 3095

Carlyle As An Inspirer Of Youth Carlyle As An Inspirer Of Youth

Carlyle As An Inspirer Of Youth
THE FINEST ENGLISH PROSE WRITER OF THE LAST CENTURY--HIS BEST BOOKS, "PAST AND PRESENT," "SARTOR RESARTUS" AND THE "FRENCH REVOLUTION."As an influence in stimulating school and college students, Macaulay must be given a foremost place, but greater than Macaulay, because of his spiritual fervor and his moral force, stands Thomas Carlyle, the great prophet and preacher of the nineteenth century, whose influence will outlast that of all other writers of his time. And this spiritual potency, which resides in his best work, is not weakened by his love of the Strong Man in History or... Essays - Post by : fanie - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1361

Scott And His Waverley Novels Scott And His Waverley Novels

Scott And His Waverley Novels
THE GREATEST NOVELIST THE WORLD HAS KNOWN--HE MADE HISTORY REAL AND CREATED CHARACTERS THAT WILL NEVER DIE.It is as difficult to sum up in a brief article the work and the influence of Sir Walter Scott as it is to make an estimate of Shakespeare, for Scott holds the same position in English prose fiction that Shakespeare holds in English poetry. In neither department is there any rival. In sheer creative force Scott stands head and shoulders above every other English novelist, and he has no superior among the novelists of any other nation. He has made Scotland... Essays - Post by : fahadhassen - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1340

Macaulay's Essays In European History Macaulay's Essays In European History

Macaulay's Essays In European History
THE FOREMOST ESSAYIST IN ENGLISH LITERATURE--HIS STYLE AND LEARNING HAVE MADE MACAULAY A FAVORITE FOR OVER A HALF CENTURY.Macaulay belonged to the nineteenth century, as he was born in 1800, but in his cast of mind, in his literary tastes and in his intense partisanship he belonged to the century that includes Swift, Johnson and Goldsmith. He stands alone among famous English authors by reason of his prodigious memory, his wide reading, his oratorical style and his singular ascendancy over the minds of young students. The only writers of modern times who can be classed with him as... Essays - Post by : Kim_Standerline - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 759

Robinson Crusoe And Gulliver's Travels Robinson Crusoe And Gulliver's Travels

Robinson Crusoe And Gulliver's Travels
MASTERPIECES OF DEFOE AND SWIFT WIDELY READ--TWO WRITERS OF GENIUS WHOSE STORIES HAVE DELIGHTED READERS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.Two famous books that seem to follow naturally after Pilgrim's Progress are Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Not to be familiar with these two English masterpieces is to miss allusions which occur in everyday reading even of newspapers and magazines. Probably not one American boy in one thousand is ignorant of Robinson Crusoe. It is the greatest book of adventure for boys that has ever been written, because it relates the novel and exciting experiences... Essays - Post by : Garland - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 4152

Old Dr. Johnson And His Boswell Old Dr. Johnson And His Boswell

Old Dr. Johnson And His Boswell
HIS GREAT FAME DUE TO HIS ADMIRER'S BIOGRAPHY--BOSWELL'S WORK MAKES THE DOCTOR THE BEST KNOWN LITERARY MAN OF HIS AGE.The last of the worthies of old English literature is Dr. Samuel Johnson, whose monumental figure casts a long shadow over most of his contemporaries. The man whom Boswell immortalized and made as real to us today as though he actually lived and worked and browbeat his associates in our own time, is really the last of the great eighteenth century writers in style, in ways of thought and in feeling. Gibbon, who was his contemporary,... Essays - Post by : happynetsurf - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1389

Pilgrim's Progress The Finest Of All Allegories Pilgrim's Progress The Finest Of All Allegories

Pilgrim's Progress The Finest Of All Allegories
BUNYAN'S STORY FULL OF THE SPIRIT OF THE BIBLE--THE SIMPLE TALE OF CHRISTIAN'S STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPH APPEALS TO OLD AND YOUNG.No contrast could be greater than that between Milton and John Bunyan unless it be the contrast between their masterpieces, Paradise Lost and Pilgrim's Progress. One was born in the purple and had all the advantages that flow from wealth and liberal education; the other was the son of a tinker, who had only a common school education and who from boyhood was forced to work for a living. Milton produced a poem nearly every... Essays - Post by : mrvyper - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 3533

Milton's Paradise Lost And Other Poems Milton's Paradise Lost And Other Poems

Milton's Paradise Lost And Other Poems
A BOOK THAT RANKS CLOSE TO THE ENGLISH BIBLE--IT TELLS THE STORY OF SATAN'S REVOLT, THE FALL OF MAN AND THE EXPULSION FROM EDEN.In beginning with the great books of the modern world two works stand out in English literature as preëminent, ranking close to the Bible in popular regard for nearly four hundred years. These are Milton's Paradise Lost and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. To those of New England blood whose memory runs back over forty years these two books fill much of the youthful horizon, for, besides the Bible, these were almost the only... Essays - Post by : iraturner - Date : November 2011 - Author : George Hamlin Fitch - Read : 1714