Literary Criticism

The Origins of Christianity

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Thomas Whittaker


The full title of this book is The Origins of Christianity with an Outline of Van Manen’s Analysis of The Pauline Literature. Willem Christi…

English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the Englis…

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William J. Long


This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has thr…

Charles Dickens

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G. K. Chesterton


G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inim…

L'Art de Lire

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Emile Faguet


Un ouvrage passionnant sur la Littérature, comment lire et aborder différents textes, romans, philosophiques, poétiques…

Literary Taste: How to Form It

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Arnold Bennett


Arnold Bennett describes a method for enjoying literature, and suggests the contents of a comprehensive library. Chapters 1-10 and 14 descri…

The Art of Fiction

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Henry James


A lecture on the art of fiction, given by the English critic Walter Besant on April 25, 1884, and an answer to the lecture by American write…

Elizabethan Demonology

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Thomas Alfred Spalding


Elizabethan Demonology: An Essay in Illustration of the Belief in the Existence of Devils, and the Powers Possessed By Them, as It Was Gene…

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

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G. K. Chesterton


“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries o…

A Brief History of English and American Literature

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Henry A. Beers


Henry Augustin Beers, native of Buffalo, NY and professor of English at Yale, with the help of John Fletcher Hurst (1834-1903), Methodist bi…

Deutsche Literaturgeschichte in einer Stunde

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Klabund


Von den ältesten Zeiten bis zur Gegenwart Eine Literaturgeschichte von einem Literaten! Der Stil ist modern (für die PD), pers&ou…

The Legends of Genesis

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Hermann Gunkel


The Legends of Genesis is the English translation of the introduction to Gunkel’s massive commentary, Genesis. Gunkel uses form critical ana…

Through the Magic Door

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


I care not how humble your bookshelf may be, nor how lowly the room which it adorns. Close the door of that room behind you, shut off with i…

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

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Mark Twain


Fenimore Cooper - author of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, etc - has often been praised, but just as often been criticised for hi…

Bunyan Characters Volume I

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Alexander Whyte


This is the first volume of four which goes into the details of Characters from John Bunyan's books. This one is about characters of Pilgrim…

An Essay on Criticism

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Alexander Pope


An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poe…

Robert Browning

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G. K. Chesterton


There is an old anecdote, probably apocryphal, which describes how a feminine admirer wrote to Browning asking him for the meaning of one of…

Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series Two : XVIIIth to XIXth Dynas…

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie


Egyptian stories translated from ancient, often incomplete, documents. - Summary by Timothy Ferguson

The American Language

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H. L. Mencken


"It was part of my daily work, for a good many years, to read the principal English newspapers and reviews; it has been part of my work…

The Birth of Tragedy

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Friedrich Nietzsche


In this famous early work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, he investigates the artistic characteristics of Apollonian (reason) and…

Portraits of Russian Poets

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Ilya Ehrenburg


«Портреты русских поэтов»: Ахматова, Бальмонт, Балтрушайтис, Блок, Брюсов, Белый, Волошин, Есенин, Иванов, Мандельштам, Маяковск…

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