Literary Criticism

Six lectures on literature

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Charles Harold Herford


C. H. Herford was Professor of English Literature at the Victoria University of Manchester in era when public lectures were published in pam…

Über die Iphigenie auf Tauris

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Friedrich Schiller


Dieser dritte Band der Goethischen Werke … In griechischer Form, deren er sich ganz zu bemächtigen gewußt hat, die er bis zur h&o…

The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

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Eugene Field


Do you love books? No, I mean REALLY love books? These series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibl…

Victorian Literature

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Clement Shorter


Victorian Literature by Clement Shorter is a brief work that gives a good introduction to many of the important writers, historians, and cri…

Is Shakespeare Dead?

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Mark Twain


A short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean li…

From Ritual to Romance

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Jessie Laidlay Weston


From Ritual to Romance is a 1920 book written by Jessie L. Weston.Weston's book is an examination of the roots of the King Arthur legends an…

Visions and Revisions

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John Cowper Powys


Powys presents a set of literary devotions of great figures in Literature who have obsessed him. He attempts not so much a reasoned critique…

The Quintessence of Ibsenism (Version 2)

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George Bernard Shaw


This is an essay providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in Engla…

A Dish of Orts: Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare

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George MacDonald


Readers of George MacDonald are used to his engaging story-telling, winsome characters, and simple theology of trust in God as Father. But t…

Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3

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Isaac D'Israeli


This is the third and final volume of Isaac D'Israeli's monumental work Curiosities of Literature. It covers a great range of diverse topics…

Über Matthissons Gedichte

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Friedrich Schiller


Wenn man unter Poesie überhaupt die Kunst versteht, „uns durch einen freien Effekt unserer produktiven Einbildungskraft in bestimmte Em…

The Spirit of the Age; Or, Contemporary Portraits

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William Hazlitt


William Hazlitt was a keen observer of his time and the people populating the literary landscape. He presents short monographs on such illus…

The Writing of Fiction

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Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton, a successful author of fiction herself, gives us some in-depth analysis of the writing of short stories and novels. Then she …

The Bible in Shakspeare

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William Burgess


A compendium and analysis of similarities between the Bible and passages in Shakespeare's plays and other works, including Biblical referenc…

Essays on Modern Novelists

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William Lyon Phelps


A collection of essays on 19th century novelists, both famous ones and those largely forgotten now. Among the writers presented most wrote i…

The Ordeal of Mark Twain (Version 2)

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Van Wyck Brooks


The Ordeal of Mark Twain analyzes the literary progression of Samuel L. Clemens and attributes shortcomings to Clemens' mother and wife. The…

The Ring and the Book - An Interpretation

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Francis Bickford Hornbrooke


Francis Bickford Hornbrooke was an American Unitarian minister who in later years was recognized as an expert commentator on literature, in …

Силуэты русских писателей, Выпуск 2

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Yuly Aykhenvald


Бесконечно преданный русской литературе, Юлий Айхенвальд видел писателя как уникальную личность и не признавал литературных школ и течений. …

Life and Writings of Addison

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and Whig politician. Today he is most famous for his contributions, wi…

Milton

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


John Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet, classicist, and fearless advocate for civil liberty, who served the Commonwealth of England und…

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