English Literature- Volume one

Buchan, John (Intro), Belloc, Hilaire (Intro)

Edité par New University Society, Edinburgh, 1934
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Titre : English Literature- Volume one

Éditeur : New University Society, Edinburgh

Date d'édition : 1934

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c1934. 320 S. Ledereinband. Sprache: Englisch, guter Zustand, papierbedingt stark gebräunt, Schnitt fleckig, INTRODUCTION by JOHN BUCHAN "ALL of us, in whose lives books count for much, must now and then reflect upon the motive of our reading. I think that we shall conclude that the first and only motive is enjoyment; the only motive, for enjoyment, if it is properly interpreted, includes most things. What Goldsmith said of poetry is true of all good reading, it is "consecrated to pleasure." A narrow purpose of utility may be defensible in certain circumstances, but it is fatal to the perception of the true quality of literature. A book may be begun as a task, but unless it is finished as a delight we shall get little out of it. Education might well be defined as the process by which we enlarge our capacity for enjoyment and open out new avenues of pleasure. As children we begin with what acts as a stimulus to the fancy and widens our imaginative world. As we grow older other powers of the mind come into play, and we ask also for something which does not merely feed the fancy, but quickens and disciplines the intellect. The scientific interest awakens. We need not only to be entertained and beguiled, but to know and to understand. We seek truth of fact in history and science, and truth of another kind in the dim world of the philosophers. We desire to trace the processes of other minds. But in every kind of reading the first requirement is the power of enjoyment." Inhalt (Auswahl): Introduction by John Buchan, How Best to Use this Book, " Reading Maketh a Full Man " by Geoffrey Crump, M.A. (What Literature Offers- Golden Gift of Laughter- How to Form a Judgment on Books- What Literature Demands--The Rewards of Reading.) THE NOVEL : A MIRROR HELD UP TO LIFE by B. E. Sears, B.A. (Oxon.) (The Test of a Good Novel- What is a Novel ?- Many Ways of Telling a Story- How the Spell is Woven : style and humour- Novels in the Days of Shakespeare- The Novel Achieves Fame- Sir Walter Scott : Wizard of the North- Character-drawing in the Modern Novel- Suggestions for Further Reading; Tom Jones in Troubl- Henry Fielding; The Hold of a Highland Robber- Sir Walter Scott; Arrival of a Self-invited Guest- Jane Austen; Somebody Turns Up- Charles Dickens; Heathcliff in Surly Mood- Emily Bronte; End of a Forsyte- John Galsworthy; Mr. Polly Clears Out- H. G. Wells; Marriage of Opposites- D. H. Lawrence; Death to Music- Aldous Huxley); THE SHORT STORY : A REVEALING FLASH by J. M. Halford, B.A. (Lond.) ( What is a Short Story ?- How the Short Story Began- How the Short Story Differs from the Novel- An Unhappy Man Who Loved Problems- Stevenson : The Last Romantic- O. Henry : Spinner of Plots- Suggestions for further Reading: The Murders in the Rue Morgue- Edgar Allan Poe, Thrawn Janet- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Necklace- Guy de Maupassant ; Supply and Demand- O. Henry); ENGLISH PROSE : VOICE OF REASON AND THOUGHT by Sylvia Norton, B.A. (Oxon.) ( How to Recognise Good Prose-Early English Prose : The Chronicle and King Alfred- A Gallant Knight and a Poet :Sir Philip Sidney- Prose Unmatched in Later Centuries- The Plain Style Wins : Birth of Modern Prose- Prose at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century- Suggestions for further Reading; The Whole Duty of Man- Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon- The Old Testament; Parable of the Prodigal Son- Gospel According to St. Luke; The Virtue of Charity- The Epistle to the Corinthians; On Revenge- Francis Bacon; On Himself- Sir Thomas Browne; The Heavenly Jerusalem- John Bunyan; Listening to the Sound of a Battle at Sea- John Dryden; Education in Lilliput- Jonathan Swift; Rebuke for Patronage Deferred- James Boswell; On Wordsworth-John Keats); ESSAIES - THAT IS, DISPERSED MEDITATIONS by F. W. Bateson, B.A., B.Litt. (Oxon.) (The Englishman Thinks Aloud-Francis Bacon: The First EngIish Essayist- Abraham Cowley : An Essayist of Modest Ambition- The Fathers of the English Essay- The Essayist . 1100 Gramm. N° de réf. du libraire 592131165

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