English Literature (Classic Reprint)

English Literature (Classic Reprint)

by John Louis Haney
     
 

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In the curriculum of high schools or colleges there is no subject that can be made more interesting than literature. It tells of the men and women who wrote the best books throughout the ages, and it tells about the books themselves. In English Literature, for example, our survey covers a period of more than a thousand years. We start

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Excerpt from English Literature

In the curriculum of high schools or colleges there is no subject that can be made more interesting than literature. It tells of the men and women who wrote the best books throughout the ages, and it tells about the books themselves. In English Literature, for example, our survey covers a period of more than a thousand years. We start with the fine old battle-epics of a period when civilization was just emerging from the Dark Ages. Step by step we are carried through the era of chivalry and romance, the refreshing literary outburst in the age of Chaucer, the scholarly period of the Reformation, the golden days of Good Queen Bess, the more sedate period of Puritanism, then the long epoch of classical traditions under the three successive literary leaders, Dryden, Pope, and Johnson, and finally the still longer period of romantic influences best represented in the writings of Wordsworth and Tennyson. Such authors as Mr. Kipling, Mr. Masefield, and others who are producing literary work to-day are merely contributing to that great national utterance which had its beginnings in the Anglo-Saxon sagas and is likely to continue as long as mankind has ideas that will be treasured by succeeding generations.

A book on English Literature should therefore be a guide to an ideal land of never-failing delight the land of the imagination, where we may wander at pleasure with the greatest minds of all times and share their thoughts and feelings. The author of this book has spent twenty years in teaching this attractive subject to high school pupils.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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ISBN-13:
9781331348849
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/13/2015
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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