The English Mail-Coach, and Joan of Arc (Classic Reprint)

The English Mail-Coach, and Joan of Arc (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas De Quincey
     
 

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Some portions of this Introduction have been taken from the Athenæum Press Selections from De Quincey; many of the notes have also been transferred from that volume. A number of the new notes I owe to a review of the Selections by Dr. Lane Cooper, of Cornell University. I wish also to thank for many favors

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Excerpt from The English Mail-Coach, and Joan of Arc

Some portions of this Introduction have been taken from the Athenæum Press Selections from De Quincey; many of the notes have also been transferred from that volume. A number of the new notes I owe to a review of the Selections by Dr. Lane Cooper, of Cornell University. I wish also to thank for many favors the Committee and officers of the Glasgow University Library.

If a word by way of suggestion to teachers be pertinent, I would venture to remark that the object of the teacher of literature is, of course, only to fulfill the desire of the author - to make clear his facts and to bring home his ideas in all their power and beauty. Introductions and notes are only means to this end. Teachers, I think, sometimes lose sight of this fact; I know it is fatally easy for students to forget it. That teacher will have rendered a great service who has kept his pupils alive to the real aim of their studies, - to know the author, not to know of him.

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ISBN-13:
9781331588559
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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