The English Poets (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With Essays on Lessing and Rousseau [NOOK Book]

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Lowell begins this volume of essays with a charming ?Apology for a Preface.? The bulk of the book discusses English poets:  Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Milton, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. The author then turns his eye to the German writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing as well as French-born Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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The English Poets (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With Essays on Lessing and Rousseau

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Overview


Lowell begins this volume of essays with a charming “Apology for a Preface.” The bulk of the book discusses English poets:  Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Milton, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. The author then turns his eye to the German writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing as well as French-born Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411457492
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 346
  • File size: 551 KB

Meet the Author


James Russell Lowell 1819-1891 was an American poet, critic, and diplomat.  A strong opponent of slavery, he wrote steadfastly in support of Lincoln and the Union cause in the pages of the North American Review, which he co-edited with Charles Eliot Norton.  Later in life, he served as American ambassador to Spain and then England. 

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