A collection of fourteen essays by the distinguished critic Edward Dowden, Essays Modern and Elizabethan reflects Dowden’s passion for literature and his expertise with Shakespeare. In these essays, exemplars of literary criticism, Dowden examines the work of Henrik Ibsen, Heinrich Heine, Goethe, and Shakespeare, among others, as well as elements of Elizabethan literature.
About the Author
Edward Dowden (1843–1913) was an Irish literary critic and poet. His first book, Shakespeare, His Mind and Art, published in 1875, established his reputation as a literary critic. An authority on Shakespeare, he went on to write a number of books about the playwright, as well as numerous other works of criticism and biography.