Gathered in 1914 from The Yale Review and other periodicals, this collection of critical essays considers Richardson, Dickens, Austen, and Marlowe; it also includes the articles “Notes on Mark Twain,” “Realism and Reality in Fiction,” “Carlyle’s Love-Letters,” “Schiller’s Personality and Influence,” “Schopenhauer and Omar,” “Lessing as a Creative Critic,” and more.
About the Author
William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943) taught at Harvard for one year and Yale for forty-one years—giving a course on modern novels that was controversial, but popular. He was a director of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Phelps wrote Essays on Russian Novelists (1911), Archibald Marshall: A Realistic Novelist (1919), Some Makers of American Literature (1923), and As I Like It (1923).