by William J. Long
Publisher: Ginn and Co 1909
Number of pages: 636
William J. Long's presentation on the history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era. The book has three specific aims: (1) to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. (2) To interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. (3) To show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Albert Mordell - Boni and Liveright
This work is an endeavour to apply some of the methods of psychoanalysis to literature. It attempts to read closely between the lines. It applies some principles in interpreting literature with a scrutiny hitherto scarcely deemed permissible.
by Lene M. Johannessen - Dartmouth College Press
Johannessen's subject here is the almost mystical American belief in the promise and potential of the individual, that can loosely be characterized as a fundamental and unwavering faith in the secular sanctity of the American project of modernity.
by Andrew Lang - Longmans, Green, and co.
The theory that Francis Bacon was the author of Shakespeare's plays, has now been for fifty years before the learned world. Its advocates met with less support than they had reason to expect. The Baconian theory is universally rejected in England.
by Joseph Fruscione - The Ohio State University Press
Fruscione examines the contentious relationship of two titans of American modernism. At times, each voiced a shared literary and professional respect; at other times, each thought himself the superior craftsman and spoke of the other disparagingly.