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A Digest of English and American Literature (Paperback) Loot Price: R402
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A Digest of English and American Literature (Paperback): Alfred H. Welsh
A Digest of English and American Literature (Paperback): Alfred H. Welsh

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Alfred H. Welsh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...philosopher of the a priori school; in intellect critical, in temperament polemical, tial and accurate, an enduring work. Style: seldom glowing, but evenly finished, smoothly-flowing, seemingly spontaneous, with the finest pathos and the most delicate humor. Confessions of an English OpiumEater (1821), detailing the author's experiences during eighteen years' indulgence in the opium-habit, with digressions and reflections upon topics of every variety. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts (1827), Vision of Sudden Death (1849). His writings fill twenty volumes, including philosophy, poetry, classics, history, politics, and many other subjects. Style: Latinic in diction; sentences stately, crowded with clauses and parentheses; transitions explicit; paragraphs of subject in hand often separated by long digressions; highly metaphorical, exact, tolerably perspicuous, majestically cadenced. Dissertations and Discussions in Philosophy, a collection of essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Lectures on Metaphysics, a masterly example of clear and orderly exposition. Writers. yet a man of lovable and tender nature; 'a monsjer of erudition.' Lord Byron (1788-1824), son of an unprincipled father and a passionate mother; proud, moody, cynical, greedy of fame; a man whose life and works exhibit him in many different aspects; portrayed by some as an angel, by others as a demon; undoubtedly the embodiment of contradictory qualities and powers, lofty and low, gay and sad; a master of vivid description, subjective and objective; a dramatist whose characters are screens for his own personality; the most forceful of the revolutionary poets; a creature of the revolution who knew not the meaning of the revolt against the ancient regime in art; inexhaustibly fertile and...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Alfred H. Welsh
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-15148-0
Barcode: 9781130151480
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-130-15148-4

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