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Chronological Guide to English Literature (Paperback) Loot Price: R269
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Chronological Guide to English Literature (Paperback): E. Nicholson
Chronological Guide to English Literature (Paperback): E. Nicholson

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E. Nicholson

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Period, the gloom has passed away. The last plays of Shakespeare are romantic dramas, but never with a tragic end, and to this period belong fragments of Shakespeare's, completed by other hands, his portion of "Pericles," the story of Marina, and the "Two Noble Kinsmen," in which Fletcher was his coadjutor, as also in " Henry VIII.," in which the pageantry was considerably increased. These bear evidence that he was voluntarily withdrawing himself from the tasks of the playwright. There yet remains a mode of classification, not without interest, based on the sources from which he drew his materials, which naturally divide themselves into the two great genera, History authentic and legendary) and Fiction. The following table is by Edw. Dowden, LL.D.: --I.--HISTORY. I.--Legendary. Titus Andronicus (Tragedy).--Probably from an older play on the same subject. A ballad (? later than Shakespeare's play). Timon Of Athens (Tragedy).--North's Plutarch; Lucian; Paynter's "Palace of Pleasure." Hamlet (Tragedy).--An older play; The Historie of Hamblet, translated from the French of Belief orest; the Chronicle of SaxoGrammaticus. Lear (Tragedy).--An older play, Hollin shed. (The Episode of Glo'ster and his sons is partly taken from Sidney's "Arcadia "). Cymbellne (Tragi-comedy).--Hollinshed; Boccaccio's Decameron (Day 2, Nov. 9.); (?) An English version of Boccaccio's story, entitled, ""Westward for Smelts." Macbeth (Tragedy).--Hollinshed (two parts of the history combined). II.--Authentic. (a) Roman. Julius Cesar (Tragedy).--North's Plutarch. Anthony And Cleopatra (Tragedy).--North's Plutarch. Coriolanus (Tragedy).--North's Plutarch. (b) English. King John.--An older play on the same subject, ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: E. Nicholson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56496-0
Barcode: 9780217564960
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-56496-8

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