Readings in English Literature (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, Mar 11, 2017 - 532 pages
Excerpt from Readings in English Literature
A feature of this collection is the opportunity afforded to connect great pieces of criticism with the works criticised. Lycidas, for example, acquires a new interest in the light of Ruskin's interpretation; Carlyle's discussion of Burns, and Carlyle's and Macaulay's discussions of Boswell suggest new approaches to all these writers; and even Shakspere gains from a reading of Ben Jonson's memorial poem and Arnold's sonnet.
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