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LIFE OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.

With Portrait and Illustrations. Two Vols., demy Sro, price 86s. “We cordially recommend all who are interested in the life and fame of Shelley, and in the literary history of the strange time in which he lived, to study Professor Dowden's volumes for themselves. Under his skilful guidance they will be enabled to discern, for the first time in any completeness, the true lineaments of one of the strangest personalities ever clothed in human shape."-Times.

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* We are glad to bear testimony once more to the excellence of the writer's workmanship, and to the exceeding interest of his narrative. As a picture of the central figure and its surroundings, the Life will bear comparison with the masterpieces of English biography."-Guardian. SHAKSPERE: HIS MIND AND ART.

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CONTENTS. The French Revolution and Literature George Eliot.-II. “Middlemarch The Transcendental Movement and and " Daniel Deronda Literature

Lamennais The Scientific Movement and Litera- Edgar Quinet ture

On some French Writers of Verse, The Prose Works of Wordsworth 1830-1877 Walter Savage Landor

The Poetry of Victor Hugo Mr Tennyson and Mr Browning The Poetry of Democracy: Walt George Eliot

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Edited by EDWARD DOWDEN.
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STUDIES

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BY

EDWARD DOWDEN

LL.D. DUBLIN: Hon. LL.D. EDINBURGH :

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.

LONDON.

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & Co. i PATERNOSTER SQUARE.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

I THANK the proprietors and editors of the Fortnightly Review, the Contemporary Review, the Nineteenth Century, and the Cornhill Magazine for permitting me to republish several articles in this volume. In the article on “Victorian Literature " I have incorporated a few passages from reviews contributed by me to the Academy. I thank Dr Grosart for permitting me to publish the article “Spenser, the Poet and Teacher,” which appeared in his privately printed edition of the works of Spenser. I thank Messrs Cassell & Co. for permitting me to republish the article on “Romeo and Juliet,” which appeared as an introduction to that play in their édition de luxe, illustrated by Mr Frank Dicksee.

E. D.

TEMPLE ROAD, DUBLIN,

November 1887.

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