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Jane Austen, WB Yeats, Chesterton, Shaw... these are personal and intelligent short essays on a selection of great (and great-ish) writers: some well known, and some a bit more obscure to the average reader today. Robert Lynd (1879 – 1949) is best known as a literary essayist and Irish nationalist. He published many essays, all written in an easy, conversational style. Lynd was an essayist after the manner of Charles Lamb, and deserves to be better known. A complete list of his works is available at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wilson_Lynd (summary by chocmuse) (8 hr 31 min)

Chapters

01 - Ch.1: Dostoevsky the Sensationalist 15:24 Read by chocmuse
02 - Ch.2: Jane Austen: Natural Historian 15:08 Read by Snapdragon
03 - Ch.3.i - Mr G.K. Chesterton and Mr Hilaire Belloc: 1. The Heavenly Twins 15:24 Read by Phil Chenevert
04 - Ch.3.ii - Mr G.K. Chesterton and Mr Hilaire Belloc : The Copiousness of Mr… 8:24 Read by Phil Chenevert
05 - Ch.3.iii - Mr G.K. Chesterton and Mr Hilaire Belloc: 3. The Two Mr. Cheste… 14:07 Read by TriciaG
06 - Ch.4.i - Wordsworth: 1. His Personality and Genius 19:42 Read by TriciaG
07 - Ch.4.ii - Wordsworth: 2. His Politics 16:13 Read by TriciaG
08 - Ch.5.i - Keats: 1. The Biography 15:36 Read by Vickie Ranz
09 - Ch.5.ii - Keats: 2. The Matthew Arnold View 10:21 Read by Amy Gramour
10 - Ch.6.i - Henry James: 1. The Novelist of Grains and Scruples 8:00 Read by chocmuse
11 - Ch.6.ii - Henry James: 2. The Artist at Work 17:21 Read by Bill Mosley
12 - Ch.6.iii - Henry James: 3. How He was Born Again 17:45 Read by Bill Mosley
13 - Ch.7 - Browning - The Poet of Love 15:43 Read by chocmuse
14 - Ch.8 - The Fame of J.M. Synge 8:29 Read by Lucretia B.
15 - Ch.9 - Villon: The Genius of the Tavern 14:42 Read by Arlene Joyce
16 - Ch.10 - Pope 12:58 Read by pekein
17 - Ch. 11 - James Elroy Flecker 9:07 Read by Amy Gramour
18 - Ch.12 - Turgenev 12:15 Read by pekein
19 - Ch.13 - The Madness of Strindberg 17:22 Read by Vickie Ranz
20 - Ch.14 - 'The Prince of French Poets' 16:03 Read by Arlene Joyce
21 - Ch.15 - Rossetti and Ritual 10:03 Read by Snapdragon
22 - Ch.16 - Mr Bernard Shaw 16:45 Read by Canby Ibarra
23 - Ch.17 - Mr Masefield's Secret 19:13 Read by Bill Mosley
24 - Ch.18.i - Mr W.B. Yeats: 1. His Own Account of Himself 16:51 Read by Timothy Ferguson
25 - Ch.18.ii - Mr W.B. Yeats: 2. His Poetry 13:33 Read by Timothy Ferguson
26 - Ch.19 - Tchehov: The Perfect Story-Teller 12:46 Read by pekein
27 - Ch.20 - Lady Gregory 10:57 Read by Snapdragon
28 - Ch.21 - Mr Cunningham Graham 7:18 Read by April Gonzales
29 - Ch.22.i - Swinburne: 1. The Exotic Bird 9:08 Read by Oracle4
30 - Ch.22.ii - Swinburne: 2. Genius without Eyes 13:52 Read by Oracle4
31 - Ch.23 - The Work of T.M. Kettle 12:15 Read by Oracle4
32 - Ch.24 - Mr J.C. Squire 12:48 Read by Lucretia B.
33 - Ch.25.i - R. Joseph Conrad: 1. The Making of an Author 10:45 Read by pekein
34 - Ch.25.ii - R. Joseph Conrad: 2. Tales of Mystery 14:07 Read by pekein
35 - Ch.26.i - Mr Rudyard Kipling: 1. The Good Story-Teller 5:47 Read by Snapdragon
36 - Ch.26.ii - Mr Rudyard Kipling: 2. The Poet of Life with a Capital Hell 11:34 Read by Snapdragon
37 - Ch.27.i - Mr Thomas Hardy: 1. His Genius as a Poet 15:25 Read by chocmuse
38 - Ch.27.ii - Mr Thomas Hardy: 2. A Poet in Winter 18:20 Read by CaprishaPage