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The Quintessence of Ibsenism (Version 2)

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George Bernard Shaw


InThis is an essay providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in Eng…

Essays on Modern Novelists

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William Lyon Phelps


A collection of essays on 19th century novelists, both famous ones and those largely forgotten now. Among the writers presented most wrote i…

Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3

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Isaac D'Israeli


This is the third and final volume of Isaac D'Israeli's monumental work Curiosities of Literature. It covers a great range of diverse topics…

Visions and Revisions

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John Cowper Powys


Powys presents a set of literary devotions of great figures in Literature who have obsessed him. He attempts not so much a reasoned critique…

The Age of Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton


This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century Eu…

The Ring and the Book - An Interpretation

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Francis Bickford Hornbrooke


Francis Bickford Hornbrooke was an American Unitarian minister who in later years was recognized as an expert commentator on literature, in …

Collected Prose

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James Elroy Flecker


Best remembered for his poetry, James Elroy Flecker was also a playwright, novelist and prose writer. This collection of his idiosyncratic p…

English Literature

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Geraldine Hodgson


This book is not meant to be a History of English Literature, but an introduction for those who do not know much about it, or who may be thi…

The Ordeal of Mark Twain (Version 2)

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Van Wyck Brooks


The Ordeal of Mark Twain analyzes the literary progression of Samuel L. Clemens and attributes shortcomings to Clemens' mother and wife. The…

Little Blue Book 646: The Spirit of Brazilian Literature

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Isaac Goldberg


One of the many Little Blue Books published to make learning available to all. These were short, informative, and inexpensive books that dis…

Силуэты русских писателей, Выпуск 2

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Yuly Aykhenvald


Бесконечно преданный русской литературе, Юлий Айхенвальд видел писателя как уникальную личность и не признавал литературных школ и течений. …

Arthur Wing Pinero, Playwright - A Study

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Hamilton Fyfe


A discussion about the life and works of the playwright Arthur Wing Pinero. The perfect accompaniment to the plays by Pinero available here …

1 - The Apology of a Professor

In Essays and Literary Studies

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Stephen Leacock


A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacoc…

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