Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by VARIOUS and ELIOT, Charles William

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Synopsis

Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Whos Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo, Johnson, Knox, Newton, Raleigh, Spenser, Taine, Whitman and Wordsworth. Eliot wrote in his preface to these prefaces, No part of a book is so intimate as the Preface. Here, after the long labor of the work is over, the author descends from his platform, and speaks with his reader as man to man, disclosing his hopes and fears, seeking sympathy for his difficulties, offering defence or defiance, according to his temper, against the criticisms which he anticipates. (Summary by DSayers)

Episodes

  • Introduction to The History of English Literature, Part 2

    Introduction to The History of English Literature, Part 2

    15/09/2016 Duration: 36min
  • Introduction to The History of English Literature, Part 1

    Introduction to The History of English Literature, Part 1

    15/09/2016 Duration: 29min
  • Preface to Leaves of Grass, Part 2

    Preface to Leaves of Grass, Part 2

    15/09/2016 Duration: 34min
  • Preface to Leaves of Grass, Part 1

    Preface to Leaves of Grass, Part 1

    15/09/2016 Duration: 42min
  • Preface to Cromwell, Part 4

    Preface to Cromwell, Part 4

    15/09/2016 Duration: 36min
  • Preface to Cromwell, Part 3

    Preface to Cromwell, Part 3

    15/09/2016 Duration: 38min
  • Preface to Cromwell, Part 2

    Preface to Cromwell, Part 2

    15/09/2016 Duration: 45min
  • Preface to Cromwell, Part 1

    Preface to Cromwell, Part 1

    15/09/2016 Duration: 46min
  • Prefaces to Poems, Part 5

    Prefaces to Poems, Part 5

    15/09/2016 Duration: 33min
  • Prefaces to Poems, Part 4

    Prefaces to Poems, Part 4

    15/09/2016 Duration: 35min
  • Prefaces to Poems, Part 3

    Prefaces to Poems, Part 3

    15/09/2016 Duration: 35min
  • Prefaces to Poems, Part 2

    Prefaces to Poems, Part 2

    15/09/2016 Duration: 40min
  • Prefaces to Poems, Part 1

    Prefaces to Poems, Part 1

    15/09/2016 Duration: 38min
  • Introduction to The Propylaen

    Introduction to The Propylaen

    15/09/2016 Duration: 46min
  • Preface to Shakespeare, Part 3

    Preface to Shakespeare, Part 3

    15/09/2016 Duration: 30min
  • Preface to Shakespeare, Part 2

    Preface to Shakespeare, Part 2

    15/09/2016 Duration: 51min
  • Preface to Shakespeare, Part 1

    Preface to Shakespeare, Part 1

    15/09/2016 Duration: 50min
  • To the Earl of Chesterfield

    To the Earl of Chesterfield

    15/09/2016 Duration: 49min
  • Preface to the English Dictionary

    Preface to the English Dictionary

    15/09/2016 Duration: 36min
  • Preface to Joseph Andrews

    Preface to Joseph Andrews

    15/09/2016 Duration: 20min
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