Imagen del editor

Characteristics of Literature. (Essay Index Reprint Series)

Henry T Tuckerman

ISBN 10: 0836928695 / ISBN 13: 9780836928693
Editorial: Books for Libraries Press, 1972
Usado Condición: Very Good
Librería: Zubal-Books (Cleveland, OH, Estados Unidos de America)

Honoris Librarius
Miembro desde 1996

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 3,70 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 2,97 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito


*Price HAS BEEN reduced this weekend for our ABEBOOKS November SALE* reprint of the 1849 edition, 269 pp., hardcover, , very good. N° de ref. de la librería ZB402732

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Characteristics of Literature. (Essay Index ...

Editorial: Books for Libraries Press

Año de publicación: 1972

Condición del libro:Very Good

Acerca de


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 Excerpt: the theory, appreciate the moral, or enter into the thoughts to which the fanciful costume is only the drapery and framework? The truth is, the very object of writers who would present a philosophical problem through the medium of a novel, is barely recognised. Corinne is still regarded as a romance sui generis. Several efforts of the kind, on the part of living British writers of acknowledged power, seem to have utterly failed of their purpose, as far as the mass of readers, whom they were especially intended to affect, are concerned. The plan in such instances, is strictly psychological. Public attention, however, is at once riveted on the plot and details; and some strong delineation of human passion, some trivial error in the external sketching, some over intense or too minute personation of feeling, suffices to condemn the work in the view--we do not say how justly--even of the discriminating. Now we are confident, that should the writers in question choose the essay as a vehicle of communication, their success in many cases would be more complete. Their ideas of life, of a foreign land, of modern society, or of human destiny, presented in this shape, with the graces of style, the attraction of anecdote, and the vivacity of wit and feeling, could not but find their way to the only class of readers who will ever estimate such labours--those who read to excite thought, as well as beguile time; to gratify an intellectual taste as well as amuse an ardent fancy. The novel, too, is in its very nature ephemeral. The very origin of the word associates such productions with the gazettes and magazines--the temporary caskets of literature. And with the exception of Scott's, and a few admirable historical romances, novels seem among the most frail of literary t...

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Zubal Books is the #1 buyer and seller of scholarly and rare books in America. Since 1961 we've handled thousands of private and technical libraries. Our family business knows books and we treat our clients with top-notch customer service. If you have any questions about our listings, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Price are net to all
Visa/MC/Check/Money Order
Libraries Invoiced

We do accept checks, however

All international postal rates are subject to change depending on weight
and size.

Condiciones de envío:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue