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English Literature for Boys and Girls by  H. E. Marshall

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English Literature for Boys and Girls
by H. E. Marshall
Delightful introduction to the writers of English literature whose works hold the greatest appeal for the youthful reader. The life and personality of each author is given in outline, with enough material quoted from his works to give an idea of what he wrote. For most authors suggestions for further reading are included. The outline of historical background enables the young reader to grasp the connection between the literature and the life of the time. Excellent as a companion to a chronological study of English literature.  Ages 12-15
666 pages $20.95   

 

 

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About Some Old Welsh Stories and Story-Tellers
About some Lyric Poets
About some Song Stories
About the Beginning of the Theater
About the First Theaters
Addison—"The Spectator"
At the Sign of the Red Pale
Bacon—New Ways of Wisdom
Bacon—The Happy Island
Barbour—"The Bruce," Beginning of a Struggle
Barbour—"The Bruce," The End of the Struggle
The Beginning of Blank Verse
The Beginning of the Reading Time
Bunyan—"The Pilgrim's Progress"
Burns—The Ploughman Poet
Byron—"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
Carlyle—The Sage of Chelsea
Chaucer—"The Canterbury Tales"
Chaucer—At the Tabard Inn
Chaucer—Bread and Milk for Children
Coleridge and Southey—Sunshine and Shadow
Cowper—"The Task"
The Death of Sir Thomas More
The Death of the Poet King
Defoe—"Robinson Crusoe"
Defoe—The First Newspapers
Dickens—Smiles and Tears
Dryden—The New Poetry
Dunbar—The Wedding of the Thistle and the Ro
The Father of English Song
The First English Guide-book
Goldsmith—"The Vicar of Wakefield"
Goldsmith—The Vagabond
Herbert—The Parson Poet
Herrick and Marvell—Of Blossoms and Bowers
How Alfred the Great Fought with his Pen
How Caedmon Sang
How a Poet Comforted a Girl
How the Bible came to the People
How the Shepherd Watched their Flocks
How the Sonnet Came to England
How the Story of Arthur Was Written in English
In the Listening Time
Johnson—Days of Struggle
Johnson—The End of the Journey
Jonson—"Every Man in his Humor"
Jonson—"The Sad Shepherd"
Keats—The Poet of Beauty
The Land of Nowhere
Milton—Darkness and Death
Milton—Sight and Growth
One of the Sorrows of Story-Telling
The "The Passing of Arthur"
"Piers the Ploughman"
"Piers the Ploughman"—continued
A Poet King
Pope—"The Rape of the Lock"
Raleigh—"The History of the World"
Raleigh—"The Revenge"
The Renaissance
Scott—"The Wizard of the North"
Scott—The Awakening of Romance
Shakespeare—"The Merchant of Venice"
Shakespeare—The Boy
Shakespeare—The Man
Shelley—The Poet of Love
Spenser—"The Faery Queen"
Spenser—"The Shepherd's Calendar"
Spenser—His Last Days
Steele—The Soldier Author
The Story of Beowulf
The Story of Everyman
The Story of Fingal
The Story of Havelok the Dane
The Story of a Literary Lie
The Story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley
Swift—"Gullivers Travels"
Swift—"The Journal to Stella"
Tennyson—The Poet of Friendship
Thackeray—The Cynic?
The Father of English History
When English Slept
Wordsworth and Coleridge—The Lake Poets
Wordsworth—The Poet of Nature

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