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Modern Essays

Gelesen von David Wales

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Thirty three essays by more or less well-known authors of Britain, the United States, and Canada, each fronted by an introductory paragraph. Early twentieth or late nineteenth centuries. “I think I can offer you, in this parliament of philomaths [lover of learning], entertainment of the most genuine sort;…as brilliant and sincere work is being done to-day in the essay as in any period of our literature. Accordingly the pieces reprinted here are very diverse. There is the grand manner; there is foolery; there is straightforward literary criticism; there is pathos, politics, and the picturesque. But every selection is, in its own way, a work of art. And I would call the reader's attention to this: that the greater number of these essays were written not by retired æsthetes, but by practising journalists in the harness of the daily or weekly press.” The listener is alerted to the fact that some of the essays have been edited from the original, some lightly, others quite heavily. Published in 1921. ( Author's Preface and david wales) (9 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Preface

9:59

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American Literature

30:43

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Mary White

12:51

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Niagara Falls

15:05

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The Almost Perfect State

16:08

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The Man O'War's 'er 'usband

17:30

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The Market

11:03

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Holy Ireland

21:11

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A Familiar Preface

21:19

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On Drawing

7:56

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O. Henry

23:04

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The Mowing Of A Field

25:27

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The Student Life

29:22

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The Decline Of The Drama

12:58

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America And The English Tradition

9:58

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The Russian Quarter

19:21

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A Word For Autumn

6:51

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A Clergyman

16:57

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Samuel Butler

37:48

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Bed-Books And Night-Lights

16:26

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The Precept Of Peace

17:58

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On Lying Awake At Night

11:10

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A Woodland Valentine

8:51

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The Elements Of Poetry

8:00

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Nocturne

11:05

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Beer And Cider

19:09

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A Free Man's Worship

24:39

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Some Historians

18:55

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Winter Mist

9:57

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Trivia

11:35

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Beyond Life

20:26

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The Fish Reporter

26:14

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Some Nonsense About A Dog

10:53

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The Fifty-First Dragon

20:35

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Bewertungen

kam

(4 Sterne)

enjoyed book and great reader thankyou