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The Academy Classics
SHAKESPEARE. New Editions. Edited by SAMUEL THURBER, Jr.
Merchant of Venice. Julius Caesar. Macbeth. (At Press.)
Each volume is illustrated by handsome half-tones, showing the principal characters and incidents, and contains very full notes, a list of familiar quotations, together with a study of the structural elements of the play, a discussion of the sources and historical setting, and a list of topics for written compositions.
SHAKESPEARE. Edited by SAMUEL THURBER.
As You Like It. Macbeth. The Tempest.
Hamlet (with Pearson's Questions on Hamlet).
SPENCER. The Philosophy of Style
The Introduction is biographical and critical.
STEVENSON. Treasure Island
This edition has a short introduction and a life of Stevenson,
An Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey
This edition contains not only maps of these interesting journeys
TENNYSON. Enoch Ardec
Edited by GEORGE A. WATROUS.
(In Three Narrative Poems.
Idylls of the King
This edition contains The Coming of Arthur, Gareth and Lynette,
WEBSTER. Reply to Hayne
This edition contains a brief life of Webster and an account of the
Four English Poems
The Rape of the Lock, John Gilpin's Ride, The Prisoner of
notes, and a portrait of Lord Byron. Selected Poems from Pope, Gray, and Goldsmith Edited by GEORGE A. WATROUS.
The poems included are Pope's Essay on Criticism, Gray's Elegy
This volume contains The Ancient Mariner, Sohrab and Rustum,
ments in English. There is a portrait of Coleridge.
The selections are Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, Edgar
By Professor Roy BENNETT PACE, of Swarthmore College, Swarth more, Pennsylvania. 12mo, cloth, 289 pages. HIS book is the outcome of personal experience with the
problem of teaching literature to young people. No writer is treated unless the student may reasonably be expected to read some of his work. The author avoids the long list of names ard dates common to manuals of literature.
No effort has been made to treat very recent writers. It is felt that judgment cannot yet be passed on their work and that the pupil will already have become familiar with many of them through the magazines.
The author nowhere sacrifices simplicity in an effort at literary effect. Too often in text-books in literature, a good chapter is spoiled by a few flights of fancy or a clever analogy quite beyond the student's observation and experience.
Southern literature is given more space than is usual in manuals of this sort.
No pains have been spared to equip the book with useful and practical illustrations. Homes and haunts of authors, manuscripts and title-pages, portraits and monuments, are the subjects of attractive pictures.
Readings in American Literature
By Professor Roy BENNETT PACE, of Swarthmore College, Swarth-
A , will useful
connection with any of the other text-books in the subject.
The best-known authors in American literature are represented, and an effort has been made to give some of the best and most distinctive work of each.
A feature of the Readings is the prominence given to early American writers. This literature is quaint and interesting and at the same time affords an excellent model of good English.
Orations and Arguments
Edited by C. B. BRADLEY, Professor of Rhetoric in the University of
California. 12mo, cloth, 385 pages.
MACAULAY Flectors at Bristol.
On the Reform Bill of 1832.
On the Slavery Question.
On the Irrepressible Conflict. LINCOLN:
The Gettysburg Address. N making this selection, the test applied to each speech was
through the essential qualities of nobility and force of ideas, and that it should be, in topic, so related to the great thoughts, memories, or problems of our own time as to have for us still an inherent and vital interest.
The Notes aim to furnish the reader with whatever help is necessary to the proper appreciation of the speeches; to avoid bewildering him with mere subtleties and display of erudition ; and to encourage in him habits of self-help and familiarity with sources of information. Note-taking
By S. S. SEWARD, Jr., Assistant Professor of English in the Leland
HIS book is the result of a number of years' experience in
training students to take notes intelligently and systematically, and has been written with the conviction that a better standard of note-taking will add much to the effectiveness of the students' work.
It contains chapters on The Aim in Note-taking, How to Condense Notes, How to Organize Notes, Special Problems in Notetaking, together with exercises for practice and many examples.
A Text-Book for the Study of Poetry
By Rev. F. M. CONNELL, S.J., of the Novitiate of St. Andrew-on
Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12mo, cloth, 223 pages. CHE purpose of this book is to set forth the fundamental
principles of criticism from which can be formed an estimate of acknowledged poetry. It is for use in advanced classes.
The book is divided into three parts. The first is devoted to the Nature of Poetry, and treats of Emotion, Imagination, Thought, and Expression. The second part, under Species of Poetry, takes up the Narrative, Dramatic, and Lyric Poetry. Part three is on Versification, and contains one chapter on Metre, and one on Verse and Melody. At the end of the volume are added Topics for the Study of Lyric Poems, Practical Lessons on Poetic Diction, and Suggestions for Verse-Writing.
Principles of Success in Literature
By GEORGE HENRY LEWE. Edited with Introduction and Notes by
criticism. Scarcely any other work will be found so thoroughly sound in principles, and so suggestive and inspiring.
The value of the present edition is greatly increased by the excellent introduction by Professor Scott, and by a full index.
Spencer's Philosophy of Style and Wright's Essay
on Style Edited by FRED N. SCOTT, Professor of Rhetoric in the University of
Michigan. 12mo, cloth, 92 pages. THE plan has been followed of providing a biographical and
a belief that the Philosophy of Style can best be understood in connection with the Spencerian philosophy as a whole, the Introduction has been made largely bibliographical.