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Elements of, 120.
Ethics and Esthetics, 135.
Criticism and Liberal Train- | Euphony in Style, 163.
Ignorant Criticism, 123.
The Critic and the Writer,
The Critic and the Man, 129.
Culture, 12, 14, 15, 55.
Everett, Edward, 52.
Reflection, in Humor, 202.
Renaissance, 27, 223.
Relation to Scholarship, 190.
Shairp, Principal, 32.
"Spectator," Addison's, 48.
Culture, Forms of, 12, 14,
Attitude of Scholars, 22.
English Studies, 23.
Review, the Edinburgh, 119, Style, Standard Forms, 28.
Style, The Intellectual, 26.
Literary Criticism, 57.
Examples, 47, 52, 54, 55, 57,
Taine, 19, 123, 211, 261.
Unity in Style, 53.
Warner, C. D., 108.
Writers and Thinkers, 40.
Themes, Emerson's, 248, 258, Young, Edward, 184.
Timeliness in Style, 99.
Tradition, Literary, 280.
Zola, Emile, 88, 211.
Representative English Prose and Prose Writers.
BY THEODORE W. HUNT, Professor of Rhetoric and English Language in the College of New Jersey. 12mo. 540 pages. Net $1.20. Copies
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The author of this volume, Professor Hunt, of Princeton College, having recognized, in his experience as a teacher, the need of a scholarly manual of English prose, offers in this treatise a book eminently adapted to meet such a need. Though primarily intended for students and teachers, the work is so conceived and executed that it commends itself as well to all intelligent lovers of their vernacular literature. Opening with a careful discussion of the leading historical periods of English prose, it proceeds to the examination of its various literary forms, and, as a third and final division of the subject, presents a critical study of ten or twelve representative English authors as exponents of English prose style. In subject matter as in method the treatise is thoughtful and logical, while the English in which it is expressed is clear, vigorous, and tasteful. With an unusually full table of contents, and a helpful index, it merits the candid attention of all educators and students of literary progress in England and America.
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"A book excellently adapted to convey practical instruction in the principles and history of English prose composition. . The work as a whole is exceedingly well done, and shows thorough study, sound judgment, and a true sense of literary virtues and faults under all their outward changes. The volume has the great merit of making an instructive study of some of the masters of English serve as an exercise both in style and criticism. It would be particularly available as an advanced text-book in rhetoric."-N. Y. Nation.
"With a broad comprehension and refined taste, Prof. Hunt presents a useful contribution to the study of English prose. This volume should serve the double purpose of not only an aid to special educational purposes, but must act as a stimulant for students. Prof. Hunt has read widely, is fully abreast with the critical opinions of his time, has catholicity of taste, is appreciative, and, above all, endued with nice discernment. He weighs very accurately the merits and demerits of those who have been the prime spirits of English prose. He never indulges in sharpness, eschews hypercriticism, examines the literary matter of many centuries in a philosophical light, and, as a result, has produced a capital and most instructive volume."-New York Times.
"The work, clearly and fluently written, gives the most interesting view of its subject with which we are acquainted, and is an excellent example in itself of a graceful, clean cut, and polished English style, not to say a model in the art of close and judicious criticism. It is a work that will enlist the attention and hold the interest of every reader of literary taste." -Boston Evening Gazette.
"A workmanlike production, containing the ripened fruit alike of long study and of long experience as an educator. We can heartily commend it to teachers and students of literature as an able, lucid, and serviceable work."-N. Y. Christian Intelligencer.
"He writes from the standpoint of an accomplished scholar and an impartial critic, and his work will stand the test of use and practice."-N. Y. Observer.
"There has seldom appeared a critical work so vital, so suggestive, so electric in its presentation of thought, and so well calculated to incite intellectual response from the student or the mature reader." -Boston Evening Traveller.
"Believing that literary criticism should be in a measure philosophic, and not inclining to the view which would have the text-book a simple volume of selections, Prof. Hunt still seeks to develop in his readers a real acquaintance with the periods and the writers discussed. The volume displays a sound method, acute judgment, and the certain signs of original investigation in new and striking conclusions. The usefulness of the work is enhanced by a full table of contents and a careful index."-New Princeton Review.
Mr. E. C. STEDMAN, says: "I have carefully examined your new work and think it a model of its kind. Your 'logical method' is seen here at its very best, and is the very thing demanded for such a treatise. Your treatment of literary forms is original and suggestive, and in your estimate of the great prose-writers you have, I think, the best critics for the most part with you. For one, I shall profit by your book, and think it will take its place among class-books and on the shelves of writers."
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