The Best of the World's Classics (Restricted to Prose) Volume V- Great Britain and Ireland III
James Boswell-(Born in 1740, died in 1795.) I: Boswell's Introduction to Johnson. (From Boswell's Life of Johnson) II: Johnson's Audience with George III. (From Boswell's Life of Johnson) III: The Meeting of Johnson and John Wilkes. (From Boswell's Life of Johnson) IV: Johnson's Wedding-Day. (From Boswell's Life of Johnson) William Wordsworth-(Born in 1770, died in 1850.) A Poet Defined. (From the Preface to the second edition of Lyrical Ballads) Sir Walter Scott-(Born in 1771, died in 1832.) I: The Arrival of the Master of Ravenswood. (From Chapter XXXIII of The Bride of Lammermoor) II: The Death of Meg Merriles. (From Chapter LV of Guy Mannering) III: A Vision of Rob Roy. (From Chapter XXIII of Rob Roy) IV: Queen Elizabeth and Amy Robsart at Kenilworth. (From Kenilworth) V: The Illness and Death of Lady Scott. (From Scott's Journal) Samuel Taylor Coleridge-(Born in 1772, died in 1834.) I: Does Fortune Favor Fools? (From A Sailor's Fortune) II: The Destiny of the United States. (From the Table Talk) Robert Southey-(Born in 1774, died in 1843.) Nelson's Death at Trafalgar. (From the Life of Nelson) Walter Savage Landor-(Born in 1775, died in 1864.) I: The Death of Hofer II: Napoleon and Pericles Charles Lamb-(Born in 1775, died in 1834.) I: Dream Children-A Reverie. (From the Essays of Elia) II: Poor Relations. (From the Essays of Elia) III: The Origin of Roast Pig. (From the Essays of Elia) IV: That We Should Rise with the Lark. (From the Essays of Elia) William Hazlitt-(Born in 1778, died in 1830.) Hamlet. (From the Characters of Shakespeare's Plays) Thomas de Quincey-(Born in 1785, died in 1859.) I: Dreams of an Opium-Eater. (From the Confessions of an English Opium-Eater) II: Joan of Arc. (From the Biographical and Historical Essays) III: Charles Lamb. (From the Literary Reminiscences) Lord Byron I: Of His Mother's Treatment of Him. (A letter to his half-sister, Augusta) II: To His Wife after the Separation. (A letter written in Italy) III: To Sir Walter Scott. (A letter written in Italy) IV: Of Art and Nature as Poetical Subjects. (From the Reply to Bowles) Percy Bysshe Shelley I: In Defense of Poetry. (From an essay written some time in 1820-21) II: The Baths of Caracalla. (From a letter to Thomas Love Peacock) III: The ruins of Pompeii. (A letter to Thomas Love Peacock) George Grote I: The Mutilation of the Hermaelig;. (From Chapter LVIII of the History of Greece) II: If Alexander Had Lived. (From Chapter XCIV of the History of Greece) Thomas Carlyle I: Charlotte Corday. (From the History of the French Revolution) II: The Blessedness of Work. (From Past and Present) III: Cromwell. (From Heroes and Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History) IV: In Praise of Those Who Toil. (From Sartor Resartus) V: The Certainty of Justice. (From Past and Present) VI: The Greatness of Scott. (From the essay on Lockhart's Life of Scott) VII: Boswell and His Book. (From the essay on Croker's edition of Boswell) VIII: Might Burns Have Been Saved? (From the essay on Burns) Lord Macaulay I: Puritans and Royalists. (From the essay on Milton) II: Cromwell's Army. (From Chapter I of the History of England) III: The Opening of the Trial of Warren Hastings. (From the essay on Hastings) IV: The Gift of Athens to Man. (From the essay on Mitford's History of Greece) V: The Pathos of Byron's Life. (From the essay on Moore's Life of Byron)
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December 15, 2009
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