• Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Poetry

    The tragedy of man : dramatic poem 1908 by Imre Madách, PDF book

    The tragedy of man: dramatic poem 1908 by  Imre  Madách, PDF book IN order fully to comprehend the tremendous difficulties attending the translation into English of a work like the present, it is necessary to understand that a broad gulf separates the Hungarian Magyar language from the English and all other European languages. Not even of Aryan origin, its construction can not be explained according to the principles of Aryan languages and its conciseness and strength cannot be transferred. This is not an apology, it is the statement of a fact. To produce, even approximately, the sense of expression, it is frequently necessary to render one Hungarian word into five…

  • Biography,  Classic Books,  English Literature,  Novels

    Download Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau

    Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau Walden is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is a part of a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, a voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance. Walden details Thoreau’s experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau used this time (July 4, 1845 – September 6, 1847)…

  • Charles Dickens,  Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature

    Phases of Dickens; the man, his message, and his mission by John Cuming Walters

    Phases of Dickens; the man, his message, and his mission by John Cuming Walters  (1912) PDF book These chapters consist of the main addresses that I have had the privilege of reading at meetings of the Dickens Fellowship in various parts of the country. This fact explains, and will, I hope, excuse if necessary, their somewhat rhetorical character, and a few unavoidable repetitions where the subjects overlap. In preparing the papers I had in view a series of illustrations of the scope and purpose of Dickens as novelist and essayist, and as a teacher with a moral gospel enforced as much in the story as in the set sermon. Of…

  • Andrew Lang,  Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature

    Essays in little by Andrew Lang ( Literary Essays) PDF book

    Essays in little by Andrew Lang ( Literature Essays) ( 1892) PDF book Contents of the book Alexandre Dumas.–Mr. Stevenson’s works.–Thomas Haynes Bayly.–Théodore de Banville.–Homer and the study of Greek.–The last fashionable novel.–Thackeray.–Dickens.–Adventures of buccaneers.–The sagas.–Charles Kingsley.–Charles Lever: his books, adventures, and misfortunes.–The poems of Sir Walter Scott.–John Bunyan.–Letter to a young journalist.–Mr. Kipling’s stories [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature,  Shakespeare

    Beautiful thoughts from William Shakespeare (1905) Free PDF book (Calendar)

    Beautiful thoughts from William Shakespeare (1905) Free PDF book Calendar for 365 days contains chosen inspiring quotations from William Shakespeare’s works screenshot of the book William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature,  Quotations,  Sayings

    English quotations (1907): PDF book by Robinson Smith

    English quotations: a collection of the more memorable passages and poems of English literature by Robinson Smith This book aims to be ‘ a composition and pattern of the best and honorable things ‘ in English literature. It is the result of a special reading of whatever in that literature might be supposed to contribute to this purpose. That my judgment in the matter of selection might be corrected and reinforced, I have examined essays and books about books, and articles in the better reviews for the last hundred years.  In so far as I have made this judgment the sura and spirit of what finely lives from out our English…

  • English Literature,  Teach yourself

    How to read English literature by Laurie Magnus (1907) PDF book

    How to read English literature by Laurie Magnus (1907) PDF book  Press review about the first edition ‘The plan and method of the work are carefully thought out, and the excellence of the book is maintained right to the end ‘.  Education. ‘ Pleasant to read, accurate in substance, and sound in judgment. He has done what he set himself to do and done it exceedingly well. Wherever Mr. Magnus speaks for himself, he is a sure and sympathetic guide. If the second part of the book is as good as the first, the whole will be valuable for schools ‘.  Mr. Herbert Paul in The Tribune. ‘ Full of…

  • English Grammar,  English Literature,  Learn English,  Learn Languages,  Rhetoric,  Teach yourself

    Download Good English by Henry Seidel Canby, (1919) PDF book (Rhetoric)

     Good English by Henry Seidel Canby, (1919) PDF book (Rhetoric) Although there has been a deluge of writing upon good English, the theory of composition in our language has been little changed since the days of those good old rhetorics of the later nineteenth century that every textbook maker mentions by way of honorable reference in his preface. But the practice of teaching written and oral English has altered, and is altering, with startling rapidity; and this is the sufficient excuse for another book in the field of elementary instruction. Rhetoric in the ‘nineties was discipline plus instruction; rhetoric today is instruction plus stimulation. We are thinking less of rules…

  • English Literature,  Poetry

    One hundred and one famous poems, with a prose supplement

    One hundred and one famous poems, with a prose supplement (1922) by Roy Jay Cook. A SPIRIT of daring out of all proportion to any hope of gain must at times possess a publisher. You doubtless have heard the story of the “One Hundred and One Best Songs”; how its publishers printed several hundred thousand books in order that they might be sold at a price so low as to enable every child to have one. That, likewise, is the aim of this collection. To that eminent critic of English verse whose painstaking care in proof-reading has made this volume authoritative, the publisher acknowledges his gratitude and debt.  The selections…

  • Business,  English Literature,  Journalism,  Learn English,  Writing

    How to write special feature articles PDF book (1920) Willard Grosvenor Bleyer

    How to write special feature articles PDF book (1920) Willard Grosvenor Bleyer This book is the result of twelve years’ experience in teaching university students to write special feature articles for newspapers and popular magazines. By applying the methods outlined in the following pages, young men and women have been able to prepare articles that have been accepted by many newspaper and magazine editors. The success that these students have achieved leads the author to believe that others who desire to write special articles may be aided by the suggestions given in this book. Although innumerable books on short-story writing have been published, no attempt has hitherto been made to…