Titans of Literature: From Homer to the Present

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TITANS OF
LITERATURE

FROM HOMER
TO THE PRESENT

BY BURTON RASCOE

ILLUSTRATED

G•P•PUTNAM'S SONS• 1932
NEW YORK AND LONDON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Homer and Greek Legend 3
  • Sophocles and Greek Drama 37
  • Virgil and Latin Literature 89
  • Dante and the Medieval Mind 128
  • Boccaccio and the Renaissance 154
  • Rabelais and Medieval Gusto 162
  • Villon and Medieval Music 179
  • Montaigne and the Average Man 209
  • Cervantes and the Spirit Of Mockery 221
  • Chaucer and the English Spirit 240
  • Shakespeare the Mirror 250
  • Milton the Conscience 276
  • De Foe the Journalist 297
  • Goethe the Adventurer 322
  • Byron the Yearning 329
  • Balzac the Historian 337
  • Victor Hugo the Romantic 344
  • Verlaine the Musician 352
  • Dickens the Heart 363
  • Shelley the Voice 369
  • Flaubert the Realist 379
  • Whitman the Prophet 391
  • Poe the Inventor 395
  • Dostoievski the Analyst 404
  • Tolstoi the Painter 411
  • Mark Twain the First American 421
  • Anatole France the Skeptic 430
  • Proust the Invalid 453
  • George Moore the Man of Letters 472
  • Coda 478
  • Index 489
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