Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

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Sir Walter Raleigh at various times entertained the idea of gathering some of his occasional essays, and particularly those which had become obscure by being buried in old periodicals or in large and costly editions. But he did not make a final choice, and the scope of the book remained in doubt until first the War, and then its History, withdrew his interest from literary and academic themes.

He left, however, a number of lists, of various dates; and the title Some Authors, which was his own, described the contents of some of these lists. The composition of this volume has been determined by a comparison of these lists and by the wish to bring together all his essays in literary criticism that are difficult of access or scattered in divers editions. If to his English Novel, Stevenson, Style, Milton, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Johnson, and Romance, the present volume be . . .

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