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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

By Eliot, Charles William

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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books  
Author: Eliot, Charles William
Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, Literature
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William Eliot, B. C. (1909). Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books. Retrieved from

Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo, Johnson, Knox, Newton, Raleigh, Spenser, Taine, Whitman and Wordsworth. Eliot wrote in his preface to these prefaces, No part of a book is so intimate as the Preface. Here, after the long labor of the work is over, the author descends from his platform, and speaks with his reader as man to man, disclosing his hopes and fears, seeking sympathy for his difficulties, offering defence or defiance, according to his temper, against the criticisms which he anticipates. (Summary by DSayers)

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