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Essays of American essayists : including biographical and critical sketches

Author: John Ridington's Personal Library Collection.
Publisher: New York : Colonial Press, ©1900.
Series: World's great classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Essays of American essayists.
New York : Colonial Press, 1900
(OCoLC)612377890
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ridington's Personal Library Collection.
OCLC Number: 2582855
Notes: Errata slip attached to contents
Description: viii, 474 pages, [4] plates : illustrations, frontispiece ; 24 cm.
Contents: The way to wealth ; Morals of chess / Benjamin Franklin --
Self-culture / William Ellery Channing --
The mutability of literature / Washington Irving --
Kean's acting / Richard Henry Dana --
Essay on American poetry / Willam Cullen Bryant --
Sir Walter Scott / William Hickling Prescott --
The last moments of eminent men / George Bancroft --
Compensation / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
The procession of life / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Defence of poetry / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
John Bunyan / John Greenleaf Whittier --
The philosophy of composition / Edgar Allan Poe --
The professor's paper / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The old oak of Andover / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Peter the Great / John Lothrop Motley --
Solitude / Henry David Thoreau --
Macaulay / Edwin Percy Whipple --
Cambridge thirty years ago / James Russell Lowell --
Preface to "Leaves of Grass" / Walt Whitman --
James Fenimore Cooper / Francis Parkman --
Our best society / George William Curtis
Series Title: World's great classics.
Responsibility: with a special introduction by Chauncey C. Starkweather.

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