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A history of English prose rhythm,

Author: George Saintsbury
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1965]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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This scholarly exploration of meter and rhythm begins with ancient Greece and Rome; moving through Old and Middle English; Chaucer; the ornate and plain styles; Edmund Burke; the great novelists of the nineteenth century such as Austen, Dickens, and Thackeray; the lyrical prose of John Ruskin; and more. It is one of the very few full-length studies of prose rhythm.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Saintsbury, George, 1845-1933.
History of English prose rhythm.
Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1965]
(OCoLC)592338946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Saintsbury
OCLC Number: 318261
Notes: Reprint of the 1912 ed.
Description: xiv, 489 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introductory- of prose rhythm generally, and of the history of its study --
Old English prose rhythm --
The formation of prose rhythm in Middle English before c.1350 --
From Chaucer to Malory --
The first maturity- Ascham to Hooker --
The authorized version and the triumph of the ornate style --
The concurrence of the plain --
Augustan prose --
The revival of rhythmical elaboration --
Miscellaneous prose, 1820-1860 --
Ruskin and later nineteenth-century prose.
Responsibility: by George Saintsbury.

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This scholarly exploration of meter and rhythm begins with ancient Greece and Rome; moving through Old and Middle English; Chaucer; the ornate and plain styles; Edmund Burke; the great novelists of the nineteenth century such as Austen, Dickens, and Thackeray; the lyrical prose of John Ruskin; and more. It is one of the very few full-length studies of prose rhythm.

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