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Prefaces and prologues to famous books.

Author: Charles William Eliot
Publisher: Danbury Conn. : Grolier Enterprises Corp., ©1980.
Series: Harvard classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Registered edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles William Eliot
OCLC Number: 11122340
Notes: "Collector's edition"--Spine.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Collier, 1938. (Harvard classics ; 39).
--Preface to Fables, ancient and modern, by J. Dryden.--Preface to Joseph Andrews, by H. Fielding.--Preface to the English dictionary and Preface to Shakespeare, by S. Johnson.--Introduction to the Propylaen, by J.W. von Goethe.--Prefaces to various volumes of poems, Appendix to Lyrical ballads, and Essay supplementary to preface, by W. Wordsworth.--Preface to Cromwell, by V. Hugo.--Preface to Leaves of grass, by W. Whitman.--Introduction to the History of English literature, by H.A. Taine.
Description: 437 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Title, prologue and eipilogues to the Recuyell of the histories of Troy, Epilogue to Dictes and sayings of the philosophers, Prologue to Golden legend. Prologue to Caton, Epilogue to Aesop, Proem to Chaucer's Canterbury tales, Prologue to Malory's King Arthur, and Prologue to Virgil's Eneydos, by W. Caxton.--Dedication of the Institutes of the Christian religion, by J. Calvin.--Dedication of the Revolutions of the heavenly bodies, by N. Copernicus.--Preface to the History of the Reformation in Scotland, by J. Knox.--Prefatory letter to Sir Walter Raleigh on the Faerie Queene, by E. Spenser.--Preface to the History of the world, by W. Raleigh.--Proœmium, epistle dedicatory, preface and plan of the Instauratio magna, etc. and Preface to the Novum organum, by F. Bacon.--Preface to the first folio edition of Shakespeare's Plays, by Heminge and Condell.--Preface to the Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, by I. Newton.
Series Title: Harvard classics.

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