On the Art of Writing: Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1913-1914
Folcroft Library Editions, 1916 - Authorship - 251 pages
A renowned critic and scholar addresses the artistic and vital nature of language as well as the skills needed to convey and receive the written word. A compilation of principles and practical guidelines, this enduring guide examines the practice of writing, the use of jargon, style, and the history of English literature.
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