Prince Serge Panine

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Vizetelly, 1885 - 284 pages

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Page 9 - The following will be among the earlier Volumes of the series : — MARLOWE. Edited by HAVELOCK ELLIS. With a General Introduction by JA SYMONDS. MASSINGER. Edited by ARTHUR SYMONS. MIDDLETON. With an Introduction by AC SWINBURNE. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER (2 vols.).
Page 8 - Shakspere, no satisfactory attempt has hitherto been made to bring their works before the public in a really popular manner. With the exception of such monumental and for most readers inaccessible editions as those of Dyce and Bullen, they have either been neglected or brought out in a mutilated and inadequate form. Some of the most delightful of them, such as Middleton and Thomas Heywood, and even Beaumont and Fletcher are closed to all save the few, and none of them are obtainable in satisfactory...
Page 27 - Illustrated with 350 Engravings, FROM ORIGINAL SKETCHES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, ANCIENT MSS., EARLY PRINTED BOOKS, RARE PRINTS, CARICATURES, ETC. " A very agreeable medley of history...
Page 22 - ... is almost always addressed to young unmarried ladies, or at least always assumes them to be a large part of the novelist's public. " This fact, to a French story-teller, appears, of course, a damnable restriction, and M. Zola would probably decline to take au sdrieux any work produced under such unnatural conditions.
Page 24 - Had the most daring of our sensational novelists put forth the present plain unvarnished statement of facts as a work of fiction, it would have been denounced as so violating all probabilities as to be a positive insult to the common sense of the reader. Yet strange, startling, incomprehensible as is the narrative which the author has here evolved, every word of it is true."— A otea and Querie*.
Page 19 - A Mummer's Wife, in virtue of its vividness of presentation and real literary skill, may be regarded as a representative example of the work of a literary school that has of late years attracted to itself a good deal of notoriety."— Spectator. '"A Mummer's Wife ' holds at present a unique position among English novels. It is a conspicuous success of its kind.
Page 22 - These objections are perfectly valid, and it may be said that our English system is a good thing for virgins and boys, and a bad thing for the novel itself, when the novel is regarded as something more than a simple jeu d 'esprit, and considered as a composition that treats of life at large and helps us to know.
Page 6 - Russian novelists who, though, with one exception, little known out of their oww country, stand head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries. In the opinion of some not indifferent critics, they are superior to all other novelists of this generation.
Page 8 - SERIES are being issued the best plays of the Elizabethan and later dramatists — plays which, with Shakespeare's works, constitute the chief contribution of the English spirit to the literature of the world. The Editors who have given their assistance to the undertaking include men of literary eminence, who have distinguished themselves in this field, as well as younger writers of ability.
Page 22 - A novelist with a system, a passionate conviction, a great plan — incontestable attributes of M. Zola — is not now to be easily found in England or the United States, where the storyteller's art is almost exclusively feminine, is mainly in the hands of timid (even when very accomplished) women, whose acquaintance with life is severely restricted, and who are not conspicuous for general views. The novel, moreover, among ourselves, is almost always addressed to young unmarried ladies, or at least...

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