The Popular Book: A History of America's Literary Taste

Front Cover
University of California Press, 1950 - Books and reading - 351 pages
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Vll chapter 1 The Practice of Piety
3
The Age of Reason
22
Common Sense
39
The Power of Sympathy
51
The Ancient Regime
67
Home Influence
85
The Gates Ajar
106
The Spirit of Poetry
125
When Knighthood Was in Flower
180
Their Yesterdays
201
The Plastic Age
224
Little Man What Now?
246
Postscript How to Win Friends and Influence People
283
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CHECKLIST
289
CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX
301
INDEX
319

Roughing It
140
The Gilded Age
157

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1950)

James D. Hart, Professor of American Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, is Director of the Bancroft Library and author of The Popular Book and A Companion to California.

Bibliographic information