Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2004 - Literary Criticism - 588 pages
Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"
 

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Contents

NIOBE WITH HER CHILDREN SoLOMON J SoLOMON
102
OLDBUCK MR AND JENNY ROB HERDMAN
120
OLIVIA
121
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE L THIERSCH
136
PALISSY THE POTTER MRS E M WARD
150
PEGGY MISS AND HER FRIENDS DUDLEY HARDy
178
PENELOPE R VON DEUTSCH
182
PHARAOH AND THE BEARERS OF EVIL TIDINGS LECOMTEDUNOUY
196
PHOEBUS DE CHATEAUPERS G BRION
204
PICCIOLA CHARNEY EXAMINING BARRLAS
206
PIZARRO BEFORE CHARLES W
216
PORTIA AND THE CASKETS ALEx CABANEL
234
PORTLA AT THE GRAVE OF THE MESSIAH H FüGER
236
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