The Second Common Reader

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 16, 2002 - Literary Collections - 330 pages
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Here, in twenty-six essays, Woolf writes of English literature in its various forms, including the poetry of Don≠ the novels of Defoe, Sterne, Meredith, and Hardy; Lord Chesterfield’s letters and De Quincey’s autobiography. She writes, too, about the life and art of women. Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew McNeillie; Index.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Donne After Three Centuries
24
The Countess of Pembrokes Arcadia
40
Dorothy Osbornes Letters
59
The Sentimental Journey
78
Two Parsons
93
Dr Burneys Evening Party
108
Jack Mytton
126
William Hazlitt
173
Geraldine and Jane
186
Aurora Leigh
202
George Gissing
220
I am Christina Rossetti
237
How Should One Read a Book?
258
Notes
271
Index
316

Four Figures
140

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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

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