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T S Eliot Poetry

Poems by T. S. Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was a great Modernist poet who converted to Christianity mid-way through his career. He was a contemporary of Joseph Conrad, George Bernard Shaw, and Virginia Woolf, to name just a few. … Continue reading

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Charlotte Brontë’s introduction to Wuthering Heights

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF ELLIS AND ACTON BELL [This introduction to Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Brontë explains why she, Emily, and Anne had initially published their works under a pseudonym, and touchingly relates the story of her sisters’ brief lives.] It … Continue reading

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Robert Browning Poetry

Robert Browning Poetry Robert Browning (1812-1889) was an English poet, known for his dramatic verse. Considered one of the foremost poets of the Victorian era, Browning was born the same year as Charles Dickens. He was married to poet Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poetry

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Selections from Sonnets from the Portuguese XXI (21) Say over again, and yet once over again, That thou dost love me.  Though the word repeated Should seem a “cuckoo-song,” as thou dost treat it, Remember, never to … Continue reading

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Elegy for Hawthorne by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Elegy for Hawthorne [1804-1864] By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elegy for Hawthorne How beautiful it was, that one bright day In the long week of rain! Though all its splendor could not chase away The omnipresent pain. The lovely town was … Continue reading

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Hawthorne and His Mosses by Herman Melville

Hawthorne and His Mosses By Herman Melville From The Literary World, August 17 and 24, 1850 [with the original creative spelling] By a Virginian Spending July in Vermont A papered chamber in a fine old farm-house–a mile from any other … Continue reading

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Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses by Mark Twain

It is likely that the literary offenses of James Fenimore Cooper are no more dire than the offenses of at least half the authors represented in a modern bookstore, but Mark Twain certainly enjoyed humorously critiquing what he observed. Fenimore Cooper’s Literary … Continue reading

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