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by G.K. Chesterton
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G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inimitable style.

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by Jerome K. Jerome
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Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, published in 1886, is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome.

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by Henry Beers
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Henry Augustin Beers has written a sweeping thousand 900 year history of English literature, up to the end of the 19th century.

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by Alexander Pope
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An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744).

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by William J. Long
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This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims.

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Ion

by Plato
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In Plato's ION, Socrates questions Ion, whether he should really claim laud and glory for his 'rhapsodic' recitals of Homer's poetry.

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by Stephen Leacock
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A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacock.

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by G.K. Chesterton
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Chesterton and Shaw were famous friends and enjoyed their arguments and discussions. Although rarely in agreement, they both maintained good-will towards and respect for each other. However, in his writing, Chesterton expressed himself very plainly on where they differed and why. In Heretics he writes of Shaw.

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by Grant M. Overton
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”This book, the rather unpremeditated production of several months’ work, is by a man who is not a novelist and who is therefore entirely unfitted to write about women who are novelists.”

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by Walter Pater
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Appreciations, with an Essay on Style, is a collection of Walter Pater's previously-published essays on literature.

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