Modern English Readings

Biography, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Plays, Novel

Year 1939
Pages 1210
Binding Hardcover
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Farrar & Rinehart, 1939. Third edition. Red cloth binding with flexible boards, gilt titles, wear and fraying to edges and corners. Used but not abused, handful of smal notations in borders and pencil notes on endpages. Wonderfully diverse and comprehensive volume incorporating a slew of iconic authors including Virigina Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, e.e. Cummings, Somerset Maugham, Aldous Huxley and countless others.This much expanded third edition provides a small part of our rich heritage of emotional experience and intellectual insight experienced through English Literature. Practical and stimulating essays by distinguished practitioners in the art of writing. Plus, an essay on the delights of reading by Professor Lowes and an enlarged biographical section which includes a character portrait by Gamaliel Bradford, and narratives by Eileen Power, Clarence Day, and Anzia Yezierska. A diverse collection of some of the best of English Literature. 1148 pages plus 47 pages of Student Helps and Theme Suggestions and Biographic Notes..