Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works, with Notes (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Dec 8, 2017 - 650 pages
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This work is an attempt to solve the problem of teach ing English literature. The ordinary manuals, it is be lieved, have ceased to give general satisfaction. This result was inevitable; for the principle upon which they are based is fundamentally at variance with educational science. While containing a great deal about English literature, these works do not teach English literature itself; and it is not unusual for a student to finish them without being acquainted with a single classic work, or having acquired the least fondness for sterling literature. It is the recognition of these facts that has caused many teachers to desire and seek something better.

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