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By Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey

The 50 works of English (and American) Literature handled during this ebook are all thought of classics, reverently taught in our faculties, studied via researchers. The authors contend that those uninteresting, pretentious, and/or badly written works don't deserve their serious acclaim. This e-book includes an essay on all the 50 works, explaining why lets do with out it.

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When you emerge from reading Tom ]ones, you haven’t met ‘a gallery of sharply observed characters‘, you haven’t met an 2! Tom Jones idiosyncratic narrator, you haven’t been conducted through an exciting story, you haven’t savoured the fights and smells of eighteenth-century England, you haven’t made a robust square meal. Even the smell and taste of that famous beef aren’t allowed to reach your senses direct. Fielding interposs his own facetiousdoubted, whether Ulysses, who by the ‘Indeed it may be way seems to have had the bat stomach of all the heroes in that eating poem of the Odysey, ever made a better meal.

In 1879 Matthew Arnold issued the more measured warning ‘we not the name that is . . 29 ‘I Wandered . as a Cloud’ (The Daffodils) suppose that everything is precious which Wordsworth may give us’. Recognizing the need to sift Wordsworth’s oeuvre, Arnold are . Lonely not to . himself edited a volume designed ‘to disengage the poems which show his power, and to present them to the English-speaking public’. Yet Arnold included in his 'selection from Wordsworth the lines Few months of life has he in store As he For to still, you will tell, the more he works, the more Do his weak ankles swell.

The Italian created a valid — work of art, beside which Soott’s book is revealed heap of sawdust it always was. he eyes, a consciously innocent, over-innocent, association— all of which is quite unfair, of course, to Charles Lamb. Or is it? Lamb was by most accounts such an amusing, good-hearted and brave man that one would like to let the question rat, were it not for the literary work. , man but he is also the creator of ‘one of the masterpieces of English prose’. This considerable claim was not substantiated, it was just airily put forward without rmervations by Robert Lynd.

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