Amenities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli

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Author Disraeli, Isaac, 1766-1848
Editor Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881
Title Amenities of Literature
Consisting of Sketches and Characters of English Literature
Contents The druidical institution -- Britain and the Britons -- The name of England and of the English -- The Anglo-Saxons -- Cædmon and Milton -- Beowulf; the hero-life -- The Anglo-Normans -- The page, the baron, and the minstrel -- Gothic romances -- Origin of the vernacular languages of Europe -- Origin of the English language -- Vicissitudes of the English language -- Dialects -- Mandeville; our first traveller -- Chaucer -- Gower -- Piers Ploughman -- Occleve; the scholar of Chaucer -- Lydgate; the monk of Bury -- The invention of printing -- The first English printer -- Early libraries -- Henry the Seventh -- First sources of modern history -- Arnolde's chronicle -- The first printed chronicle -- Henry the Eighth; his literary character -- Books of the people -- The difficulties experienced by a primitive author -- Skelton -- The ship of fools -- The psychological character of Sir Thomas More -- The Earl of Surrey and Sir Thomas Wyatt -- The spoliation of the monasteries -- A crisis and a reaction; Robert Crowley -- Primitive dramas -- The reformer Bishop Bale; and the Romanist John Heywood, the court jester -- Roger Ascham -- Public opinion -- Orthography and orthoepy -- The ancient metres in modern verse -- Origin of rhyme -- Rhyming dictionaries -- The arte of English poesie -- The discoverie of witchcraft -- The first Jesuits in England -- Hooker -- Sir Philip Sidney -- Spenser -- The faery queen -- Allegory -- The first tragedy and the first comedy -- The predecessors and contemporaries of Shakespeare -- Shakespeare -- The "humours" of Jonson -- Drayton -- The psychological history of Rawleigh -- The occult philosopher, Dr. Dee -- The Rosacrusian Fludd -- Bacon -- The first founder of a public library -- Early writers, their dread of the press; the transition to authors by profession -- The age of doctrines -- Pamphlets -- The Oceana of Harrington -- The author of "The grounds and reasons of monarchy" -- Commonwealth -- The true intellectual system of the universe.
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Language English
LoC Class PR: Language and Literatures: English literature
Subject English literature -- History and criticism
Subject Authors, English -- Biography
Subject Great Britain -- Intellectual life
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EBook-No. 36298
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