1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

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In the space of three hundred pages the author has managed to give a clear account of English literature from Chaucer to Mark Twain and James Whitcomb Riley. It is not a mere outline, but a continuous narrative, and really the most engaging book on the subject that has appeared. It is written on a different plan from most brief text-books. The author has wisely not attempted to treat every author in English literature. By omitting the names which have no meaning for us to-day the author has gained space to treat the really significant writers quite fully enough for the needs of young students. An excellent feature of the book is the profusion of illustrations. Throughout the work emphasis is placed upon books that still live. The nineteenth century in particular is treated fully; the writers may be no greater than those of the eighteenth, but they have more to say to us.

Each chapter is followed by a list of recommended reading in the chief authors, with references to volumes where these may be found. By means of this recommended reading the course covered by this book may readily be extended to cover two years’ work, or more. Under each chief author is mentioned a standard library edition of his works and inexpensive editions of single volumes.

The Speaker Series

The Speaker Series (32 vols) paper.

No. 1 Popular Short Stories
No. 2 Selections Chosen for Declamation Contest
No. 3 Selections for Children to Recite
No. 4 Cuttings from Stories
No. 5 Cuttings from Stories
No. 6 Ten Short Plays
No. 7 Readings, and Four Plays
No. 8 Briefs of Debates, and Readings
No. 9 Cuttings of Popular Stories
No. 10 Modern American Oratory
No. 11 Dramatic and Humorous Readings
No. 12 Centennial Number
No. 13 New Platform Selections
No. 14 Selections for Religious Occasions
No. 15 Encores: Nearly 200 Fresh, Bright Hits
No. 16 Popular Platform Readings
No. 17 Humorous and Dramatic Readings
No. 18 Monologues
No. 19 On Temperance
No. 20 For Declamation Contests
No. 21 After-dinner Speaking
No. 22 School and College Readings
No. 23 Selections for Entertainments
No. 24 Dramatic Selections
No. 25 Popular Prose and Poetry
No. 26 Readings from Great Authors
No. 27 Readings and Debates Not Found Elsewhere
No. 28 Classic Masterpieces
No. 29 Best Fiction for the Platform
No. 30 Humorous and Pathetic Readings
No. 31 Patriotic Selections
No. 32 Scenes from Plays for Platform Readings

indexed by authors and titles:

Vol. I. Including Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4,
Vol. II. Including Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8,
Vol. III. Including Nos. 9, 10, 11 and 12,
Vol. IV. Including Nos. 13, 14, 15 and 16,
Vol. V. Including Nos. 17, 18, 19, 20,
Vol. VI. Including Nos. 21, 22, 23, 24,
Vol. VII. Including Nos. 25, 26, 27, 28,
Vol. VIII. Including Nos. 29, 30, 31, 32.

Transcriber's Note

As referred to in the Transcriber's Note at the beginning of this ebook, proper nouns have been amended for ease of searching as follows: