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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

Charles William Eliot

Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo, Johnson, Knox, Newton, Raleigh, Spenser, Taine, Whitman and Wordsworth. Eliot wrote in his preface to these prefaces, "No part of a book is so intimate as the Preface. Here, after the long labor of the work is over, the author descends from his platform, and speaks with his reader as man to man, disclosing his hopes and fears, seeking sympathy for his difficulties, offering defence or defiance, according to his temper, against the criticisms which he anticipates." (Summary by DSayers)

Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo, Johnson, Knox, Newton, Raleigh, Spenser, Taine, Whitman and Wordsworth. Eliot wrote in his preface to these prefaces, "No part of a book is so intimate as the Preface. Here, after the long labor of the work is over, the author descends from his platform, and speaks with his reader as man to man, disclosing his hopes and fears, seeking sympathy for his difficulties, offering defence or defiance, according to his temper, against the criticisms which he anticipates." (Summary by DSayers)
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Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo, Johnson, Knox, Newton, Raleigh, Spenser, Taine, Whitman and Wordsworth. Eliot wrote in his preface to these prefaces, "No part of a book is so intimate as the Preface. Here, after the long labor of the work is over, the author descends from his platform, and speaks with his reader as man to man, disclosing his hopes and fears, seeking sympathy for his difficulties, offering defence or defiance, according to his temper, against the criticisms which he anticipates." (Summary by DSayers)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

51:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

49:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

51:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

46:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

38:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

40:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

33:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

46:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

45:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

38:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

36:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

42:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

34:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

36:01