Classics for Pleasure

Harcourt, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. F/F. Item #125517

Fine in Fine jacket. Like new.; ISBN: 9780151012510 0151012512; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; Summary: In these delightful essays, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Dirda introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining books. Description: x, 341 pages ; 24 cm. Contents: PLAYFUL IMAGINATIONS. Lucian --Denis Diderot --Thomas Love Peacock --Max Beerbohm --Jaroslav Has?ek --Ivy Compton-Burnett --S.J. Perelman --Italo Calvino --Edward Gorey. HEROES OF THEIR TIME. Beowulf --Abolqasem Ferdowsi --The Icelandic sagas --Christopher Marlowe --E´mile Zola --Ernst Ju¨nger --James Agee. LOVE'S MYSTERIES. Sappho --Arthurian romances --Marie-Madeleine de La Fayette --So¨ren Kierkegaard --George Meredith --C.P. Cavafy --Georgette Heyer --Anna Akhmatova --Daphne du Maurier. WORDS FROM THE WISE. Lao-tse --Heraclitus --Cicero --Erasmus --The English religious tradition --Benedict de Spinoza --Samuel Johnson. EVERYDAY MAGIC. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight --The classic fairy tales --E.T.A. Hoffmann --Prosper Me´rime´e --Frances Hodgson Burnett --E. Nesbit/John Masefield --Walter de la Mare. LIVES OF CONSEQUENCE. Plutarch --Girolamo Cardano --John Aubrey --Alexander Pope --Jean-Jacques Rousseau --Frederick Douglass --Jacob Burckhardt --Henry James --W.H. Auden. THE DARK SIDE. John Webster --Mary Shelley --James Hogg --Sheridan Le Fanu --Bram Stoker --M.R. James --William Roughead --H.P. Lovecraft. TRAVELER'S TALES. Thomas More --Daniel Defoe --Xavier de Maistre --Jules Verne --J.K. Huysmans --Isak Dinesen --Robert Byron. THE WAY WE LIVE NOW. Petronius --Elizabeth Gaskell --Ivan Goncharov --Jose´ Maria Ec¸a de Queiros --Anton Chekhov --Jean Toomer --Willa Cather --Louis-Ferdinand Ce´line --Zora Neale Hurston --Eudora Welty. REALMS OF ADVENTURE. H. Rider Haggard --Arthur Conan Doyle --Rudyard Kipling --H.G. Wells --G.K. Chesterton --Agatha Christie --Dashiell Hammett --Encyclopedic Visions. Ovid --Robert Burton --Edward Gibbon --J.G. Frazer --H.W. Fowler --Ezra Pound --Andre´ Malraux --Philip K. Dick. ENCYCLOPEDIC VISIONS. Ovid --Robert Burton --Edward Gibbon --J.G. Frazer --H.W. Fowler --Ezra Pound --Andre´ Malraux --Philip K. Dick.

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