Originally published in 1897, "e;The Flourishing Of Romance And The Rise Of Allegory"e; is a fascinating treatise by English writer George Saintsbury on Romance. Contents include: "e;The function of Latin"e;, "e;Chansons De Geste"e;, "e;The Matter of Britain"e;, "e;Antiquity in Romance"e;, "e;The making of English and the settlement of European Prosody"e;, "e;Middle High German Poetry"e;, "e;The 'Fox'"e;, "e;The 'Rose'"e;, etc. George Edward Bateman Saintsbury (23 October 1845 - 28 January 1933) was an English writer, scholar, literary historian, critic and wine connoisseur. Other notable works by this author include: "e;A Primer of French Literature"e; (1880), "e;Short History of French Literature"e; (1882), and "e;History of Elizabethan Literature"e; (1887). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
This volume contains a collection of critical literary essays written by George Saintsbury. The writers dealt with in these criticisms include De Quincey, Sydney Smith, George Crabbe, and many more. This volume is recommended for students of English literature, and it will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in important nineteenth century writers. The essays include: "e;Crabbe"e;, "e;Hogg"e;, "e;Sydney Smith"e;, "e;Jeffrey"e;, "e;Hazlitt"e;, "e;Moore"e;, "e;Leigh Hunt"e;, "e;Peacock"e;, "e;Wilson"e;, "e;De Quincey"e;, "e;Lockhart"e;, "e;Praed"e;, and "e;Borrow"e;. George Edward Bateman Saintsbury (1845 - 1933) was an English Author, scholar, and critic. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
Shakespeare by George Saintsbury was published as part of the Cambridge Miscellany series in 1934. The book contains two chapters on Shakespeare which had previously appeared in the fifth volume of the Cambridge History of English Literature. The chapters were printed together in the 'Miscellany' edition in the year following the author's death with the addition of a few footnotes and an appreciation by Helen Waddell.
John Dryden (1631-1700) was an English poet and playwright, whose works led to the English Restoration period becoming known as 'The Age of Dryden'. Published in 1881 in the first series of English Men of Letters, this biography by George Saintsbury (1845-1933), author and critic, sets Dryden's work against the literary landscape of its time, arguing that he reformed English literature, and exploring how he did so, the nature of the reform, and Dryden's contribution to literary history. He shows Dryden to have been a man without moral, political or intellectual agendas who, while not achieving perfection, created works free of elitism and which therefore had far wider relevance to the ordinary man than those of his predecessors. This leads Saintsbury to conclude that while Dryden was no extraordinary genius, he deserves to be considered the greatest craftsman in English letters.
Since its first publication in 1920, George Saintsbury's classic Notes on a Cellar-Book has remained one of the greatest tributes to drink and drinking in the literature of wine. A collection of tasting notes, menus, and robust opinions, the work is filled with anecdotes and recollections of wines and spirits consumed - from the heights of Romanee-Conti to the simple pleasures of beer, flip, and mum. Thomas Pinney brings this unique work alive for contemporary audiences by providing the keys to a full understanding of Notes on a Cellar-Book in a new edition that includes explanatory endnotes, an essay on the book's legacy, and additional articles on wine by Saintsbury.