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Gossip in a Library

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A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and their subjects.

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GOSSIP IN A LIBRARY

EDMUND GOSSE

1913

OTHER WORKS BY MR. EDMUND GOSSE

Northern Studies . 1879.

Life of Gray . 1882.

Seventeenth Century Studies . 1883.

Life of Congreve . 1888.

A History of Eighteenth Century Literature . 1889

Life of Philip Henry Gosse, F.R.S . 1890.

The Secret of Narcisse: a Romance . 1892.

Questions at Issue . 1893.

Critical Kit Kats . 1896.

A Short History of Modern English Literature . 1897.

Life and Letters of John Donne . 1899.

Hypolympia . 1901.

French Profiles . 1904.

Life of Jeremy Taylor . 1904.

Life of Sir Thomas Browne . 1905.

Father and Son . 1907.

Life of Ibsen . 1908.

Two Visits to Denmark . 1911.

Collected Poems . 1911.

Portraits and Sketches . 1912.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTORY

CAMDEN'S "BRITANNIA"

A MIRROR FOR MAGISTRATES

A POET IN PRISON

DEATH'S DUEL

GERARD'S HERBAL

PHARAMOND

A VOLUME OF OLD PLAYS

A CENSOR OF POETS

THE ROMANCE OF A DICTIONARY

LADY WINCHILSEA'S POEMS

AMASIA

LOVE AND BUSINESS

WHAT ANN LANG READ

CATS

SMART'S POEMS

POMPEY THE LITTLE

THE LIFE OF JOHN BUNGLE

BEAU NASH

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE

THE DIARY OF A LOVER OF LITERATURE

PETER BELL AND HIS TORMENTORS

THE FANCY

ULTRA CREPIDARIUS

THE DUKE OF RUTLAND'S POEMS

IONICA

THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT

INDEX

O blessed Letters, that combine in one All ages past, and make one live with all: By you we doe conferre with who are gone, And the dead living unto councell call: By you th' unborne shall have communion Of what we feele, and what doth us befall ... Continue reading book >>


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