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The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886 is a diverse collection of essays, articles, and reviews covering an array of subjects, offering readers a rich and nuanced exploration of the intellectual landscape of the late 19th century. Compiled by various authors, this edition of The Quarterly Review provides a captivating glimpse into the prevailing thoughts and ideas of the era.

One of the notable aspects of this volume is its breadth of topics. Ranging from literature, politics, and science to history, art, and philosophy, there is something for every reader's interest. Each article is well-written with evident expertise, effortlessly engaging the audience while delivering thought-provoking analyses that enrich one's understanding of the subject matter.

In terms of literature, this edition features insightful book reviews that introduce readers to both established and emerging authors. These reviews offer a valuable perspective on the literary scene of the time, providing a window into the prevailing trends and tastes. Furthermore, the writers' critical evaluations are fair and constructive, giving readers a well-rounded understanding of the works discussed.

In addition to literature, this volume delves into political and social issues of the time. The authors provide well-researched and eloquently argued pieces that shed light on various political ideologies and societal concerns. By delving into the debates and controversies of the era, The Quarterly Review offers readers a glimpse into the intellectual climate of the late 19th century, allowing for a deeper comprehension of the historical context.

Furthermore, the inclusion of scientific articles adds another layer of complexity and interest to the collection. Exploring topics such as biology, physics, and astronomy, these pieces showcase the advancements and discoveries of the time. While some scientific theories might have evolved or been disproven since then, these articles remain valuable for understanding the scientific mindset of the late 19th century.

One slight drawback of this collection is its dense and occasionally archaic prose, which may prove challenging for modern readers at times. However, the richness of the subject matter and the clear passion with which the authors write make up for any stylistic shortcomings.

Overall, The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886 is a captivating and valuable compilation of writings from the late 19th century. Its diverse range of subjects and erudite analysis provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the intellectual climate of the time. Whether one is interested in literature, politics, science, or history, this volume offers a comprehensive exploration of the prevailing ideas and issues of the late 19th century, making it an essential read for anyone seeking to delve into this period in intellectual history.

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I. Matthew Parish

II. The Christian Brothers. Religious Schools in France and England.

III. Archives of the Venetian Republic.

IV. Yeomen Farmers in Norway.

V. Oliver Cromwell: his character illustrated by himself.

VI. Travels in the British Empire.

VII. The Bishop of Durham on the Ignatian Epistles.

VIII. Books and Reading.

IX. Characteristics of Democracy.

X. The Gladstone Morley Administration.





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