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Word Portraits of Famous Writers

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Word Portraits of Famous Writers by Mabel E. Wotton is a delightful collection of sketches that offers an intimate look into the lives and personalities of some of the most renowned literary figures in history. Wotton's writing style is engaging and informative, providing readers with unique insights into these writers that go beyond their published works.

Each portrait is beautifully crafted, capturing the essence of each writer's character and creative process. Wotton's attention to detail and ability to distill complex personalities into concise and evocative descriptions is truly impressive. From the brooding intensity of Edgar Allan Poe to the witty charm of Mark Twain, these portraits bring these iconic figures to life in a way that is both engaging and enlightening.

What sets Word Portraits of Famous Writers apart is Wotton's deep respect and admiration for her subjects. It is clear that she has a genuine love for literature and a profound appreciation for the talents of these writers. This passion shines through in every word, making this book a pleasure to read for anyone with an interest in literature and the creative process.

Overall, Word Portraits of Famous Writers is a must-read for anyone who admires the work of these literary giants. Wotton's skillful storytelling and heartfelt tribute to these writers make this book a true treasure for book lovers everywhere. Highly recommended.

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Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many close friendships, She presents for us here, not literary criticism nor biographical sketches, but "word portraits," shore vignettes of a persons physical appearance and elements of behavior or personality. These are all drawn from many sources -- biographies, newspapers, or personal friends of the authors. Some descriptions are based on paintings or drawings, but the majority are derived from personal acquaintance. Thus, we have a unique view of these famous artists that we seldom read. - Summary by Larry Wilson


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