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Stories of Authors, British and American   By: (1865-1959)

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Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb takes readers on a delightful journey through the lives and works of renowned British and American authors. Chubb's meticulous research and engaging storytelling make this book an invaluable resource for literature enthusiasts.

One of the highlights of Stories of Authors is Chubb's ability to offer deep insights into the minds of these literary geniuses. From the imaginative worlds created by Lewis Carroll and Washington Irving to the profound contemplations of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Chubb vividly captures the essence of each author's literary contributions. By delving into their biographies, Chubb effectively portrays the motivations and inspirations behind their famous literary works, giving readers a deeper understanding of their genius.

Another strength of this book is the detailed analysis of each author's writing style. Chubb's examination of the literary techniques used by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Emily Dickinson provides readers with a fresh perspective on their works. By seamlessly integrating quotes and passages, Chubb invites readers to immerse themselves in the writing styles that have captivated generations.

The comprehensive nature of this book is also worth noting. Chubb covers a wide range of authors, both well-known and lesser-known, ensuring that readers get a comprehensive overview of British and American literature. From William Shakespeare to Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde to Ernest Hemingway, Chubb's inclusion of diverse authors makes this book a treasure trove for those passionate about literature.

The structure and organization of the book are also commendable. Chubb presents each author's story in a clear and concise manner, making it easy for readers to follow along. Additionally, each chapter is stand-alone, allowing readers to jump to their favorite authors without feeling overwhelmed. This user-friendly approach makes Stories of Authors an accessible and enjoyable read for both casual readers and literary scholars.

If there is one criticism of this book, it would be the brevity of certain author profiles. While Chubb does an excellent job providing key information about each author, some readers may desire a more exhaustive exploration of their lives and works.

In conclusion, Stories of Authors, British and American offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and works of literary giants from both sides of the Atlantic. Edwin Watts Chubb's extensive research and engaging storytelling make this book a must-read for anyone passionate about literature. Whether you are a literature enthusiast or simply curious about the great authors of the past, this book is sure to captivate and inspire you.

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.

[Illustration: GEOFFREY CHAUCER From a portrait in Occleve's Poems in the British Museum]

Stories of Authors

British and American

BY EDWIN WATTS CHUBB Professor of English Literature in the Ohio University.



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Set up and electrotyped. Published February, 1910

Reprinted May, 1910


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