Gateway to the Classics: English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall
English Literature for Boys and Girls by  H. E. Marshall

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English Literature for Boys and Girls
by H. E. Marshall
Delightful introduction to the writers of English literature whose works hold the greatest appeal for the youthful reader. The life and personality of each author is given in outline, with enough material quoted from his works to give an idea of what he wrote. For most authors suggestions for further reading are included. The outline of historical background enables the young reader to grasp the connection between the literature and the life of the time. Excellent as a companion to a chronological study of English literature.  Ages 12-15
666 pages $23.95   

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Front Matter

In the Listening Time
The Story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley
One of the Sorrows of Story-Telling
The Story of a Literary Lie
The Story of Fingal
About Some Old Welsh Stories and Story-Tellers
How the Story of Arthur Was Written in English
The Beginning of the Reading Time
"The Passing of Arthur"
The Adventures of an Old English Book
The Story of Beowulf
The Father of English Song
How Caedmon Sang
The Father of English History
How Alfred the Great Fought with His Pen
When English Slept
The Story of Havelok the Dane
About Some Song Stories
"Piers the Ploughman"
"Piers the Ploughman"—continued
How the Bible Came to the People
Chaucer—Bread and Milk for Children
Chaucer—"The Canterbury Tales"
Chaucer—At the Tabard Inn
The First English Guide-book
Barbour—"The Bruce," Beginning of a Struggle
Barbour—"The Bruce," The End of the Struggle
A Poet King
The Death of the Poet King
Dunbar—The Wedding of Thistle and Rose
At the Sign of the Red Pale
About the Beginning of the Theater
How the Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
The Story of Everyman
How a Poet Comforted a Girl
The Renaissance
The Land of Nowhere
The Death of Sir Thomas More
How the Sonnet Came to England
The Beginning of Blank Verse
Spenser—"The Shepherd's Calendar"
Spenser—"The Faery Queen"
Spenser—His Last Days
About the First Theaters
Shakespeare—The Boy
Shakespeare—The Man
Shakespeare—"The Merchant of Venice"
Jonson—"Every Man in His Humor"
Jonson—"The Sad Shepherd"
Raleigh—"The Revenge"
Raleigh—"The History of the World"
Bacon—New Ways of Wisdom
Bacon—The Happy Island
About Some Lyric Poets
Herbert—The Parson Poet
Herrick and Marvell—Of Blossoms and Bowers
Milton—Sight and Growth
Milton—Darkness and Death
Bunyan—"The Pilgrim's Progress"
Dryden—The New Poetry
Defoe—The First Newspapers
Defoe—"Robinson Crusoe"
Swift—"The Journal to Stella"
Swift—"Gulliver's Travels"
Addison—"The Spectator"
Steele—The Soldier Author
Pope—"The Rape of the Lock"
Johnson—Days of Struggle
Johnson—The End of the Journey
Goldsmith—The Vagabond
Goldsmith—"The Vicar of Wakefield"
Burns—The Ploughman Poet
Cowper—"The Task"
Wordsworth—The Poet of Nature
Wordsworth and Coleridge—The Lake Poets
Coleridge and Southey—Sunshine and Shadow
Scott—The Awakening of Romance
Scott—"The Wizard of the North"
Byron—"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
Shelley—The Poet of Love
Keats—The Poet of Beauty
Carlyle—The Sage of Chelsea
Thackeray—The Cynic?
Dickens—Smiles and Tears
Tennyson—The Poet of Friendship

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