The Reader's Adviser

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R. R. Bowker Company, 1925

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The Reader's adviser

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The Reader's Adviser began life in 1921 as a buyer's guide for bookstores. Librarians soon recognized its value for collection development and in assisting patrons select quality reading materials ... Leer comentario completo

The reader's adviser: a layman's guide to literature

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The first three volumes of the thoroughly revised 13th edition of this standard reference appeared in 1987. Vol. 4 of six volumes covers philosophy and religion, treated in a single volume for the ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 138 - And in poetry, no less than in life, he is * a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.
Página 410 - History of New York, from the beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty.
Página 24 - OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people], — Croker.
Página 10 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Página 99 - I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.
Página 494 - Of the Latin historians, Tacitus was certainly the greatest. His style, indeed, is not only faulty in itself, but is, in some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love of effect far beyond the limits of moderation. He tells a fine story finely : but he cannot tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates till stimulants lose their power.
Página 252 - America is God's crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries. But you won't be long like that, brothers, for these are the fires of God...
Página 135 - Every great poet is a teacher: I wish either to be considered as a teacher, or as nothing.
Página 41 - The American Language: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States.
Página 130 - As he refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary after the Revolution of 1688, the Laureatcship was given to his enemy, Thomas Shadwell. Dryden's range was very wide. His poetical works include dramas, satires, translations, lyrics. He excelled likewise in "that other harmony," prose, and his "Prefaces" are famous examples of fine English.

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