Title: Modern English Books of Power
Author: George Hamlin Fitch
Description: Second printing, 1913. Semi-stiff reddish-brown cloth boards stamped in black with gilt lettering. Inscription on ffep. Dust jacket shows a little wear at spine ends and minor splitting along front hinge. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Index. 33 tipped-in illustrations (including many portraits of notable authors). xv, 173,  pp. 6.75 x 4 inches.
Chapters on the work of Macaulay, Scott's Waverley novels, Carlyle, De Quincey, Charles Lamb and the Essays of Elia, Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Ruskin, Tennyson, Browning, Meredith, Stevenson, Hardy, and Kipling. Includes a bibliography for each author.
Inscribed by Mary Frances Farnham on June 17, 1917 to Alva Howard ''in memory of English Hours together''. Miss Farnham's calling card is also laid-in. Farnham was a Professor of English Literature at Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon), where she had taught since 1897, and served as its Dean of Women from about 1915 to 1924. She was also the author of the two-volume Documentary History of Maine, published by the Maine Historical Society, and served as the director of the Oregon Audubon Society. This volume was gifted to Alva Harriet Howard, a student at Pacific University and the school's May Queen of 1917.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Paul Elder and Company
Place: San Francisco
Keywords: English literature, English authors, British literature, literary essays, Pacific University, Mary Frances Farnham,
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