A book of essays - PDF book by George Slythe Street

A book of essays 

A book of essays

These essays have been printed in Blackwood's Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Cornhill, The National Review, The Monthly Review, and (a journal I hope I did not help to kill) The Londoner, I am aware that some critics object to one's making a volume of such things. But it is surely severe on a poor writer that he should be denied a judgment, such as it may be, on his work as a whole. In any case, I have good precedents.

Some of the essays:

London in general
The city.
The strand 
St. James's and Mayfair
Bayswater and st. Johns wood
Cockney humour
Ii. Books and men
Byron to 1816
Byron, 1816-1824
After heading Horace Walpole
Charles fox and Charles the second
George Selwyn's letters
Sarah Lennox.
Anthony Trollope.
The great duchess 

George Slythe Street (18 July 1867 – 31 October 1936) was a British critic, journalist and novelist. He was born in Wimbledon, London on 18 July 1867. He was associated with William Ernest Henley and the 'counter-Decadents' on the staff of the National Observer. His works were characterized by "whimsy, detachment, sympathy, tenderness, satire, humour, and occasionally cynicism". 

the book details :
  • Author: George Slythe Street 
  • Publication date:1902
  • Company: Westminster: A. Constable and company, ltd.

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