Title: Criticisms and Readings of Eminent Authors"
Publisher: Iowa Wesleyan University
Publication Date: 1909
Book Condition: Very Good
Jeanette Throckmorton (b. 1883, d. 1963) had a multi-faceted life, both professionally and personally. She was a medical doctor, practicing with her pioneer physician father. She gave lectures for the Iowa Department of Health on the subject of venereal disease, delivering 460 talks to audiences totaling 66,540 women and girls. She was the Librarian of the Iowa State Medical Society. She was an accomplished violinist, quilter and gardener. She collected antiques. This Master's thesis was done by Dr. Throckmorton after becoming a physician. Multiple paging; bound in half leather with gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine (8 1/2 x 12 inch). Mimeographed. Some rubbing to corners and slightly split top right spine, but a very handsome copy. Submitted towards a Master's of Arts Degree at Iowa Wesleyan University in 1909. A study of the following eminent authors along with criticism of their works and critics. ALFRED TENNYSON - Criticism: Edmund C. Stedman 'Victorian Poets', Stopford A. Brooke 'Tennyson, His Art and Relation to Modern Life', Henry Van Dyke 'The Poetry of Tennyson'. Biography: Hallam Tennyson 'Life and Letters of Alfred Tennyson'. Readings: 'Idylls of the King', 'in Memoriam'. ROBERT BROWNING - Criticism: Stopford A. Brooke 'The Poetry of Robert Browning', Edmund C. Stedman 'Victorian Poets', Edward Dowden 'Studies in Literature', Mrs. Sutherland Orr 'Handbook to Robert Browning's Works'. Biography: G.K. Chesterton 'Robert Browning'. Readings: Drama, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Men and Women, Dramatis Personae, The Ring and the Book. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - Criticism: Richard G. Moulton 'Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist' & 'The Moral System of Shakespeare', Hamilton W. Mabie 'Wm. Shakespeare, Poet, Dramatist and Man', William H. Fleming 'Shakespeare's Plots', Elisabeth Woodbridge 'The Drama, Its Law and Technique', Freytag 'Technique of the Drama' (translated by Elias J. MacEwan). Plays: 'Julius Caesar', 'Macbeth', 'Merchant of Venice', 'As You Like It', 'Hamlet', 'The Tempest', 'King Lear', and 'Othello'. THE NOVEL - Criticism: Walter Raleigh 'The English Novel'. Readings: Daniel Defoe (Life - William Minto) 'Robinson Crusoe'; Samuel Richardson (Life - Austin Dobson) 'Clarissa Harlowe'; Henry Fielding (Life - Austin Dobson) 'Tom Jones'; Tobias Smollett (Life - Sir Walter Scott 'Lives of Novelists') 'Humphrey Clinker'; Samuel Johnson (Life - James Boswell) 'Passelas'; Oliver Goldsmith (Life - Austin Dobson) 'Vicar of Wakefield'; Charlotte Bronte (Life - Mrs Gaskell) 'Jane Eyre'; Jane Austin (Life - Goldwin Smith) ' Pride and Prejudice'; Sir Walter Scott (Life - J.G. Lockhart) "Quentin Durward', 'The Fair Maid of Perth', 'St. Ronan's Well', 'The Antiquary'; Charles Dickens (Life - John Forster) 'Bleak House', 'The Tale of Two Cities', 'Nicholas Nickleby', 'Martin Chuzzlewit', 'Our Mutual Friend', 'Little Dorritt', 'David Copperfield'. William Thackery (Life - Anthony Trollope) 'The Newcomes', 'Henry Esmond', 'Vanity Fair'. George Eliot (Life - J.W. Cross) 'Middlemarch', 'Silas Marner', 'The Mill on the Floss', 'Adam Bede', 'Romola'. Sidney Lanier 'The English Novel. A Study in the Development of Personality'. Jeanette Throckmorton 'The Development of Personality, From the Anatomical Standpoint' (Graduate Thesis). Bookseller Inventory # 10775
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