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The Complete Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

Arnold, Matthew

Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1973
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover
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Octavo. viii, 271, vi, 422, vi, 578, vi, 437, ix, 567, viii, 614, vii, 593, viii, 551, vi, 486, viii, 614, ix, 598pp. Original illustrated dustjackets over cloth in various colors, white ruling and black lettering on spines. Black top edges. Eight of the titles are first editions, the others second and third editions published between 1963 and 1977. "Modern criticism begins with Matthew Arnold. Great literature, Arnold tells us in the essays here brought together for the first time in a definitive edition, is always contemporary because it grapples with the eternal problems of human existence." (Publisher). Collection of works by the English poet who is characterized as a sage writer, a genre of creative nonfiction, touching on politics, education, religion, etc., containing I. On the Classical Tradition, II. Democratic Education, III. Lectures and Essays in Criticism, IV. Schools and Universities on the Continent, V. Culture and Anarchy, with Friendship's Garland and Some Literary Essays, VI. Dissent and Dogma, VII. God and the Bible, VIII. Essays Religious and Mixed, IX. English Literature and Irish Politics, X. Philistinism in England and America, XI. The Last Word. "Matthew Arnold is a man of the world entirely free from worldliness and a man of letters without the faintest trace of pedantry" (G.W.E. Russell). Missing DJ of volume 5. Some of the DJs with light wear along edges, small tears and creasing and slightly sunned. Previous owner's stamp on all front free endpapers. Light foxing of block at foredge. DJs in overall good+ to very good, bindings and interior in very good condition. First edition, Second Edition, Third edition. Bookseller Inventory # 40246

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Title: The Complete Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

Publisher: University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: g+ to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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