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Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life.

Whipple, Edwin P

Published by Boston. Ticknor, Reed & Fields. [1849], 1850
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Small 8vo. 218 pp. + 4 pp. publisher?s catalogue at front. A series of lectures, mostly on wit and humor in literature by Edwin P. Whipple (1819?86), the noted 19th Century critic, essayist and Editor of Dickens?s Works. The first essay in the volume comments on the changing reputation of authors through their lives. There follows an extended consideration of Dickens as an author and a person, showing through his characters Dickens?s personal characteristics and effectiveness as a man. Two of the six lectures, perhaps Whipple?s most famous, discuss ?Wit and Humor? and ?The Ludicrous Side of Life? According to Tryon and Charvat, this first edition, published on October 3, 1849, was printed in only 750 copies and sold out within 10 days. Minimal wear at ends of spine. lower corners bumped. Minimal foxing of end papers.Else, Very Good. Tryon & Charvat, A162b. Brown publisher?s cloth, embossed in the blind. Titled in gilt on spine. Second Edition (so stated). (Catalogue at front dated October 1, 1849; it notes Longfellow?s ?Evangeline? just published. Both as in First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 11244

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Title: Lectures on Subjects Connected with ...

Publisher: Boston. Ticknor, Reed & Fields. [1849]

Publication Date: 1850

Binding: Hardcover

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