Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Literary Collections
This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1.' is a collection of correspondence between Wallace and other scientists, including Charles Darwin. Alfred Russel Wallace was born on 8th January 1823 in the village of Llanbadoc, in Monmouthshire, Wales. Wallace was inspired by the travelling naturalists of the day and decided to begin his exploration career collecting specimens in the Amazon rainforest. He explored the Rio Negra for four years, making notes on the peoples and languages he encountered as well as the geography, flora, and fauna. While travelling, Wallace refined his thoughts about evolution and in 1858 he outlined his theory of natural selection in an article he sent to Charles Darwin. Wallace made a huge contribution to the natural sciences and he will continue to be remembered as one of the key figures in the development of evolutionary theory.
Letters and Reminiscences
Author: James Marchant
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Arthur Lawrence
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... sullivan as A composer by B. W. findon to anticipate posterity is a hazardous undertaking, and a most invidious task is it even to endeavour rightly to place a man in artistic rank among his contemporaries, for, however impartial the critic, the sympathetic leaning of his nature, due to association, personal predisposition, or zealous appreciation of what he considers pleasing and beautiful must inevitably sway his judgment. If, therefore, there appears in this short critical review of Sir Arthur Sullivan's life-work an admiration which others less sympathetically inclined may deem excessive, the writer makes no apology, begs no pardon, and is content to take his stand on opinions that have been carefully formed, that are the outcome of an intimate acquaintance with the works under notice, and that are put forward with an honesty of intention born of sincere conviction. Since the days of Purcell, England has, happily, produced many estimable musicians, but not one who is more closely allied in spirit to that first and foremost of all native composers than Sir Arthur Sullivan. During the present century we have known the facile, fecund genius of Michael William Balfe, and the finished style of William Sterndale Bennett; but in each of these there was a quality lacking, and this minimised the value of their compositions as a whole, and forbade them that unique place in the Temple of Art which otherwise might have been theirs. But in Arthur Sullivan the chief characteristics of these two men are united with the happiest results; with the one he shares that marvellous flow of spontaneous melody, and with the other that mastery of refined and carefully chosen expression which gives such charm to his various compositions. True it is that...
Letters and Reminiscences
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
This is a new release of the original 1923 edition.
Letters and Reminiscences from the Evacuation 1939-1945
Author: Martin Parsons
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Using an edited compilation of oral and written reminiscences gathered since 1990, this book relates the story of evacuation as seen by the many people who participated in it. It also features government papers and personal letters written by evacuees at the time.
Civil War Letters and Reminiscences
Author: Robert G. Evans
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Gathered and available here for the first time, the writings in this anthology include diary entries, letters, and reminiscences from average Mississippi men who fought in the war's most extraordinary battles. Chronologically arranged, the documents depict the pace and progress of the war. Emerging from their words are flesh-and-blood soldiers who share their courage and spirit, their love of home and family, and their loneliness, fears, and campaign trials."--BOOK JACKET.
Autobiographical Writings of the Renowned American Novelist, Author of “The Scarlet Letter”, “The House of Seven Gables” and “Twice-Told Tales”
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne,Herman Melville,Julian Hawthorne
Category: Literary Criticism
This carefully crafted ebook: “Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Letters, Diaries, Reminiscences and Extensive Biographies” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. His writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Excerpt: “My dearest Sophie, I had a parting glimpse of you, Monday forenoon, at your window—and that image abides by me, looking pale, and not so quiet as is your wont. I have reproached myself many times since, because I did not show my face, and then we should both have smiled; and so our reminiscences would have been sunny instead of shadowy. But I believe I was so intent on seeing you, that I forgot all about the desirableness of being myself seen” Content: Letters: Browne’s Folly (a letter for the Essex Institute) Love Letters (To Miss Sophia Peabody) - Volume I&II Letter to the Editor of the Literary Review Memoirs: American Notebooks (Volume I & II) English Notebooks (Volume I & II) French and Italian Notebooks (Volume I & II) Biographies and Reminiscences of Hawthorne: The Life and Genius of Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Hawthorne and His Moses by Herman Melville ‘Fifty Years of Hawthorne’: Four Americans by Henry A. Beers George Eliot, Hawthorne, Goethe, Heine: My Literary Passions by William Dean Howell Life of Great Authors by Hattie Tyng Griswold Yesterday With Authors by James T. Field Hawthorne and Brook Farm by George William Curtis Biographical sketch by George Parsons Lathrop
Articles, Letters, Reports, and Reminiscences
Author: R. Thomas Campbell
"This work is a collection of works by Southern naval participants. The narratives traverse the field from the fond and not-so-fond memories to the carefully worded reports of an officer claiming a victory or the loss of a ship. The writings lend information as one tries to understand what personnel faced during this time in history"--Provided by publisher.