Richard Croker (Classic Reprint)

Author:   Alfred Henry Lewis
Publisher:   Forgotten Books
ISBN:  

9781331096245


Pages:   422
Publication Date:   23 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Excerpt from Richard Croker This volume, then, is to deal with Richard Croker, and in measure tell his story. Still, one is not to call it a biography. I, who write, have neither the bent nor yet such load Of detail needed for one of those painful, hair-line etchings known to book-commerce as biogra phies. Again, your biography, worth the term, should have deference to a day at least a quarter of a century after its subject is successfully dead - until he who is to be biographed is locked in that sure stronghold of the grave. This work, as against all other titles, might best be styled a sketch. And while there is nothing in a name there is much in an example, and it would be well if, of writers past and present, we might pick on one to guide by. Macaulay did this sort of thing for a stout list of gentlemen, all good and dead to-day. Macaulay named them Essays. But one may not go too close in imitation of Macaulay. Our perfervid Scot was much warped of partisanship. Macaulay was thrilling, but untrue. Carlyle, another Scotchman with a French pen, left cords of similar contribution, doubly amazing for Vigorous phrasing and anaemic veracity. Hazlett was another who, in his Spirit of the Age, followed this trail to market, and sold a deal of good wormwood to make a had, poor living withal. Of the world's sketch-writers, Plutarch succeeded the highest. Our Roman, like Izaak Walton, who, three centuries ago, was a later Plutarch in a little way to Wotten, Donne, and others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author:   Alfred Henry Lewis
Publisher:   Forgotten Books
Imprint:   Forgotten Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.562kg
ISBN:  

9781331096245


ISBN 10:   1331096243
Pages:   422
Publication Date:   23 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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