Essays on Modern Novelists

William Lyon PHELPS (1865 - 1943)

A collection of essays on 19th century novelists, both famous ones and those largely forgotten now. Among the writers presented most wrote in English, but three foreign authors are also discussed. Phelps taught a course on novels at a university and he added to those biographical essays some of his ideas about the importance of novels in the process of teaching about literature. (Summary by Piotr Nater)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Literary Criticism

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 WILLIAM DE MORGAN Anna Simon
00:49:56
Play 02 THOMAS HARDY Jim Locke
00:38:05
Play 03 WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS Jim Locke
00:37:59
Play 04 BJÖRNSTJERNE BJÖRNSON Jim Locke
00:25:14
Play 05 MARK TWAIN Jim Locke
00:26:09
Play 06 HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ Piotr Nater
00:25:10
Play 07 HERMANN SUDERMANN Kalynda
00:36:42
Play 08 ALFRED OLLIVANT Jim Locke
00:22:43
Play 09 ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Jim Locke
00:30:29
Play 10 MRS. HUMPHRY WARD Jim Locke
00:29:24
Play 11 RUDYARD KIPLING Jim Locke
00:32:10
Play 12 ''LORNA DOONE'' Kathleen Moore
00:21:24
Play 13 APPENDIX A NOVELS AS A UNIVERSITY STUDY Jim Locke
00:09:44
Play 14 APPENDIX B THE TEACHER'S ATTITUDE TOWARD CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Jim Locke
00:08:38
Play 15 APPENDIX C TWO POEMS
Larry Wilson
00:05:00