Literary Taste: How to Form It

Arnold BENNETT (1867 - 1931)

Arnold Bennett describes a method for enjoying literature, and suggests the contents of a comprehensive library. Chapters 1-10 and 14 describe his method for learning to enjoy literature. Chapters 11, 12, and 13 contain detailed lists of the 337 volumes required to complete a comprehensive library of English works. This reading is from the 1913 version at Project Gutenberg, and so does not contain the revisions made by Swinnerton for the 1939 edition, which included authors of the early Twentieth Century. Swinnerton's revisions are available from Wikipedia. (Summary by Timothy Ferguson)

Genre(s): General Fiction, *Non-fiction, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01- The Aim Timothy Ferguson
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Play 02 02 - Your Particular Case Timothy Ferguson
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Play 03 03 - Why a Classic is a Classic Timothy Ferguson
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Play 04 04 - Where to Begin Timothy Ferguson
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Play 05 05 - How to Read a Classic Timothy Ferguson
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Play 06 06 - The Question of Syle Timothy Ferguson
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Play 07 07 - Wrestling with an Author Timothy Ferguson
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Play 08 08 - System in Reading Timothy Ferguson
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Play 09 09 - Verse Timothy Ferguson
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Play 10 10 - Broad Counsels Timothy Ferguson
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Play 11 11 - An English Library: Period I Timothy Ferguson
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Play 12 12 - An English Library: Period II Timothy Ferguson
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Play 13 13 - An English Library: Period III Timothy Ferguson
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Play 14 14 - Mental Stocktaking Timothy Ferguson
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