Beacon Lights of History

Beacon Lights of History

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First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6, 000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from qthe old pagan civilizationsq to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. While Volumes 1 through 12 were Lord's work, this one was completed after his death from the author's notes. Volume XIII: qGreat Writersq covers: [ Rousseau: socialism and education [ Sir Walter Scott: the modern novel [ Lord Byron: poetic genius [ Shakespeare (by Ralph Waldo Emerson) [ John Milton: poet and patriot [ Alfred (Lord) Tennyson: the spirit of modern poetry [ and morePage Macaulaya#39;s varied talents . ... 249 College career 250 Enters the law 251 His early writings ; poetry ; essay on Milton 252 Social success; contemporaries 253 Enters politics and Parliament 256 Sent to India ; secretary board of education 25 7 Essays in the Reviews 258 ... 269 Self-criticism; brilliancy of style 270 Some inconsistencies 271 Public honors 275 Remarkable successes ; re- entersanbsp;...

Title:Beacon Lights of History
Author:John Lord
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2009-01-01


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