Subtitled “A Study of Principles and Personality,” this 1909 critical study of fiction views its subjects in light of romantic and realistic movements. The author offers critical essays on Richardson, Fielding, Scott, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Stevenson, and others—as well as chapters on the literary contributions of France and America.
About the Author
Richard Burton (1861-1940) was an American author and literary critic. His works include Dumb in June (1895), A Midsummer Melody (1910), and Little Essays in Literature and Life (1914).