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History in English Words

History in English Words

2002 ·
·4.04·149 Ratings ·220 Pages
“ Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis, 1922-1927

    1992·
    ·3.97·185 Ratings
    The life of the young Lewis was filled with contemplations quite different from those of the mature author. This early diary gives readers a window on the world of his formative years. Edited and with an Introduction by Walter Hooper; Index; photographs.
  • Essays Presented to Charles Williams

    1966·
    ·4.01·79 Ratings
    "In this book the reader is offered the work of one professional author, two dons, a solicitor, a friar, and a retired army officer; if he feels disposed to complain of hotch-potch (which incidentally is an excellent dish; consult the NOCTES AMBROSIANAE)
  • Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning

    1984·
    ·4.29·237 Ratings
    Poetic Diction, first published in 1928, begins by asking why we call a given grouping of words "poetry" and why these arouse "aesthetic imagination" and produce pleasure in a receptive reader. Returning always to this personal experience of poetry, Owen
  • Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry

    1988·
    ·4.27·245 Ratings
    Saving the Appearances is about the world as we see it and the world as it is; it is about God, human nature, and consciousness. The best known of numerous books by the British sage whom C.S. Lewis called the "wisest and best of my unofficial teachers," i
  • Auden: Poems

    1995·
    ·4.27·469 Ratings
    The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Auden is just another reminder of his exhilarating lyric power and his understanding of love and longing in
  • The Portable Greek Reader

    1977·
    ·4.06·75 Ratings
    It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden’s splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people who gave us so much of our cultural legacy.Every
  • The Dyer's Hand

    1990·
    ·4.26·273 Ratings
    In this volume, W. H. Auden assembled, edited, and arranged the best of his prose writing, including the famous lectures he delivered as Oxford Professor of Poetry. The result is less a formal collection of essays than an extended and linked series of ob
  • The Portable Romantic Poets: Blake to Poe

    1977·
    ·3.99·127 Ratings
    This volume, edited and with a superb introduction by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision, including William Blake, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Words
  • Intimate Journals

    2006·
    ·3.73·199 Ratings
    One of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was also an important art critic and translator. In fact, his translations of Edgar Allan Poe's works are considered classics of French prose. Throughout
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