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Handbook of Universal Literature from the Best and Latest Authorities

By Botta, Anne Charlotte Lynch, Mrs.

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Title: Handbook of Universal Literature from the Best and Latest Authorities  
Author: Botta, Anne Charlotte Lynch, Mrs.
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Preface: This work was begun many years ago, as a literary exercise, to meet the personal requirements of the writer, which were such as most persons experience on leaving school and ?completing their education,? as the phrase is. The world of literature lies before them, but where to begin, what course of study to pursue, in order best to comprehend it, are the problems which present themselves to the bewildered questioner, who finds himself in a position not unlike that of a traveler suddenly set down in an unknown country, without guide-book or map. The most natural course under such circumstances would be to begin at the beginning, and take a rapid survey of the entire field of literature, arriving at its details through this general view. But as this could be accomplished only by subjecting each individual to a severe and protracted course of systematic study, the idea was conceived of obviating this necessity to some extent by embodying the results of such a course in the form of the following work,

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CONTENTS. LIST OF AUTHORITIES INTRODUCTION. THE ALPHABET. 1. The Origin of Letters.--2. The Phoenician Alphabet and Inscriptions.-- 3. The Greek Alphabet. Its Three Epochs.--4. The Mediaeval Scripts. The Irish. The Anglo-Saxon. The Roman. The Gothic. The Runic. CLASSIFICATION OF LANGUAGES CHINESE LITERATURE.


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