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Old and New Masters

Robert Lynd (1879-1949)

1. 01 - Ch.1: Dostoevsky the Sensationalist
2. 02 - Ch.2: Jane Austen: Natural Historian
3. 03 - Ch.3.i - Mr G.K. Chesterton and Mr Hilaire Belloc: 1. The Heavenly Twins
4. 04 - Ch.3.ii - Mr G.K. Chesterton and Mr Hilaire Belloc : The Copiousness of Mr. Belloc
5. 05 - Ch.3.iii - Mr G.K. Chesterton and Mr Hilaire Belloc: 3. The Two Mr. Chestertons
6. 06 - Ch.4.i - Wordsworth: 1. His Personality and Genius
7. 07 - Ch.4.ii - Wordsworth: 2. His Politics
8. 08 - Ch.5.i - Keats: 1. The Biography
9. 09 - Ch.5.ii - Keats: 2. The Matthew Arnold View
10. 10 - Ch.6.i - Henry James: 1. The Novelist of Grains and Scruples
11. 11 - Ch.6.ii - Henry James: 2. The Artist at Work
12. 12 - Ch.6.iii - Henry James: 3. How He was Born Again
13. 13 - Ch.7 - Browning - The Poet of Love
14. 14 - Ch.8 - The Fame of J.M. Synge
15. 15 - Ch.9 - Villon: The Genius of the Tavern
16. 16 - Ch.10 - Pope
17. 17 - Ch. 11 - James Elroy Flecker
18. 18 - Ch.12 - Turgenev
19. 19 - Ch.13 - The Madness of Strindberg
20. 20 - Ch.14 - 'The Prince of French Poets'
21. 21 - Ch.15 - Rossetti and Ritual
22. 22 - Ch.16 - Mr Bernard Shaw
23. 23 - Ch.17 - Mr Masefield's Secret
24. 24 - Ch.18.i - Mr W.B. Yeats: 1. His Own Account of Himself
25. 25 - Ch.18.ii - Mr W.B. Yeats: 2. His Poetry
26. 26 - Ch.19 - Tchehov: The Perfect Story-Teller
27. 27 - Ch.20 - Lady Gregory
28. 28 - Ch.21 - Mr Cunningham Graham
29. 29 - Ch.22.i - Swinburne: 1. The Exotic Bird
30. 30 - Ch.22.ii - Swinburne: 2. Genius without Eyes
31. 31 - Ch.23 - The Work of T.M. Kettle
32. 32 - Ch.24 - Mr J.C. Squire
33. 33 - Ch.25.i - R. Joseph Conrad: 1. The Making of an Author
34. 34 - Ch.25.ii - R. Joseph Conrad: 2. Tales of Mystery
35. 35 - Ch.26.i - Mr Rudyard Kipling: 1. The Good Story-Teller
36. 36 - Ch.26.ii - Mr Rudyard Kipling: 2. The Poet of Life with a Capital Hell
37. 37 - Ch.27.i - Mr Thomas Hardy: 1. His Genius as a Poet
38. 38 - Ch.27.ii - Mr Thomas Hardy: 2. A Poet in Winter

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Summary

Jane Austen, WB Yeats, Chesterton, Shaw... these are personal and intelligent short essays on a selection of great (and great-ish) writers: some well known, and some a bit more obscure to the average reader today. Robert Lynd (1879 – 1949) is best known as a literary essayist and Irish nationalist. He published many essays, all written in an easy, conversational style. Lynd was an essayist after the manner of Charles Lamb, and deserves to be better known. A complete list of his works is available at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wilson_Lynd