The Best English G.H. Vallisns
THE BEST ENGLISH LITERATURE 'preserves what is best and most worthy out of the past and hands it on as a living tradition." So writes G. H. Vallins in this last volume of his trilogy on the English language. Believing that English is a rich and living language he takes the reader on an exciting exploration of Literature as an art. Dealing with the techniques of composition in poetry, drama and prose he shows that words properly used communicate not only with our minds but also with our hearts and our emotions. The many examples of the uses of language taken from sources as varied as Shakespeare and P.. G. Wodehouse, Pepys and Bernard Shaw, Chaucer and Dylan Thomas, all add enormously to the reader's knowledge and appreciation of the treasures of literature. 'Valuable not only for the sensible criticisms that he makes, not only for the delightful quotations that he introduces, but also for his common sense. The Observer.
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