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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF

DAVID CROCKETT

With an Introduction by
HAMLIN GARLAND

The most characteristic figure of the New World for the first two rrituries was the man of the “trace" or trail: the settler who, carrying a rifle and an axe, adventured into the wilderness and there hewed out a clearing, built a cabin, and planted corn; whose skill with the flint-lock provided meat for his family, skins for his clothing, and literally kept the wolf from the door. In Crockett's autobiography the reader will find the picture of such a man, a blunt, bold, prosaic account of a life, epic in its sweep, in a crude sort the direct progenitor of Lincoln and Mark Twain.

Included in this volume are: “A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee,” “An Account of Colonel Crockett's Tour to the North and Down East,” and “Colonel Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas.”

AMERICAN PROSE MASTERS

By W. C. BROWNELL

With an Introduction by
STUART P. SHERMAN

A book of vital and useful criticism, to produce which “it is necessary”. (to use Mr. Brownell's own words) “to think, think, think, and then, when tired of thinking, to think more. Here one finds a critical estimate which leads him to a true appreciation of the work of Cooper, Hawthorne, Emerson, Poe, Lowell, and Henry James.

In his introduction, Mr. Sherman points out that “though the table of contents indicates that this book contains but six American prose masters, the reflective reader soon perceives that it contains a seventh, to whom the rest are indebted for no small part of the interest which they seem to possess in their own right.”

BARCHESTER 1 "RAIL
BY ANTHONY TROLIAN

With an Introduction by
CLARENCE DIMICK STEVENS
Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati

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Trollope covered a wide range of subjects in the more than thirty novels that he wrote, but he was at his best in portraying provincial life among the clergy and the gentry in a cathedral city. “Barchester Towers” (1857), the most widely read of his books, is a classic for its unfailing humor, its distinctly drawn characters, and its unerring accuracy in picturing situations that are true to life.

POEMS BY
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

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Selected and edited, with an Introduction, by

GEORGE McLEAN HARPER
Professor of English at Princeton University

Even so sincere a friend of Wordsworth as Matthew Arnold be lieved that it was essential for the fame of the poet that a selection be made of the poems, and he made one. There is no person better suited to prepare a selection, after his long study and valuable discoveries, than Professor Harper.

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

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NEW YORK

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