Literary Taste: How to Form It

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Literary Taste: How to Form It  (1909) 
by Arnold Bennett
Literary Taste: How to Form it is a long essay by Arnold Bennett, first published in 1909, with a revised edition by his friend Frank Swinnerton appearing in 1937. It includes a long list of recommended books, every item individually costed. Both the essay and the list were very influential, although Bennett's decision to include only books originally written in English (along with a handful of Latin works) makes it extremely insular compared with most other attempts at compiling a literary canon.— Excerpted from Literary Taste: How to Form It on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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