Buried Caesars

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Buried Caesars  (1968) 
by Vincent Starrett

Reprint of the 1923 edition


BURIED CAESARS

BURIED CAESARS

Essays in Literary
Appreciation


BY
VINCENT STARRETT


I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled.

Edward FitzGerald


Essay Index Reprint Series


BOOKS FOR LIBRARIES PRESS, INC.
FREEPORT, NEW YORK

First Published 1923
Reprinted 1968


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG NUMBER:
68-16977

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

To the Shining Memory
of Another Buried Caesar

ROBERT POLK STARRETT

My Father
September 19, 1863
November 24, 1918

CONTENTS

I.
A Novelist of Ecstasy and Sin
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1
(1)
Of Sin
(2)
Of Ecstasy
(3)
Of Arthur Machen
II.
Ambrose Bierce
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32
(1)
The Man
(2)
The Master
(3)
The Mystery
III.
Stephen Crane: a Wonderful Boy
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73
IV.
The Passing of James Branch Cabell
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87
V.
"Michael Wood" and the "Incommunicable"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
105
VI.
The Art of W. C. Morrow
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118
VII.
Arthur Cosslett Smith
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126
VIII.
Two Suicides
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133
 
Hubert Crackanthorpe
 
Richard Middleton
IX.
The Irritating Mr. Burgess
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146
X.
Opie Read and the Great American Novel
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153
XI.
A Bookman of the Old School
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163
 
Walter Blackburn Harte
XII.
Haldane Macfall, Novelist
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
170
XIII.
Robert Neilson Stephens and the Costume Novel
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179
XIV.
Y. E. A. and a Bottle of Rum
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189
XV.
"Black Beauty" and its Author
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205
XVI.
"Home is the Sailor—"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
224
 
In Memoriam David Ker
XVII.
"Great-Heart is Dead!"
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239
 
In Memoriam William Marion Reedy


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1974, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.