Essays on Russian Novelists
WILLIAM LYON PHELPS
M.A. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Yale)
FORMERLY INSTRUCTOR IN ENGLISH AT HARVARD
LAMPSON PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AT YALE
MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTS
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Set up and electrotyped. Published January, 1911.
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VIRGINIA HUBBARD CURTIS
"Strength and honour are her clothing: and she shall rejoice in time to come.
"She openeth her mouth with wisdom: and in her tongue is the law of kindness."
Russian fiction is like German music—the best in the world. It is with the hope of persuading some American and English readers to substitute in their leisure hours first-class novels for fourth and fifth class that I have written this book.
I am grateful to Mr. Mandell, Instructor in Russian at Yale, and to Mr. Noyes, Professor of Russian at the University of California, for some information on the work of contemporary Russians. It is a pleasure to record my thanks to Mr. Andrew Keogh, Reference Librarian of Yale, for his unselfish labour in preparing the List of Publications. This is certain to be valuable, for it exists nowhere else.
W. L. P.
Yale University,Tuesday, 29 November 1910.