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Revival: George Saintsbury: The Memorial Volume (1945)
A New Collection of His Essays and Papers

ISBN 9781138567269
Published January 31, 2019 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

This Memorial Volume is being published to mark the centenary year of the author's birth. It contains essays, hitherto uncollected in book form, on authors such as Dryden, Herrick, Ben Jonson, Browning, Coleridge; studies of Carlyle, Jane Welsh Carlyle, Shelley, Disraeli; and papers on subjects that range from "The Qualities of Wine" to "Eighteenth Century Poetry". There is a biographical memoir of Saintsbury by Professor A. Blyth Webster and personal portraits by Professor Oliver Elton, Sir Herbert Grierson, and others. Compiled under the co-editorship of Dr John W. Oliver  and Mr Augustus Muir (who were students ofthe author's at the University of Edinburgh) and of Dr A. M. Clark, lecturer in the English Department at that University, this volume will be welcomed by the steadily increasing number of those who appreciate the richness of Saintsbury's personality and the value of his work as a critic and literary historian.

Table of Contents


George Saintsbury. By Oliver Elton

Some Personal Memories. By Sir Herbert Grierson

Recollections of Sainsbury. By John Purves

A Biographical Memoir. By A. Blyth Webster

Essays and Studies by George Saintsbury

John Dryden the Dramatist

Fitzgerald's "Omar Khayyam"

Journalism Fifty Years Ago

The Poetry of Herrick

The Authorized Version of the Bible


Robert Browning

Oxford Sights and Scenes

The Two Tragedies

Oliver Goldsmith and "The Vicar of Wakefield"

Disraeli: A Portrait

Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Inaugural Address at Edinburgh

A Saintsbury Scrap Book

I "The Master of Ballantrae"

II The Qualities of Wine

III On Ben Jonson

IV On The Teaching of English

V Personal Sketches

VI Some Notes on Colleridge

VII John Stuart Blackie

VIII Lectures on Living Writers

IX R.I.S, Henley and Sir Walter Raleigh

X Men of Letters as Milch Cows

XI Scottish Literature

Address to george Saintsbury on his Seventy-Seventh Birthday and His Reply

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George Edward Bateman Saintsbury, FBA , was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur. In 1895 he became professor of rhetoric and English literature at the University of Edinburgh, a position he held until 1915.