A Collection of Classic Essays by William Lyon Phelps - Including 'Happiness', 'Superstition', 'The Great American Game', and Many More

by William Lyon Phelps
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Publisher: Read Books Ltd.

Publication Date: April 22, 2016

ISBN: 9781473362185

Binding: Kobo eBook

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These early works by William Lyon Phelps were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Collection of Classic Essays by William Lyon Phelps' is a selection of classic essays, including 'The Weather', 'Man and Boy', 'The Devil', and many more. William Lyon Phelps was born on 2nd January 1865, in New Haven, Conneticut, United States. Phelps earned a B.A. in 1887, writing his thesis on the Idealism of George Berkeley. He then gained an M.A. in 1891 from Yale and his PhD from Harvard in the same year. During his time a Yale, he offered a course in modern novels which brought the university considerable attention both nationally and internationally. Phelps published many essays on modern and European literature, including titles such as 'Essays on Modern Novelists' (1910), 'Some Makers of American Literature' (1923), and 'As I Like it' (1923).