Familiar Studies of Men and Books
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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By Robert Louis Stevenson
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A companion to his earlier Virginibus Puerisque, this 1882 collection is the more critical volume of the two. “The readings of a literary vagrant, according to the author, these conversational essays read more like short stories about their subjects. Included among the nine pieces are, “Victor Hugo's Romances, “Some Aspects of Robert Burns, “Henry David Thoreau: His Character and Opinions, and “Charles of Orleans.

Table of Contents
  • FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS
  • PREFACE BY WAY OF CRITICISM.
  • CONTENTS.
  • VICTOR HUGO’S ROMANCES.
  • SOME ASPECTS OF ROBERT BURNS
    • Youth.
    • The Love Stories.
    • Downward Course.
    • Works.
  • WALT WHITMAN.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
  • HENRY DAVID THOREAU: HIS CHARACTER AND OPINIONS.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
  • YOSHIDA-TORAJIRO
  • FRANÇOIS VILLON, STUDENT, POET, AND HOUSEBREAKER.
  • A Wild Youth.
    • A Gang of Thieves.
    • Villon and the Gallows.
    • The Large Testament.
  • CHARLES OF ORLEANS.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
  • SAMUEL PEPYS.
    • The Diary.
    • A Liberal Genius.
    • Respectability.
  • JOHN KNOX AND HIS RELATIONS TO WOMEN.
    • I.—The Controversy about Female Rule.
    • II.—Private Life.
  • FOOTNOTES
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