A book of prefaces
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A book of prefaces

By Henry Louis Mencken
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Book Description

Four of H.L. Mencken's "Prefaces" -- which are, in fact, major essays on literature -- are collected herein, including works on Joseph Conrad, Theodore Dreiser, James Huneker, and Puritanism as a Literary Force. Includes the preface from the fourth edition.

Table of Contents
  • A BOOK OF PREFACES
    • PUBLISHED AT THE BORZOI · NEW YORK · BY
      • ALFRED · A · KNOPF
    • CONTENTS
    • PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION
  • A BOOK OF PREFACES
    • I
      • JOSEPH CONRAD
      • § 1
      • § 2
      • § 3
      • § 4
      • § 5
      • § 6
      • § 7
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • II
      • THEODORE DREISER
      • § 1
      • § 2
      • § 3
      • § 4
      • § 5
      • § 6
      • § 7
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • III
      • JAMES HUNEKER
      • § 1
      • § 2
      • § 3
      • § 4
      • § 5
      • § 6
      • § 7
      • § 8
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • IV
      • PURITANISM AS A LITERARY FORCE
      • § 1
      • § 2
      • § 3
      • § 4
      • § 5
      • § 6
        • THE END
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • INDEX
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