Shooting an Elephant - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

"Good Bad Books" is about books that survive the passage of time, but are not necessarily great books. The list of works that contain books that have survived, but are dated, include works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes, Booth Tarkington, the Penrod children's series, Bram Stoker of Dracula and Harriet Beecher Stowe of Uncle Tom's Cabin that many will recognize. There are also a great many whose authors have faded from collective recognition by now, except by a few connoisseurs, perhaps. I doubt whether names like Leonard Merrick, C. Nesbit, George Birmingham or Barrie Pain would be among the authors in the retinue of the reader of this summary.

Helen's Babies (the title and subject of the last essay in his book), Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Uncle Tom's Cabin and King Solomon's Mines (by H. Ryder Haggard) are books that are certain to...

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