The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present - Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay-Page 212-302 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay-Page 212-302 Summary and Analysis

In chapter five the author is continuing his look of the people that influenced "The Rise of the English Essay." The next essayist in the book is Robert Louis Stevenson and his works "The Lantern-Bearers," "An Apology for Idlers," and his essay titled "On Marriage." Stevenson is best known today for his stories "Treasure Island," and "Kidnapped" as well as "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." His focus on innocence and youth is seen in his personal essays as it is in his novels.

Max Beerbohm is called "The incomparable Max." He essays are well known for their comic effect, thoughtfulness and wisdom. Beerbohm is said to be able touse tenderness and spite in the same work. The works examined are "Going Out for...

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