Mysticism in English Literature

By: Spurgeon, Caroline F. E.

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Dust-jacket split into three pieces along spine, with front panel and rear panel separated, and separate small piece of dust-jacket spine. Most of dust-jacket spine missing. Margins of dust-jacket brittle with small chips and heavy foxing. Dust-jacket held together in archival mylar cover. ; Uncommon in dust-jacket, albeit dust-jacket is split into two pieces. vii, [1], 168 pages + [4] pages advertisements. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 164 x 119mm. "The variety of applications of the term 'mysticism' has forced me to restrict myself here to a discussion of that philosophical type of mysticism which concerns itself with questions of ultimate reality. My aim, too, has been to consider this subject in connection with great English writers. I have had, therefore, to exclude, with regret, the literature of America, so rich in mystical thought." - page v. Contents: I. Introduction - Definition of Mysticism; The Early Mystical Writers. Plato. Plotinus. Chronological Sketch of Mystical Thought in England; II. Love and Beauty Mystics - Shelley, Rossetti, Browning, Coventry Patmore, and Keats; III. Nature Mystics - Henry Vaughan, Wordsworth; Richard Jefferies; IV. Philosophical Mystics - (i) Poets. - Donne, Traherne, Emily Bronte, Tennyson; (ii) Prose Writers. - William Law, Burke, Coleridge, Carlyle; V. Devotional and Religious Mystics - The Early English Writers: Richard Rolle and Julian; Crashawe, Herbert, and Christopher Harvewy; Blake and Francis Thompson; Bibliography; Index. The author was Lecturer in English Literature at Bedford College, University of London. Series title: The Cambrdige Manuals of Science and Literature". Dust-jacket flap advertises that this series "Cambridge Manuals" was issued in cloth at 1s. net, or in leather at 2s. 6d. net.

Title: Mysticism in English Literature

Author Name: Spurgeon, Caroline F. E.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1913

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket

Seller ID: 21915