The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

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Pub. Date: 1974-10-01
Publisher(s): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A highly acclaimed collection of twenty-eight essays, sketches, and short stories presenting nearly every facet of the author's work. "Up to the author's highest standard in a literary form that was most congenial to her" (Times Literary Supplement (London)). "Exquisitely written" (New Yorker); "The riches of this book are overwhelming" (Christian Science Monitor). Editorial Note by Leonard Woolf.

Table of Contents

The Death of the Mothp. 3
Evening Over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Carp. 7
Three Picturesp. 12
Old Mrs. Greyp. 17
Street Hauntingp. 20
Jones and Wilkinsonp. 37
"Twelfth Night" at the Old Vicp. 45
Madame de Sevignep. 51
The Humane Artp. 58
Two Antiquaries: Walpole and Colep. 64
The Rev. William Cole: A Letterp. 76
The Historian and "The Gibbon"p. 82
Reflections at Sheffield Placep. 94
The Man at the Gatep. 104
Sara Coleridgep. 111
"Not One of Us"p. 119
Henry Jamesp. 129
Within the Rim
The Old Order
The Letters of Henry James
George Moorep. 156
The Novels of E. M. Forsterp. 162
Middlebrowp. 176
The Art of Biographyp. 187
Craftsmanshipp. 198
A Letter to a Young Poetp. 208
Why?p. 227
Professions for Womenp. 235
Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raidp. 243
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