Why We Should Read
by S. P. B. Mais
Publisher: Grant Richards LTD. 1921
Number of pages: 311
The book introduces you to authors that you don't yet know: Tom Jones, Charles Lamb, James Boswell, William Hazlitt, Samuel Pepys, Walter Savage Landor, John Donne, George Santayana, Francis Brett-Young, Iris Tree, Aldous Huxley, Robert Graves, Ford Madox Hueffer, Sheila Kaye-Smith, etc.
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