Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism PDF books available for free download from our online reading library.

List of free eBooks in this page are
* The Devil's Dictionary
* The Essays of George Eliot
* Biographia Literaria
* What's Wrong with the World
* Shakespearean Tragedy
* The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant


The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical lexicon, a work of the American journalist Ambrose Bierce, whose literary face include as a short story writer, fabulist, satirist, and literary critic. Among his numerous short stories notable are The Boarded Window, An Inhabitant of Carcosa, The Haunted Valley, A Diagnosis of Death, and An Affair of Outposts...

The Essays of George Eliot

The Essays of George Eliot

The Essays of George Eliot is a collection of popular essays of the Victorian novelist Mary Ann Evans, remembered by her pen name George Eliot. Eliot’s works were reflecting the realism and psychological insight of provincial England.  Nathan Sheppardad, the author of books like Shut up in Paris, Before an audience, and The use of the will ..

Biographia Literaria

Biographia Literaria

Biographia Literaria is a prose work written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an English poet and founder of the Romantic Movement in England. Among his many poetic works, notable are The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Biographia Literaria. Biographia Literaria was intended to be written by the author as a preface to his poems to justify..

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World is a series of essays compiled from the literary critic Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s life time contributed works through newspapers and periodicals on feminism, education, government, business and other topics. Chesterton’s faith in Christianity and his clever and unique commenting skills and criticisms on materialism, ..

Shakespearean Tragedy

Shakespearean Tragedy

Shakespearean Tragedy is a series of lectures on the Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.  Written by the English literary scholar, Andrew Cecil Bradley whose lectures have made generations of readers to feel the Shakespeare’s work as if real life characters?.  Bradley specifies in the introductory n..

The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

Forward There is a story that Schopenhauer used to begin his lectures on Kant by saying: "Let no one tell you what is contained in the Critique of Pure Reason." The writer of this little book hopes that no one will imagine that he has disregarded this warning. There are no short-cuts to the understanding of a great philosopher, and the..

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