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The Common Reader First Series

By Woolf, Virginia

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Title: The Common Reader First Series  
Author: Woolf, Virginia
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction--Women authors--History and criticism., Literature--Women authors, Literature
Collection: Women Writers Collection
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Fiction

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Excerpt: There is a sentence in Dr. Johnson's Life of Gray which might well be written up in all those rooms, too humble to be called libraries, yet full of books, where the pursuit of reading is carried on by private people. ... I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers, uncorrupted by literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the dogmatism of learning, must be finally decided all claim to poetical honours. It defines their qualities; it dignifies their aims; it bestows upon a pursuit which devours a great deal of time, and is yet apt to leave behind it nothing very substantial, the sanction of the great man's approval.

 

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