- 346 pages
- My Book of Stories from the Poets
- Christine Chaundler
- 17 November 2017 Christine Chaundler
Excerpt From My Book Of Stories From The Poets Told In ProseHen We Consider The Fact That Prose Is An Easier And Far Natural Form Of Expression Than Poetry And One Which, At The Present Time, Is Very Much Common, It Is Rather Surprising To Find That Long Before Any Story Books Were Written Very Many Of The Old Legends And Fairy Tales Were Set Down In The Form Of Verse Nowadays Stories Are Told In Ordinary, Simple Language Such As People Use In Everyday Conversa Tion, And It Very Often Happens That One Story Is Considered Better Than Another Just Because It Is Expressed In Words That Are Easier To Understand But In The Olden Days, When A Great Many Of The Poems Whose Stories Are Told In This Book Were Written, This Was Not The Case.The First Story To Be Published In Ordinary Language Was Robinson Crusoe, Which I Expect You Have Read It Was Written By Daniel Defoe In The Year 1715 But It Was Not Until Twenty Five Years After That Another Was Written Pamela, By Samuel Richardson That Marked The Beginning Of Story Writing In The Form Which Now Prevails, And, Because Of The Difficulties Of Printing, It Was Not Until Fairly Recent Times That The Writing Of Stories Became At All Common.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.