on 30 January 2012
This was a present for a friend now in her eighties, but I can tell you how much it delighted her. A lady of that age is likely to have had a very sound education in English Literature, and would have read these essays at school. My friend could only remember sections of them, so she very much enjoyed revisiting them, being reminded of the school classroom (English being her favourite subject), and feeling a little bit superior to present-day 14-year-olds, who, she thinks, have very little idea of how good sentences are constructed. Added to that, this is a very pleasing edition.