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The Heart of Oak Books Vol. IV Charles Norton

The Heart of Oak Books Vol. IV

Charles Norton

Published 1901
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Hardcover
308 pages
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Collection of fairy tales, narratives, and poems by authors including, but not limited to: Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Lewis Carrol, William Blake, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.Preface (exert) by Charles Norton: A taste for good reading is anMoreCollection of fairy tales, narratives, and poems by authors including, but not limited to: Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Lewis Carrol, William Blake, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.Preface (exert) by Charles Norton: A taste for good reading is an acquisition the worth of which is hardly to be overestimate: and yet a majority of children, even of those favored by circumstances, grow up without it. This defect is due partly to the fault or ignorance of parents and teacher- partly, also, to the want, in many cases, of the proper means of cultivation. For this taste, like most others, is usually not so much a gift of nature as a product of cultivation. A wide difference exists, indeed, in children in respect to their natural inclination for reading, but there are few in whom it cannot be more or less developed by careful and judicious training....This means for its culture which good reading affords is the most generally available and one of the most efficient.To provide this means is the chief end of The Heart of Oak series of Reading Books.