"Selections from the Prose Writings of Matthew Arnold." Edited with notes and an introduction by Lewis E. Gates. (Henry Holt and Company).
These selections present all that is most characteristic in Arnold's criticism of literature and life. They include comments on literature, politics, religion, theology and the general social conditions of his time. The whole range of Arnold's style is presented in these essays.
Mr. Gates, in an able introduction, has given an analysis of Arnold's style, his theories of life and culture, and his relation to his times.