Since its first publication in 1920, George Saintsbury's classic Notes on a Cellar-Book has remained one of the greatest tributes to drink and drinking in the literature of wine. A collection of tasting notes, menus, and robust opinions, the work is filled with anecdotes and recollections of wines and spirits consumed—from the heights of Romanée-Conti to the simple pleasures of beer, flip, and mum. Thomas Pinney brings this unique work alive for contemporary audiences by providing the keys to a full understanding of Notes on a Cellar-Book in a new edition that includes explanatory endnotes, an essay on the book's legacy, and additional articles on wine by Saintsbury.
This volume contains a collection of critical literary essays written by George Saintsbury. The writers dealt with in these criticisms include De Quincey, Sydney Smith, George Crabbe, and many more. This volume is recommended for students of English literature, and it will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in important nineteenth century writers. The essays include: “Crabbe”, “Hogg”, “Sydney Smith”, “Jeffrey”, “Hazlitt”, “Moore”, “Leigh Hunt”, “Peacock”, “Wilson”, “De Quincey”, “Lockhart”, “Praed”, and “Borrow”. George Edward Bateman Saintsbury (1845 - 1933) was an English Author, scholar, and critic. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
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