Books: Outline of Literature* It Slips Down the Throat as Easy as Junket

The Story. Outlines— of History — of Science — of Art large, impressive looking books — copiously illustrated — well printed — mental bouillon cubes for an age that takes its information like its breakfast cereal, on the run, and, if possible, predigested — another century may find, perhaps, the whole scope of human knowledge boiled down and salted away in one magnificent, laconic Outline of Outlines, supplanting colleges and five-foot shelves alike. At any rate, here is the first volume of The Outline of Literature — 294 pages covering the rise...

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