Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Goodwood Library--Hodges' Books

As we are cataloguing the Goodwood Library, we have come across many books that are marked as belonging to Senator Hodges' personal library.  Here are a few of the books we have come across today:

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Ethics of Dust by John Ruskin (interesting article on this book).  Read it online here:  Project Gutenberg.  He owned another book by John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies.  You may read it online here.  Yale University Press calls it a "classic nineteenth-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women."  Others have called it chauvinistic.  Interestingly, it was given to Hodges by a woman, Miss Florence Higgins, in 1897.

El Lector Americano-Libro Primero by Jose Abelardo Nunez.  This is a Spanish language story book that was possibly purchased to help Hodges' learn the language.  The 2nd volume is available online here.  Who knows, we may come across that volume later.

Poems by William Cullen Bryant.  The Poetry Foundation has this to say about this American poet.

The Works of Samuel Coleridge in seven volumes.  The Poetry Foundation has more about Coleridge and a sampling of his poetry.

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