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Popular Literature.

In the first and the second sections of this article we attempted to indicate our notions of 'popular literature' with reference to some of the most important ‘popular' books regarded as clas- sics 'in English Literature.' The authors of most of those works werθ not distinguished either by their birth or by their learning. Bunyan 'mingled with those imaginative scenes of his own the famil- iar scripture imagery and the still morθ familiar incidents of English village life and told his story of the 'Pilgrim's Progress' in his own familiar lan- guage, though the contemporary men of letters des pised the author and his work'. 'It surely could he but a little time before the precision of his imagi- nation and the force and charm of his simple and idiomatic English would be felt and then imitated;' Bunyan the tinker is immortalized by his book The aim of every writer is to reach the heart of his reader and his words never draw to themselves the attention which is to bθ directed to the ideas un- derlying them: the medium of conmunication is perfectly transparent. The novel, which has deve- loped out of Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, according to Clar Reeve, "gives a familiar relation of such things as pass every day