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I usually concluded that would not be quite fair. I have not been overscrupulous in this matter, for the essay is a mood rather than a form- the frontier between the essay and the short story is as imperceptible as is at present the once famous MasonMoreI usually concluded that would not be quite fair. I have not been overscrupulous in this matter, for the essay is a mood rather than a form- the frontier between the essay and the short story is as imperceptible as is at present the once famous Mason and Dixon line. Indeed, in that pleasant lowland country between the two empires lie (to my way of thinking) some of the most fertile fields of prose—fiction that expresses feeling and character and setting rather than action and plot- fiction beautifully ripened by the lingering mild sunshine of the essayists mood. This is fiction, I might add, extremely unlikely to get into the movies. I think of short stories such as George Gissings, in that too little known volume The House of Cobwebs, which I read again and again at midnight with unfailing delight- fall asleep over- forget- and again re-read with undiminished satisfaction. They have no brilliance of phrase, no smart surprises, no worked-up situations which have to be taken at high speed to pass without breakdown over their brittle bridgework of credibility. They have only the modest and faintly melancholy savor of life itself.....................This book is now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.This book come with beautifully designed and easy to read style.MODERN ESSAYSAMERICAN CLASSIC LITERATURE :: MODERN ESSAYSBy John MacyMODERN ESSAYS SELECTED BYCHRISTOPHER MORLEYAuthor: John MacyWilliam Allen WhiteRupert BrookeDon MarquisDavid W. BoneWilliam McFeeJoyce KilmerJoseph ConradA. P. HerbertO. W. FirkinsHilaire BellocWilliam OslerStephen LeacockHarry Morgan AyresThomas BurkeA. A. MilneMax BeerbohmStuart P. ShermanH. M. TomlinsonLouise Imogen GuineyStewart Edward WhiteMarian StormGeorge SantayanaSimeon StrunskyGeorge SaintsburyBertrand RussellPhilip GuedallaRobert Palfrey UtterLogan Pearsall SmithJames Branch CabellRobert Cortes HollidayHarry Esty DounceHeywood BrounEditor: Christopher MorleyLanguage: EnglishLets enjoy reading it !!