Philip Littell

Charlotte Brontë Discovered the Plain Heroine
April 21, 2014

'A mis­placed chair put her out, and her imagination was at home upon volcanic-looking hills!' Appraising Charlotte Brontë's understated brilliance.

Books and Things
July 03, 1915

It was off and on through a wakeful night that I read this book. This I read while waiting for an honest broker to impart the bad news. This I read after eating too much luncheon. Which of these sentences tells the truth about the book reviewer? He hardly ever lets us know, yet his review is dyed in circumstance of this order. Nor should we be less surprised, most of us, if he told us such things than if he mentioned his pulse, temperature, or systolic and diastolic blood pressure.