This book contains a translation of Longinus' On the Sublime where he critically applauds and condemns certain literary works as examples of good or bad styles of writing. In the work, he ultimately promotes an "elevation of style"and an essence of "simplicity". The concept of the sublime is generally accepted to refer to a style of writing that elevates itself "above the ordinary". Finally, Longinus sets out five sources of sublimity: "great thoughts, strong emotions, certain figures of thought and speech, noble diction, and dignified word arrangement. Longinus' On the Sublime is one of the most significant compositions pertaining to literary criticism. The book is a beneficial and important source of information for the students of English Literature, as well as the general readers interested in the subject.
About the Author
A.O.Prickard is a former Fellow of New College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom. He is a subject expert and has published multiple books related to English Literature.