This book collects 80 famous modern essays involving 30 authors such as Lu Xun, Hu Shi, Guo Moruo, Yu Dafu, Xu Zhimo, Zhu Ziqing, Zheng Zhenduo, Lu Yin, Lao She, Lin Huiyin, and Xiao Hong. The book is divided into two volumes: Describing Scenery and Narrating Objects and Describing People and Events, which are arranged according to the authors’ birth time.
The selected articles value aesthetic appreciation and consider the value of historical documents. Their genre, style, content, theme, and conception all reflect the authors’ solemn attitude and skillful techniques, bringing the charm of Chinese to students while stimulating their interest in learning and improving their literacy in literature and history. Meanwhile, these essays also serve as models for contemporary middle school students to emulate.