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The Art of Rhetoric
     

The Art of Rhetoric

by Thomas Wilson
 

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"The Art of Rhetoric" is the earliest systematic work of rhetoric and literary criticism in the English. This work, which brought into English the procedures of Ciceronian rhetoric-invention, disposition, style, memory, and delivery-the core of the academic curriculum in Renaissance England, went through eight editions between 1553 and 1585. At the time, its appeal

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"The Art of Rhetoric" is the earliest systematic work of rhetoric and literary criticism in the English. This work, which brought into English the procedures of Ciceronian rhetoric-invention, disposition, style, memory, and delivery-the core of the academic curriculum in Renaissance England, went through eight editions between 1553 and 1585. At the time, its appeal was both practical and academic. Today it gives a unique insight into the formal training of such authors as Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and Milton.

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First published in 1553, Wilson's work brought into the English language the procedures of Ciceronian rhetoric, and quickly became a mainstay of the academic curriculum. It reveals much about the education of such authors as Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and Milton. Other 20th-century editions have been facsimiles, or have retained the original spelling; this modernizes the spelling and punctuation of the 1560 second edition. Indexed only by rhetorical terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781849021197
Publisher:
Benediction Books
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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