The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
     
 

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This collection of essays, published in 1858, inaugurated a series of similar books that Holmes would publish over the course of his long career.  The essays are set in the dining room of a boarding house and feature one-sided humorous perorations by the otherwise unnamed "Autocrat" on a number of subjects from old age to conversation.

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This collection of essays, published in 1858, inaugurated a series of similar books that Holmes would publish over the course of his long career.  The essays are set in the dining room of a boarding house and feature one-sided humorous perorations by the otherwise unnamed "Autocrat" on a number of subjects from old age to conversation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435858
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
382 KB

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Meet the Author

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) was an American physician and author whose essays were published regularly in The Atlantic Monthly—a magazine he named, and which still thrives today. As a doctor, Holmes was an influential early proponent of the germ disease of contagion, and pressed for the training of women and African American physicians.

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