Bacon's Essays [NOOK Book]

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Originally printed in 1906 as a limited edition of two hundred and fifty copies, this book contains the essays of Francis Bacon, drawn from the edition of 1625. Bacon covers a variety of topics in his essays, including cunning, atheism, love and goodness. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Bacon's work or seventeenth-century philosophy.
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Bacon's Essays

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Overview

Originally printed in 1906 as a limited edition of two hundred and fifty copies, this book contains the essays of Francis Bacon, drawn from the edition of 1625. Bacon covers a variety of topics in his essays, including cunning, atheism, love and goodness. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Bacon's work or seventeenth-century philosophy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940024474815
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1884 volume
  • File size: 655 KB

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Though Bacon considered the Essays "but as recreation of my other studies", he was given high praise by his contemporaries, even to the point of crediting him with having invented the essay form. Later researches made clear the extent of Bacon's borrowings from the works of Montaigne, Aristotle and other writers, but the Essays have nevertheless remained in the highest repute. The 19th century literary historian Henry Hallam wrote that "They are deeper and more discriminating than any earlier, or almost any later, work in the English language".
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Table of Contents

Introduction; The epistle dedicatorie; The table; The essays; Notes; Index of proper names; Works quoted in the essays; Appendix 1. Deviations from modern grammatical usage; Appendix 2. Chronology of Bacon's life and works; Appendix 3. Early editions of Bacons Essays; Words and phrases explained in the notes.
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