Great English Essays: From Bacon to Chesterton

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This collection, spanning four centuries of English wit, wisdom, and common sense, contains the thoughts of a number of renowned masters of the essay. From Francis Bacon--the English author who reputedly imported the genre from France, to literary critic, mystery writer, and social commentator G. K. Chesterton, more than twenty writers express their views on such subjects as walking, writing, traveling, sleeping, pets, friends, and childhood.
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Overview


This collection, spanning four centuries of English wit, wisdom, and common sense, contains the thoughts of a number of renowned masters of the essay. From Francis Bacon--the English author who reputedly imported the genre from France, to literary critic, mystery writer, and social commentator G. K. Chesterton, more than twenty writers express their views on such subjects as walking, writing, traveling, sleeping, pets, friends, and childhood.
Included among the literary offerings are "Sir Roger de Coverley at Spring-Garden" by Joseph Addison, "A Meditation Upon a Broomstick" by Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson's "Dick Minim the Critic," as well as compositions by Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Lamb, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and other noted authors.
The works are presented chronologically and original publication dates are given where available.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486440828
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 240,774
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Francis Bacon
  Of Love
  Of Cunning
  Of Ambition
  Of Gardens
Thomas Fuller
  The Good Schoolmaster
Owen Feltham
  On Dreams
Abraham Cowley
  Of Myself
Jonathan Swift
  A Meditation on a Broomstick, According to the Style and Manner of the Hon. Robert Boyle's Meditations
  A Modest Proposal
Joseph Addison
  Sir Roger de Coverley at Spring-Garden
  The Tory Fox-Hunter
  Meditations in Westminster Abbey
Richard Steele
  Jack Lizard
  Recollections of Childhood
Samuel Johnson
  Dick Minim the Critic
  Spring
Sir Joshua Reynolds
  Art Connoisseurs
Oliver Goldsmith
  The Character of an Important Trifler, Beau Tibbs
  The Character of the Trifler Continued: with That of His Wife, His House, and Furniture
  National Prejudice
James Boswell
  Passionate Love
  Parents and Their Children
Charles Lamb
  Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist
  A Bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People
  The Superannuated Man
  Old China
William Hazlitt
  On Familiar Style
  On Going a Journey
Leigh Hunt
  A Few Thoughts on Sleep
  Getting Up on Cold Mornings
William Makepeace Thackeray
  Tunbridge Toys
Charles Dickens
  Lying Awake
Anthony Trollope
  A Walk in a Wood
John Ruskin
  The Clouds Are There
John Addington Symonds
  Personal Style
W. H. Hudson
  Her Own Village
  Dandy: A Story of a Dog
Alice Meynell
  Fellow Travellers with a Bird
  The Unready
Richard Jefferies
  The July Grass
Augustine Birrell
  Book-Buying
Robert Louis Stevenson
  Notes on the Movements of Young Children
George Bernard Shaw
  On Pleasure Bent
G. K. Chesterton
  A Defence of Skeletons
  A Defence of Nonsense
  Twelve Men
Virginia Woolf
  Hours in a Library
D. H. Lawrence
  Adolf
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