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The Professor at the Breakfast-Table (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With the Story of Iris
     

The Professor at the Breakfast-Table (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With the Story of Iris

by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
 

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This 1860 sequel to the author's popular 1858 collection of essays, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, continues the genial, conversational quality of its predecessor. In order to continue interest in a second volume, this book is much more aggressive in tone and thought. It questions aspects of religion, for which an apologia appears in the preface. The

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This 1860 sequel to the author's popular 1858 collection of essays, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, continues the genial, conversational quality of its predecessor. In order to continue interest in a second volume, this book is much more aggressive in tone and thought. It questions aspects of religion, for which an apologia appears in the preface. The essays demonstrate Yankee Ingenuity – or, the self reliance displayed by early colonial settlers. It also contains the story of young girl named Iris, which the London Times praised for its "beauty of form and dramatic interest." 


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411446236
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
File size:
373 KB

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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