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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About 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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