Democracy and Other Addresses (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Democracy and Other Addresses (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by James Russell Lowell

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This 1886 collection of public addresses by Lowell features nine speeches, including “Democracy,” a lecture given at Lowell’s assumption of the Presidency of the Birmingham and Midland Institute; “Books and Libraries,” given at the opening of the Free Public Library in Chelsea, Massachusetts; “Coleridge;” “Wordsworth;” and “Don Quixote;” among others. According to a contemporary review in the Nation, “in this volume there is the authentic impress of the classical spirit—age seasons every page, and yet every page is young.”

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ISBN-13: 9781411460485
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) was an American poet, critic, and diplomat.  A strong opponent of slavery, he wrote steadfastly in support of Lincoln and the Union cause in the pages of the North American Review, which he co-edited with Charles Eliot Norton.  Later in life, he served as American ambassador to Spain and then England. 

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