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- GREAT ENGLISH ESSAYS : FROM BACON TO CHESTERTON - Francis Bacon, G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Lamb, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and other noted authors.
DetailsThis 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 asCompositions byOliver 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.ABOUT THE EDITOR: Bob Blaisdell is Professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of more than 20 Dover literature and poetry collections. His most recent Dover books include Civil War Letters: From Home, Camp and Battlefield, Great Speeches by Mark Twain, Essays on Teaching, and Humorous American Short Stories.
SKU Code PRK B 3530 Weight in Kg 0.0500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486440828 Author Name Editor : Bob Blaisdell Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS