Great English Essays From Bacon to Chesterton

ISBN-10: 0486440826

ISBN-13: 9780486440828

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bob Blaisdell

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Essays spanning four centuries reflect the wit, wisdom, and common sense of a number of distinguished English writers. Included are such classics as Addison's "Sir Roger de Coverley at Spring-Garden," Swift's "A Meditation Upon a Broomstick," 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.
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List price: $6.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Of Love [Essays, 1612]
Of Cunning [Essays, 1612]
Of Ambition [Essays, 1612]
Of Gardens [Essays, 1612]
The Good Schoolmaster [The Holy and Profane State, 1642] [CEE]
Of Dreams [Resolves: Divine, Moral, Political, 1661] [EP]
Of Myself [Discourses by Way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, 1668]
A Meditation Upon a Broomstick, According to the Style and Manner of the Hon. Robert Boyle's Meditations [1704] [CEE]
A Modest Proposal [1729] [The Works of Jonathan Swift, 1851]
Sir Roger de Coverley at Spring-Garden [The Spectator, No. 383, May 20, 1712]
The Tory Fox-Hunter [The Freeholder, No. 22, March 5, 1716] [SEE]
Meditations in Westminster Abbey [The Spectator, No. 26, March 30, 1711]
Jack Lizard [The Guardian, No. 24, April 8, 1713] [CEE]
Recollections of Childhood [The Tatler, No. 181, June 6, 1710]
Dick Minim the Critic [Parts 1-2] [The Idler, Nos. 60-61, June 9 and June 16, 1759] [EP]
Spring [The Rambler, No. 5, April 3, 1750]
Art Connoisseurs [The Idler, No. 76, 1759] [EPMR]
The Character of an Important Trifler, Beau Tibbs [The Public Ledger, July 2, 1760]
The Character of the Trifler Continued: with That of His Wife, His House, and Furniture [The Public Ledger, August 1, 1760]
National Prejudice [The Citizen of the World, 1762] [EPMR]
Passionate Love [The Hypochondriack, No. 11, London Magazine, August 1778]
Parents and Their Children [The Hypochondriack, No. 45, London Magazine, June 1781]
Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist [London Magazine, 1821; Essays of Elia, 1823] [SEE]
A Bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People [The Reflector, ca. 1811-1812; Essays of Elia, 1823] [SEE]
The Superannuated Man [The Last Essays of Elia, 1833]
Old China [London Magazine, 1823; The Last Essays of Elia, 1833] [CEE]
On Familiar Style [Table-Talk, or Original Essays, 1822]
On Going a Journey [January 1822; Table-Talk, or Original Essays, 1822]
A Few Thoughts on Sleep [The Indicator, 1834]
Getting Up on Cold Mornings [The Indicator, 1834]
Tunbridge Toys [The Roundabout Papers, 1863]
Lying Awake [Household Words, October 30, 1852]
A Walk in a Wood [Good Words, September 1879]
The Clouds Are There [Modern Painters, IV, 1856-1860]
Personal Style [Essays Speculative and Suggestive, 1890]
Her Own Village [A Traveller in Little Things, 1921]
Dandy: A Story of a Dog [A Traveller in Little Things, 1921]
Fellow Travellers with a Bird [Essays, 1916]
The Unready [Essays, 1916]
The July Grass [Field and Hedgerow, 1888]
Book-Buying [Obiter Dicta, 1894]
Notes on the Movements of Young Children [1874] [Letters and Miscellanies of Robert Louis Stevenson]
On Pleasure Bent [November 20, 1897] [Dramatic Opinions and Essays with an Apology by Bernard Shaw]
A Defence of Skeletons [The Defendant, 1901]
A Defence of Nonsense [The Defendant, 1901]
Twelve Men [Tremendous Trifles, 1909]
Hours in a Library [TLS, November 30, 1916]
Adolf [The Dial, September 1920]
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