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Essays and Tales Days with Sir Roger de Coverley

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ISBN-10: 1406803596

ISBN-13: 9781406803594

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Addison

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Two collections of vignettes from the founding writers of The Spectator
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List price: $14.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Language: English

Addison, son of the Dean of Litchfield, took high honors at Oxford University and then joined the British army. He first came to literary fame by writing a poem, "The Campaign" (1704), to celebrate the Battle of Blenheim. When Richard Steele, whom he had known in his public school Charterhouse, started The Tatler in 1709, Addison became a regular contributor. But his contributions to a later venture The Spectator (generally considered the zenith of the periodical essay), were fundamental. While Steele can be credited with the editorial direction of the journal, Addison's essays, ranging from gently satiric to genuinely funny, secured the journal's success. In The Spectator, No. 10, Addison…