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Favourite Essays: An Anthology

CD - unabridged
(4 CDs)
Product Number: CX1211
Released: 01 May, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407480336
Narrator(s): Neville Jason
Publisher: W F Howes
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Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative; the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. Included in this collection:Michel de Montaigne (1553-1592) - 'Of Idleness', 'Of Slow Speech' and 'That We Should Not Judge of Our Happiness until After Our Death'Francis Bacon (1561-1626) - 'Of Truth', 'Of Riches' and 'Of Wisdom'Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) - 'A Modest Proposal'Joseph Addison (1672-1719) - 'The Tombs in Westminster Abbey'Richard Steele (1672-1729) - 'A Day in London'Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) - 'Solitude not eligible' and 'Good Humour'Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) - 'On National Prejudices'David Hume (1711-1776) - 'Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature'Charles Lamb (1775-1834) - 'Dream Children - A Reverie' and 'Old China'William Hazlitt (1778-1830) - 'On Going a Journey'Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) - 'A 'Now"Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) - 'On Life'Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) - 'Midas'William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) - 'Ogres'Charles Dickens (1812-1870) - 'The First of May'John Ruskin (1819-1900) - 'The Extension of the Railways in the Lake District'G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) - 'On Lying in Bed'

Author(s): Michel de Montaigne
Imprint: Naxos Audiobooks
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2011

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