This 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 qSir Roger de Coverley at Spring-Gardenq by Joseph Addison, qA Meditation Upon a Broomstickq by Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson's qDick Minim the Critic, q as well as compositions by Oliver 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.With some limitations they can endure that? but that the good man should have dared to enter into a solemn league of friendship in which they were not consulted, though it happened before they knew him, abefore they that are now man andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Great English Essays|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2012-04-12|