Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605202258

Category: History

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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 30 include: . the writings of Alexander Pope . the histories of William Hickling Prescott . the poetry of Matthew Prior . the verse of Sextus Propertius . Provenal literature . the writings of Alexander Sergyevitch Pushkin . the oratory of Quintilian . the work of Franois Rabelais . the histories of Alfred Rambaud . and much, much more.
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Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605201871

Category: History

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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 1 include: . the letters of Ablard and Heloise . the letters by Abigail Adams, John Adams, and John Quincy Adams . Aesop's fables . selections from the works of Louisa May Alcott (Little Women and more), Alfred the Great, and Henri Frdric Amiel . and much, much more.
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Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605202401

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 592

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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 38 include: . the poetry of Paul Verlane . the verse of Franois Villon . the philosophy of Voltaire . the arts criticism of Richard Wagner . the science writings of Alfred Russel Wallace . the letters of Horace Walpole . the speeches of George Washington . the writings of Daniel Webster . and much, much more.
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Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605201952

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 424

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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 5 include: . the letters of Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck . poems by Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson . excerpts from Richard Doddridge Blackmore's Lorna Doone . poems by William Blake . art criticism by Charles Blanc and Johann Jakob Bodmer . poems by Mathilde Blind . the writings of Giovanni Boccaccio . an essay by Saint Bonaventura . hymns by Sir John Bowring . and much, much more.
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Moral, Political and Literary

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596052449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 628

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As part of the tried and true model of informal essay writing, Hume began publishing his Essays: Moral, Political and Literary in 1741. The majority of these finely honed treatises fall into three distinct areas: political theory, economic theory and aesthetic theory.Interestingly, Hume's was motivated to produce a collection of informal essays given the poor public reception of his more formally written "Treatise of Human Nature" in 1739. He hoped that his work would be interesting not only to the educated man, but to the common man as well. He passionately argues that essays provide a forum for discussing his philosophy of "common life."DAVID HUME (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian. Educated at Edinburgh, he lived in France from 1734 to 1737, where he finished his first philosophical work, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40). His additional philosophical works include An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), Political Discourses (1752), The Natural History of Religion (1755), and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779).
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Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580408

Category: Reference

Page: 1000

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Containing 250 entries, each volume of theDictionary of World Biographycontains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements, and conclude with a fully annotated bibliography. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. Any student in the field will want to have one of these as a handy reference companion.
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A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

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The New Volumes, Constituting, in Combination with the Twenty-nine Volumes of the Eleventh Edition, the Twelfth Edition of that Work, and Also Supplying a New, Distinctive, and Independent Library of Reference Dealing with Events and Developments of the Period 1910 to 1921 Inclusive

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a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information

Author: Hugh Chisholm

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A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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