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GREAT ESSAYS By Brid Brad
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The super motivational ACRES OF DIAMONDS, The importance of initiative in Message to GARCIA The importance of thought in super achievement "As a Man Thinketh" importance of self control... More > and discipline in The KINGSHIP of self control The deep "reflections in Westminster abbey and other short essays< Less
The Essays By Francis Bacon
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Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed (1597) was the first published book by the philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon. The Essays are... More > written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic. They cover topics drawn from both public and private life, and in each case the essays cover their topics systematically from a number of different angles, weighing one argument against another. Bacon's genius as a phrase-maker appears to great advantage in the later essays.< Less
The Great American Essay By David Bruce, Editor
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Free download. Talented writers congregate in Athens, Ohio. This is a collection of some of their essays.
The Great American Essay By David Bruce, Editor
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Essays of Montaigne By Michel Montaigne
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The Essays of Montaigne: Complete, by Michel de Montaigne, Translated by Charles Cotton; Edited by William Carew Hazlitt, first published in 1877. He became famous for his effortless ability to... More > merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers the world over, including René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare. His Essays, form a magazine of which such minds did not disdain. This complete version and publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literature—a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures.< Less
Essays of Montaigne By Michel De Montaigne
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Essays is the title given to a collection of essays written by Michel de Montaigne that was first published in 1580. Montaigne essentially invented the literary form of essay, a short subjective... More > treatment of a given topic, of which the book contains a large number. Montaigne wrote in a kind of crafted rhetoric designed to intrigue and involve the reader, sometimes appearing to move in a stream-of-thought from topic to topic and at other times employing a structured style which gives more emphasis to the didactic nature of his work. His arguments are often supported with quotations from Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian texts. Montaigne's stated goal in his book is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. A representative quote is "I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself." He opposed the conquest of the New World, deploring the suffering it brought upon the natives.< Less
Essays in Writing By Robert Stevenson
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This book is a reprint of a series of essays that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote for Contemporary Review and other magazines of his time. It was eye-opening for me to learn that he not only wrote... More > great fiction, but non-fiction, travel books and poetry.< Less
Essays in Writing By Robert Stevenson
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This book is a reprint of a series of essays that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote for Contemporary Review and other magazines of his time. It was eye-opening for me to learn that he not only wrote... More > great fiction, but non-fiction, travel books and poetry.< Less
Literary Essays By Sean Gabb
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Why bother learning Latin? How did the Romans pronounce Greek? Should the Elgin Marbles be handed over to the Modern Greeks? Did the ancients have market economies? Should Epicurus be venerated above... More > Plato and Aristotle? Why is Carol Ann Duffy not even a bad poet? What makes Macaulay a great historian and L. Neil Smith a great science fiction novelist? Why is The Daily Mail—easily the best newspaper in England—not fit for wrapping fish and chips? Sean Gabb deals with these and other issues in this collection of essays. Lively and provocative, they are written for every lover of ancient or modern literature.< Less
The essays of Schopenhauer By Arthur Schopenhauer
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One of the great philosophers of the nineteenth century, Arthur Schopenhauer believed human action was not determined by reason, rather a blind and irrational desire for existence. Much of his work... More > describes a world driven by a continually dissatisfied 'will' seeking satisfaction. Curated from 'Parerga und Paralipomena' first published in 1851, these eighteen thought provoking essays written towards the end of Schopenhauers' life are presented beautifully in a 228 page perfect bound book.< Less