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The Sayings Of Doctor Johnson

Author : Samuel Johnson
ISBN : 9780715647905
Genre : Reference
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No one is more representative of the eighteenth century than Dr Johnson, a sceptic and a rationalist (though a supporter of religion) whose advice to his friend Boswell was: 'Clear you mind of cant.' Johnson achieved fame with his Dictionary and his edition of Shakespeare, but he lives for us in Boswell's racy Life, judged by many to be the best biography in the English language, which records his conversation over twenty years. This concise collection draws on Boswell's Life and the whole range of Johnson's own writings to present a comprehensive sample of his wit and deepest thoughts on life and books.

The Sayings Of Samuel Pepys

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9780715648858
Genre : Reference
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No Englishman has had a greater zest for life, a more delighted vitality, than Samuel Pepys. Avid for pleasure, he was no less passionate for efficiency. Enjoying beauty in all its forms, he was also a man of insatiable intellectual curiosity, President of the Royal Society, friend and patron of scholars. Never bored, he is never boring. Nothing was beneath his notice and nothing above it. His Diary brings the whole age of Charles II before us as no other text does.

The Sayings Of Disraeli

Author : Robert Blake
ISBN : 9780715647875
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Disraeli was one of the least orthodox of Prime Ministers. He was an adventurer who fought his way to 'the top of the greasy pole' in a blaze of controversy, and became Queen Victoria's favourite statesman. He was a novelist and a wit as well as a politician. He was a brilliant orator. Like Byron he was both a romantic and a cynic. His aphorisms have become part of the discourse of political life. This collection is based on his novels, letters and speeches. He was never dull, but he was fundamentally serious behind the firework display, and he had a lasting influence on the course of party history.

The Sayings Of Charlotte Bronte

Author : Charlotte Bronte
ISBN : 9780715648278
Genre : Reference
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Charlotte Bronte's novels, dealing with governesses, schools, Belgium and Yorkshire, are popularly supposed to be based on her life, for she was a governess in Yorkshire and a teacher and pupil in Belgium. There is a strange gap, however, between the fierce passion of the novels and the sad drabness of her life, brightened by the startling success of Jane Eyre , but almost immediately darkened by the deaths of her brother and two sisters. This collection of Sayings, taken from her letters, poems and novels, is designed to reflect these contrasts.

The Sayings Of James Joyce

Author : S. Sheehan
ISBN : 9780715647783
Genre : Reference
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Although he spent his adult life on the Continent, James Joyce was a quintessentially Irish writer. Many critics have expended a great deal of energy in their attempts to analyse his work, and he continues to delight the reader with his imaginative word-play, his extraordinary ear for language, his sense of comedy and his exceptionally vivid powers of invention. This fascinating collection of his sayings, drawn mostly from his novels and short stories, will both delight his devotees and inspire those less familiar with his work.

Diccionario Jur Dico En Cuatro Idiomas

Author : Edgard Le Docte
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043798870
Genre : Dictionaries, Polyglot
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Great Sayings

Author : Various
ISBN : 9780715642573
Genre : Reference
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Over three hundred pages containing some of the most memorable lines ever spoken. From the most familiar - 'A man who is tired of London...' - to unexpected discoveries, few books can unite so many well-chosen words. Arranged by theme from Love, to Death, to Eating, Great Sayings is a book for enjoyably dipping into, reading out loud or for quiet reflection.With memorable lines from Churchill, Byron, Dr Johnson, Dorothy Parker and many of the most eloquent writers and figures of modern times, the sayings here range from the meditative to the frankly scurrilous.

The Book Monthly

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ISBN : NYPL:33433022676252
Genre : Bibliography, National
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The Sayings Of Jonathan Swift

Author : Jonathan Swift
ISBN : 9780715648100
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Even among the promethean literary figures of the early eighteenth century, Swift stood like a colossus. Neither the clarity and vigour of his prose nor the sharpness of his wit has been surpassed. More than any other writer in the English language, he made irony and satire respectable and formidable. This selection of sayings reveals Swift as a stern and effective moralist, but also as a kindlier and more humorous observer of the human condition than has sometimes been allowed.

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373781
Genre : American literature
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