Early Essays and Miscellanies

Early Essays and Miscellanies

Author: Elizabeth Thoreau,Henry David Thoreau,Elizabeth Hall Witherell,William L. Howarth,Joseph Moser

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691062860

Page: 430

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This collection of fifty-three early pieces by Thoreau represents the full range of his youthful imagination. Collected, arranged, and carefully edited for the first time here, the writings date from 1828 to 1852 and cover a broad range of subjects: learning, morals, literature, history, politics, and love. Included is a major essay on Sir Walter Raleigh that was not published during the author's lifetime and a fragmentary college piece here published for the first time. Titles of essays published in the volume are given below. Early Essays The Seasons Anxieties and Delights of a Discoverer Men Whose Pursuit Is Money Of Keeping a Private Journal "We Are Apt to Become What Others . . . Think Us to Be" Forms, Ceremonies, and Restraints of Polite Society A Man of Business, a Man of Pleasure, a Man of the World Musings Kinds of Energetic Character Privileges and Pleasures of a Literary Man Severe and Mild Punishments Popular Feeling Style May . . . Offend against Simplicity The Book of the Seasons Sir Henry Vane Literary Digressions Foreign Influence on American Literature Life and Works of Sir W. Scott The Love of Stories Cultivation of the Imagination The Greek Classic Poets The Meaning of "Fate" Whether the Government Ought to Educate Travellers & Inhabitants History . . . of the Roman Republic A Writer's Nationality and Individual Genius L'Allegro & Il Penseroso All Men Are Mad The Speeches of Moloch & the Rest People of Different Sections Gaining or Exercising Public Influence Titles of Books Sublimity The General Obligation to Tell the Truth "Being Content with Common Reasons" The Duty, Inconvenience and Dangers of Conformity Moral Excellence Barbarities of Civilized States T. Pomponius Atticus Class Book Autobiography "The Commercial Spirit of Modern Times" Miscellanies DIED . . . Miss Anna Jones Aulus Persius Flaccus The Laws of Menu Sayings of Confucius Dark Ages Chinese Four Books Homer. Ossian. Chaucer. Hermes Trismegistus . . . From the Gulistan of Saadi Sir Walter Raleigh Thomas Carlyle and His Works Love Chastity & Sensuality
Categories: Literary Criticism

Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

Author: Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434419959

Page: 622

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Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Tolstoy's further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational reformer made him the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family.
Categories: Fiction