Great English Essays
From Bacon to Chesterton
Edited by Bob Laisdell
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Great English Essays by Bob Laisdell
Book DescriptionEssays spanning 4 centuries reflect the wit, wisdom, and common sense of a number of distinguished English writers. Included are Addison's "Sir Roger de Coverley at Spring-Garden," Swift's "A Meditation Upon a Broomstick," Johnson's "Dick Minim the Critic," plus compositions by Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Lamb, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486440828
(212mm x 134mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Bob Laisdell
Bob Blaisdell is professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of twenty-two Dover literature and poetry collections.
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