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A book of English essays

Author: W E Williams
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng. ; New York : Penguin Books, 1980, ©1951.
Series: Penguin English library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New & enl. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W E Williams
ISBN: 0140431535 9780140431537
OCLC Number: 8007028
Notes: "First published 1942."
Description: 378 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Of studies; Of ambition; Of travel / F. Bacon --
On death / J. Taylor --
The tombs in Westminster Abbey; A vision of justice; Ladies' head-dress; The exercise of the fan; Sunday in the country; On the cries of London; A citizen's diary / J. Addison --
Recollections of childhood; A prize fight / R. Steele --
The man in black; Beau Tibbs; A party at Vauxhall Gardens; National prejudices / O. Goldsmith --
Old China; Imperfect sympathies; Poor relations; The convalescent; The superannuated man; In praise of chimney-sweepers / C. Lamb --
On going a journey; On the ignorance of the learned; On familiar style / W. Hazlitt --
On the knocking at the gate in Macbeth / T. De Quincey --
Getting up on cold mornings; A few thoughts on sleep / L. Hunt --
Walking tours; An apology for idlers; A plea for gas lamps / R. Stevenson --
A defence of nonsense; A piece of chalk; A defence of penny dreadfuls / G. Chesterton --
The crooked streets; A conversation with a cat / H. Belloc --
The maypole and the column / M. Hewlett --
A funeral; The town week; A door-plate / E. Lucas --
The defects of English prose / A. Clutton-Brock --
Broken memories / E. Thomas --
Likes and dislikes / J. Agate --
The darkness; On not being a philosopher; Why we hate insects; The pleasures of ignorance / R. Lynd --
A village celebration; Golden fruit / A. Milne --
A defence of shyness; Food; Men's clothes / H. Nicolson --
W.G. / N. Cardus --
A sentimental journey / I. Brown --
On doing nothing; My first article; Seeing the actors; Money for nothing; Quietly malicious chairmanship / J. Priestley --
Tragedy and the whole truth; Selected snobberies / A. Huxley --
The dean; The first detective / V. Pritchett.
Series Title: Penguin English library
Responsibility: selected by W.E. Williams.

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