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Cato : a tragedy, and selected essays

Author: Joseph Addison; Christine Dunn Henderson; Mark E Yellin
Publisher: Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First staged in 1713, Joseph Addison's Cato: A Tragedy inspired many in the eighteenth century with its portrayal of Roman senator Cato the Younger's (95-46 B.C.) willingness to take his own life rather than to submit to the tyrannical rule of Julius Caesar. Set in North Africa, the play depicts the final hours of Cato's resistance to Caesar. George Washington found Cato such a powerful statement of liberty, honor,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical drama
Drama
Named Person: Marcus Porcius Cato
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Addison; Christine Dunn Henderson; Mark E Yellin
ISBN: 086597442X 9780865974425 0865974438 9780865974432
OCLC Number: 53356707
Description: xxvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Foreword / Forrest McDonald --
Introduction / Christine Dunn Henderson and Mark E. Yellin --
Pt. I. Cato, a tragedy --
Pt. II. Selected essays --
Tatler 161 (April 20, 1710) --
Tatler 162 (April 22, 1710) --
Whig Examiner 5 (October 12, 1710) --
Spectator 55 (May 3, 1711) --
Spectator 125 (July 24, 1711) --
Spectator 169 (September 13, 1711) --
Spectator 215 (November 6, 1711) --
Spectator 219 (November 10, 1711) --
Spectator 231 (November 24, 1711) --
Spectator 237 (December 1, 1711) --
Spectator 243 (December 8, 1711) --
Spectator 255 (December 22, 1711) --
Spectator 256 (December 24, 1711) --
Spectator 257 (December 25, 1711) --
Spectator 287 (January 29, 1712) --
Spectator 293 (February 5, 1712) --
Spectator 349 (April 10, 1712) --
Spectator 446 (August 1, 1712) --
Spectator 557 (June 21, 1714) --
Guardian 99 (July 4, 1713) --
Guardian 161 (September 15, 1713) --
Freeholder 1 (December 23, 1715) --
Freeholder 2 (December 26, 1715) --
Freeholder 5 (January 6, 1716) --
Freeholder 10 (January 23, 1716) --
Freeholder 12 (January 30, 1716) --
Freeholder 13 (February 3, 1716) --
Freeholder 16 (February 13, 1716) --
Freeholder 29 (March 30, 1716) --
Freeholder 34 (April 16, 1716) --
Freeholder 39 (May 4, 1716) --
Freeholder 51 (June 15, 1716) --
App. Lewis Theobald's The life and character of Marcus Portius Cato Uticensis (1713).
Responsibility: by Joseph Addison ; edited by Christine Dunn Henderson and Mark E. Yellin ; with a foreword by Forrest McDonald.

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"First staged in 1713, Joseph Addison's Cato: A Tragedy inspired many in the eighteenth century with its portrayal of Roman senator Cato the Younger's (95-46 B.C.) willingness to take his own life rather than to submit to the tyrannical rule of Julius Caesar. Set in North Africa, the play depicts the final hours of Cato's resistance to Caesar. George Washington found Cato such a powerful statement of liberty, honor, virtue, and patriotism that he had it performed for his men in Valley Forge during the American Revolution." "Despite Cato's enormous success, Addison was perhaps best known as an essayist. This volume brings together Addison's dramatic masterpiece along with a selection of his essays that are directly related to the play and that develop its key themes."--BOOK JACKET.

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