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Selected writings

Selected writings

Author: William Hazlitt; Jon Cook
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Contains well-known essays, such as: The Indian jugglers and: The fight, and also lesser known writings on politics, philosophy, and culture.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hazlitt; Jon Cook
ISBN: 0192817345 9780192817341
OCLC Number: 22708283
Description: xlvi, 423 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: What is the people? --
On consistency of opinion --
Illustrations of 'The times' newspaper --
Character of Mrs. Burke --
Malthus --
French revolution --
On modern comedy --
The fight --
Indian jugglers --
On public opinion --
On fashion --
Our national theatres --
English characteristics --
Brummelliana --
Self-love and benevolence --
Mind and motive --
On personal identity --
Characteristics --
My first acquaintance with poets --
from: the life of Napoleon --
Edmund Kean --
from: Liber amoris: conclusion --
Fragments on art ; Why the arts are not progressive ; Whether the fine arts are promoted by academics --
On gusto --
Originality --
On the Elgin marbles --
Hogarth --
On poetry in general --
Shakespeare's Macbeth ; Coriolanus --
Mr. Wordsworth.
Series Title: World's classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: William Hazlitt ; edited with an introduction by Jon Cook.
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William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer - essayist, philosopher, critic, biographer, political commentator and polemicist. This selection contains some well-known  Read more...


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