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Now in a more readable format, this sweeping collection ranges from the early 1600s through the 1980s and includes 140 essays by 120 of the finest writers in the history of the English language. John Gross, former book critic for The New York Times, has collected classics and rare gems, representative samples and personal favorites, intimate essays and learned, serious reflections and hysterically funny satire, by both British and American writers. The authors Gross has gathered form a gallery of genius, all indispensable masters of rhetoric, from Samuel Butler to Samuel Johnson, from George Eliot to George Bernard Shaw, from John Dryden to Ben Franklin, from E.B. White to Joan Didion. Including book reviews and travel sketches, history lessons and meditations, reflections on art and on potato chips, these essays sample four centuries of eloquence and insight in a collection that is at once immensely enlightening, edifying, and entertaining.
Title: The Oxford Book of Essays (Oxford Books of Prose)
Categories: Short Stories Soft Cover,
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: May 2002
ISBN Number: 0192840894
ISBN Number 13: 9780192840899
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 16.20 Item
Seller ID: 317342
Description: Light edge and corner wear. Light creases to cover. Pages still clean and tight. All orders shipped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.