Whether turning a phrase or observing the politics of the day, the Essays epitomize Bacon as the master of English prose. This account of an ideal state reveals both practical methods and unique fantasy.
A powerful defense of science against religion and the advocacy of the modern university. Of the Wisdom of the Ancients. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists. From the American Standard Edition of the Revised Bible. A Letter to a Noble Lord.
A personal defense from the master of prosaic irony. The introductory discourse to On the Sublime and Beautiful. This aesthetic treatise was an advance in the uniting of philosophy with psychology. The prophetic warning against the pulling down of all that is good in society with the bad.
Popular account of a five, with an introduction by R. Folklore of Daghestan — swift’s writings created a backlash within the community after its publication. May you live to be 200!
A seminal work of Romantic interpretation. The honest if self-aggrandized life of the epitomal Renaissance man. The epistles of the great orator and politician offer both personal insight and policy initiative.