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Selections from The Spectator

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  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316612569

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  • Originally published in 1909, this book contains a selection of essays by the English man of letters and politician Joseph Addison (1672–1719). The essays were selected from The Spectator, the magazine founded by Addison and Richard Steele, which ran from 1711 to 1712. An editorial introduction is included, along with notes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Addison and The Spectator.

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    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316612569
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 178 x 126 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mr Spectator
    2. Stage realism
    3. The aim of The Spectator
    4. Nicolini and the lions
    5. Malicious wit
    6. Valetudinarians
    7. Meditations in the abbey
    8. The scope of satire
    9. A lady's library
    10. Stage murder
    11. French fopperies
    12. On friendship
    13. The ballad of Chevy Chase (I)
    14. The ballad of Chevy Chase (II)
    15. Appearances deceptive
    16. Ladies' head-dresses
    17. Fans
    18. Pedants
    19. Sir Roger's country-house
    20. Will Wimble
    21. Sir Roger in church
    22. The value of exercise
    23. Sir Roger and witchcraft
    24. Sir Roger on the bench
    25. Periodical essays
    26. Sir Roger and the gypsies
    27. Town and country
    28. The genius of the English language
    29. The vision of Mirzah
    30. Inconstancy
    31. A grinning match
    32. On charity
    33. Wit and wisdom
    34. The trunk-maker
    35. Female orators
    36. On ridicule
    37. The cries of London
    38. The philosophy of hoods
    39. Sir Roger comes to town
    40. Milton (I)
    41. Milton (II)
    42. Sir Roger visits the abbey
    43. Sir Roger at the play
    44. On cheerfulness
    45. Coffee-house politicians
    46. On fine taste
    47. Wealth and poverty
    48. Qualifications for office
    49. Gardens
    50. Coffee-house opinion
    51. Uncharitable judgment
    52. On giving advice
    53. The death of Sir Roger
    54. Project of a new club
    55. On egotism
    56. On contentment
    57. False criticism

  • Author

    Joseph Addison


    J. H. Lobban

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