The Resource Oxford book of essays. | The Oxford book of essays, chosen and edited by John Gross

Oxford book of essays. | The Oxford book of essays, chosen and edited by John Gross

Label
The Oxford book of essays
Title
The Oxford book of essays
Statement of responsibility
chosen and edited by John Gross
Title variation
Book of essays
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of 140 essays by 120 writers features classics, curiosities, meditations, diversions, old favorites, and recent examples
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
824.008
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1363
LC item number
.O9 1991
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Oxford book of essays. | The Oxford book of essays, chosen and edited by John Gross
Authority link
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/631237188
Publication
Note
Online version
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xiv-xviii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sir Thomas Overbury
  • (from Heinrich Heine)
  • Matthew Arnold
  • from
  • Evolution and ethics
  • T.H. Huxley
  • Dull government
  • Walter Bagehot
  • Talking about our troubles
  • Mark Rutherford
  • from
  • An antiquary
  • Autobiography
  • Sir Leslie Stephen
  • On knowing what gives us pleasure
  • Samuel Butler
  • Thoughts of God
  • Mark Twain
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Walter Pater
  • Wasps
  • W.H. Hudson
  • A goold old man
  • Disintroductions
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • The Ph. D. octopus
  • William James
  • from
  • London
  • Henry James
  • Under the early stars
  • Alice Meynell
  • The acorn-gatherer
  • A pot-poet
  • Richard Jefferies
  • Aes triplex
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "the true critic"
  • (from The critic as artist)
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Sir George Grove
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • The censor of plays
  • Joseph Conrad
  • John Earle
  • A visit to Walt Whitman
  • James G. Huneker
  • William James
  • John Jay Chapman
  • Intellectual ambition
  • Intuitive morality
  • George Santayana
  • Cordova
  • Arthur Symons
  • On the departure of a guest
  • How the distempers of these times should affect wise men
  • Hilaire Belloc
  • On being modern-minded
  • Bertrand Russel
  • "A clergyman"
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
  • The dream
  • Sir Winston Churchill
  • A defence of Penny Dreadfuls
  • On sandals and simplicity
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • Owen Felltham
  • Invective
  • Sir Desmond McCarthy
  • My own centenary
  • E.M. Forster
  • Creighton
  • Lytton Strachey
  • The libido for the ugly
  • Funeral march
  • H.L. Mencken
  • Evening parties
  • On dreams
  • Rose Macaulay
  • Harriette Wilson
  • The death of the moth
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Finnegans wake
  • James Stephens
  • The greatest Victorian
  • G.M. Young
  • Insouciance
  • D.H. Lawrence
  • Sir Thomas Browne
  • What there is to see at the zoo
  • Marianne Moore
  • Marie Lloyd
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Symmetry and repitition
  • Sir Lewis Namier
  • The necessary enemy
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • The sterner sex
  • Rebecca West
  • Of anger
  • The colloid and the crystal
  • Joseph Wood Krutch
  • On being the right size
  • J.B.S. Haldane
  • Meditation on the moon
  • Aldous Huxley
  • My own ten rules for a happy marriage
  • James Thurber
  • The toy farm
  • J.B. Priestley
  • Of truth
  • Thomas Fuller
  • The case for Xanthippe
  • Robert Graves
  • A preface to Persius
  • Edmund Wilson
  • A degenerate noble
  • Samuel Butler
  • Of charity, of the love of God
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Of avarice
  • Abraham Cowley
  • "Chaucer"
  • (from Preface to the Fables)
  • John Dryden
  • Of revenge
  • Good manners and good breeding
  • A meditation upon a broom-stick
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Thoughts in Westminster Abbey
  • The Royal Exchange
  • Sir Roger in Westminster Abbey
  • Sir Roger at Vauxhall
  • Joseph Addison
  • On recollections of childhood
  • Sir Richard Steele
  • Of boldness
  • Upon affectation
  • Lord Chesterfield
  • The levee
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • The poor and their betters
  • Henry Fielding
  • Dignity and uses of biography
  • Conversation
  • Debtors' prisons (1)
  • Debtors' prisons (2)
  • Of innovations
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Of the dignity or meanness of human nature
  • David Hume
  • On dress
  • A little great man
  • On national prejudices
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • On war
  • James Boswell
  • Dream children ;
  • Of masques and triumphs
  • from
  • On some of the old actors
  • Charles Lamb
  • On the pleasure of hating
  • Brummelliana
  • William Hazlitt
  • Getting up on cold mornings
  • Leigh Hunt
  • The knocking at the gate in Macbeth
  • Thomas de Quincey
  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • from
  • Signs of the times
  • Thomas Carlyle ;
  • from
  • Lord Clive
  • Lord Macaulay
  • On secrecy
  • Sir Henry Taylor
  • Secular knowledge not a principle of action
  • John Henry Newman
  • A chambermaid
  • The conservative
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The haunted mind
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "Bentham and Coleridge"
  • (from Coleridge)
  • John Stuart Mill
  • City of London churches
  • Charles Dickens
  • Autor de mon chapeau
  • A fair and happy milkmaid
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The plumber
  • Anthony Trollope
  • Night and moonlight
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • The philosophy of Christianity
  • James Anthony Froude
  • Thomas Carlyle
  • George Eliot
  • Heine and the Philistines
  • Well-informed circles ... and how to move in them
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • The lost childhood
  • Graham Greene
  • Adams at ease
  • Lionel Trilling
  • A new Westminster
  • Sir John Betjeman
  • The faces of Buddha
  • Sir William Empson
  • About myself
  • The snout
  • Loren Eiseley
  • What if--? : English versus German and French
  • Jacques Barzun
  • In search of Nib-Joy
  • Maurice Richardson
  • Young hunger
  • M.F.K. Fisher
  • Churchill and Roosevelt
  • (from Winston Churchill in 1940)
  • E.B. White
  • Sir Isaiah Berlin
  • To err is human
  • Lewis Thomas
  • Bad poets
  • Randall Jarrell
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • H.R. Trevor-Roper
  • The apotheosis of Martin Luther King
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • The gangster as tragic hero
  • Our half-Hogarth
  • Robert Warshow
  • The Homburg hat
  • Richard Cobb
  • The people's victor
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • Movies on television
  • Pauline Kael
  • The marquis and the madame
  • D.J. Enright
  • The savage seventh
  • V.S. Pritchett
  • Philip Larkin
  • The crisp at the crossroads
  • Reyner Banham
  • Stranger in the village
  • James Baldwin
  • Robert Graves and the twelve Caesars
  • Gore Vidal
  • La Paz
  • Jan Morris
  • A visit from royalty
  • The ant-lion
  • Dan Jacobson
  • Is it alas, Yorick?
  • P.J. Kavanagh
  • Columbus and Crusoe
  • V.S. Naipaul
  • The bankrupt man
  • John Updike
  • At the dam
  • Joan Didion
  • About face
  • Cyril Connolly
  • Joseph Epstein
  • A blizzard of tiny kisses
  • Clive James
  • Reflections on Gandhi
  • George Orwell
Control code
21335450
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 680 pages
Lccn
90034948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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