Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

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This collection of Bacon's English writings includes all of the major literary works on which his reputation rests: "The Advancement of Learning", the "Essays" (in their first and final versions), and "The New Atlantis". It also includes 16 works not reprinted for over a century, which show Bacon's remarkable abilities in politics, law, theology and poetry. The selections are annotated in detail, with particular emphasis placed on explaining Bacon's language.show more

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  • Paperback | 1813 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 43.18mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • 0192820257
  • 9780192820259

About Francis Bacon

About the Editor: Brian Vickers is Professor of English Literature and Director of the Centre for Renaissance Studies at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich."show more

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"Excellent....Certain to replace the Modern Library collection...as the standard anthology....Vickers has gone far beyond the call the normal compilatory duty for such a volume....This exemplary one-volume Bacon has to be judge a 'must' for academic libraries; highly recommended for larger public libraries."--Choice"This is an ideal book for independent readers to acquaint themselves with Bacon, wise, and, in its terms, complete."--Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900show more

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