The Oxford Book of Ages

The Oxford Book of Ages

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This anthology of quotations is a selection of reflections about each year of life by a wide range of authors, including American and Continental writers, though without trying to do justice to Oriental concepts of ageing and wisdom which reflect a different philosophical perspective. The quotations have been chosen with the aim to balance pessimism and optimism, average and exeptional achievements and late and premature ageing. From the age of eighty upwards, the material is obviously more restricted and concentrates on exceptional old people such as Bernard Berenson or Bernard Shaw. The quotations are taken from diaries, letters, biographies and autobiographies from contributors such as Cicero, Ogden Nash, Mozart, Picasso, Goethe, Churchill, Charlotte Bronte and Gertrude more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index of names
  • 0192822446
  • 9780192822444

About Anthony Sampson

About the Editors Anthony Sampson is a journalist and author of The Changing Anatomy of Britain. Sally Sampson is a magistrate in Britain's juvenile more

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