The Oxford Book of Essays

The Oxford Book of Essays

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The essay is one of the richest of all literary forms and it is used for poetry, satire, fantasy, and sustained argument. Containing 140 essays by 120 British and American writers, this collection provides a selection of writings by such writers as Addison, Steele, Hazlitt, Dickens, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh, James Thurber, Graham Greene, and Clive James. The anthology touches on topics as diverse as anger, pleasure, Gandhi, wasps, size, Beethoven, potato crisps, and the demolition of Westminster Abbey.show more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 44mm | 458.13g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019282970X
  • 9780192829702

About John Gross

About the Editor: John Gross is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters and editor of The Oxford Book of Aphorisms. He has been editor of The New York Times Book Review and The Times Literary Supplement and is theater critic for The Sunday Telegraph.show more

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