The Oxford Book of Friendship

The Oxford Book of Friendship

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"If they ever put a bullet through your brain, I'll complain." Cole Porter's loyal affirmation is just one of the many views on friendship expressed in this anthology funny, moving, philosophical, and enriching extracts from such writers as Cicero, Pope, Boswell, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Dickens, and Thoreau. Divided into 12 sections, the book examines the nature of friendship itself, the ideal number of friends, and our expectations of them, before moving on to all manner of friendships in many different times and places.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 373 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 38.1mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indices
  • 019282967X
  • 9780192829672

Table of contents

The nature of frienship; dos and don'ts; among men; among women; youth and age; strangers, enemies, friends; assorted affinities; animals; fears, failures and false friends; absence and loss; friendly gestures.show more

About D. J. Enright

About the Editors D.J. Enright is an acclaimed poet and critic. He previously edited The Oxford Book of Death, which The Washington Post hailed as "a magisterial collection, wide-ranging, and full of surprises," and The New York Review of Books called "lively, wise, deeply humorous." David Rawlinson is Senior Lecturer in English at La Trobe University, Australia.show more

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