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The Essays

By Francis Bacon

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| Paperback | 9780140432169

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One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosoph Continue

One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science - declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'. In this, his most famous work, he considers a diverse range of subjects, such as death and marriage, ambition and atheism, in prose that is vibrant and rich in Renaissance learning. Bacon believed that rhetoric - the force of eloquence and persuasion - could lead the mind to the pure light of reason, and his own rhetorical genius is nowhere better expressed than in these vivid essays.

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 288 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0140432167
  • ISBN-13: 9780140432169
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publish date: 1985-08-29
  • Dimensions: 110 mm x 832 mm x 1,276 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook
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