Selections From The Spectator: With Introduction And Notes (1892)

Kessinger Publishing, 2008 - 244 pagina's
Selections From The Spectator: With Introduction And Notes (1892) is a book compiled by Joseph Addison, one of the most prominent writers of the 18th century. The book is a collection of essays from The Spectator, a daily newspaper that Addison co-founded with Richard Steele. The essays included in this book cover a wide range of topics, including politics, religion, literature, and society.The book includes an introduction by the editor, as well as notes that provide historical context and explain references that may be unfamiliar to modern readers. The editor has also selected essays that are particularly relevant to contemporary readers, making this book a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of English literature and culture.Overall, Selections From The Spectator: With Introduction And Notes (1892) is a comprehensive and insightful collection of essays that provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of 18th century England.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

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Over de auteur (2008)

Addison, son of the Dean of Litchfield, took high honors at Oxford University and then joined the British army. He first came to literary fame by writing a poem, "The Campaign" (1704), to celebrate the Battle of Blenheim. When Richard Steele, whom he had known in his public school Charterhouse, started The Tatler in 1709, Addison became a regular contributor. But his contributions to a later venture The Spectator (generally considered the zenith of the periodical essay), were fundamental. While Steele can be credited with the editorial direction of the journal, Addison's essays, ranging from gently satiric to genuinely funny, secured the journal's success. In The Spectator, No. 10, Addison declared that the journal aimed "to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality." His brilliant character of Sir Roger de Coverley (followed from rake to reformation) distinguishes the most popular essays. Addison died in 1719. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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