Selected Letters


Author: Seneca
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191572753
Category: Drama
Page: 368
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'You ask what is the proper measure of wealth? The best measure is to have what is necessary, and next best, to have enough. Keep well!' The letters written by the Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca to his friend Lucilius are in effect moral essays, whose purpose is to reinforce Lucilius' struggle to achieve wisdom and serenity, uninfluenced by worldly emotions. Seneca advises his friend on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. The letters include literary critical discussions, moral exhortation, exemplary heroes and episodes from Roman history, and a lurid picture of contemporary luxury. We learn about Seneca's household and estates and about life in the time of Nero; the topic of death is never far away. This readable new translation is the largest selection of Seneca's letters currently available. Accompanied by an invaluable introduction and notes, it opens a window on to Seneca's world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Letters (Classic Reprint)


Author: Stella S. Center
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780267166633
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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Selected Letters


Author: John Keats
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192840530
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 435
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'Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?' Keats's letters have long been regarded as an extraordinary record of poetic development and sout-making. They represent one of the most sustained reflections on the poet's art we have from any of the major English poets. Yet quite apart from the light they throw on the poetry, they are great works of literature in their own right. Written with gusto and occasionally painful candour, they show a powerful intelligence struggling to come to terms with its own mortality. Sometimes bitterly jealous in love and socially and financially insecure, at others playful and confident of his own greatness, Keats interweaves his personal plight with the history of a Britain emerging from the long years of the Napoleonic Wars into a world of political unrest, profound social change, and commercial expansion. This selection of 170 letters, written between 1816 and 1820, includes a new introduction and notes by Jon Mee explaining both the personal and political contexts that brought them to life.

Selected Letters


Author: Cicero
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607517
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 416
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'How I wish that you had invited me to that most attractive feast on the Ides of March!' Cicero lived through some of the most turbulent years in the history of Rome, and witnessed at first-hand the overthrow of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. His letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. This selection, covering the years 68-43 BC, not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the final collapse of the Roman senatorial government. The letters provide from the inside a vivid picture of events from the high point of Cicero's consulship of 63, through the humiliation of his exile and subsequent subjection to the dynasts, to the assassination of Caesar in 44, and Cicero's brief hour of glory in leading senatorial resistance to the tyranny of Mark Antony. In P. G. Walsh's lively new translation, Cicero's correspondence once more brings alive the excitement and danger of ancient Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Letters


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,P. G. Walsh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199214204
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 369
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This selection of Cicero's letters not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the collapse of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. It provides a vivid picture of daily life and politics in Rome, the assassination of Caesar, and Cicero's vain resistance to the rise of Mark Antony.

Selected Letters of Friedrich Nietzsche


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche,Christopher Middleton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872203587
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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This collection of more than two hundred of Nietzsche's letters offers a representative body of correspondence on subjects of main concern to him--philosophy, history, morals, music and literature. Also included are letters of biographical interest which, in Middleton's words, mark the stresses and turnings of his life. Among the addressees are Richard Wagner, Erwin Rohde, Jacob Burkhardt, Lou Salome, his mother, and his sister Elisabeth. The annihilating split in Nietzsche's personality that has been associated with his collapse on a street in Turin in 1889 is described in a moving letter from Franz Overbeck which forms the Epilogue. Index.

Selected Letters


Author: Charlotte Brontë,Margaret Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199576963
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Charlotte Brontë's letters are our most direct source of information about the Brontës and the life of the novelist. Vivid and passionate, they describe her inmost feelings as well as the world around her in Haworth, Belgium, and London. They offer insights into her novels and the development of her literary style.

Selected Letters


Author: David Herbert Lawrence,James T. Boulton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847490490
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 579
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General Adult. Includes correspondence spanning D H Lawrences whole adult life from early letters as a sixteen year old through to his final years in France. This work includes his correspondence with friends, lovers, fellow authors, editors, postmen, and nuns, discussing art, literature, love, life and the weather.

Fronto: Selected Letters


Author: Marcus Cornelius Fronto,Caillan Davenport,Jennifer Manley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1780934424
Category: History
Page: 225
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Selected letters written by the Roman senator and orator M. Cornelius Fronto in translation and accompanied by in-depth commentary notes, offering a unique insight into the late second century A.D Roman world.

Classics in Translation

Latin Literature. v.2
Author: Paul MacKendrick,Herbert Marshall Howe
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299808969
Category: Classical literature
Page: 436
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Annotation Here, translated into modern idiom, are many works of the authors whose ideas have consitituted the mainstream of classical thought. This volume of new translations was born of necessity, to answer the needs of a course in Greek and Roman culture offered by the Department of Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Since its original publication in 1952, Classics in Translation has been adopted by many different academic insititutions to fill similar needs of their undergraduate students. This new printing is further evidence of this collection's general acceptance by teachers, students, and the reviewing critics.

The Selected Letters of William James (Classic Reprint)


Author: William James
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780265903872
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 304
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Excerpt from The Selected Letters of William James The letters of William James are used by permission of Paul R. Reynolds 8: Son, agent for the William James estate, and are copyright 1920 by Henry James, copyright renewed 1948 by William James and Margaret James Porter. Printed in the United States of America By American book-stratford Press, Inc., N. Y. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ausgewählte briefe


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 226
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Selected Letters of Cicero

With Notes for the Use of Schools (Classic Reprint)
Author: Constantine E. Prichard
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781528569835
Category: History
Page: 216
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Excerpt from Selected Letters of Cicero: With Notes for the Use of Schools The text adopted in this selection is that of Baiter and Kayser. In their edition of Cicero's works the letters of Cicero to his friends, and to his brother Quintus, occupy the ninth volume (leipsic, and those to Atticus and Brutus the tenth volume There are some passages in these selected letters which Baiter and Kayser, and all critical editors, are obliged to print in a hopelessly corrupt state. But inasmuch as the present edition is intended for the use of schools, it seemed desirable to adopt in most cases such conjectural emendations as might enable the passage to bear translation. Besides these graver departures from the'text of Baiter, some deviations in spelling have been adopted. The brackets and italics are from Baiter and Kayser, and denote respectively that the words so treated ought probably to be omitted, or inserted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Selected Letters of Mendelssohn (Classic Reprint)


Author: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780365171157
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 144
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Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917-1961


Author: Ernest Hemingway,Carlos Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743246896
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 976
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This collection of Hemingway's personal correspondence reveals his multidimensional character, views on contemporaneous literary topics, and irrepressible opinions about friends, work, women, soldiers, politicans, and himself.

Selected Letters of Cicero

Edited With Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)
Author: Frank Frost Abbott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781330627297
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 394
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Excerpt from Selected Letters of Cicero: Edited With Introduction and Notes Cicero's letters are of such wide range and varied interest that it is an exceptionally difficult task to edit a limited number which shall be fairly representative of the whole, and it is hoped that those readers who fail to find some of their favorite letters in this volume will bear this difficulty in mind. The editor has chosen in particular the letters which Cicero wrote to the members of his own family and to his intimate friends upon personal subjects, in the hope of throwing as much light as possible upon Cicero's private character, his tastes, his daily life, and his relations with his personal and literary friends. At the same time it is hoped that letters bearing upon political matters have been included in sufficient number to present a good outline of Cicero's public life and of his times. The letters are arranged chronologically. The text of the Epistulae ad familiares is that of Mendelssohn, with slight changes in a few passages generally recognized as corrupt and not readable. C. F. W. Muller's edition is the basis for the text of the Epistulae ad Quintum fratrem, and Wesenberg's for that of the Epistulae ad Atticum, Bks. I.-XI. and XIV.-XVI., but in very many cases the reading of the Medicean MS., which Wesenberg rejects, has been restored, and in certain other cases the more probable conjectures of Lehmann and others have been substituted for the emendations accepted by Wesenberg. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Selected letters


Author: Gustave Flaubert,Geoffrey Wall
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 430
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Spanning Flaubert's life from adolescence to his years of fame as a writer, this collection of letters is a compelling portrait of the artist. There are early letters imbued with the intensity of adolescent friendships; reports from the Orient that bring to life an exotic place where the picturesque, the sentimental, and the erotic gloriously coexist; and accounts of the writing of Madame Bovary that meticulously chronicle Flaubert's creative process. Letters to Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Turgenev, Zola, and Maupassant offer glimpses into nineteenth-century literary life; while those to George Sand bring to light a deep, abiding friendship. In the correspondence between Flaubert and his lover Louise Colet, Geoffrey Wall suggests in his Introduction, we witness an erotic game, a highly charged form of illicit intercourse.

Helen Keller

The Story of My Life and Selected Letters
Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834249
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Despite the fact that scarlet fever rendered Helen Keller deaf, blind, and mute when she was only 19 months old, she grew into a prolific and opinionated writer in her adulthood. A poetic pacifist, Keller wrote extensively on issues of social justice and morality with boundless optimism. The inspirational story of her life and letters regarding the beauty and light she found in her dark world is guaranteed to inspire a sense of wonder and hope.

Selected letters [of] Aretino


Author: Pietro Aretino
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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