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.

An seine Freunde / Epistulae ad familiares

Lateinisch - Deutsch
Author: Cicero
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3050061618
Category: History
Page: 1076
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An seine Freunde - wer da Zeugnisse dessen, was wir Freundschaft nennen, erwartet, wird sich ein wenig enttäuscht finden. Abgesehen von den Briefen an seine Gattin Terentia und seine Freigelassenen Tiro, die eine Sonderstellung einnehmen, gibt sich Cicero nur einigen wenigen Partnern gegenüber ganz so, wie er ist, und das ist doch das, was wir bei einem Freund voraussetzen: Unbefangenheit und Unverstelltheit. Die große Masse seiner Briefe ist zweckgebunden, trägt mehr oder weniger formellen Charakter. Da gilt es, das eigene politische Handeln zu rechtfertigen, das persönliche Verdienst ins rechte Licht zu rücken, Differenzen mit politischen "Freunden" auszufechten, Beziehungen für sich und andere auszuwerten, den politischen Gesinnungsgenossen bei der Stange zu halten oder zu fördern und was dergleichen mehr ist. So leuchten diese Briefe tief hinein in das Treiben der führenden Kreise und bergen mit ihren Schlaglichtern auf das politische Geschehen der Zeit eine Fülle von Interessantem und Fesselndem. Ganz von der Politik diktiert ist der Briefwechsel mit L. Plancus, M. Lepidus, D. Brutus und C. Cassius in den Büchern X, XI und XII. Er bildet eine unschätzbare Quelle für unsere Kenntnis der Vorgänge während des Todeskampfes der Republik.

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


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: Jane Austen,Vivien Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192801845
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 294
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In one of her personal letters, Jane Austen wrote "Little Matters they are to be sure, but highly important." In fact, letter-writing was something of an addiction for young women of Jane Austen's time and in her social position, and Austen's letters have a freedom and familiarity that only intimate writing can convey. Wiser than her critics, who were disappointed that her correspondence dwelt on gossip and the minutiae of everyday living, Austen understood the importance of "Little Matters," of the emotional and material details of individual lives shared with friends and family through the medium of the letter. Ironic, acerbic, always entertaining, Jane Austen's letters are a fascinating record not only of her own day-to-day existence, but of the pleasures and frustrations experienced by women of her social class which are so central to her novels. Vivien Jones's selection includes nearly two-thirds of Austen's surviving correspondence, and her lively introduction and notes set the novelist's most private writings in their wider cultural context.

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 Pliny (Classic Reprint)


Author: G. B. Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781331476627
Category: History
Page: 156
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Excerpt from Selected Letters of Pliny This edition has been prepared at the suggestion of the committee appointed by the Board of Studies to consider the proposal to add a selection of Pliny's Letters to the subjects that may be offered for the Pass Moderations. It is intended primarily to give help to those preparing for that Examination, but it is hoped that it may also be found useful in schools. The text is Kukula's reprinted by permission of Messrs. Teubner. The editor wishes to express his indebtedness to previous editions of Pliny's Letters, particularly to those of Church and Brodribb (1871) and of Merrill (1903). His best thanks are due to those friends who have helped him by making suggestions and corrections, especially to the Warden of Wadham and to Mr. A. S. Owen of Keble. 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: 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.

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 the Younger Pliny (Classic Reprint)


Author: Pliny Pliny
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780266602446
Category: History
Page: 522
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Excerpt from Selected Letters of the Younger Pliny Plinlas Gesund quondam at nune nullo natal-um asstcsymmach-luxurlatur. - lfamon. V.l.7. 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.

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.

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.

Catherine the Great: Selected Letters


Author: Catherine The Great
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019105612X
Category: History
Page: 480
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'Your Majesty may find it extraordinary that I should answer with a shipment of fruit your letter of 6 August, in which you inform me that you are sending the plan for a treaty, and that of the 8 September, in which you are so good as to share with me equally important intelligence. Things big and small often come from the same source: my watermelons derive from the same principles as our planned alliance...' (To Frederick the Great) Catherine the Great's letters present a vivid picture of Russia in a momentous age. They also offer a unique account of her personal development and intimate life, her strategic acumen as a diplomat and military commander, and her political skills at the Russian court and in handling foreign monarchs. Born a German princess, Catherine married into the Russian royal family and came to the throne after a coup. As absolute ruler for 34 years she presided over the expansion of the Russian empire, legislated actively to reform the country in keeping with the principles of the Enlightenment, actively promoted the arts and sciences, and in her correspondence engaged with the most renowned minds in Europe, among them Diderot and Voltaire. Her letters are her literary masterpiece, written to a wide circle of associates and friends, not least her most celebrated lover and ally, Potemkin. Combining her wit, charm, and quick eye for detail, they entertain and tell the griping story of a self-made woman and legendary ruler. This edition of the letters offers a taste of Catherine's entire writing career, with biographies of Catherine's addressees, a thorough overview of her reign and an analysis of Catherine's literary skill as a letter-writer. Organized chronologically and thematically into six periods, each section also features an introduction to the domestic, personal and foreign policy contexts out of which her letters emerge.

Ethics

with The Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect and Selected Letters
Author: Baruch Spinoza
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846557
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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Since their publication in 1982, Samuel Shirley's translations of Spinoza's Ethics and Selected Letters have been commended for their accuracy and readability. Now with the addition of his new translation of Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect this enlarged edition will be even more useful to students of Spinoza's thought.

Das Leben des Herrn de Molière

Roman
Author: Michail Bulgakow
Publisher: Sammlung Luchterhand
ISBN: 3641097126
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Am Beispiel Molières: ein Schlüsselroman über den Künstler Bulgakow und sein Verhältnis zur Sowjetunion. Den Komödiendichter Molière, der von seinen Zeitgenossen gehasst wurde, rettete die Gunst des Sonnenkönigs. Dreihundert Jahre später sieht sich Michail Bulgakow in einer ähnlichen Situation. Auch er ist der verfemte Dichter, den das Wohlwollen des Alleinherrschers Stalin vor Verhaftung und Lager bewahrt.

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 of Cicero

With Notes for the Use of Schools (Classic Reprint)
Author: Constantine E. Prichard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781330605981
Category: History
Page: 218
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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 1866); and those to Atticus and Brutus the tenth volume (1867). 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 school, it seemed desirable to adopt in most cases such conjectural emendations as might enable the passage to bear translation. Beside these graver departures from the text of Baiter, some deviations in spelling have been adopted. The brackets and italics are form Baiter and Kayser, and denote respectively that the words so treated ought probably to be omitted, or inserted. The letters of Cicero appear to have been widely known down to the latest times of the Western Empire, but to have wholly fallen out of knowledge before the middle of the twelfth century. Their rediscovery was reserved for a man who merited such fortune, one of the foremost of the revivers of literature. 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.

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.