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Self-Selected Essays (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Second Series

Self-Selected Essays (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Second Series

by Augustine Birrell

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Augustine Birrell was a prolific and elegant writer who produced an extensive collection of essays, primarily on English literature. Here, he has collected twenty-four of his essays about distinguished literary figures such as Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Charles Lamb, Thomas Paine, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and James Anthony Froude, among others.

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ISBN-13: 9781411457584
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
File size: 303 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Augustine Birrell (1850–1933) was an English politician, barrister, academic, and man of letters. For ten years, he served as the Chief Secretary for Ireland, resigning in the wake of the Easter Rising. He is the author of many books, including Obiter Dicta—his first collection of essays—and Life of Charlotte Brönte.

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