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Essays on Civil Disobedience

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

Inexpensive but substantial, this anthology ranges from Henry David Thoreau's great nineteenth-century polemics "Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts" to more recent writings by Aung San Suu Kyi...


Essays on Teaching

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 20, 2013)

Reflections on the teaching experience include selections from the works of Plato, Rousseau, Tolstoy, D. H. Lawrence, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Bertrand Russell, A. S. Neill, and contemporary American authors....


Essays on Immigration

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 19, 2013)

This anthology surveys the immigration experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints. Contributors include Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and many others.


Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays

by Michel de Montaigne, Charles Cotton & William Carew Hazlitt Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

One of France's great Renaissance thinkers, Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These highly readable essays reflect his thoughts on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world...


Women's Writings on Christian Spirituality

by Molly Hand Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

Organized chronologically, this original anthology features women authors on the themes of religion and spirituality. Writers include Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, Anna Trapnel, Maria W. Stewart, and Anne...


Selections and Essays

by John Ruskin & Frederick William Roe Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

Excerpts from some of the Victorian critic and sage's best-known books, including Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, on the subjects he held most dear: nature, art, and society.


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


Great Writers on the Art of Fiction: From Mark Twain to Joyce Carol Oates

by James Daley Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

An indispensable source of advice and inspiration, this anthology features essays by Henry James, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, and Kurt...


Totem and Taboo

by Sigmund Freud Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Landmark collection of essays explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Ground-breaking work, essential for teachers and students of psychology and readers interested...


Mother: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Quotes, sayings, and musings on motherhood — from the Roman poet Virgil to comedienne Phyllis Diller. Includes words by Shakespeare, Sophocles, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Victor Hugo, Napoleon, Jacqueline Kennedy...


Food and Drink: A Book of Quotations

by Susan L. Rattiner Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Scores of humorous, frequently incisive remarks by famous writers, humorists, and celebrities, including W. K. Chesterton, W. C. Fields, Julia Child, Marilyn Monroe, George Bernard Shaw, Robert Morley, and many...


Old Christmas

by Washington Irving & Randolph Caldecott Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Irving's heartwarming descriptions of Yuletide events at a Yorkshire estate: Christmas Eve trip by stagecoach, holiday games, a sumptuous dinner, and more — all enhanced with more than 100 charming illustrations....


Philosophical Letters: (Letters Concerning the English Nation)

by Voltaire Dover Publications (May 15, 2012)

The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce, plus essays...


Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.


The Little Flowers of Saint Francis

by Thomas Okey Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

Told in charming, brief anecdotes, these stories include Saint Francis's sermon to the birds, his taming of a savage wolf, his conversion of the Sultan of Babylon, and his healing of a leper.


Tremendous Trifles

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Chesterton's 39 essays result from "sitting still and letting marvels and adventures settle on him like flies." Full of both good sense and nonsense, his commentaries on finding the extraordinary within the...


Great English Essays: From Bacon to Chesterton

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

Essays spanning 4 centuries reflect the wit, wisdom, and common sense of a number of distinguished English writers. Includes works by Addison, Swift, Johnson, Goldsmith, Lamb, Woolf, Shaw, and others.


Nature and Other Essays

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. Du Bois Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

This landmark in the literature of black protest eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind.


The Art of Literature

by Arthur Schopenhauer & T. Bailey Saunders Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Profound and witty, these essays by the noted philosopher analyze elements of literature and the literary scene. Schopenhauer's observations on style, criticism, reputation, and genius constitute a handbook...


The World I Live In and Optimism: A Collection of Essays

by Helen Keller Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's...


Dark Night of the Soul

by St. John of the Cross Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer,...


Self-Reliance and Other Essays

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Six essays and one address outline Emerson's moral idealism and hint at later scepticism. In addition to title essay, this volume includes "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience,"...


The Subjection of Women

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This landmark in the struggle for human rights, written by the great English philosopher, argues for equality in all legal, political, social and domestic relations between men and women.