Penguin Classics: The Essays by Francis Bacon
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9780140432169
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Paperback
Pages
288
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science – declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'. In this, his most famous work, he considers a diverse range of subjects, such as death and marriage, ambition and atheism, in prose that is vibrant and rich in Renaissance learning. Bacon believed that rhetoric – the force of eloquence and persuasion – could lead the mind to the pure light of reason, and his own rhetorical genius is nowhere better expressed than in these vivid essays.
ISBN:
9780140432169
Publication Date:
01 / 04 / 1986
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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