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The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon

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  • Sales Rank:3,985,674
  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Limited Slipcase
  • Pages:190
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.7
  • Dimensions (in):11.2 x 7.8 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:1944
  • ASIN:B0007HB8UC
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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.

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