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Download The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Francis Bacon Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Francis Bacon, the great English philosopher, lawyer, scientist, and statesman, is also remembered as a formidable writer of prose. These 58 essays are his greatest literary legacy. Bacon's education was grounded in the classical texts of ancient Greece and Rome, but his writings bring clarity and color to the dry scholasticism of medieval learning. Among his lofty subjects are truth, death, nobility, travel, marriage, health, riches, beauty, negotiating, ambition, and gardens. Rather than merely summarizing popular philosophy, Bacon attempted to change the shape of other men's minds, and there is little doubt that many minds have been persuaded by these eloquent essays. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sara | 6/14/2013

    " Class assignment. Pragmatic, straightforward. I appreciate his skillful manipulation of words, but it wasn't "fun" reading. Some essays are very insightful. However, his discourse on the make up of gardens was a bit much for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tony | 3/5/2013

    " I found it a bit of a trudge, really, especially as I don't speak or read Latin. This wasn't even the version that I read, but I just couldn't be bothered looking for the proper one.Sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 2/9/2013

    " Very good, one of the most difficult reads since college. Philosophy is like potty training compared to this. A great perspective on religion... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suzette Gee | 9/21/2012

    " I'm glad I was exposed to these essays, but I find his writing style difficult to follow. He writes in epigrams. Little one-liners, which is nice, but the sentences don't connect to each other and it's hard for me to see what his big point is. I prefer Montaigne. "

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