The most important works of Edmund Burke, the greatest political thinker of the past three centuries, are gathered here in one comprehensive volume. Accompanying his influential masterpiece, Reflections on the Revolution in France, is a selection of pamphlets, speeches, public letters, private correspondence and, for the first time, two important and previously uncollected early essays.
The most widely read American autobiography of all time, accompanied by a generous selection of Franklin's popular journalism - in a hard cover edition with an introduction by Harvard historian Jill Lepore.
The first of two new hardcover volumes collecting the major nonfiction writings of the 'father of American literature', a legend in his own time: more than 150 letters, essays and speeches selected to showcase the extraordinary range of his interests and passions, as well as generous excerpts from his Autobiography. An Everyman's Library original.
The second of two new hardcover volumes collecting the major nonfiction writings of the 'father of American literature', including excerpts from the rollicking, shrewd and hilarious autobiographical works, The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, A Tramp Abroad and Life on the Mississippi. An Everyman's Library original.
A new and newly annotated selection of letters - the only selected edition available in hardcover from the English eighteenth-century historian, novelist, and politician whose correspondence is one of the most admired in English literature.
Written in the 1880s, this autobiography of one of Britain's most famous art critics of the 19th century describes his upbringing in a respectable Victorian household, his Continental travels, his friends and relations and the development and refinement of his aesthetic tastes. An introduction by Kenneth Clark sets "Praeterita" in its proper context and draws attention to its particular merits. Also included in this work are Ruskin's supplement of letters, diary notes and extracts from literature, and a glossary identifying many of the people named in the book.
The Audubon Reader is an unprecedented anthology of Audubon's lively and colourful writings, edited by his award-winning biographer. Richard Rhodes gathers excerpts form Audubon's journals, letters and published works and introduces him not only as a great artist and ornithologist but also as an exceptional American writer, a forerunner of Thoreau, Emerson and Melville.
After more than two hundred years he still stands out as one of music's greatest correspondents, emerging from these letters as a scintillating, fully rounded and intriguing character.
Published to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth
The most famous diarist in the English language, Samuel Pepys kept a detailed record of his daily life between 1660 and 1669. Not only is it a key historical resource, but also a fascinating and entertaining read. Kate Loveman's selection, with helpful footnotes, is the only one-volume edition available.