Thomas Browne

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The seventeenth century writer Sir Thomas Browne was an English polymath and author of varied works, revealing his wide learning in diverse fields, including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His most famous work is ‘Religio Medici’, a journal principally concerning the mysteries of God, nature and man, which he described as “a private exercise directed to myself.” It was an immediate success and was soon circulated widely in Europe. Noted for his melancholia tone, Browne’s works are characterised by an inimitable wit and subtle humour, offering a literary style that is both varied and polished with Baroque eloquence. This comprehensive eBook presents Browne’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Browne’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* All of the treatises, with individual contents tables
* Includes rare essays and letters
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special criticism section, with six essays evaluating Browne’s contribution to literature
* Features three biographies, including Samuel Johnson’s seminal ‘Life’ – discover Browne’s literary life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order

CONTENTS:

The Books
Religio Medici (1643)
Pseudodoxia Epidemica (1646)
Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial (1658)
The Garden of Cyrus (1658)
Brampton Urnes (1712)
The Miscellany Tracts (1684)
A Letter to a Friend (1690)
Christian Morals (1716)
Common Place Books (1846)
Miscellaneous Works

The Criticism
Sir Thomas Browne by Leslie Stephen (1892)
Sir Thomas Browne and his ‘Religio Medici’: An Appreciation by Alexander Whyte (1898)
Sir Thomas Browne by Walter Pater (1899)
Sir Thomas Browne by Lytton Strachey (1906)
Sir Thomas Browne by Peter Eade (1908)
Sir Thomas Browne and Sir Kenelm Digby by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1919)

The Biographies
Life of Browne by Anthony Wood (1692)
Life of Browne by Samuel Johnson (1756)
Thomas Browne by Arthur Henry Bullen (1900)

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