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Night Walks
Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty.   No. 88 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich ...
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Decline of the English Murder

In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.   No. 79 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei ...

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Why I Write
'Anyone who wants to understand the twentieth century will still have to read Orwell' Timothy Garton Ash, New York Review of BooksWhether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.   No. 20 in the ...
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Days of Reading
In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child.   No. 53 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku angielskim - dla koneserów!
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Dialogue Between Fashion and Death
Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble bird.   No. 85 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku ...
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How to Achieve True Greatness

In his witty and perceptive discourses on the ideal virtues of a Renaissance courtiers, Castiglione set out values that continue to offer illumination in questions of leadership and government - espousing such qualities as prudence, courage, loyalty, affability and style and even the playing of sport as the best ways to gain influence and power.   No. 29 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska ...

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Silly Novels by Lady Novelists

Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many popular books by lady novelists, George Eliot perfectly skewers the formulaic yet bestselling works that dominated her time, with their loveably flawed heroines. She also examines the great women writers of France and their enrichment of the culture, and the varying qualities of literary translations.   No. 91 in the series Great ...

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On the Pleasure of Hating

Autor: Locke John

Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal' William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt's tough, combative writings on subjects ranging from slavery to the imagination, boxing matches to the monarchy, established him as one of the greatest radicals of his age and have inspired journalists and political satirists ever since.   No. 12 in the series Great ...

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Of the Abuse of Words

Autor: Locke John

John Locke was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, whose assertion that reason is the key to knowledge changed the face of philosophy. These writings on thought, ideas, perception, truth and language are some of the most influential in the history of Western thought.   No. 66 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku angielskim - ...

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On Natural Selection

Charles Darwin's seismic theory of evolution turned the Victorian world upside down, utterly rewrote our notions of life on earth, and is still attacked by religious creationists today.   No. 16 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku angielskim - dla koneserów!

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