Non-Fiction Books:

The Anatomy of Melancholy

(unabridged)

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The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
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The Anatomy of Melancholy is, quite self-consciously, the book to end all books. The immensely widely read Robert Burton compiled it from the books that existed in a 17th-century library in order to explain and account for all human emotion and thought. In the first part, Burton defines the "inbred malady" of melancholy, discusses its causes, and describes the symptoms. The second part is devoted to its cure. Love melancholy is the subject of the final and longest part. A master of narrative, Burton includes as examples most of the world's great love stories, showing a modern approach to psychological problems. Burton's lively, colloquial style is as individual as his subject matter. It is imaginative and eloquent, full of classical allusions and Latin tags that testify to his love of curious and out-of-the-way information as well as to his erudition. Burton is a master of lists and catalogs, but their sonorous roll is often broken by his humorous asides. This edition, in crisp clear modern font, is complete and unabridged.
Release date NZ
November 24th, 2017
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Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Benediction Classics
Pages
910
Dimensions
156x234x51
ISBN-13
9781781398951
Product ID
27516174

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