Francis Bacon: The Major Works by Francis BaconFrancis Bacon: The Major Works by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon: The Major Works

byFrancis BaconEditorBrian Vickers

Paperback | June 8, 2008

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together an extensive collection of Bacon's writing - the major prose in full, together with sixteen other pieces not otherwise available - togive the essence of his work and thinking.Although he had a distinguished career as a lawyer and statesman, Francis Bacon's lifelong goal was to improve and extend human knowledge. In The Advancement of Learning (1605) he made a brilliant critique of the deficiencies of previous systems of thought and proposed improvements to knowledge inevery area of human life. He conceived the Essays (1597, much enlarged in 1625) as a study of the formative influences on human behaviour, psychological and social. In The New Atlantis (1626) he outlined his plan for a scientific research institute in the form of a Utopian fable. In addition tothese major English works this edition includes 'Of Tribute', an important early work here printed complete for the first time, and a revealing selection of his legal and political writings, together with his poetry. A special feature of the edition is its extensive annotation which identifies Bacon's sources and allusions, and glosses his vocabulary.
Brian Vickers is a Professor of English Literature and Director at the Centre for Renaissance Studies, ETH Zurich.
Title:Francis Bacon: The Major WorksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.57 inPublished:June 8, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199540799

ISBN - 13:9780199540792

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Bacon's short essays get five stars; they're pithy and deep - perfect reading. The rest gets three stars - it's historically important, influential, and very dated and boring to read. For scholars only. The essays are for everyone.
Date published: 2016-12-27