Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man by Catherine Drinker BowenFrancis Bacon: The Temper of a Man by Catherine Drinker Bowen

Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

byCatherine Drinker Bowen, Dominic J. BalestraIntroduction byDominic Balestra

Paperback | January 15, 1993

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The portrait Bowen paints of this controversial man, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward life and actions of Bacon with the seemingly contradictory aspects of his refined philosophical reflections. As Lord Chancellor of England, Bacon was impeached by Parliament for taking bribesin office, convicted, and banished from London and the law courts. In a prayer Bacon composed during the interval following his punishment, he reveals that the dichotomy of his existence was no more deeply felt than by himself, and he readily admits that his obligations to society were not as suitedto his nature as the study of philosophy, science, and law.
Catherine Drinker Bowen's biographies include a work on Tchaikovsky, titled Beloved Friend, Yankee from Olympus, dealing with the live of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke, and John Adams and the American Revolution. She died in 1973. Dominic Balestra is Professor of Philosoph...
Title:Francis Bacon: The Temper of a ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:245 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:January 15, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0823215385

ISBN - 13:9780823215386

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