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This edition retains the original Latin, while providing bracketed English translations.
ROBERT BURTON (15771640) was born in Leicestershire and educated at Oxford, where he became librarian of Christs Church College, a position he held for life. He was also the vicar of St. Thomas, Oxford, and the rector of Seabrave, Leicestershire. The first edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy appeared in 1621 and was an immediate popular success. Burton continued to revise and add to his great book, which went through a further five editions, until his death.
This isn't a light read by any means. But if you are interested in early modern medicine, psychoanalysis (though that is anachronistic), and/or how early modern people thought of... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Megan
The Amazon Review -bot asked me how this "story" is "narrated." That's a good question. Read morePublished 2 months ago by G. Mosley
I searched for this book for over five decades, ever since I came across an excerpt of it in a college anthology of seventeenth century English literature. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Daniel L. Copenhaver
This has to be the perfect bedside book, except for the size (the paperback is about three inches deep). Read morePublished 16 months ago by reading man
" I am therefore in this point a professed disciple of Apollonius, a scholar of Socrates, I neglect phrases, and labour wholly to inform my reader's understanding, not to please... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul Camp
Burton's thoughts on the nature of man and the resulting impact on culture are an illuminating perspective on his era and the impact of the Classical Education on that thinking. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tim Bloch
But the decision to put the entire book into a single paperback volume was a bad mistake. It's impossible to hold it in any position or to turn the pages. Read morePublished 20 months ago by David McAllister
I'm sure this is wonderful and looked forward to reading it, but this edition is (mechanically) impossible to read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Janet F. Guerrin
great book! lots of information to think about. This book will certainly give you new insight and help you on your journey for more light. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J3