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The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback – April 30, 2001
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This edition retains the original Latin, while providing bracketed English translations.
About the Author
Robert Burton (1577-1640) was elected a student of Christ Church College, Oxford, in 1599 and took his B.D. in 1614. He served as a vicar in Oxford and then as the rector of Seagrave. The Anatomy of Melancholy appeared in five editions during the author’s lifetime and has been reprinted countless times since.
William H. Gass (b. 1924) is an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and is a former professor of philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of nonfiction, including On Being Blue (1976; published as an NYRB Classic), Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012). Gass lives with his wife, the architect Mary Gass, in St. Louis.
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There are three "partitions" (sections) bound together in this one volume, and the numbering starts over again from one at the beginning of each section. The first section is 523 pages, the second is 312 pages and the third is 547, for a total of 1,382 pages plus some additional back and front matter.
So fear not. You're getting the whole thing in the one-volume NYRB paparback edition. Some flunky just looked at the page number on the last page and wrote that number in the product details without examining the rest of the book.
Especially the notes on Dutchland and the numbers of counties, cities, villages, three times more than England's, amazing statement.
Han Diepraam, Holland
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