From the Back Cover
This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon's masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration, features the addition of other works by Bacon, including 'The Idols of the Mind,' 'Of Unity in Religion,' and 'Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates,' as well as a summary of each work and questions for the reader. Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon's work to his contemporaries as well as to modern-day readers. The volume includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text, as well as synopses and questions to accompany each selection. It also features an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon and a selected bibliographyof works about this important historical thinker.
The second edition is also updated with a generous interior layout, making this volume even more classroom-friendly with easy-to-navigate pedagogical features.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.