Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

  • by Francis Bacon
  • Narrated by Neville Jason
  • 0 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.


Audible Editor Reviews

This selection from the Favorite Essays collection presents a brief and compelling piece of work - the classic essay "Of Truth" - from famed 16th- and 17th-century jack-of-all-trades Francis Bacon, best known for his invention of the scientific method, as well as his philosophical and political ruminations.
Neville Jason performs this thought-provoking piece, his deep, gruff voice accentuating the grandiosity of Bacon’s pronouncements and successfully evoking the historic relevance of this great figure’s contributions to the realm of philosophic thought.


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This made that Philosophy term paper A LOT EASIER!

Three essays by Francis Bacon; truth, wisdom, and wealth. I am writing my term paper on Francis Bacon for Philosophy class, this is an awesome source.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2013
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks