Find out more »Price: £1,350.00 The second edition of this collection of miscellanies by Mr Henry Needler. Rebound, in a charming half calf binding with marbled boards. Find out more »Price: £450.00 An expanded edition of this essay collection, which was first published in 1724 as one volume.
A very scarce work, with essays on various subjects. Find out more »Price: £800.00A work by Oxford academic and administrator Thomas Caius. With final advertisement leaf and divisional title to volume II as called for.
Though her essays are no intellectual slog, they will make you smile, commiserate, and perhaps enjoy your day just a little bit more.
Price: £3,250.00 Niccolo Machiavelli's political history work Discourses on Livy. (ESTC R17340) This work begins with the titular work. Find out more »Price: £2,275.00An important collection of posthumously published essays by Sir Francis Bacon.
Fun fact: she’s also a voice actor, best known for her portrayal as Violet Parr in , published last year, reveals her to be a complete nerd — in the best of ways, of course. Constant through all his mediums, however, are his insightful, intimate — and often hilarious — observations about race, class, and the wild and crazy world of pop culture.
Unpretentiously in love with literature and blessed with a relentlessly charming voice, almost everything we read by Batuman sends us scrambling back to our bookshelves for that novel she’s reminded us we’re dying to dive into. In his most recent book, , he explores race as “a completely liquid shape-shifter that can take any form” and aims “to attack and destroy the idea that there is a correct or legitimate way of doing blackness.” Provocative and brilliant, we think this is a guy who’ll keep changing the cultural landscape for years to come.
We’ve been excited about this book for a while now, so if you’ve been reading our books coverage with any regularity you probably already know we think it’s something worth picking up.
Great as it is, Robinson’s collection only whet our appetites for more essays by contemporary writers, so in case it does the same for you, we’ve put together a list of contemporary essayists we think everyone should be reading right now (or, you know, whenever you finish watching ).
But if for no other reason, you should read D’Agata because he’s tackling questions that have long stumped both readers and writers, and will probably continue to for some time.
Better get hooks An important social equality activist and scholar, bell hooks’ writings are must-reads for anyone.