All there is to know: readings from the illustrious eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Simon & Schuster, 1994 - Reference - 432 pages
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A collection of readings from the classic eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1910 features Lord Macauley writing on Samuel Johnson, a description of "base-ball," an essay by Lucian Wolfe on anti-Semitism, and more. 12,500 first printing.

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Contents

A Note on the Text
34
Crimes and Punishments
73
Fun and Games
94
The Invisible World
120
Abiogenesis
121
Abracadabra
122
Animal Worship
123
Automatic Writing
127
Boa
151
Canary
152
Chameleon
153
Cicada
155
Civet
156
Cockatrice
157
Condor
159
Electric Eel
160

Cock Lane Ghost
129
CrossRoads Burial at
130
DeathWarning
131
Hysteria
133
Lycanthropy
136
Medium
138
Metempsychosis
140
Premonition
142
Sleep
144
Somnambulism
145
Natural Selections
147
Albatross
148
Bittern
149
Blackcock
150
Jackdaw
161
Migration of Birds The
162
Nidification
163
Pigeon Post
166
Redbreast
167
The Literary Life
171
Peoples
209
O Tempora O Mores
249
Things of This World
289
STYLE by Edmund Gosse
312
AntiSemitism by Lucien Wolf
351
Charles DiCkens by Thomas Seccombe
389
Index of ArtiCles
406
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About the author (1994)

Coleman was Professor Emeritus of Portuguese and Spanish Studies at New York University.

is the author of four previous novels, including the William Faulker Award-winner Powdered Eggs and The Belles Lettres Papers.

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