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The autocrat of the breakfast table.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The autocrat of the breakfast table.

by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Published by Douglas .
Written in English


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Pagination256p.
Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL13695797M

The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE By Oliver Wendell Holmes Excerpt from The Autocrat’s Autobiography The interruption referred to in the first sentence of the first of these papers was just a quarter of a century in duration. Two articles entitled “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table” will be found in the “New England Magazine,”.

The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes is a delightful and witty series of essays. The essays are primarily one-sided dialogue with conversations between the unnamed speaker and the residents of a boarding house at a breakfast table.   "The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table" in The Atlantic Monthly 2 "The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table" in The Atlantic Monthly 2 ; First book edition. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, illustrated by Augustus Hoppin () Other editions. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, illustrated by Howard Pyle, () wikidata commons (external scan).

Compare book prices from over , booksellers. Find Autocrat of the Breakfast Table () by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table | This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.


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This is a delightful little work. Comprising a series of articles published in the Atlantic Monthly in the s, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table is a rambling but never disjointed first-person narrative of "conversations" between the narrator (the "Autocrat" from the title) and his fellow boarders in a Boston boarding by: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table is the kind of book that demands to be read at a leisurely pace.

If you get greedy and consume too much of it at once, you'll be turned off the taste for a month/5. You may set it down as a truth which admits of few exceptions, that those who ask your opinion really want your praise, and will be contented with nothing else. -from The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table A superb example of a literary form that has long since fallen into disuse, this seriocomic one-sided conversation with the dictatorial "autocrat" was originally published in segments Author: Oliver Wendell Jr.

Holmes. Excerpt from The "Breakfast-Table" Series: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table; The Professor at the Breakfast-Table; The Poet at the Breakfast-Table Dr. Oliver wendell holmes is essentially what is termed He is one of the funniest fellows to be found, perhaps, in his native town Of Boston and his native state Of Massachusetts, which is saying a good deal; for in that grim/5(9).

The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table () is a collection of essays written by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. The essays were originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in and before being collected in book form.

The author had written two essays with the same name which were published in the earlier The New-England Magazine in November and Februarywhich are alluded to in a. I was enormously disappointed in this book. If the narrator is indeed an autocrat, I'm all for revolution and bringing up the guillotine.

Turgid and leaden in its delivery, not particularly funny, nor particularly wise. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table Oliver Wendell Holmes Full view - /5(2). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table: Every Man His Own Boswell Oliver Wendell Holmes No preview available -   Oliver Wendell Holmes' The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table was first published serially in The Atlantic Monthly inand in book form a year later.

It is less a novel than a collection of short, idiosyncratic musings disguised as breakfast-table discussions (lectures might be a more accurate description) between the eponymous autocrat and his (semi-captive) audience - the other boarders at.

Buy The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Holmes, Oliver Wendell (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table is a demonstration of New England civility in the s.

I believe it went through more than 50 editions by the end of the nineteenth century, so it must have been very widely read at one time. The book is packed with amazing observations/5(5). An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GI5N More information about this seller | Contact this seller The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (Introduction by Herbert Brown. American Century Series) Holmes, Oliver Wendell.

The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Two articles entitled “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table” will be found in the “New England Magazine,” formerly published in Boston by J.

and E. Buckingham. The date of the first of these articles is Novemberand that of the second February This collection, The Autocrat of the Breakfast - Table, made its initial appearance in the first issues of the Atlantic Monthly and was largely responsible for that magazine's early success.

inventory # Seller Inventory # z More information about this seller | Contact this seller 2. The Poet at the Breakfast-table, His Talks with His Fellow-boarders and the Reader by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

This book is a reproduction of the original book published in and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes. 5/5(1). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table is not an entirely great literary work. Holmes does not maintain his metaphysical detachment, he becomes too concerned with his characters, and in the end he.

The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Every Man His Own Boswell by Oliver Wendell Holmes. A soft fabric or oil cloth padded cover with a textured illusion effect, very comfortable in the hand. Pale green wood patterned end Rating: % positive. As the autocrat, or ruler, of the communal table, Holmes converses with his fellow boarders, including the Landlady, the Professor, the Divinity Student, and the Schoolmistress.

A vivid record of the era when Boston was the hub of America's intellectual and cultural scene, this book also offers timeless observations that range from the nature. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table by Wendell Holmes, Oliver and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A hardcover book - 19th century book.

Item was passed. A hardcover book - 19th century book. Item was passed. Feedback. Directory Price Results News Help Consign. The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table in two volumes.

See Sold Price. Sold. Autocrat of. New York: Irving Co., The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table. Reprinted from the Atlantic Monthly (). This book is in good condition, with some noticeable signs of aging and wear; the plates are lightly scuffed, and there is some foxing on the text block, but the book si intact and clear.Here you may find The autocrat of the Breakfast-Table is a book of essays by this writer & father of a Supreme Court justice Jeopardy Answer.

Jeopardy Words Answers Questions Categories About. Jeopardy Questions. Collection of crowd sourced questions and .Good: A book that falls under average used book. All pages are present. Pages may contain marking. Any defects are noted in accompanying description.

Could be Ex-library (bought from a library sale, this will be noted) Fair/Acceptable: A Worn book that has complete text pages but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (will be noted).

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