Delphi Complete Works of Edward Gibbon

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Edward Gibbon’s monumental ‘History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ charts the course of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon’s magnum opus is celebrated for its ironic prose, use of primary sources and its bold open criticism of organised religion. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Gibbon’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Gibbon’s life and works

* Detailed introductions to the history works and other texts

* ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ is presented with the original footnotes and a detailed table of contents – ideal for students

* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Features ‘Miscellaneous Essays’, appearing here for the first time in digital print

* Rare works often missed out of collections

* Includes Gibbon’s letters - spend hours exploring the historian’s personal correspondence

* Gibbon’s autobiography

* Features a bonus biography - discover Gibbon’s literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


CONTENTS:


The History

THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS


The Essays

ESSAI SUR L’ÉTUDE DE LA LITTÉRATURE

CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE SIXTH BOOK OF THE ÆNEID

MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS


The Letters

PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON, 1753-1794


The Autobiography

MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE AND WRITINGS


The Biography

GIBBON by James Cotter Morison

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2015
4 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
3,412
Pages
PUBLISHER
Delphi Classics
SELLER
DELPHI CLASSICS
SIZE
20.3
MB

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