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    ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
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    ISBN: 9780141192284
    Title: ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
    Author: BURTON ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: June 2019 New Release

    The Anatomy of Melancholy is the vast and only work by Robert Burton, the seventeenth-century English priest and scholar. It 'opens and cuts up' the condition of melancholy, or depression, as we know it today, and in doing so explores a dizzying range of additional topics including goblins, beauty, the geography of America, digestion, the passions, alcohol and kissing. Burton believed that reading was a cure for melancholy, and so the book itself - one of the most unique and uncategorizable works of all time - can be seen as a tonic for the very condition it describes.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $35.00
    • Price: $35.00
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