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Call# PS1964.A1 1983
Title Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Author Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Summary Originally published in 1858, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table is a series of personal essays ostensibly recounting the boarding-house breakfast-table conversation of "the Autocrat" and his table-mates; the Professor, the Landlady, the Schoolmistress, the Divinity Student, and so on. The book is both a timeless depiction of a witty, urbane, and genial critical intelligence, and a vivid record of 19th-century America in general, and Boston intellectual circles in particular.
Published Date 1883
Publisher Bernard Tauchnitz
Published Place Leipzig, Germany
Physical Description 16 cm.
Collection PastPerfect Museum Library
Catalog Number 2004.2.2
Subjects Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 --Bibliography