A culture colossus, this is an anthology of the ""recorded talk"" of statesmen, musicians, artists, writers, the spoken...

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THE BOOK OF GREAT CONVERSATIONS

A culture colossus, this is an anthology of the ""recorded talk"" of statesmen, musicians, artists, writers, the spoken drama of many centuries. Wisely selected, and with individual introductions to the inclusions which give a good orientation on the period, the place, the protagonist, these pages (which run to close to 700) combine in one volume the outstanding human discourse of many countries, many years. From Socrates, Michelangelo, Frederick The Great, Rousseau, Goethe, Napoleon, Byron, Lamb, Dumas, Hazlitt, Hugo, Stendhal, Carlyle, Lincoln, Renan, Bismarck, Tennyson, Tolstoy, Whitman, Wilde, Hardy, Masaryk, -- to the conversations which took place between men of equal renown: Casanova-Voltaire, Boswell-Johnson; Shelley- Trelawny; Heine-Balzac-Sue; Wagner-Rossini; Anatole France- Rodin; Shaw-Chesterton; concluding with the Stalin-Wells interview... For the merchandise market.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1948

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1948