365 literary extracts sourced from the British Library's collection - one for each day of the year. Ideal for use as a 'thought for the day' or for dipping into for random inspiration, the selection covers a vast range of literature, poetry, essays, letters and treatises and includes much-loved authors as well as more controversial writers. Accompanied by eclectic imagery, the excerpts are sure to stimulate the imagination (and probably add to your reading list...).
Includes extracts from:
Joseph Conrad: The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions
Sigmund Freud: 'The Interpretations of Dreams'
Betty Friedan: The Feminine Mystique
David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature
Plato: The Republic
Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition
Jane Austen: letter to Cassandra Austen, 17/18 Oct. 1815
Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol
George Orwell: The English People
Adam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass