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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date January 29, 2014
Pages 158
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781495369742
ISBN-10 1495369749
Dimensions 0.36 by 7 by 10 in.
Original list price $8.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858) is a collection of essays written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The essays take the form of a chiefly one-sided dialogue between the unnamed Author and the other residents of a New England boarding house who are known only by their profession, location at the table or other defining characteristics. The topics discussed range from an essay on the unexpected benefits of old age to the finest place to site a dwelling and comments on the nature of conversation itself. The tone of the book is distinctly Yankee and takes a seriocomic approach to the subject matter.

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