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An Autobiographyand Other Writings

An Autobiography: and Other Writings (2 ed.)  

Anthony Trollope and Nicholas Shrimpton (ed.)

Published in Print: 
12 May 2016
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923692
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199675296.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199675296
I hated the office. I hated my work...the only career in life within my reach was that of an author.' The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope’s account offers a ... More
Autobiography

Autobiography  

John Stuart Mill and Mark Philp (ed.)

Published in Print: 
22 March 2018
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920103
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198759607.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198759607
It may be useful that there should be some record of an education which was unusual and remarkable John Stuart Mill (1806-73), philosopher, economist, and political thinker, was the most ... More
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings  

Thomas De Quincey and Robert Morrison (ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 February 2013
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923500
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199600618.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199600618
I took it: – and in an hour, oh! Heavens! what a revulsion! what an upheaving, from its lowest depths, of the inner spirit! what an apocalypse of the world within me!' Thomas De Quincey's ... More
The Education of Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams  

Henry Adams and Ira B. Nadel (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989902
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199552368.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199552368
As a journalist, historian and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An ... More
Eminent Victorians

Eminent Victorians  

Lytton Strachey and John Sutherland (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990038
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555017.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199555017
Lytton Strachey’s biographical essays on four ‘eminent Victorians’ dropped a depth-charge on Victorian England when the book was published in 1918. It ushered in the modern biography and ... More
The Interesting Narrative

The Interesting Narrative  

Olaudah Equiano and Brycchan Carey (ed.)

Published in Print: 
11 January 2018
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191919909
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198707523.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198707523
‘I hope the slave trade may be abolished. I pray it may be an event at hand.’ Published a few days before the British parliament first debated the abolition of the slave trade in 1789, ... More
JournalsCaptain Scott’s Last Expedition

Journals: Captain Scott’s Last Expedition  

Robert Falcon Scott and Max Jones (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989674
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536801.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536801
Captain Scott’s harrowing account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 was first published in 1913. In his journals Scott records his party’s optimistic departure from New ... More
Life and Times of Frederick DouglassWritten by Himself

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: Written by Himself  

Frederick Douglass, Celeste-Marie Bernier (ed.), and Andrew Taylor (ed.)

Published in Print: 
28 July 2022
Published Online: 
26 January 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198835325.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198835325
The Life of Charlotte Brontë

The Life of Charlotte Brontë  

Elizabeth Gaskell and Angus Easson (ed.)

Published in Print: 
25 June 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921971
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199554768.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199554768
It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick Brontë Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) is a pioneering biography of one ... More
Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson  

James Boswell and R. W. Chapman (ed.)

Published in Print: 
12 June 2008
Published Online: 
27 January 2022
eISBN: 
9780191956324
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199540211.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199540211
To write the Life of him who excelled all mankind in writing the lives of others, and who, whether we consider his extraordinary endowments, or his various works, has been equalled by few ... More
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave  

Frederick Douglass and Deborah E. McDowell (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 March 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921568
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199539079.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199539079
‘I was born in Tuckahoe. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as ... More
Specimen Days

Specimen Days  

Walt Whitman and Max Cavitch (ed.)

Published in Print: 
Sep 2023
Published Online: 
Dec 2023
eISBN: 
9780191987366
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198861386.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198861386
One of the best kept secrets of modern autobiographical literature, Whitman's autobiography moves in brisk, episodic fashion to chronicle the life of one of the world's best loved and most ... More
Walden

Walden  

Henry David Thoreau and Stephen Allen Fender (ed.)

Published in Print: 
13 November 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921193
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538065.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199538065
‘The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut he built himself a ... More

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