The Anatomy of Melancholy

Author(s): Robert Burton

Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs

This work is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. It is one of the major documents of modern European civilization, a survey not only of melancholy in all its myriad forms, but also of humanity's endless efforts to assuage it. First published in 1621, the book was an immediate popular succe


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Robert Burton (1577-1640) was elected a student of Christ Church in 1599 and took his BD in 1614. He served as a vicar in Oxford and then as the rector of Seagrave. The Anatomy of Melancholy appeared in five editions during the author's lifetime and has been reprinted countless times since.

General Fields

  • : 9780940322660
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : 1.23
  • : February 2001
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 67mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Burton
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 828.308
  • : 1392
  • : Essays, journals, letters & other prose works; Psychology