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Why Friendship Matters

Why Friendship Matters

Current price: $14.00
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Macmillan Collector's Library
Charter Books
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Some friendships need celebrating, some are hard to navigate, and some need a bit of tender love and care. Delve into this anthology for a tour of all aspects of friendship by your favourite classic authors.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by Michèle Mendelssohn.

Why Friendship Matters is an inspiring collection that spans three centuries of writing and includes many favourite authors such as Michel de Montaigne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jane Austen. Readers will also discover lesser-known delights such as American writer Audre Lorde on her high school friendships and playwright Alice E. Ives writing about friendship between women. Contributors from across the globe celebrate and investigate all aspects of friendship; the strength of its bonds, how it can hurt and how it runs deep.

About the Author

Michèle Mendelssohn is a literary critic and cultural historian. A Professor at Oxford University, she has written and co-edited books on authors such as Henry James and Oscar Wilde and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and a range of academic journals. She has appeared on international radio and television and given talks and lectures around the UK.

Selected writings from: Michel de Montaigne, Oscar Wilde, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ralph Walso Emerson, Jane Austen, Anne Isabella Thackeray, Alice E. Ives, Audre Lorde, Harriet Jacobs, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, Francis Bacon