Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, Vol. 4)

by Adam Smith

Paperback, 1985

Publication

Liberty Fund (1985), Edition: Revised ed., 291 pages

Description

This book is divided into "an examination of the several ways of communicating our thoughts by speech" and "an attention to the principles of those literary compositions which contribute to persuasion or entertainment". The species of communication discussed include descriptive and narrative (or historical) composition, poetry, demonstrative oratory, panegyric, didactic or scientific language, deliberative oratory, and judicial or forensic oratory. The subjects addressed in his teachings include the style and genius of some of the best of the ancient writers and poets, especially the historians and the English classics.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

291 p.; 6 inches

ISBN

0865970521 / 9780865970526
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