Book: Written by Oliver Wendall Holmes, 1858

 Autocrat of the Breakfast TableFirst published as a book in 1858, this collection of essays are one-sided dalogues between the author (Oliver Wendall Holmes) and the tenants of a boarding house on a variety of subjects. These essays were first published in Atlantic Monthly magazine and later appeared in book form.

One of the gems from this volume:

"It is a capital plan to carry a tablet with you and, when you find yourself felicitous, take notes of your own conversation."

 

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  • All
  • A Daily Rate
  • A Voice In The Wilderness
  • Beauty For Ashes
  • Because Of Stephen
  • Happiness Hill
  • In The Way
  • Katherine's Yesterday
  • Marcia Schuyler
  • Not Under The Law
  • The Christmas Bride
  • The City Of Fire
  • The Enchanted Barn
  • The Honor Girl
  • The Red Signal