The anatomy of melancholy


‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ is the vast and only work by Robert Burton, the 17th-century English priest and scholar. It ‘opens and cuts up’ the condition of melancholy, or depression as we know it today, and in doing so explores a dizzying range of additional topics, including goblins, beauty, the geography of America, digestion, the passions, alcohol and kissing. Burton believed that reading was a cure for melancholy, and so the book itself – one of the most unique and uncategorisable works of all time – can be seen as a tonic for the very condition it describes. 

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Author Robert,1577-164 Burton Published by Penguin Classics ISBN 9780141192284 EAN 9780141192284 Bic Code Cover Paperback


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