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The Classic Collection brings together the finest essayists of the past, introduced by contemporary writers.

Drawn from Life – Selected Essays of Michel de Montaigne

Introduced by Tim Parks

Grumbling at Large – Selected Essays of J. B. Priestley

Introduced by Valerie Grove

Beautiful and Impossible Things – Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde Introduced by Gyles Brandreth

Words of Fire – Selected Essays of Ahad Ha’am

Introduced by Brian Klug

Essays on the Self – Selected Essays of Virginia Woolf

Introduced by Joanna Kavenna

All That is Worth Remembering – Selected Essays of William Hazlitt

Introduced by Duncan Wu

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