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The Christian Hero: An Argument Proving that no Principles but those of Religion are Sufficient to make a Great Man

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Title:The Christian Hero: An Argument Proving that no Principles but those of Religion are Sufficient to make a Great Man
Price:GBP£75.00 (about USD$93.60)
Book ID:B009-2907
Quantity:1
Publisher:Jacob Tonson, London, 1727
Edition:Eighth Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Full Leather)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Jacob Tonson, 1727, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Eighth Edition

Sir Richard Steele was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Steele's first published work, The Christian Hero (1701), attempted to point out the differences between perceived and actual masculinity. Written while Steele served in the army, it expressed his idea of a pamphlet of moral instruction. The Christian Hero was ultimately ridiculed for what some thought was hypocrisy because Steele did not necessarily follow his own preaching. He was criticized for publishing a booklet about morals when he himself enjoyed drinking, occasional dueling, and debauchery around town. Six-page dedication to Lord Cutts, Colonel of the Cold-Stream Guards, and a seven-page preface. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 78 pages. wear to spine gilt & titles faded. all edges red. leather covers with gilt decorated spine & outer edges plus gilt single-line outer border to front & rear.. mottled wear to cover & small horizontal scratch to front . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Christianity; Irish Writers; Dramatists; Religion & Theology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2907.
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