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The pleasure of their company : an anthology…

The pleasure of their company : an anthology of civilized writing

by Louis Kronenberger (Editor)

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The matron of Ephesus / Petronius --
The Whig aristocracy / Lord David Cecil --
Maltby and Braxton / Max Beerbohm --
Candide / Voltaire --
The rape of the lock / Pope --
From The memories / Saint-Simon --
From The journal / Edmond and Jules de Goncourt --
The way of the world / Congreve --
Zeus cross-examined / Lucian --
The jewels / Maupassant --
Washington Square / Henry James --
Madame Récamier / Ste-Beuve --
Dr. Burney's evening party / Virginia Woolf --
Letters from Japan / Henry Adams --
Rameau's nephew / Diderot --
Don Juan, canto I / Byron --
My own centenary / E. M. Forster --
From The praise of folly / Erasmus --
The Tillotson banquet / Aldous Huxley --
Of anger / Montaigne --
From The autobiography / Gibbon.
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