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THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION

THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION

By Walter Bagehot
Read by Peter Wickham
11 hours 20 minutes

Though published in 1867 when the British Empire was approaching its height, Walter Bagehot’s essay The English Constitution is not only one of the great political classics but is also an unquestionably relevant document for our times. Despite the passing of over 150 years, despite huge changes in enfranchisement, in attitudes, and in world order, this fascinating document prompts us to re-evaluate the process of government – wherever we live. And what is more, it is written with grace, elegance – and wit! Continue Reading →

THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

By Robert Burton
Read by Peter Wickham
56 hours 49 minutes

The Anatomy of Melancholy is one of the most remarkable books ever written. First published in 1621, and hardly ever out of print since, it is a huge, varied, idiosyncratic, entertaining and learned survey of the experience of melancholy, seen from just about every possible angle that could be imagined. Its subtitle explains much: Continue Reading →

THE ENNEADS VOLUME 1 (1-3)

THE ENNEADS VOLUME 1 (1-3)

By Plotinus
Read by Peter Wickham
14 hours 18 minutes

Plotinus (204/5 -270CE), born in Lycopolis, Egypt when it was part of the Roman Empire – was a major figure in the philosophical school later called Neoplatonism. Neoplatonists viewed reality as deriving from a single force or figure expressed as ‘the One’. Continue Reading →

THE ENNEADS VOLUME 2 (4-6)

THE ENNEADS VOLUME 2 (4-6)

By Plotinus
Read by Peter Wickham
21 hours 6 minutes

Plotinus (204/5 -270CE), born in Lycopolis, Egypt when it was part of the Roman Empire – was a major figure in the philosophical school later called Neoplatonism. Neoplatonists viewed reality as deriving from a single force or figure expressed as ‘the One’. Continue Reading →