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This is a collection of 32 highly diverting essays of English author Richard Middleton. Although Middleton is now best remembered for his ghost stories, he was also an accomplished poet and essayist. The musings collected in this volume cover a variety of topics, including poetry, art, and politics. - Summary by Carolin (5 hr 21 min)


The Decay of the Essay 11:37 Read by Scotty Smith
The Tyranny of the Ugly 6:19 Read by Scotty Smith
The True Bohemia 9:16 Read by Scotty Smith
Dreaming as an Art 8:34 Read by Bob Hamilton
On Facts 8:14 Read by JoeBlu
On Knowing London 7:44 Read by JoeBlu
The Poet and the People 10:19 Read by Daniel Hennis
Pensions for Poets 9:34 Read by JoeBlu
How to be a Poet 10:11 Read by Larry Wilson
Traitors of Art 10:41 Read by Gerwin Kramer
Suicide and the State 8:42 Read by Gerwin Kramer
The Age of Disenchantment 9:23 Read by Gerwin Kramer
On Dreams 11:31 Read by Lilian Elizabeth
New Year's Eve 9:23 Read by phxtopdog
Why Women Fail in Art 10:44 Read by Gerwin Kramer
An Election-tide Dream 10:06 Read by Bob Hamilton
The New Sex 10:54 Read by JoeBlu
On Editors 10:31 Read by JoeBlu
The Revolt of the Philistines 10:56 Read by Bob Hamilton
The Virtues of Getting Drunk 10:28 Read by Eva Davis
The Verdict of Posterity 10:00 Read by jftocanada
Is England Decadent? 11:20 Read by SK
Uncomfortable Spring 10:43 Read by SK
The Philosophy of Gambling 9:44 Read by SK
The Poet who Was 9:33 Read by Larry Wilson
The Gift of Appreciation 10:17 Read by dchen
Poets and Critics 11:30 Read by Larry Wilson
Montjoie 9:44 Read by JoeBlu
A Summer Holiday 10:51 Read by JoeBlu
Commercial Literature 9:15 Read by Heidi Olson
A Monologue on Love Songs 11:47 Read by dchen
Conversational Misers 11:17 Read by Bob Hamilton