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The anatomy of melancholy is an especially lengthy book the first edition being a single quarto volume nearly 900 pages long subsequent editions were even longer the text is divided into three major sections plus an introduction the whole written in burtons sprawling stylethe anatomy of melancholy appeared in five editions during the authors lifetime and has been reprinted countless times since william h gass b 1924 is an essayist novelist and literary critic he grew up in ohio and is a former professor of philosophy at washington universitythe anatomy of melancholy goes quite beyond the titled gloominess to spread melancholy onto a compendium of human conditions complete with symptoms prognostics and the various cures ever known in the western worldthe anatomy of melancholy what it is with all the kinds causes symptoms prognostics and several cures of it in three partitions with their several sections members and subsections philosophically medicinally historically opened and cut up by democritus junior robert burton with a satirical preface conducing to the following discoursethe anatomy of melancholy is a book which has been universally read and admired this work is for the most part what the author himself styles it a cento but it is a very ingenious one his quotations which abound in every page are pertinent but if he had made more use of his invention and less of his commonplace book his work would

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