The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton

"The Anatomy of Melancholy" is a comprehensive and detailed exploration of melancholy, a term used to describe a variety of mental states, including depression, anxiety, and sadness. The author examines the causes, symptoms, and treatments of melancholy from a variety of perspectives, incorporating elements of psychology, philosophy, history, and literature. The book is notable for its extensive use of classical sources, its humorous and satirical style, and its profound insights into human nature and the human condition.

The 1243rd greatest book of all time


Published
1621
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
1400-1900
Words
450,000
Original Language
English

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