The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things

William HAZLITT (1778 - 1830)

The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things is a posthumous collection of essays by William Hazlitt, organized by his grandson, William Carew Hazlitt. The book contains some of Hazlitt's more famous essays that couldn't be found in book format. (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 On the Prose Style of Poets, part 1 Bob Gonzalez
00:20:07
Play 02 On the Prose Style of Poets, part 2 Bob Gonzalez
00:19:43
Play 03 On Dreams Martin Geeson
00:30:21
Play 04 On the Conversation of Authors klbonds
00:38:52
Play 05 On the Same Subject Continued klbonds
00:30:56
Play 06 On Reason and Imagination Dave Gauer
00:32:42
Play 07 On Application to Study Nicole Lee
00:32:59
Play 08 On Londoners and Country People, part 1 Patrick Wallace
00:20:11
Play 09 On Londoners and Country People, part 2 Patrick Wallace
00:16:20
Play 10 On the Spirit of Obligations MaryAnn
00:30:31
Play 11 On the Old Age of Artists Nicole Lee
00:33:45
Play 12 On Envy (A Dialogue) Nicole Lee
00:37:48
Play 13 On Sitting for One's Picture MaryAnn
00:27:58
Play 14 Whether Genius is Conscious of its Powers Availle
00:34:40
Play 15 On the Pleasure of Hating Availle
00:34:36
Play 16 On Dr. Spurzheim's Theory, part 1 Stephen Marsh
00:25:27
Play 17 On Dr. Spurzheim's Theory, part 2 Stephen Marsh
00:26:46
Play 18 On Egotism, part 1 Nicole Lee
00:20:09
Play 19 On Egotism, part 2 Nicole Lee
00:20:07
Play 20 Hot and Cold Nicole Lee
00:33:45
Play 21 The New School of Reform: a Dialogue Between a Rationalist and a Sentimentalist, part 1 Nicole Lee
00:26:17
Play 22 The New School of Reform: a Dialogue Between a Rationalist and a Sentimentalist, part 2 Nicole Lee
00:29:03
Play 23 On the Qualifications Necessary to Success in Life, part 1 Mark Mickelson
00:20:04
Play 24 On the Qualifications Necessary to Success in Life, part 2 Mark Mickelson
00:25:15
Play 25 On the Look of a Gentleman Sandra Luna
00:34:19
Play 26 On Reading Old Books Sandra Luna
00:31:12
Play 27 On Personal Character, part 1 Helen Falconer
00:17:32
Play 28 On Personal Character, part 2 Helen Falconer
00:17:41
Play 29 On People of Sense Sandra Luna
00:34:47
Play 30 On Antiquity Nicole Lee
00:32:23
Play 31 On the Difference Between Writing and Speaking, part 1 Chieko Steely
00:22:00
Play 32 On the Difference Between Writing and Speaking, part 2 Chieko Steely
00:27:54
Play 33 On a Portrait of an English Lady by Vandyke, part 1 Nicole Lee
00:23:38
Play 34 On a Portrait of an English Lady by Vandyke, part 2 Nicole Lee
00:35:27
Play 35 On Novelty and Familiarity, part 1 Anna Simon
00:24:32
Play 36 On Novelty and Familiarity, part 2 Anna Simon
00:25:48
Play 37 On Old English Writers and Speakers, part 1 Nicole Lee
00:32:36
Play 38 On Old English Writers and Speakers, part 2 Nicole Lee
00:14:52
Play 39 Madame Pasta and Mademoiselle Mars MaryA
00:38:14
Play 40 Sir Walter Scott, Racine and Shakespeare Sandra Luna
00:33:58
Play 41 On Depth and Superficiality, part 1 Mike Pelton
00:20:24
Play 42 On Depth and Superficiality, part 2 Mike Pelton
00:30:54
Play 43 On Respectable People Martin Geeson
00:18:34
Play 44 On the Jealousy and the Spleen of Party, part 1 Kalynda
00:18:35
Play 45 On the Jealousy and the Spleen of Party, part 2 Kalynda
00:26:20