Francis Bacon as an Essayist and Moralist

  • Rajshekar M. Yarbagi Assitant Professor of English Govt. First Grade College Kamalapur Tq. Dist Kalaburagi 585 313
Keywords: Solemn, morality, experimentalist, stimulus, doctrine, ethics


   An essayist, philosopher, scientist and jurist. Held many important positions including the Member of Parliament. His essays are ‘dispersed meditations’ His most important literary work is his Essays, which might be described as an appendix to his longer works, especially The Advancement of Learning, that it provides practical everyday philosophy of the life of his own world. His place in history rests on his pioneering exposition of the modern inductive method.


1. A Conference of Pleasure (two speeches from a 'device' written for the Queen’s birthday) 1592.
2. Bacon, Francis, The French Academy English edition 1586., French edition, Academie Francoise , 1577-8
3. History of English Literature Edward Albert 5th Edition, Oxford University Press, 1979.
4. Northumberland Manuscript writings 1591-1594.A manuscript once belonging to Bacon with references to Shakespeare plays, phrases, and his signature.
5. Sir Francis Bacon: A Biography. East-West Publications, 1981.