Where to find public domain essays? LV has numerous books containing essays by various authors (search "essays" from the home page), any of which could be a great source of specific titles that appeal to you.(Will edit before cataloging) Collecting 20 essays under an hour each, covering all kinds of subjects. Britannica defines an essay as "an analytic, interpretive, or critical literary composition usually much shorter and less systematic and formal than a dissertation or thesis and usually dealing with its subjects from a limited and often personal point of view." In short, the purpose of an essay is to inform others of your opinions on a particular topic. So, it is neither fiction nor a short story, but a composition designed to educate/persuade rather than entertain, though essays sometimes do both, or neither. Hopefully we will collect some of the best, and each entry will be findable by author, title, and reader, so this is a great place to lift your favorite essays out of other collections or books where they lay hidden within the covers of a book. (Summary by Michele Fry, BC/DPL)
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