David Hume's essay "Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature" explains that man isn't so bad, or at least we're all better off assuming the best of him. Having selected this series of great works himself, performer Neville Jason shows a genuine personal interest in their topics. His tone is intellectual and made approachable by clear-as-a-bell enunciation. Period music sets the mood from the start. For those who love a good, smart argument, this piece makes compelling listening.
This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.