Great Books of the Western World
• 60 volumes
• 37,844 pages
• 24 million words
• 517 classics by 130 authors,
• Covers 30 centuries of human thought
• Subject categories: Literature, History, Philosophy, and Science
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From the ancient classics to the masterpieces of the 20th century, the Great Books are all the introduction you’ll ever need to the ideas, stories and discoveries that have shaped modern civilization. This collection of 517 classics in 60 beautifully bound volumes is colour-coded into four subject categories: literature, history, philosophy, and science. And since this edition includes works from 20th century authors, it’s the most up-to-date collection of the Great Books ever.
Volumes 1 and 2 of this collection is the Syntopicon, a unique two-volume guide (not sold separately) that enables you to investigate a particular idea and compare what different authors have to say about it. The Syntopicon comprises a new kind of reference work – accomplishing for ideas what the dictionary accomplishes for words and the encyclopaedia accomplishes for facts. Also included is the Great Conversation, featuring fascinating background information, extensive timelines, photos, and quotes from the classic works and their authors.
Special colours on the Great Books’ spines guide you quickly to the four subject areas
GREEN: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, and Poetry
Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripedes, Aristophanes, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Rabelais, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton, Molière, Racine, Swift, Voltaire, Diderot, Goethe, Balzac, Austen, George Eliot, Dickens, Melville, Twain, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Ibsen, Henry James, Shaw, Conrad, Chekhov, Pirandello, Proust, Cather, Mann, Joyce, Woolf, Kafka, Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, O’Neill, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Brecht, Hemingway, Orwell, Beckett
RED: Philosophy and Religion
Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Pascal, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, William James, Bergson, Dewey, Whitehead, Russell, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Barth
BLUE: History, Politics, Economics, and Ethics
Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Tacitus, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Erasmus, Montaigne, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Gibbon, J. S. Mill, Boswell, Tocqueville, Marx, Engels, Veblen, Tawney, Keynes, Frazer, Weber, Huizinga, Levi-Strauss
GREY: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Hippocrates, Galen, Euclid, Archimedes, Nicomachus, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey, Newton, Huygens, Lavoisier, Faraday, Darwin, William James, Freud, Poincare, Planck, Whitehead, Einstein, Eddington, Bohr, Hardy, Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Dobzhansky, Waddington
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