Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World


Edited by Mortimer J. Adler

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  • Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica (UK) Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 37844 pages
  • Dimensions: 495mm x 559mm x 447mm | 44,021g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0852295316
  • ISBN 13: 9780852295311
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: diagrams, index of topics
  • Sales rank: 442,834

Product description

In the world of books, there are hundreds of timeless classics. But only one collection of great works is a classic in itself - "Britannica's Great Books". This 60-volume set brings you centuries of celebrated writings from the greatest minds of all time, including Plato, Shakespeare, Swift, Freud, Hemingway and Twain. "Britannica's Great Books" are truly a valuable lifetime reading companion, with 517 timeless works containing the great thoughts, theories and insights that have shaped our culture today, offering ideas that will continue to inspire mankind for centuries to come. To buy such a comprehensive collection separately would be tremendously difficult and nearly impossible. "The Great Books", and the priceless education they bring you, represent what is perhaps the single greatest book value on the market today. The new "Great Books" provide a well-rounded, liberal arts education in many fields of study. Philosophy, religion, mathematics, psychology, astronomy, politics and anthropology are just a few of the areas you can explore from the ancient Greeks to such 20th century greats as Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka and T.S. Eliot. You will find "Great Books" useful for practical, everyday needs, too, like speech writing and business presentations, not to mention great family conversations at the dinner table or stimulating discussions with colleagues and friends.

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