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Great Books of the Western World
Great Books of the Western World
Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World

Product ID : 16231247
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Galleon Product ID 16231247
UPC / ISBN 0852295316
Shipping Weight 97 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Shipping Dimension 22.01 x 18.19 x 12.52 inches
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Author Mortimer J. Adler
Edition 2nd
Number Of Pages 37000
Publication Date 1990

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Great Books of the Western World Features

  • This set makes the classics friendly as they contain a wealth of information to help the reader understand and appreciate why these books are great such as background, critical thoughts, author biographies, and much more. They will most certainly add to your enjoyment of reading the greatest books ever written!

About Great Books Of The Western World

There is no better way to own and appreciate the world's greatest written works. Great Books of the Western World is one of the most acclaimed publishing feats of our time. Authoritative, accurate, and complete, this collection represents the essential core of the Western literary canon, compiling 517 of the most significant achievements in literature, history, philosophy, and science into a color-coded set as handsome as it is affordable. From the ancient classics to the newest masterpieces of the 20th century, Great Books traces the ideas, stories, and discoveries that have shaped modern civilization. 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. 60 volumes Individual Volume Size: 9 1/2" H x 1"-2" W (Across Spine) x 6 1/2" D Overall Width of Set: 65"(5'5") Special colors on the Great Books' spines guide you quickly to the four subject areas -


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