The first book in our Great Books set is aptly titled, The Great Books: A Journey through 2,500 Years of the West's Classic Literature,. With his captivating tour of the great Western tradition, eminent British philosopher Anthony O’Hear has earned the praise of the esteemed historian Paul Johnson, who calls The Great Books "illuminating, learned, well-written, and entertaining." More than a work of narrative history and literary analysis, it is a beautifully illustrated and exhilarating trip through books as powerful, thrilling, politically astute, and awe-inspiring as any modern bestseller.
A perfect compliment to O'Hear's The Great Books, is the new paperback edition of Richard Gamble's The Great Tradition: Classic Reading on What It Means to Be An Educated Human Being. As Andrew Kern, President of the CiRCE Institute, said of this highly praised and important volume, "Every now and then someone does the world the invaluable favor of reminding us how we got here and what we’ve left behind. Richard M. Gamble has done so for a new generation."
Rounding out this set is the brief but densely packed A Student's Guide to Literature, by R.V. Young. Any reader will profit from the guidance and insight of Dr. Young as he takes up essential questions including: "In a time of mass culture and pulp fiction, can great literature still be discerned, much less defended?" and "What should one read?"
The Great Books
The Great Tradition
A Student's Guide to Literature