eBook Gateway to the Great Books:, 1st Edition

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  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 1990 | Published/Released July 2012
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Gateway to the Great Books are great writings which selections include short stories, plays, essays, scientific papers, speeches, and letters. Each selection represents a primary, original, and fundamental contribution to ones understanding of the universe and themselves. There are over 135 Authors, 225 Selections and 95 original illustrations. Selections include works from Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S Eliot, Mark Twain and more. This set will help introduce oneself to good literature and the Great Books of the Western World.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 1.
1: The Ways—and Whys—of Reading.
2: Human Imagination.
3: Human Society.
4: Science and Mathematics.
5: Philosophy.
6: The Endless Journey.
7: Syntopical Guide.
Appendix: A Plan of Graded Reading.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 2.
1: Defoe Daniel.
2: Robinson Crusoe.
3: Kipling Rudyard.
4: Mowgli’s Brothers.
5: Hugo Victor.
6: The Battle with the Cannon.
7: Maupassant de Guy.
8: Two Friends.
9: Hemingway Ernest.
10: The Killers.
11: Scott Walter Sir.
12: The Two Drovers.
13: Conrad Joseph.
14: Youth.
15: Voltaire.
16: Micromégas.
17: Wilde Oscar.
18: The Happy Prince.
19: Poe Allan Edgar.
20: The Tell-Tale Heart.
21: The Masque of the Red Death.
22: Stevenson Louis Robert.
23: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
24: Twain Mark.
25: The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg.
26: Dickens Charles.
27: A Full and Faithful Report of the Memorable Trial of Bardell against Pickwick from The Pickwick Papers.
28: Gogol Nikolai.
29: The Overcoat.
30: Butler Samuel.
31: Customs and Opinions of the Erewhonians.
32: Anderson Sherwood.
33: I’M a Fool.
34: Anonymous.
35: Aucassin and Nicolette.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 3.
1: Crane Stephen.
2: The Open Boat.
3: Melville Herman.
4: Billy Budd.
5: Bunin Ivan.
6: The Gentleman from San Francisco.
7: Hawthorne Nathaniel.
8: Rappaccini’s Daughter.
9: Eliot George.
10: The Lifted Veil.
11: Apuleius Lucius.
12: Cupid and Psyche.
13: Turgenev Ivan.
14: First Love.
15: Dostoevsky Fyodor.
16: White Nights.
17: Galsworthy John.
18: The Apple-Tree.
19: Flaubert Gustave.
20: The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaller.
21: Fitzgerald Scott F..
22: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz.
23: Balzac De Honoré.
24: A Passion in the Desert.
25: Chekhov Anton.
26: The Darling.
27: Singer Isaac.
28: The Spinoza of Market Street.
29: Pushkin Alexander.
30: The Queen of Spades.
31: Lawrence H. D..
32: The Rocking–Horse.
33: James Henry.
34: The Pupil.
35: Mann Thomas.
36: Mario and the Magician.
37: Dinesen Isak.
38: Sorrow-Acre.
39: Tolstoy Leo.
40: The Death of Ivan Ilyitch.
41: The Three Hermits.
42: What Men Live by.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 4.
1: Molière.
2: The Misanthrope.
3: The Doctor in Spite of Himself.
4: Sheridan Richard.
5: The School for Scandal.
6: Ibsen Henrik.
7: An Enemy of the people.
8: Chekhov Anton.
9: The Cherry Orchard.
10: Shaw Bernard George.
11: The Man of Destiny.
12: Synge M. John.
13: Riders to the Sea.
14: O’Neill Eugene.
15: The Emperor Jones.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 5.
1: Virginia Woolf.
2: How Should One Read a Book?.
3: Arnold Matthew.
4: The Study of Poetry.
5: Sweetness and Light.
6: Beuve Sainte.
7: What is a Classic?.
8: Montaigne.
9: Bacon Francis Sir.
10: Of Beauty.
11: Of Discourse.
12: Of Studies.
13: Hume David.
14: Of the Standard of Taste.
15: Schopenhauer Arthur.
16: On Style.
17: On Some Forms of Literature.
18: On the Comparative Place of Interest and Beauty in Works of Art.
19: Schiller Friedrich.
20: On Simple and Sentimental Poetry.
21: Shelley Bysshe Percy.
22: A Defence of Poetry.
23: Whitman Walt.
24: Preface to Leaves of Grass.
25: Hazlitt William.
26: My First Acquaintance with Poets.
27: On Swift.
28: Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen.
29: Lamb Charles.
30: My First Play.
31: Dream Children, a Reverie.
32: Sanity of True Genius.
33: Johnson Samuel.
34: Preface to Shakespeare.
35: Quincey De Thomas.
36: Literature of Knowledge and Literature of Power.
37: On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth.
38: Eliot Stearns Thomas.
39: Dante.
40: Tradition and the Individual Talent.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 6.
1: Mill Stuart John.
2: Childhood and Youth from Autobiography.
3: Twain Mark.
4: Learning the River from Life on the Mississippi.
5: Bruyère La.
6: Characters.
7: Carlyle Thomas.
8: The Hero as King.
9: Emerson Waldo Ralph.
10: Thoreau.
11: Hawthorne Nathaniel.
12: Sketch of Abraham Lincoln.
13: Whitman Walt.
14: Death of Abraham Lincoln.
15: Woolf Virginia.
16: The Art of Biography.
17: Xenophon.
18: The March to the Sea The Persian Expedition.
19: The Character of Socrates from Memorabilia.
20: Prescott H. William.
21: The Land of Montezuma from The Conquest of Mexico.
22: Long Haniel.
23: The Power Within Us.
24: The Younger Pliny.
25: The Eruption of Vesuvius from Letters.
26: Tacitus Cornelius.
27: The Life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola.
28: Guizot François.
29: Civilization from History of Civilization in Europe.
30: Adams Henry.
31: The United States in 1800 from History of the United States of America.
32: Bury Bagnell John.
33: Herodotus.
34: Lucian.
35: The Way to Write History.
36: Documents Great.
37: The English Bill of Rights.
38: Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
39: The Virginia Declaration of Rights.
40: The Declaration of Independence.
41: Charter of the United Nations.
42: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
43: Paine Thomas.
44: A Call to Patriots —December 23, 1776 from The Crisis.
45: Washington George.
46: Circular Letter to the Governors of All the States on Disbanding the Army.
47: The Farewell Address.
48: Jefferson Thomas.
49: The Virginia Constitution from Notes on Virginia.
50: First Inaugural Address.
51: Biographical Sketches.
52: Franklin Benjamin.
53: A Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America.
54: Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania.
55: Crèvecoeur de Jean.
56: The Making of Americans from Letters from an American Farmer.
57: Tocqueville De Alexis.
58: Observations on American Life and Government from Democracy in America.
59: David Thoreau Henry.
60: Civil Disobedience.
61: A Plea for Captain John Brown.
62: Lincoln Abraham.
63: Address at Cooper Institute.
64: First Inaugural Address.
65: Letter to Horace Greeley.
66: Meditation on the Divine Will.
67: The Gettysburg Address.
68: Second Inaugural Address.
69: Last Public Address.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 7.
1: Bacon, Sir Francis.
2: Of Youth and Age.
3: Of Parents and Children.
4: Of Marriage and Single Life.
5: Of Great Place.
6: Of Seditions and Troubles.
7: Of Custom and Education.
8: Of Followers and Friends.
9: Of Usury.
10: Of Riches.
11: Swift, Jonathan.
12: Resolutions when I Come to Be Old.
13: An Essay on Modern Education.
14: A Meditation upon a Broomstick.
15: A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country.
16: Hume, David.
17: Of Refinement in the Arts.
18: Of Money.
19: Of the Balance of Trade.
20: Of Taxes.
21: Of the Study of History.
22: Plutarch.
23: Of Bashfulness.
24: Stevenson, Robert Louis.
25: The Lantern-Bearers.
26: Ruskin, John.
27: An Idealist’s Arraignment of the Age.
28: James, William.
29: On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings.
30: The Energies of Men.
31: Great Men and Their Environment.
32: Schopenhauer, Arthur.
33: On Education.
34: Faraday, Michael.
35: Observations on Mental Education.
36: Burke, Edmund.
37: Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol.
38: Calhoun, John C..
39: The Concurrent Majority from A Disquisition on Government.
40: Macaulay, Thomas Babington.
41: Machiavelli.
42: Voltaire.
43: English Men and Ideas from Letters on the English.
44: Alighieri, Dante.
45: On World Government from De Monarchia.
46: Rousseau, Jean Jacques.
47: A Lasting Peace through the Federation of Europe.
48: Kant, Immanuel.
49: Perpetual Peace.
50: Clausewitz, Karl Von.
51: What is War?.
52: Malthus, Thomas Robert.
53: The Principle of Population from Population: The First Essay.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 8.
1: Sir Bacon Francis.
2: The Sphinx.
3: Tyndall John.
4: Michael Faraday from Faraday as a Discoverer.
5: Curie Eve.
6: The Discovery of Radium.
7: Darwin Charles Robert.
8: Autobiography.
9: Fabre Jean Henri.
10: A Laboratory of the Open Fields.
11: The Sacred Beetle.
12: Eiseley Loren.
13: On Time from The Immense Journey.
14: Carson Rachel L..
15: The Sunless Sea.
16: Haldane J. B. S..
17: On Being the Right Size.
18: Huxley Thomas Henry.
19: On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals.
20: On a Piece of Chalk.
21: Sir Galton Francis.
22: The Classification of Human Ability from Hereditary Genius.
23: Bernard Claude.
24: Experimental Considerations Common to Living Things and Inorganic Bodies.
25: Pavlov Ivan Petrovich.
26: Scientific Study of the So-Called Psychical Processes in the Higher Animals1.
27: Wöhler Friedrich.
28: On the Artificial Production of Urea.
29: Sir Lyell Charles.
30: Geological Evolution from The Principles of Geology.
31: Galilei Galileo.
32: The Starry Messenger.
33: Campanella Tommaso.
34: Arguments for and Against Galileo from The Defense of Galileo.
35: Michael Faraday 1.
36: The Chemical History of a Candle.
37: Mendeleev Dmitri.
38: The Genesis of a Law of Nature from The Periodic Law of the Chemical Elements.
39: Helmholtz H. L. F. Von.
40: On the Conservation of Force.
41: Einstein Albert 1879–1955 &Infeld Leopold (1898–1968).
42: The Rise and Decline of Classical Physics from the Evolution of Physics.
43: Sir Eddington Arthur.
44: The Running-Down of the Universe.
45: Sir Jeans James.
46: Beginnings and Endings.
47: Boeke Kees.
48: Cosmic View.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 9.
1: Hogben Lancelot.
2: Mathematics, the Mirror of Civilization.
3: Forsyth Russell Andrew.
4: Mathematics, in Life and Thought.
5: Whitehead North Alfred.
6: On Mathematical Method from An Introduction to Mathematics.
7: On the Nature of a Calculus.
8: Russell Bertrand.
9: The Study of Mathematics.
10: Mathematics and the Metaphysicians.
11: Definition of Number.
12: Kasner 1878–1955 Edward & R. Newman 1907–1966 James.
13: New Names for Old.
14: Beyond the Googol.
15: Dantzig Tobias.
16: Fingerprints.
17: The Empty Column.
18: Euler Leonhard.
19: The Seven Bridges of Königsberg.
20: Campbell Robert Norman.
21: Measurement.
22: Numerical Laws and the Use of Mathematics in Science.
23: Clifford Kingdon William.
24: The Postulates of the Science of Space.
25: Poincaré Henri.
26: Space.
27: Mathematical Creation.
28: Chance.
29: De Laplace Simon Pierre.
30: Probability.
31: Peirce Sanders Charles.
32: The Red and the Black.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of Volume 10.
1: Erskine, John.
2: The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent.
3: Clifford, William Kingdon.
4: The Ethics of Belief.
5: James, William.
6: The Will to Believe.
7: The Sentiment of Rationality.
8: Dewey, John.
9: The Process of Thought from How We Think.
10: Epicurus.
11: Letter to Herodotus.
12: Letter to Menoeceus.
13: Epictetus.
14: The Enchiridion.
15: Pater, Walter Horatio.
16: The Art of Life from The Renaissance.
17: Plutarch.
18: Contentment.
19: Cicero.
20: On Friendship.
21: On Old Age.
22: Bacon, Sir Francis.
23: Of Truth.
24: Of Death.
25: Of Adversity.
26: Of Love.
27: Of Friendship.
28: Of Anger.
29: Santayana, George.
30: Lucretius.
31: Goethe’s Faust.
32: Adams, Henry.
33: St. Thomas Aquinas.
34: Voltaire.
35: The Philosophy of Common Sense from Philosophical Dictionary.
36: Mill, John Stuart.
37: Nature.
38: Emerson, Ralph Waldo.
39: Nature.
40: Self-Reliance.
41: Montaigne; or, the Skeptic.
42: Hazlitt, William.
43: On the Feeling of Immortality in Youth.
44: Browne, Sir Thomas.
45: Immortality from Urn-Burial.