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The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes: The Five Foot Shelf & The Shelf of Fiction: The Famous Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07VWGHR6J
- Publisher : e-artnow (July 26, 2019)
- Publication date : July 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 84456 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 37452 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,945 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Perhaps most importantly, this digital version is eminently useful. Every volume has a link in the table of contents. That link brings you to a table of contents for that volume, which contains links for the individual works in the volume. Those links then bring you to a table of contents for the individual works of the volume, complete with links for each section therein. Perhaps equally importantly, every table of contents has a link that returns you to mother table of contents from which you came- making navigating to specific works and then back much easier than many other digital collections allow, in a way that does not require one to use the "Go To" feature of the Kindle.
If you are interested in having access to nearly all of the essential classics of "western" civilization for a ridiculously cheap price and with a surprising ease of navigation, I recommend this collection without reservation.
If you want to read a good book, buy the collection. If you think it will give you a classic education, then you are completely overrating and continuing the myth of an Ivy League education. How else can a record number of Ivy graduates with degrees in hyper-local interpretive dance-performance end up earning strong 6-figure incomes on Wall Street right out of their undergraduate education?
If you have an Ivy League education, then you know I am right. Any protesting makes my point.
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"The sentiments and opinions these authors express are frequently not acceptable to present-day readers, who have to be often saying to themselves: “This is not true, or not correct, or not in accordance with our beliefs.” It is, however, precisely this encounter with the mental states of other generations which enlarges the outlook and sympathies of the cultivated man, and persuades him of the upward tendency of the human race."
If the collection (compiled for early 20th century American people, young women are mentioned as their intended audience as well), or even this quote itself (with its use of "man") is offensive to you, my heart hurts for you. When it comes to self-learning, of course you can supplement as you wish. Presentism and a lack of intellectual humility will do you no good when it comes to learning from classics, and will only serve to leave you stuck in your (ironically, incredibly Western) modern mindset.
This is an amazing collection.
I love theory and conceptual thinking so it's a very exciting start!