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Britannica's Great Books of the Western World
Price:  £599.00

Great Books of the Western World
60 volume set

Information... Knowledge... Understanding... Wisdom...
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. 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.
What you can expect to find:
Volumes 1 and 2 of this collection are 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 encyclopædia accomplishes for facts. Also included is Great Conversation, featuring fascinating background information, extensive timelines, photos and quotes from the classic works and their authors.
Volume Information - books' spines guide you quickly to the four subject areas:
 GREEN: Novels, Short Stories, Plays and Poetry 
Vol. 3 —  Homer
Vol. 4 —  Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
Vol.12 —  Virgil
Vol.19 —  Dante, Chaucer
Vol.22 —  Rabelais
Vol.24 —  Shakespeare (part I)
Vol.25 —  Shakespeare (part II)
Vol.27 —  Cervantes
Vol.29 —  Milton
Vol.31 —  Molière, Racine
Vol.34 —  Swift, Voltaire, Diderot
Vol.45 —  Goethe, Balzac
Vol.46 —  Austen, George Eliot
Vol.47 —  Dickens
Vol.48 —  Melville, Twain
Vol.51 —  Tolstoy
Vol.52 —  Dostoevsky, Ibsen
Vol.59 —  Henry James, Shaw, Conrad, Chekhov, Pirandello,
Vol.59 —  Proust, Cather, Mann, Joyce
Vol.60 —  Woolf, Kafka, Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, O'Neill, Fitzgerald,
Vol.60 —  Faulkner, Brecht, Hemingway, Orwell, Beckett
 RED: Philosophy and Religion 
Vol. 8 —  Plato
Vol. 7 —  Aristotle (part I)
Vol. 8 —  Aristotle (part II)
Vol.11 —  Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus
Vol.16 —  Augustine
Vol.17 —  Aquinas (part I)
Vol.18 —  Aquinas (part II)
Vol.20 —  Calvin
Vol.28 —  Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza
Vol.30 —  Pascal
Vol.33 —  Locke, Berkeley, Hume
Vol.39 —  Kant
Vol.43 —  Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche
Vol.55 —  William James, Bergson, Dewey, Whitehead, Russell,
Vol.55 —  Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Barth
 BLUE: History, Politics, Economics and Ethics 
Vol. 5 —  Herodotus, Thucydides
Vol.13 —  Plutarch
Vol.14 —  Tacitus
Vol.21 —  Machiavelli, Hobbes
Vol.23 —  Erasmus, Montaigne
Vol.35 —  Montesquieu, Rousseau
Vol.36 —  Adam Smith
Vol.37 —  Gibbon (part I)
Vol.38 —  Gibbon (part II)
Vol.40 —  J.S. Mill
Vol.41 —  Boswell
Vol.44 —  Tocqueville
Vol.50 —  Marx, Engels
Vol.57 —  Veblen, Tawney, Keynes
Vol.58 —  Frazer, Weber, Huizinga, Levi-Strauss
 GREY: Mathematics and Natural Sciences 
Vol. 9 —  Hippocrates, Galen
Vol.10 —  Euclid, Archimedes, Nicomachus
Vol.15 —  Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler
Vol.26 —  Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey
Vol.32 —  Newton, Huygens
Vol.42 —  Lavoisier, Faraday
Vol.49 —  Darwin
Vol.53 —  William James
Vol.54 —  Freud
Vol.56 —  Poincare, Planck, Whitehead, Einstein, Eddington,
Vol.56 —  Bohr, Hardy, Heisenberg, Schrodinger,
Vol.56 —  Dobzhansky, Waddington
Product Information:
 -  P cked in 2 boxes
 -  Weight - 47 Kg
 - Shelf Length -1690 mm (5'.6.5")
 - ISBN 0 85229 531 6