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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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ISBN

0852295316


Format: Book
Title: Great books of the Western world / Mortimer J. Adler, editor in chief ; Clifton Fadiman, Philip W. Goetz, associate editors.
Publisher Date: [Chicago : Encyclopedia Britannica, c1990]
Subject: Anthologies
Isbn: 0852295316 (set)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 126
System Items Total: 128
Call Number: 081 Gre
Oclc: 22863183
Upc:
Bib Id: 50135

Format: Book
Title: Great books of the Western world / Mortimer J. Adler, editor in chief ; Clifton Fadiman, Philip W. Goetz, associate editors.
Edition: [2nd ed.].
Publisher, Date: [Chicago : Encyclopedia Britannica, c1990]
Description: 61 v. : ill., maps ; 24-24 x 31 cm.
Subjects: Anthologies
Other Author: Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001
Other Author: Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999
Other Author: Goetz, Philip W.
Other Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Other Title: Great books.
Notes: Spine title: Great books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
LCCN: 90080213
ISBN: 0852295316 (set)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 126
Total Copies: 128
Call Number: 081 Gre