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.