Invitation to the Classics: A Guide to Books You've Always Wanted to Read

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Practically a classic itself, Invitation to the Classics is a popular guide to those great works of literature that you always meant to read. Full color and engaging, this book is a gateway to the fulfilling pursuit of understanding our culture by exploring its most enduring writings.

"These sparkling essays remind us of the deep pleasures of literature and its power to instruct and delight."--Publishers Weekly

"A magnificent resource, an urgently needed publication in an era when politically correct higher ...

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Overview

Practically a classic itself, Invitation to the Classics is a popular guide to those great works of literature that you always meant to read. Full color and engaging, this book is a gateway to the fulfilling pursuit of understanding our culture by exploring its most enduring writings.

"These sparkling essays remind us of the deep pleasures of literature and its power to instruct and delight."--Publishers Weekly

"A magnificent resource, an urgently needed publication in an era when politically correct higher education is trying to deconstruct Western civilization. Wonderful!"--Charles Colson

"This important publication should be in every library and out on the table in every Christian home."--Dallas Willard

"Immerses us in the wisdom of the ages, those noble thoughts that enrich society's values and guide our youth along positive paths toward fruitful lives."--President Jimmy Carter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801068102
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: Masterworks Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 464,134
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Cowan is a professor of literature at the University of Dallas and a cofounder of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is the author of two books and of numerous essays on literary and educational topics.

Os Guinness is a senior fellow with the Trinity Forum and the author of many books, including The American Hour, God in the Dark, and Answering the Call.

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Table of Contents

Sample selections
Sophocles--Oedipus Rex
Virgil--The Aeneid
Beowulf
Dante--The Divine Comedy
John Calvin--Institutes of the Christian Religion
John Milton--Paradise Lost
Jonathan Swift--Gulliver's Travels
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe--Faust
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge--Lyrical Ballads
John Keats--The Great Odes
Ralph Waldo Emerson--Essays
Frederick Douglass--Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
Emily Dickinson--The Complete Poems
Charles Dickens--Great Expectations
Leo Tolstoy--Anna Karenina
Mark Twain--The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Joseph Conrad--Heart of Darkness
T. S. Eliot-- Four Quartets
C. S. Lewis--The Screwtape Letters
William Faulkner--Go Down, Moses
Flannery O'Connor--A Good Man Is Hard to Find; Greenleaf; Revelation
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