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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

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I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.


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Arabian Nights, 1001
Archipelago, The Gulag
Areopagitica
Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, An
Aristotle for Everybody
Arithmetic, Introduction to
Arithmetical Triangle, Treatise on the
Arms, A Farewell to
Arms and the Man
Arnauld, Correspondence with
Around the World in Eighty Days
Ars Amatoria
Ars Poetica
Art, On Poesy or
Art?; What is
Art of Beauty, The
Art as Experience
Art of Horsemanship, On the
Art of Love, The
Art of Poetry, The
Art and Scholasticism
Art of War, The
Arthur, Le Morte d'
Articles of Confederation
Articulations, On the
Artist, A Hunger
Artist as a Young Man, A Portrait of the
Arts, Especially Medicine; Exhortation to the Study of the
As You Like It
Ascent of Mt. Carmel, The
Ascent of Mt. Ventoux
Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of
Astronomy, Epitome of Copernican
Athenians, On the Constitution of the (Xenophon))
Athenian Constitution, The (Aristotle)
Athens, Timon of
Atlantis, New
Atlas Shrugged
Attack Upon Christendom, The
Aulis, Iphigenia at
Autobiography (Darwin)
Autobiography (Franklin)
Autobiography (Gibbon)
Autobiography (Josephus)
Autobiography (Mill)
Autobiography, Scientific (Planck)
Babylonian Captivity of the Church, The
Bacchae, The
Badge of Courage, The Red
Ball, After the
Ballads (Stevenson)
Ballads (Thackeray)
Ballads, Lyrical
Barbara, Major
Barn Burning
Battle of the Books
Bead Game, The Glass
Beagle, The Voyage of the
Beast in the Jungle, The
Beautiful, On the Sublime and
Beauty, The Art of
Bede, Adam
Being Earnest, The Importance of
Being and Nothingness
Bell Tolls, For Whom the
Benedict, The Rule of St.
Beowulf
Beyond Good and Evil
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Bhagavad-Gita
Bible, The Holy
Billy Budd
Biographia Literaria
Birds, The
Birmingham Jail, Letter from
Birth of Tragedy, The
Black, The Red and the
Black Monk, The
Black Sea, Letters from the
Bleak House
Blood, On the Circulation of the
Blood in Animals, On the Motion of the Heart and
Bodies, On Floating
Bodies, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly
Bondage of the Will, Concerning the
Book; How to Read a
Book of Common Prayer, The
Book of Five Rings, The
Book of Prognostics, The
Books, Battle of the
Bostonians, The
Bovary, Madame
Brave New World
Breathing; On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On
Breeding, Treatise on Good Manners and Good
Brigade, The Charge of the Light
Brinker or the Silver Skates, Hans
Britannicus
Brothers, Joseph and his
Brothers Karamazov, The
Budd, Billy
Builder, The Master
Burnt Njal, The Saga of
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