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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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Ballads (Swift) (pub. 1860?)
Chemical History of a Candle (1860)
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
Great Expectations (1861)
Lincoln's First Inaugural (1861)
Representative Government (1861)
Silas Marner (1861)
The Subjection of Women (1861; pub. 1869)
Les Miserables (1862)
Walking (1862)
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Gettysburg Address (1863)
Utilitarianism (1863)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
Notes from Underground (1864)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates (1865)
Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865)
Lincoln's Second Inaugural (1865)
Value, Price, and Profit (1865)
War and Peace (1865-69)
Crime and Punishment (1866)
Das Kapital (Capital) (pub. 1867-94)
Peer Gynt (1867)
The Idiot (1868-69)
Little Women (1868-69)
Innocents Abroad (1869)
Lorna Doone (1869)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1869-70)
The Birth of Tragedy (1871)
The Descent of Man (1871)
Little Men (1871)
Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Middlemarch (1872)
The Possessed (1872)
Stavrogin's Confession (1872)
Three Tales (Flaubert) (1872)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
Autobiography (Mill) (1873)
Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)
Anna Karenina (1875-77)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
Daniel Deronda (1876)
The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
The American (1877)
The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80)
The Return of the Native (1878)
Daisy Miller (1879)
A Doll's House (1879)
Truth of Intercourse (1879)
My Confession (Tolstoy) (1880-82)
Washington Square (1880)
The Common Law (1881)
Portrait of a Lady (1881)
The Prince and the Pauper (1881)
Treasure Island (1883)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
The Wild Duck (1884)
Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
The Bostonians (1886)
The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886)
Kidnapped (1886)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
Samuel Pepys (1886)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
Autobiography (Darwin) (pub. 1887)
The Genealogy of Morals (1887)
Billy Budd (1889)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
A Dull Story (or, A Dreary Story) (1889)
Poems (Yeats) (1889-1939)
Time and Free Will (1889)
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