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In a unique 1869 take on Greek mythology, the influential Victorian-Edwardian sage considers the myth of the goddess Athena. Ruskin asks us to consider Athena—"in the heavens, the earth, and the heart"—as a vital force in the material world channeled by those leading virtuous lives and also as "the directress of the imagination and will."
This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
Poor Richard's Almanack is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved, although some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy...
Intended for the general reader as well as students and teachers of Scottish history, this sweeping 1920 history traces the growth of Scotland from the eighteenth century and James Watts's steam engine, through its rise as an industrial power and into the twentieth century. The author's panoramic view takes in social conditions, education and culture, religious life, art, and more.
Eminent cultural critic Lewis Mumford's first book, The Story of Utopias, is a fascinating survey of the development of the concept of "utopia." Mumford examines the major utopias—discussing Plato's Republic and Thomas More's Utopia, among others—concluding with a look at the prospects for utopia as it relates to the realities of urban planning.
15) Jacob's room
16) Lonesome land
Lonesome Land (1912) delicately balances an idealistic, romantic view of the American West with its hard, gritty reality. Although focused on the West's often lonesome and open lifestyle, scenes of true Western-genre suspense appear in this critical yet beautiful imaging of the land and its pioneers.
Valeria Peyson has spent her life on the East Coast and, therefore, holds a beautifully serene vision of the West in her mind....
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