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The great books : from the Illiad and the Odyssey to Goethe's Faust : a journey through 2,500 years of the West's classic literature

Author: Anthony O'Hear
Publisher: Thriplow : Icon, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a tour of the influential and era-defining books. This title features Homer, whose poems of epic struggle have made him the father of Western literature. It also includes "Greek Tragedy", Plato, Virgil's "Aeneid" and "Ovid", whose encyclopaedic Metamorphoses is a source for European art and literature.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony O'Hear
ISBN: 9781848310063 1848310064
OCLC Number: 228582153
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Anthony O'Hear.

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Presents a personal tour of the influential and era-defining books the West has ever produced. In each case, this title draws out themes, focuses on key passages and explains why they are important.  Read more...

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