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The Resource On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior

On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior

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On reading well : finding the good life through great books
Title
On reading well
Title remainder
finding the good life through great books
Statement of responsibility
Karen Swallow Prior
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed author Karen Swallow Prior takes readers on a guided tour through works of great literature both ancient and modern, exploring twelve virtues that philosophers and theologians throughout history have identified as most essential for good character and the good life. In reintroducing ancient virtues that are as relevant and essential today as ever, Prior draws on the best classical and Christian thinkers, including Aristotle, Aquinas, and Augustine. Covering authors from Henry Fielding to Cormac McCarthy, Jane Austen to George Saunders, and Flannery O'Connor to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Prior explores some of the most compelling universal themes found in the pages of classic books, helping readers learn to love life, literature, and God through their encounters with great writing. In examining works by these authors and more, Prior shows why virtues such as prudence, temperance, humility, and patience are still necessary for human flourishing and civil society. The book includes reflection questions geared toward book club discussions"--Amazon
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Prior, Karen Swallow
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christians
  • Books and reading
  • Christianity and literature
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On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-267)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Leland Ryken -- Introduction: Read well, live well -- Part one. The cardinal virtues. Prudence: The history of Tom Jones, a foundling, by Henry Fielding -- Temperance: The great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Justice: A tale of two cities, by Charles Dickens -- Courage: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain -- Part two. The theological virtues. Faith: Silence, by Shusaku Endo -- Hope: The road, by Cormac McCarthy -- Love: The death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy -- Part three. The heavenly virtues. Chastity: Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton -- Diligence: Pilgrim's progress, by John Bunyan -- Patience: Persuasion, by Jane Austen -- Kindness: "Tenth of December," by George Saunders -- Humility: "Revelation" and "Everything that rises must converge," by Flannery O'Connor
Control code
BK0022276984
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781587433962
Lccn
2018007015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
9781587433962
Label
On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior
Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Leland Ryken -- Introduction: Read well, live well -- Part one. The cardinal virtues. Prudence: The history of Tom Jones, a foundling, by Henry Fielding -- Temperance: The great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Justice: A tale of two cities, by Charles Dickens -- Courage: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain -- Part two. The theological virtues. Faith: Silence, by Shusaku Endo -- Hope: The road, by Cormac McCarthy -- Love: The death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy -- Part three. The heavenly virtues. Chastity: Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton -- Diligence: Pilgrim's progress, by John Bunyan -- Patience: Persuasion, by Jane Austen -- Kindness: "Tenth of December," by George Saunders -- Humility: "Revelation" and "Everything that rises must converge," by Flannery O'Connor
Control code
BK0022276984
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781587433962
Lccn
2018007015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
9781587433962

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