The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Macmillan and Company, 1922
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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Página 128 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
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