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Monday, June 27, 2005

How to acquire an instant library

In view of the "meme" that's been making the rounds of the blogosphere, see this offer from Penguin via Amazon to acquire the Penguin Library of 1082 titles in paperback, here.

(Cross-posted to Burkean Canuck).

Posted by Russ Kuykendall on June 27, 2005 in Books | Permalink


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I saw that. Crazy.

The visa card add is funny though. Oh, boy! You can save wopping $30 off the price!

Posted by: Warwick | 2005-06-27 12:15:54 PM

Nice Saul Bellow collection, but the thought of reading nineteen Graham Greene novels...I think I need to lie face-down on the floor.

Posted by: EBD | 2005-06-27 12:23:34 PM

There are four documents that are in common between that collection and my personal list of the top fifty documents ever: Darwin's Origin of Species, Mill's On Liberty, Plato's Republic, and Sun Tzu's Art of War.

There are also a few that I have planned for my next fifty, such as Pliney the Elder's Natural History, and there are some shared authors but not documents (for example, I chose Aristotle's Organon).

Posted by: Tony | 2005-06-27 1:18:26 PM

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