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The Resource On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior ; [illustrations by Ned Bustard]

On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior ; [illustrations by Ned Bustard]

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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 ; [illustrations by Ned Bustard]
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
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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10692581
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Prior, Karen Swallow
Dewey number
028/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bustard, Ned
  • Ryken, Leland
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  • Virtues in literature
  • Christians
  • Books and reading
  • Christianity and literature
  • Virtues in literature
  • Books and reading
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christians
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • RELIGION / Christian Life
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
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finding the good life through great books
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On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior ; [illustrations by Ned Bustard]
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Publication
Note
  • Name of illustrator taken from title page verso
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-267)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024098528
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
(OCoLC)1024098528
Label
On reading well : finding the good life through great books, Karen Swallow Prior ; [illustrations by Ned Bustard]
Publication
Note
  • Name of illustrator taken from title page verso
  • 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
Control code
on1024098528
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
(OCoLC)1024098528

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