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The Resource On reading well : finding the good life through great books

On reading well : finding the good life through great books

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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
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Karen Swallow Prior
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Language
eng
Summary
Reading great literature well has the power to cultivate virtue. Great literature increases knowledge of and desire for the good life by showing readers what virtue looks like and where vice leads. It is not just what one reads but how one reads that cultivates virtue. Reading good literature well requires one to practice numerous virtues, such as patience, diligence, and prudence. And learning to judge wisely a character in a book, in turn, forms the reader's own character. 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 encounter 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 end-of-chapter reflection questions geared toward book club discussions, features original artwork throughout, and includes a foreword from Leland Ryken
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An acclaimed author helps readers learn to love life, literature, and God through their encounters with great writing
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10692581
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Prior, Karen Swallow
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Virtues in literature
  • Christians
  • Books and reading
  • Christianity and literature
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adult
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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
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12125811
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781493415465
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12125811
Specific material designation
remote
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12125811
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On reading well : finding the good life through great books
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12125811
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781493415465
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12125811
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12125811
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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