16 posts tagged with "classics"

The Manual For Living

Epictetus' manual of stoic ethical advice on how to live a full life.

On the Shortness of Life

The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living.

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the Jazz Age is the story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

Animal Farm

George Orwell's allegorical novel describes a scathing satire of an oppressed society's blind march toward totalitarianism.

1984

George Orwell offers his vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic government that will do anything to control the lives of every individual.

The Metamorphosis

The story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family and a stranger in his own home.

The Tartar Steppe

Dino Buzzati's critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory.

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels in search of a world treasure. His search will lead him to riches very different from those he had imagined.

The Art of Peace

Morihei Ueshiba, taught that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature.

The Art of War

Classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought.

Brave New World

A futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, which is challenged by only a single individual.

The Meditations

A series of reflections and personal writings of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.

The Manual

A collection of Epictetus' essential teachings compiled by his closest student.

The Origin Of Species

Charles Darwin's classic that revolutionized the course of science and the way we see the world.

Lord of the Flies

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable novel about 'the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart'.

The Prince

Machiavelli's thoughts on the qualities a ruler should possess.