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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

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I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.

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Quadrature of the Parabola, On the
Quantum Theory, Origin and Development of the
Quarters, Close
Queene, The Faerie
Quixote, Don
Quran, The
Race and Culture
Radical Empiricism, Essays in
Rainbow, The
Ramayana, The
Rameau's Nephew
Rape of Lucrece, The
Rape of the Lock
Rappaccini's Daughter
Rat Man, The
Raven, The
Read a Book; How to
Reason, Critique of Practical
Reason, Critique of Pure
Reason, The Life of
Rebel, The
Reckoner, The Sand-
Red Badge of Courage, The
Red and the Black, The
Red Death, The Masque of the
Reduction, Instruments of
Reflection, Aids to
Reflections on the Revolution in France
Refutations, On Sophistical
Regained, Paradise
Regimen in Acute Diseases, On
Relativity, The Meaning of
Religio Medici
Religion, Dialogues Concerning Natural
Religion, Institutes of the Christian
Religion, The Two Sources of Morality and
Religious Affections, Treatise Concerning
Religious Experience, The Varieties of
Remedia Amoris
Remedies for Love
Remembrance of Things Past
Reminiscence, On Memory and
Replies, Objections Against the Meditations and
Representative Government
Representative Men
Republic, The
Researches in Electricity, Experimental
Return of the Native, The
Revolution, The State and
Revolution in France, Reflections on the
Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, On the
Rex, Oedipus
Richard the Second, King
Richard the Third, King
Right, Philosophy of
Right, The Science of
Rights, Civil
Rights of Man, The
Rights of Men and Natural Law, The
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Rings, The Book of Five
Rings, The Lord of the
Rip Van Winkle
Rises, The Sun Also
Rites of Passage
Road to Serfdom, The
Robert Levet, On the Death of Dr.
Robinson Crusoe
Roland, The Song of
Roman Empire, Decline and Fall of the
Romans, Lives of the Noble Grecians and
Rome, History of
Romeo and Juliet
Room of One's Own, A
Rothschild's Fiddle
Rubaiyat, The
Rue Morgue, The Murders in the
Rule of St. Benedict, The
Rules for the Direction of the Mind

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