Classics for the Modern Man Series
The “Classics for the Modern Man” series introduces to modern readers the most powerful works of practical wisdom from the great thinkers of the past. Each volume comprises lively and modern introductions followed by carefully selected and edited extracts from the original works.
This series provides a vital link to the past for a generation cut off from the wisdom of its own ancestors.
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Shakespeare Tales Series
“Shakespeare Tales” is a five-volume series providing engaging and readable prose versions of Shakespeare’s complete works, preserving as far as possible for the modern reader Shakespeare’s original language and mood.
This totally new edition presents the tales as retold in prose by Charles and Mary Lamb, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Harrison Morris, and Winston Stokes, each genre and tale being preceded by a fresh and thought-provoking introduction for the twenty-first-century reader.
The series includes not only the comedies and tragedies, but also the tragicomedies, Roman tales, and English histories. Each volume is sumptuously illustrated with the classic illustrations of Sir John Gilbert.
We are all in search of answers to the mystery of human achievement. Why do some people excel while others do not? In answering that question, Generativity will take you on a journey from the ancient Zoroastrians and the secret gospels of Nag Hammadi to the most recent scientific insights on expertise and peak performance.
Tracing the stories of outstanding individuals in the light of both traditional wisdom and modern science, Generativity examines the universal source of superior achievement in athletics, art, science, music, scholarship, politics, and business.
Excellent book. The author did a brilliant job in making classic philosophy accessible. The book includes some of the most interesting and relatable philosophical ideas that I found very useful. The introduction for each chapter is clear, refreshing, and very helpful. The extract from The Mediation by Marcus Aurelius, in particular, is the one I will reread again and again. Strongly recommend it to those who are interested in philosophy or those who want to live a better life.
Having read all 3 of Lynn’s books in this series, I enjoyed this one second to Classic Philosophy. His selections relevant, editing concise, and insights of use. The words point to the solution.
After reading Andrew Lynn's “Classic Philosophy” and “Classic Spirituality” (both also excellent works) I decided to order ”Generativity”. Generativity is a very smart book, but it doesn't read like an academic text, and for a work that is so broad, Generativity never ends up feeling scattered.
This is a devotional book for people who normally wouldn't touch a devotional book... An introduction to spirituality for people who don't necessarily believe in spirituality. I was drawn to the cover design of this book (along with its companion volume on philosophy), and found that the contents live up to the cover. An array of classic excerpts (some well known, some less so) with informed and insightful commentary from the author-editor.