The Resource On reading well : finding the good life through great books, (electronic resource)

On reading well : finding the good life through great books, (electronic resource)

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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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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 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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Prior, Karen Swallow
Dewey number
028/.9
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Lisa Larsen
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  • Bustard, Ned
  • Ryken, Leland
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  • Virtues in literature
  • Christians
  • Books and reading
  • Christianity and literature
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adult
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Label
On reading well : finding the good life through great books, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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MWT12285124
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 46 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781541457140
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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MWT12285124
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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12285124
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
On reading well : finding the good life through great books, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12285124
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 46 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541457140
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT12285124
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
12285124
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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