It’s Great Books Monday, but I need one more day to complete last week’s readings; Mr. Gilbert eluded me through Sunday. For those of you who are more on top of things than I, here are the readings for the upcoming week:
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Ch. 76-92 (GBWW Vol. 48, pp. 154-188)
- “The Virginia Constitution” by Thomas Jefferson (GGB Vol. 6, pp. 502-517; Query 13 of Notes on Virginia)
- “Geological Evolution” by Sir Charles Lyell (GGB Vol. 8, pp. 319-324; Principles of Geology Vol. III, Ch. I)
- “Of Cannibals” by Michel de Montaigne (GBWW Vol. 23, pp. 143-149)
- On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies by William Gilbert, Book V (GBWW Vol. 26, pp. 92-105)
- The Politics of Aristotle, Book V (GBWW Vol. 8, pp. 502-519)
With three standalone works this week, today is a great time for anyone who has been sitting on the sidelines to get his feet wet with this reading project. Take it at whatever pace you want; just take it!