What we're about

If you're reading this, it's because you're interested in the Great Books, also known as "the classics". Awesome! There is a misconception that the Great Books were written for specialists in philosophy or Ivy League scholars. This is simply not true. For centuries, they instructed everyone, including children.

This group is dedicated to continuing that tradition, and was formed with the idea that everyone can read, interpret, and discuss the Great Books. They cover a wide variety of subjects, including fiction, history, poetry, science, philosophy, politics, economics, religion and ethics. You can see what we're currently reading by checking out the "Featured Meetup" below.

But we don't just meet to discuss books, we have stimulating conversations about life! We talk about everything from good, evil, justice, freedom, love, art, God, man, beauty, truth, war and peace.

Most of our reading selections can be found at the following link for FREE: https://prodigalnomore.wordpress.com/great-books-of-the-western-world-as-free-ebooks/

We hope you'll consider joining us! For information on meeting dates, times, and locations, please check the featured meetup below, or you can email me at: shaunwilliams772@aol.com .

Upcoming events (2)

Shakespeare - Troilus and Cressida


Troilus and Cressida is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1602. At Troy during the Trojan War, Troilus and Cressida begin a love affair. Cressida is forced to leave Troy to join her father in the Greek camp. Meanwhile, the Greeks endeavour to lessen the pride of Achilles.

The tone alternates between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom. Readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how they are meant to respond to the characters. Frederick S. Boas has labelled it one of Shakespeare's problem plays. In recent years it has "stimulated exceptionally lively critical debate".

Milton - Paradise Lost


Paradise Lost is an epic poem that is often considered one of the greatest works in the English language. It concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose is to "justify the ways of God to men."