Hillsdale College Great Books Collection
Hillsdale College Great Books Collection

Welcome to the Hillsdale College Great Books Collection

"From Homer to Chaucer, Austen to Dostoevsky, Dickinson to Miller--these works can be mesmerizing, exhilarating, infuriating, and will become like old friends. What I wouldn't give to be able to read them again for the first time--such wonder and joy. And yet even after the hundredth read, I'm always learning something new from these inexhaustible teachers."

- Dr. Justin Jackson, Chair and Professor of English, Hillsdale College

Ranked in the top three of all Great Books Programs in the nation, Hillsdale College is proud to offer a collection of books inspired by our curriculum. Selected in partnership with our English Department, the following titles represent the greatest works of literature taught by our faculty and read by our students.

Each edition delivers best-in-class commentary and translation. Shop with confidence as you engage with the timeless lessons concerning human nature, virtue, self-government, and liberty contained in the pages of these Great Books.

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The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
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VENDOR: Penguin Random House

The Canterbury Tales depicts a storytelling competition between pilgrims drawn from all ranks of society. The tales are as various as the pilgrims themselves, encompassing comedy, pathos, tragedy, and cynicism. The Miller and the Reeve express their mutual antagonism in...

$23.00
The Collected Poems, T.S. Eliot
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VENDOR: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of Collected Poems 1909-1962 includes his verse from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary...

$25.00
The Death of Ivan Illyich, Leo Tolstoy
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VENDOR: Penguin Random House

This short novel was an artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life, a nine-year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction. A thoroughly absorbing, and, at times, terrifying...

$16.95
The Fall, Albert Camus
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VENDOR: Penguin Random House

The Fall is a philosophical novel by Albert Camus. First published in 1956, it is his last complete work of fiction. Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of dramatic monologues by the self-proclaimed "judge-penitent" Jean-Baptiste Clamence, as...

$14.95
The Iliad, Homer
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VENDOR: Penguin Random House

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of...

$20.00
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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VENDOR: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of...

$11.99
The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
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VENDOR: Penguin Random House

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Franz Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the...

$15.00
The Odyssey, Homer
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VENDOR: Penguin Random House

Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing...

$19.00
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Emily Dickinson
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VENDOR: Simon & Schuster

“This is my letter to the world . . .” — Emily Dickinson The Poetry of Emily Dickinson is a collection of pieces by 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson, who insisted that her life of isolation gave her an introspective...

$14.99
Young Goodman Brown & Other Short Stories, Nathaniel Hawthorne
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PRODUCT TYPE: Book

VENDOR: Dover Publications

Throughout his richly varied literary career, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal. His first important publication, long before The Scarlet Letter, was the 1837 collection Twice-Told Tales, which brought the New England writer immediate fame and...

$5.50
The Tempest, William Shakespeare
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VENDOR: Simon & Schuster

Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the...

$6.99
Hamlet, William Shakespeare
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VENDOR: Simon & Schuster

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however,...

$9.99
Genesis: Translation and Commentary, Robert Alter
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VENDOR: W.W. Norton & Company

"[Here is] the Genesis for our generation and beyond."―Robert Fagles Genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life, and ends with the image of a mummy—Joseph's—in a coffin. In between come many of the primal stories in Western...

$18.95

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