Education: Pleasure on Parnassus

What should a man read in order to be well-read? To Sir William Haley, scholarly editor of the London Times, no master list or five-foot shelf can possibly give a proper answer. Even if a man should read three books a week for 60 years, he would still have "no more than a small holding on Parnassus." But last week, over the BBC, Sir William offered a few suggestions—a rambling series of pleasant prescriptions for booklovers.

Among them:

¶ "When you feel like acquiring a good book, buying a volume which attracts you, or...

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