Books by George Santayana

Released: Aug. 4, 1995

"An important book, in the American tradition."
This is "news" — a Santayana that classifies as "fiction" — and fiction with a good chance for a sale almost, not quite, in the popular class. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1956

"This will be welcomed by his sympathizers, and emphasize his place in the forefront of literary critics."
A gathering together of Santayana's widely scattered essays which leads off with his well-known masterpiece, Three Philosophical Poets (Lucretius, Dante and Goethe). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 31, 1953

"The market will be largely limited to those who wish a complete collection of his work."
This little volume of posthumous poetry may complete Santayana's work in verse, but it will add little lustre to his name. Read full book review >
THE LIFE OF REASON by George Santayana
Released: Feb. 1, 1953

A new edition, revised and condensed by the author in collaboration with Daniel Cory, this includes Reason In Common Sense, Reason In Science, Reason In Religion, Reason In Society and Reason In Art in one volume. Read full book review >
DOMINIONS AND POWERS by George Santayana
Released: June 15, 1951

"Through the last war the 'actual import of Dominions and Powers in the political world' was forced on him, and random notes gathered over a period of thirty years were unified by a guiding intui The work is ranged under three the Rational Order, corresponding within this framework are chapters and poetic and transce memorial to the distinguished philosophy poet."
A magnificent summation and restatement of his life philosophy, this work — presumably the last by the aging Santayana — is must reading for philosophers, scholars, poets and Santayana devoters. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1949

Twenty-two essays on diverse subjects, along with one sonnet, less than half of which have previously appeared in book form. Mr. Cory was Santayana's associate and literary executor. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1945

For an intellectual market — but a dependably substantial one — this second volume in the fragmentary memoirs of the distinguished philosopher and man of letters. Read full book review >
PERSONS AND PLACES by George Santayana
Released: Jan. 7, 1943

"As Book-of-the-Month -choice in January, this will probably build up a large intellectual snob appeal audience."
Finedrawn portraiture and interpretation, intellectual rather than emotional in appeal, this is a book of memoirs, rather than straight autobiography. Read full book review >
REALMS OF BEING by George Santayana
Released: June 15, 1942

"An important book, for long term study and sale."
There will be two markets for this one volume edition of Santayana's four great books, the realms of Matter, Essence, Truth, and Spirit. Read full book review >
THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT by George Santayana
Released: June 15, 1940

"Your market is clearly defined."
This is the concluding volume in sixteen years' work on Realms of Being, which encompasses Santayana's philosophy. Read full book review >
OBITER SCRIPTA by George Santayana
Released: March 1, 1936

"Not a book for the reader of light essays — but for one who likes to have his own sluggishness of thought stirred to the depths."
This careful gleaning from 31 years of scattered lectures and writings not included in other publications of his work gives one a sense of a rounded philosophy, of perspective on the writer's thought processes. Read full book review >