The Junior Classics

We interrupt this extremely sporadic program to bring you a commercial message. Vox Day and Castalia Press are reissuing the Junior Classics of 1918:

The purpose of The Junior Classics is to provide, in ten volumes containing about five thousand pages, a classified collection of tales, stories, and poems, both ancient and modern, suitable for boys and girls of from six to sixteen years of age.

If you know of, or are related to, a child who is primarily consuming kidlit and capeshit, this would be an outstanding antidote. As of right now the Indiegogo campaign has reached 1200% of its original goal.

With a few thousand books in my house, I have enough of the source materials to not “need” this set, but I’m likely to get it anyway. You might want to take a look as well. The campaign is here and while it isn’t cheap, to the best of my knowledge Vox has fulfilled or refunded every single one of his campaigns to date. So it’s a better shot than the last Kickstarter I funded, to be certain!

12 Replies to “The Junior Classics”

  1. AvatarNoID

    If only they could deliver in time for Christmas!

    My 12-year-old son is a voracious reader so this is a good investment regardless. I’m putting my money down on the $55 single hardcover volume, I’m sure it’ll keep him busy for a few weeks.

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    • AvatarNoID

      Aw man, I thought that the single hardcover volume was one large bound version of all the stories. It’s just one of the 10 volumes.

      Well, digital edition it is then.

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  2. Avatarsgeffe

    Not even knowing what’s in this treasury, my guess is that more than a few of the works in there would be banned from libraries or schools (if they already haven’t been) for not being “woke,” “PC,” or any one of the other “offenses” committed against concepts dating back to antiquity which have been rendered passé as a result of “enlightenments” by a select group of people who obviously availed themselves of way too much wacky shit in the 1960s!

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    • AvatarFelis Concolor

      The damage was begun 80 years ago. The 1938 edition was already on its way to PC compliance, with new editors removing stories of chivalry and Arthur Pendragon, for example: the latest edition will preserve all that is good and beautiful and true from the 1918 edition, coupled with relevant additions from the 1958 volumes and some new material never before published in any prior version.

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  3. AvatarRonnie Schreiber

    Alternatively, you can buy a vintage set on eBay for about $3 a volume. Based on his unethical attempt to take over ComicsGate and his role in spreading ethnostate nonsense, I’d rather not give Theodore Beale any of my money. His books on SJWs are worthwhile but I get the feeling the guy doesn’t like my family.

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    • Avatarrambo furum

      Despite laughing at your rationale, I’m not big on Dox Vey either and my experience with his fan base was that JB would be the humblest and least autistic of his fans by three of four magnitudes.

      I think he coined the “magic dirt” quip, which was good, but I’ve never been otherwise impressed with him.

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  4. AvatarCarmine

    I don’t know what it is and I’m not going to bother searching for it but CapeShit sounds like the worst time share vacation property ever…….

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  5. Avatar-Nate

    I remember reading some of these, I don’t recall ever running into the full set anywhere .

    A good idea torpedoed by excessive greed ~ $55 each volume ? . he’s got to be kidding .

    I’ve bought plenty of privately published books and none co$t anywhere near this absurd amount .

    Too bad and this is the sort of literature all people need to read, especially these days .

    -Nate

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