A Few Days In Athens

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This charming novel – called by Thomas Jefferson “a treat of the highest order” – follows a young philosopher as experiences the great philosophies of Athens.


A lovely novel by Frances Wright, A Few Days In Athens is a remarkable achievement. Through somewhat archaic writing it draws the reader to a better understanding of epicureanism, like the sound of a stream calls to a thirsty traveler.

You can read this book for free online, or buy our annotated Kindle version with over fifty editorial notes ($4.99). Our version includes:

  • Over fifty annotations, clarifying allusions to ancient Greeks and often with additional context and stories
  • Modernized punctuation and editing for clarity
  • Images of historical characters in the novel
  • A short biography of the author Frances Wright