What a disappointment!
Inspired by Paul Strathern's excellent book 'Leibniz in an hour' I decided to read the whole long series of all the prominent philosophers in an hour, took this my favourite Schopenhauer. Started reading, being aware of the Big Brother's surveillance for not learning too much. Made more scarce notes than in Leibniz in order to reach to the end. But no way! Again the red-OK Stop mark "Your selection exceeds the copy limit set by the Publisher of this book." No more notes for my ingenious MyeBooks learning devise. What a pity! This repeated incidence means also: no more 'in an hour' books for me, just when I got accustomed to the interesting and enlightening background information style of them.
Having recently read practically all Schopenhauer's production particularly the three main works mentioned in this compendium: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, The World as Will and Representation and Parerga and Paralipomena I had no other idea of my favourite philosopher's private life than the famous picture of him illustrated from backside walking away with his dog. Now Paul Strathern giving in this book a very colorful picture of Arthur S as gentleman, not abstaining from the joys of the society life with culture and women. Became understandable why he wrote also on these two mondane subjects along with his all embracing subject of will and representation.
Acknowledging the sympathetic merits of the author, but deeply indignated for the publksher's attitude towards learning I cannot give but the very rare two stars as the sign of good bye for this good idea of concise caricatures of famous philosophers.