1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Book - 2015
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Offers reviews covering centuries of writing, with each entry accompanied by an essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question.
Published: New York, NY :, Universe Publishing,, 2015.
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
ISBN: 9780789320391
0789320398
Branch Call Number: 011.73 ONE REV. ED.
Characteristics: 960 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,22 cm

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Yavin
Oct 03, 2016

A lot a good stuff in here. I've personally read (or listened to) 14 of the titles here in their entirety and partially read an additional 4. Heard of a lot of the titles (or of their movie counterparts). However there's a lot I hadn't heard about either.

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Liber_vermis
Jun 19, 2013

Unlike other titles in this series, "1001 Books" offers very few duds and many hidden gems. The 1001 books are organized by year of publication in century chapters. Most of the books, all novels, are given a half page outline including remarks about the author. More prominent authors and books receive a lavish 1-2 page presentation with cover and author photographs. Many French, German, Russian and other 'foreign' writers are included but information on English translations has not been provided. Title, author and general word indexes are provided.

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davidehinz
Jun 26, 2011

If you didn't go to college or went to college and did NOT study literature or history then read books like this.
It's a valued experience.

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JLwordplay
Apr 11, 2011

If you ever feel stuck as to what you should read next, take a look through this book. The genres are varied so that there is something for everyone, and the titles included may have you considering authors previously overlooked.

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