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Classics for Pleasure

Dirda, Michael (Book - 2007 )
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Classics for Pleasure

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In these delightful essays, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Dirda introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining books.
Authors: Dirda, Michael
Title: Classics for pleasure
Publisher: Orlando :, Harcourt,, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 341 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Dirda
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Playful imaginations. Lucian
Denis Diderot
Thomas Love Peacock
Max Beerbohm
Jaroslav Hašek
Ivy Compton-Burnett
S. J. Perelman
Italo Calvino
Edward Gorey
Heroes of their time. Beowulf
Abolqasem Ferdowsi
The Icelandic sagas
Christopher Marlowe
Émile Zola
Ernst Jünger
James Agee
Love's mysteries. Sappho
Arthurian romances
Marie-Madeleine de La Fayette
Sören Kierkegaard
George Meredith
C. P. Cavafy
Georgette Heyer
Anna Akhmatova
Daphne du Maurier
Words from the wise. Lao-tse
The English religious tradition
Benedict de Spinoza
Samuel Johnson
Everyday magic. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The classic fairy tales
E. T. A. Hoffmann
Prosper Mérimée
Frances Hodgson Burnett
E. Nesbit/John Masefield
Walter de la Mare
Lives of consequence. Plutarch
Girolamo Cardano
John Aubrey
Alexander Pope
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Frederick Douglass
Jacob Burckhardt
Henry James
W. H. Auden
The dark side. John Webster
Mary Shelley
James Hogg
Sheridan Le Fanu
Bram Stoker
M. R. James
William Roughead
H. P. Lovecraft
Traveler's tales. Thomas More
Daniel Defoe
Xavier de Maistre
Jules Verne
J. K. Huysmans
Isak Dinesen
Robert Byron
The way we live now. Petronius
Elizabeth Gaskell
Ivan Goncharov
José Maria Eça de Queiros
Anton Chekhov
Jean Toomer
Willa Cather
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Zora Neale Hurston
Eudora Welty
Realms of adventure. H. Rider Haggard
Arthur Conan Doyle
Rudyard Kipling
H. G. Wells
G. K. Chesterton
Agatha Christie
Dashiell Hammett
Encyclopedic Visions. Ovid
Robert Burton
Edward Gibbon
J. G. Frazer
H. W. Fowler
Ezra Pound
André Malraux
Philip K. Dick
Summary: In these delightful essays, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Dirda introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining books.
ISBN: 9780151012510
Branch Call Number: 809 D598c 2007
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