1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
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A newly revised and updated guide to the world's best literature--all at your fingertips. For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word. Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable-- 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs.

Publisher: New York : Universe Pub., 2010
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 0789320398
9780789320391
Branch Call Number: 011.73 O58 2010
Characteristics: 960 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Boxall, Peter

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Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable, 1001 Books is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing.


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Jun 26, 2011
  • davidehinz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 11, 2011
  • JLwordplay rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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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