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Title:
Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books
Author:
Kanigel, Robert.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Baltimore, MD : Bancroft Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
243 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
On everyone's list of literary classics: Look homeward, angel / Thomas Wolfe -- The portrait of a lady / Henry James -- As I lay dying / William Faulkner -- Wuthering heights / Emily Brontë -- Kim / Rudyard Kipling -- Alice's adventures in wonderland / Lewis Carroll -- Justine / Lawrence Durrell -- Oliver Twist / Charles Dickens -- Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen -- A passage to India / E. M. Forster -- My Ántonia / Willa Cather -- Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert -- On many a list for burning (Heretics, subversives, demagogues): Stories / Dorothy Parker -- The prince / Niccolo Machiavelli -- The Devil's dictionary / Ambrose Bierce -- Mein Kampf / Adolf Hitler -- Nana / Emile Zola -- Ten days that shook the world / John Reed -- Native sons / Richard Wright -- Books that shaped the western world: Essays / Montaigne -- Dialogues / Plato -- The wealth of nations / Plato -- An essay on the principle of population / Thomas Malthus --

The decline and fall of the Roman Empire / Edward Gibbon -- The origin of species / Charles Darwin -- The histories / Herodotus -- The Federalist Papers / Hamilton, Madison, Jay -- The annals of imperial Rome / Tacitus -- The Peloponnesian War / Thucydides -- Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville -- Making hard work easy (The great popularizers): Only yesterday / Frederick Lewis Allen -- Microbe hunters / Paul de Kruif -- Selected works / Cicero -- Coming of age in Samoa / Margaret Mead -- The outermost house / Henry Beston -- The amiable Baltimoreans / Francis F. Beirne -- What to listen for in music / Aaron Copland -- Gods, graves, and scholars / C.W. Ceram -- The stress of life / Hans Selye -- The Greek way / Edith Hamilton -- Not Robinson Crusoe, not Brave new world: A journal of the plague year / Daniel Defoe -- The doors of perception / Aldous Huxley -- Elective affinities / John Wolfgang von Goethe -- Homage to Catalonia / George Orwell -- Civilization and its discontents / Sigmund Freud -- Arrowsmith / Sinclair Lewis -- Roughing it / Mark Twain -- Lighter fare (Good reads, best sellers): A study in scarlet / Arthur Conan Doyle -- The song of Hiawatha / H.W. Longfellow -- The rise of David Levinsky / Abraham Cahan -- Java head / Joseph Hergesheimer -- Mr. Pottermack's oversight / R. Austin Freeman -- A bell for Adano / John Hersey -- The Martian chronicles / Ray Bradbury -- Gentleman's agreement / Laura Z. Hobson -- "But I know what I like": The ten books of architecture / Vitruvius -- The lives of the most eminent Italian architects, painters, and sculptors / Giorgio Vasari -- The seven lamps of architecture /John Ruskin -- The nude: a study in ideal form / Kenneth Clark -- The elements of style / Strunk and White -- One-of-a-kinds: A room of one's own / Virginia Woolf -- The American language / H.L. Mencken -- The little prince / Antoine de Saint Éxupery -- The education of Henry Adams -- Flatland / Edwin A. Abbott -- Their eyes were watching God / Zora Neal Hurston -- A mathematician's apology / Godfrey H. Hardy -- My life / Isadora Duncan -- The structure of scientific revolutions / Thomas Kuhn -- The realm of the spirit (Holy and human): Gilgamesh: Babylonian epic -- Confessions / Saint Augustine -- The Golem / Gustav Meyrink -- The razor's edge / W. Somerset Maugham -- The seven storey mountain / Thomas Merton -- Death be not proud / John Gunther -- Ecclesiastes: Old Testament -- Lost horizon / James Hilton -- The Bhagavad Gita: Sanskrit poem -- Night / Elie Wiesel -- The varieties of religious experience / William James.
ISBN:
9780963124678
Format :
Book

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