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100 novels everyone should read

100 novels everyone should read
98 The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore A rich Bengali noble lives happily until a radical revolutionary appears. 97 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Earth is demolished to make way for a Hyperspatial Express Route. Don’t panic. 96 One Thousand and One Nights Anon A Persian king’s new bride tells tales to stall post-coital execution. 95 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Werther loves Charlotte, but she’s already engaged. 94 Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie The children of poor Hindus and wealthy Muslims are switched at birth. 93 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré Nursery rhyme provides the code names for British spies suspected of treason. 92 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Hilarious satire on doom-laden rural romances. 91 The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki The life and loves of an emperor’s son. • How to write a dystopian YA novel in 10 easy steps 90 to 81 90 Under the Net by Iris Murdoch 88 Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

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The History of “Loving” to Read - The New Yorker As a senior in college, I took a class on Jane Austen—a great class with, it must be said, a weird vibe. Almost all of the students were women (out of around a hundred people, only five or ten were men), and it was a hothouse of Jane Austen obsession. In the first lecture, the professor identified herself as a Janeite—a member of “the curious American cult of Jane Austen,” according to the BBC—and, when she asked if we were Janeites, too, scores of people raised their hands. The class, she reassured us, wouldn’t be wasted on Austen fanatics. Even if you’d read “Pride and Prejudice” a dozen times (starting, presumably, at the age of ten), there still was room to grow, if not in devotion then in discernment.

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco Those opposed to Johnson's bid for the company, Henry Kravis and his cousin George R. Roberts, were among the pioneers of the leveraged buyout. Kravis was the first person Johnson talked to about doing the LBO, and feels betrayed after learning that Johnson wants to do the deal with another firm, American Express's former Shearson Lehman Hutton division. Ted Forstmann and his Forstmann Little buyout firm also played a prominent role. After Kravis and Johnson are unable to reconcile their differences, a bidding war takes place which Johnson will eventually lose. The unfortunate side effect of the augmented buyout price to the shareholders is the creation of a worrying level of debt for the company.

Best Classic Books to Read Reading classic books can boost your learning experience. There are some reasons why classic books can do that: they have stood the test of time, they give you different “lenses” to look through, and they will most likely be relevant even to the far future. Reading the classics is an excellent intellectual exercise which will arm you with a lot of powerful intellectual tools. To find good classic books, there are trusted recommendations that can help us.

Great Poems « Greatest Books of All Time » Life-Changing Arts A selection of great poems from centuries of brillant authors and poets. Whether you are new to the world of poetry and wish to savor it, or a well-versed poetry connoisseur, either way you will probably enjoy the classics of world poetry. The poems are sorted by vote. To vote for a poem, click on the

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake. @djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth.

The Provenance of a Book by Jean Calvin, bound in a Carolingian Manuscript Fragment in Amsterdam University Library (Band I E 22)  »  Brill Online MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price. Buy this article Price: $30.00+ Tax (if applicable) Germain Colladon (1508-94), a refugee from France and a prominent lawyer in Geneva, was the owner of a rare copy of the Ioannis Calvini in viginti prima Ezechielis prophetae capita praelectiones (1565), Jean Calvin’s last commentary, which discusses the first twenty chapters of the prophet Ezekiel. Colladon may have met Calvin, the leading reformer of Geneva, already during their years as students at the faculty of law in Orleans and Bourges. Pearl (disambiguation) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A pearl is a hard object produced by mollusks. Pearl may also refer to: Nicknamed Pearl

25 Books That Define Cool Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn’t always make for a great experience. 150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology

The Books That Changed Your Lives I have a feeling that many of these are favourite books rather than life-changing. Certainly I love "The Hitch-hikers Guide ...", "Ender" and "Dune" but I don't think they have changed my life. The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. It was first published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.[1] As submitted by Wilde to the magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and deleted five hundred words before publication — without Wilde’s knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and expanded the magazine edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) for publication as a novel; the book edition (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia about the art of the novel and the reader.

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