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4to. Soiling to boards. VG.
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Lists the one hundred books that have most influenced history, each accompanied by its historical background, little-known facts about its author and its creation, reasons for its inclusion, and an analysis of its influence today. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
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The imaginative culture of the literary world will not suffer from this very useful syllabus for a lifetime program of 'the pleasures of the text'. Criteria for inclusion? 'There are trends in reading as there are in everything, but there are certain novels that stand outside the currents of ordinary change and represent something close to enduring human value.' Presented in chapters: Pre-1700; 1700s; 1800s; 1900s; 2000s. A consummate A-Z listing of novelists, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig. With illustrations and biographic authors' photos. 960p.
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(1964). 8vo. 1st ed. Slight wear to d.j. Fine/NF.
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(Munchen). (1985). 4to. Text in German. Bumping to spine ends, effecting d.j., with minor edgewear and rubbing, and a 2.5 inch closed tear to rear panel. VG/VG.
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