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The New York Public Library's books of the century

Author: Elizabeth Diefendorf; New York Public Library.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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A literary odyssey through the last hundred years examines over 150 important books that shaped and defined twentieth-century culture.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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Diefendorf, Elizabeth.
New York Public Library's books of the century.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605407464
Online version:
Diefendorf, Elizabeth.
New York Public Library's books of the century.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607730100
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Diefendorf; New York Public Library.
ISBN: 0195108973 9780195108972
OCLC Number: 33983395
Notes: Derived from an exhibition on view at the New York Public Library.
Description: 229 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Landmarks of modern literature --
Nature's realm --
Protest & progress --
Colonialism & its aftermath --
Mind & spirit --
Popular culture & mass entertainment --
Women rise --
Economics & technology --
Utopias & dystopias --
War, holocaust, totalitarianism --
Optimism, joy, gentility --
Favorites of childhood and youth.
Other Titles: Books of the century
Responsibility: Elizabeth Diefendorf ; illustrations by Diana Bryan.
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A literary odyssey through the last hundred years examines over 150 important books that shaped and defined twentieth-century culture.

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