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Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books

Author: Robert Kanigel
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Bancroft Press, ©1998.
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In this compilation of newspaper columns of the same title, Kanigel offers his reviews of eighty books, thirty-three of which are fiction, the rest nonfiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kanigel
ISBN: 0963124676 : 9780963124678
OCLC Number: 38500943
Description: 243 p. ; 23 cm.
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.
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In this compilation of newspaper columns of the same title, Kanigel offers his reviews of eighty books, thirty-three of which are fiction, the rest nonfiction.

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