rate } ♠♠♠
genre } non-fiction | reference | lists
release day } 23rd March 2010
publisher } Universe
format } Hardcover
isbn } 9780789320391
pages } 1006
source } bought
age group } general
interest } general
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A newly revised and updated guide to the world’s best literature—all at your fingertips. For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word. Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable—1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs.
My 2 Cents
This is naturally a magnet for a Booklist enthusiastic like me, hence my excuse of purchase. Naturally I even have the list *points at the sidebar* listed out for you.
Cover. Beautiful! It’s like that one clean relax moment, where you actually leave everything and read.
List. Boxall has list out books that are naturally known classics; eg. Aesop’s Fables (Aesopus), Metamorphoses (Ovid), The Thousand and One nights (Anonymous), and Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, up to the recent years novels, eg; Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro), Saturday (Ian McEwan), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Mark Haddon).
Well… I’m glad to say that I have a dent in my have read list. But not as impressive since it is 1001 books. so.. Ouch! I need to read more. But heads up, I won’t read all of the books listed here, cause not all are accessible for me, nor I find them my fancy. Hence the 3 ♠♠♠. But it could be for you, so who am I to judge.