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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas - Jan 01, 2008 (first published in 1979)
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A young sailor returns home from a dangerous voyage. His father and his sweetheart are waiting for him. But an act of jealous treachery changes his life forever! An unexpected meeting changes everything and the man who was once an unknown sailor emerges as The Count of Monte Cristo, mysterious, rich, and powerful enough to take the ultimate revenge...
Feb 20, 2019
Woah! For some reason I thought I would see through myself, that's the level of brainlet I am. Incredible.     source
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The House of the Dead
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Apr 22, 2004 (first published in 1861)
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Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp — a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife.As with a number of the author's other works, this p...
The Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa - Dec 31, 2002 (first published in 1982)
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Fernando Pessoa was many writers in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology. and horoscope. When he died in 1935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterp...
Feb 20, 2019
Amazing. Loved it.     source
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A Fragment of Life (Penguin Classics)
Soren Kierkegaard - Dec 01, 1992 (first published in 1843)
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'What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?' Either/Or is the earliest of the major works of Søren Kierkegaard, one of the most startlingly original thinkers and writers of the nineteenth century, and the first which he wrote under a pseudonym, as he would for his greatest philosophical writings. Ad...
The Woman in the Dunes
Kobo Abe - Apr 16, 1991 (first published in 1962)
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The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quick...
Feb 20, 2019
Amazing! A really nice book.      source
Vladimir Nabokov - Mar 13, 1989 (first published in 1955)
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Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postw...
Feb 20, 2019
Loved it.     source
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J. K. Rowling
Don Quixote
Miguel De Cervantes - Apr 26, 2005 (first published in 1605)
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Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel t...
Nov 18, 2018
I am so glad I read it. It's my favorite piece of classical literature that I've ever read.     source
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The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov - Dec 01, 2001 (first published in 1967)
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A masterful translation of one of the great novels of the 20th centuryNothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. Full of pungency and wit, this luminous work is Bulgakov’s crowning achievement, skilfully blending magical and realistic elements, grotesque situations and major ethical concerns. Written during the darke...
Nov 18, 2018
I really, really loved it. 5 out of 5.     source
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
The Inferno
August Strindberg - Jul 05, 2016 (first published in 1897)
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An American critic says "Strindberg is the greatest subjectivist of all time." Certainly neither Augustine, Rousseau, nor Tolstoy have laid bare their souls to the finest fibre with more ruthless sincerity than the great Swedish realist. He fulfilled to the letter the saying of Robertson of Brighton, "Woman and God are two rocks on which a man must...
In the Buddha's Words
An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)
Bhikkhu Bodhi - Jul 28, 2005
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The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by ...
Jun 26, 2018
The book is amazing.     source
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
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