Treasures in This Dead Man's Chest
by BookPirate on November 15, 2007This is considered the reference book to end all reference books (according to English majors and rabbid readers of the classics). A complete list of works that would round out any human’s life. Books on philosophy, science, arts, fiction, plays. All the moldy oldies, basically. I don’t agree with all the selections that made it into this book, but most are great choices and include a long description of the book and some background history about the author. John S. Major is a welcome addition-Fadiman loves classical Greek and the American Ash-can authors, but failed to include many works from Asia and the Middle East. Luckily, Major fills in the gaps.
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