The New York Public Library's Books of the Century
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The New York Public Library's Books of the Century

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The New York Public Library's Books of the Century takes readers on a thought-provoking tour of the last hundred years, through the medium of the printed word. Here readers will find over 150 pivotal works organized into topical categories, reflecting themes that have informed the century. Each is introduced with a brief commentary illuminating the themes and issues the books in that section address, followed by an annotation for each title offering a brief description and a key to its significance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 158.5 x 206.8 x 15.2mm | 248.82g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Reprint
  • 15 line illustrations
  • 0195117905
  • 9780195117905

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"If you wanted to devise an adult counterpart to the sort of summer reading lists that many libraries compile for teens...begin with The New York Public Library's Books of the Century."--The Plain Dealer"These sorts of lists are fun to pore over--provocative, sometimes perplexing, and oddly reassuring because they shine a bright light on the critical role books play in our lives."--Hartford Courantshow more

About Elizabeth Diefendorf

Elizabeth Diefendorf is Chief Librarian in the General Research Division, New York Public Library.show more

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