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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (light Novel)
Nagaru Tanigawa
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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
George Orwell
How was this not in the original. I remember i read this because it inspired Pink Floyd's Animals album. It'll always be one of by favorites.
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Nichijou, 1
Keiichi Arawi
Among the finest manga comedies of all time. It's so surreal and it works so well.
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The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers
United States, Thomas Jefferson, Benson John Lossing
It literally changed history.
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop
We know next to nothing about Aesop (in fact he may not have even existed) but what he left behind is a series of hundreds of short (and i do mean short, most of these are just a couple sentences) stories starring animals that have indured for centuries after they were written. I'm willing to bet th...show more
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
At least a thousand years older than The Iliad or the Hebrew Bible, The Epic of Gilgamesh has claim to being literature’s most ancient tale. Its title character was a historical king who ruled the Mesopotamian city of Uruk in the first half of the third millennium BC. The tale centers on the friends...show more
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Leonardo's Notebooks: Writing and Art of the Great Master
Leonardo Da Vinci
The great master indeed.
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The Arabian Nights
Probably the best short story collection i've ever read
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In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works
John Lennon
I'm just referring to In His Own Write with this entry. This was written by John Lennon, a member of The Beatles which are my favorite band of all time. This book definitely shows his sense of humor better than anyone else could explain. From the wordplay to those drawings, it's certainly a treat.
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The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
Michael H. Hart
Even if i don't necessarily agree with the list, this book is still quite well researched and well written. I think that just viewing the list doesn't do it justice, you have to read the book's short biographies to really get why people made it or didn't make it.
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On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
William Harvey
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The Waste Land and Other Poems
T. S. Eliot
Four Quartets is alright. But this right here is more than alright. The poem is brilliant, and probably the greatest poem of the 20th century. Historically, the poem was (along with Joyce|'s Ulyssess) one of the progenitors of modernism in literature.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
This book is commendable at least given the time it was written and what the book says. In it, she argues that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in society, claiming that women are essential to the nation because they educate its children and because they could be "co...show more
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A Modest Proposal
Jonathan Swift
The best pamphlet i've ever read. Given that it was written by the same man who wrote Guliver's Travels helps, but it's just a flat out intresting book.
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1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
Robert Dimery
I have no idea what to categorize this as but regardless yeah it's pretty alright.
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And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
Regardless of any racially insensitive stuff with the original title, this book is a stone cold classic.
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The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
Pehaps a bit overtold, but the original story is so good i get why.
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The Analects
Confucius
The Analects contain the sayings of the Chinese sage Confucius. The Analects encourage people to cultivate wisdom (ren) through devotion to one’s parents/family and loyalty to their ruler. It is essentially a conservative philosophy encouraging morally and ethically upstanding citizens. It is the mo...show more
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Euclid's Elements (the Thirteen Books)
Euclid
A mathematical and geometric treatise consisting of 13 books written by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid in Alexandria. Euclid combined many different aspects of mathematics and presented them in a coherent and logical format. His clarity meant this became the standard mathematics textbook int...show more
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Geography of Claudius Ptolemy
Claudius Ptolemy, Edward Luther Stevenson, Joseph Fischer
Ptolemy created a book of maps, atlas which summarised the Roman knowledge of world geography. It was translated into Latin in Europe during the early part of the Renaissance and provided an influential starting point for European knowledge of world geography.
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