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A Listmania! list by "grogey"
 
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Modern Library)
1.  Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Modern Library) by Edward Gibbon
The list author says:
  "A thick book that hides Harry Potter well..."
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The Art of War (History & Warfare)
2.  The Art of War (History & Warfare) by Sun Tzu
The list author says:
  "Looks nice in the bookshelf, very manly...pristine...unread... ..."
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The Prince (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  The Prince (Oxford World's Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli
The list author says:
  "He claims it's not bedtime reading, so steals my Pratchett"
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Tao Te Ching (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
4.  Tao Te Ching (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) by Lao Tzu
The list author says:
  "Just a little book with short words of wisdom.  Usually left on the coffee table when we have friends round."
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Ethics (Everyman)
5.  Ethics (Everyman) by Benedictus De Spinoza
The list author says:
  "I just dislike this because the Dictionary that I have to use to read this is five times the size of the book itself.  Have read the contents page though..."
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The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
6.  The Histories (Oxford World's Classics) by Herodotus
The list author says:
  "Broke my toe on this when he left it lying around in the bathroom.  Apparently, it prvides *fascinating insights into the Ancient World*.  My toenail still doesn't look right..."
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The Iliad (Oxford World's Classics)
7.  The Iliad (Oxford World's Classics) by Homer
The list author says:
  "Looks like he got to page 79 before he returned to Calvin and Hobbs"
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Republic (Oxford World's Classics)
8.  Republic (Oxford World's Classics) by Plato
The list author says:
  "Yeah yeah, philosophy is fine, but can't we stick to Sophie's World and leave it at that?"
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The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics)
9.  The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics) by Homer
The list author says:
  "Let's face it, if we saw the '80s cartoon about that Ulysses guy, who needs this lying around unread?  Admit it - most of these Greek stories have a similar theme."
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The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
10.  The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The list author says:
  "This book is one of the reasons why I love him, it's his and he made me read it.  Makes you understand how lucky you are to have the wind  and the rain on your face."
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