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Classics, a  quick look at history of literature

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The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics) by Homer
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  "Greek classics. Try also Sappho, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Aristotle,...."
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The Aeneid: A New Prose Translation (Classics)
2.  The Aeneid: A New Prose Translation (Classics) by Virgil
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  "The latins (No Ricky Martin related). Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Julius Caesar, Cicero., Seneca...."
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Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)
3.  Don Quixote (Penguin Classics) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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  "The Quixote, the first great novel ever. Clue for those who read it for the first time: You can skip Don Quijote's looooong soliloquies and you'll get the sense anyway."
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Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
4.  Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text by William Shakespeare
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  "Who was Shakespeare? Shakespeare? Marlowe? Who? If the name of the rose does not matter neither the author's name does."
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Les Miserables (Classics)
5.  Les Miserables (Classics) by Victor Hugo
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  "French romantic authors: Hugo and Dumas (father). Dumas was considered a kind of Stephen King because of his highly productive rhythm, his works have stood the test of time."
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Nana (Oxford World's Classics)
6.  Nana (Oxford World's Classics) by Émile Zola
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  "Realism and Naturalism: when reality meets literature. Zola, Balzac, Flaubert, Maupassant, Stendhal,......"
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Rimbaud: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
7.  Rimbaud: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) by Arthur Rimbaud
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  "The simbolists: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé. "Poetry is the art of evoking an object, little by little, to reveal a soul state, or viceversa" (Mallarmé)"
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In Search of Lost Time Vol 1: The Way by Swann's
8.  In Search of Lost Time Vol 1: The Way by Swann's by Marcel Proust
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  "Predecessor of modernity. Other major XX century writers: A. Gide, L.F. Céline, Sartre, Camus, S. de Beauvoir,..."
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics)
9.  Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics) by Alexander Pushkin
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  "Origin of romanticism in Russia. "Pushkin is to Russian literature, what Leonardo da Vinci is to European art" (M. Gorki)"
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Anna Karenina (Rupa Classics)
10.  Anna Karenina (Rupa Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
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  "Tolstoi, Dostoyevski, Chekhov, Turguenev, Gogol, Lermontov,....The XIX is the great Russian  literature century."
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Doctor Zhivago (Harvill Panther)
11.  Doctor Zhivago (Harvill Panther) by Boris Pasternak
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  "Great century too, with major writers pro and against the communist regime: M. Gorki, I. Bunin, M. Bulgakov, Platonov, Pasternak, ......."
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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Popular Classics)
12.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Popular Classics) by Emily Brontë
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  "The Victorian period produced several quality authors, such as the Brontë sisters, W. Scott, Ch. Dickens, Th. Hardy, etc..."
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Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics) by James Joyce
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  "J. Joyce, V. Woolf,...."
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Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems
14.  Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
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  "The power of Blackness: the North American Romanticism. Poe, Hawthorne, Melville."
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The Sound And The Fury (Vintage Classics)
15.  The Sound And The Fury (Vintage Classics) by William Faulkner
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  "That's what we pay for the lack of perspective: what are the NOVELS of the XXth century? All great American authors were really great?"
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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics)
16.  Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics) by Federico Garcia Lorca
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  "Lorca, the best known of the poets from the Generación del 27, stands along with Alberti, P. Salinas, D. Alonso, L. Cernuda, Miguel Hernández....A generation broken by the Spanish civil war.,"
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Stories and Poems/Cuentos y Poesías: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish)
17.  Stories and Poems/Cuentos y Poesías: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) by Rubén Darío
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  "Rubén Darío, best expression of the postmodernism poetry in South America."
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
18.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "Hard to believe, but Latin American literature is more than 100 years... and Love in the time of Cholera. Vargas Llosa, Borges, Neruda, Rulfo, Cortázar, Cabrera Infante, Paz, Allende, Benedetti,...."
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The Sorrows of Young Werther (Classics)
19.  The Sorrows of Young Werther (Classics) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The Magic Mountain
20.  The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
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  "Expressionism, a deformed and gloomy vision of reality. T. Mann, H. Hesse, Kafka, Rilke,..."
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New and Collected Poems 1931-2001
21.  New and Collected Poems 1931-2001 by Czeslaw Milosz
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  "Central Europe literature, part I: Eminescu, Ionescu, Eliade, Gombrowicz, Schulz, Milosz, Szymborska, Herbert, Kusnewicz..."
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Laughable Loves
22.  Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera
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  "Central Europe literature, part II: Andric, Kundera, Hrabal, Mrozek, Roth, Capek, Hasek, Sienkiewicz, ...."
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Guido Cavalcanti, the Complete Poems
23.  Guido Cavalcanti, the Complete Poems by Guido Cavalcanti
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  "Dante, Petrarca, Cavalcanti and Bocaccio, the masters of Italian Trecento."
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