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The Bucket List Collection: Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die - Leaves of Grass Siddhartha Dubliners Les Misérables Don Quixote Art of War Middlemarch Swann's Way… - cover

The Bucket List Collection: Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die - Leaves of Grass Siddhartha Dubliners Les Misérables Don Quixote Art of War Middlemarch Swann's Way…

Edgar Allan Poe, George Eliot, Benito Pérez Galdos, William Shakespeare, Juan Valera, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Herman Melville, Alexandre Dumas, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Conrad, Charlotte Brontë, Daniel Defoe, Henry David Thoreau, L. Frank Baum, Emily Brontë, Washington Irving, Walt Whitman, Niccolò Machiavelli, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Henrik Ibsen, Wilkie Collins, D. H. Lawrence, Friedrich Nietzsche, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Giovanni Boccaccio, Marcus Aurelius, Laozi Laozi, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Ann Ward Radcliffe, Frederick Douglass, William Makepeace Thackeray, Laurence Sterne, Anne Brontë, George MacDonald, Lewis Wallace, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Keats, William Dean Howells, Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, Henry Fielding, Anton Chekhov, Marcel Proust, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Baudelaire, Theodor Storm, Sun Tzu, H. P. Lovecraft, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mary Shelley, Ivan Turgenev, G. K. G.K.Chesterton, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Rabindranath Tagore, W. B. Yeats, Kahlil Gibran, Kenneth Grahame, Kakuzo Okakura, Hermann Hesse, E.M. Forster, Plato, H. G. Wells, Nikolai Gogol, Arthur Conan Doyle, C. S. Lewis, Inazo Nitobé, Elizabeth Von Arnim, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Cao Xueqin, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Dante, Apuleius, Thomas Hardy, Valmiki, Jack London, Kalidasa, Jules Verne, Soseki Natsume, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Miguel de Cervantes, Leo Tolstoy, Gaston Leroux, P. B. Shelley, Princess Der Ling, John Milton, George Weedon Grossmith, M. Montgomery, Stendhal, Confucius, Voltaire, Gustave Flaubert, Sir Walter Scott, Homer Homer

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

The Bucket List Collection: Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die stands as a monumental anthology that traverses the broad expanse of literary history, compiling works from the zenith of classic and modern literary traditions. This collection brings together an unparalleled ensemble of literary geniuses, each contributing to a tapestry of thematic diversity that ranges from existential inquiries, moral dilemmas, to the celebration of human spirit and imagination. The anthology showcases a variety of literary styles, from the nuanced psychological realism of the 19th century to the intricate structures of classical poetry, highlighting the evolutionary trajectory of literary expression across eras and cultures. The inclusion of seminal pieces from each author without specific attribution emphasizes the collective brilliance that defines this anthology. The backgrounds of the contributing authors and editors collectively represent a vibrant spectrum of historical periods, cultures, and literary movements. From the philosophical depths of ancient Greece, through the Renaissance's rebirth of learning, to the complex social fabrics of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this collection reflects a convergence of cultural narratives that have shaped human thought and literary expression. The contributing authors, recognized as pillars in their respective domains, bring authenticity and profound insights into the universal themes that pervade the human experience. Their works, which align with significant literary and cultural movements, offer readers an immersive journey through the landscapes of romance, tragedy, comedy, and satire, providing a multifaceted understanding of the world as seen through the eyes of literary giants. The Bucket List Collection is recommended to readers who seek not only to witness the marvels of literary achievements across ages but also to gain a comprehensive understanding of the myriad ways through which literature can mirror, challenge, and transcend reality. Delving into this collection promises an enlightening voyage that enriches the reader's worldview, inviting them to partake in a dialogue that transcends time and space, linking them to the collective human journey through the ages. For scholars, students, and enthusiasts alike, this anthology stands as a beacon of literary exploration, offering an unmatched opportunity to engage with the thoughts and imaginations that have continually redefined the boundaries of what literature can achieve.
Available since: 11/09/2023.
Print length: 47067 pages.

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