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Posted on July 23, By thesuccessmanual Topic: I arranged this list of most influential and useful books of all time differently. In this way, I hope this list becomes accessible to a broader group of people. What are the greatest books every person must have?
It is a tough, subjective question in any age. We have had lists of books every college student should readlist of books we should have read before we are 25 or 30list of books from big publishers, lists from big media propertieslists of most influential booksbest science fiction booksbest books for geeks I think there are more than books listed below.
I have tried to list books that I think affect our peception of our world more than any other. I am sure this list can be made better. Ancient Classics The IliadHomer: The OdysseyHomer: This is a long story about the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War, as he overcomes various obstacles along the way.
The book has become the template for most journey stories and road movies. Every civilization has its own list of great ancient books. I list these two from the Greeks because they have had the greatest influence on modern storytelling, as far as I can tell.
One of the seminal works of history in Western literature written by the father of history. An un-impartial record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known around the Mediterranean and Western Asia at that time.
Parallel LivesPlutarch: A series of biographies of famous Greek and Roman men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, written in the late 1st Century. Paradise LostJohn Milton: Great poem follows the arrogant angel Lucifer as he falls from grace and tempts Adam and Eve into sin.
The Divine ComedyDante: This epic poem work shows the medieval view of Christian afterlife including the infamous nine circles of Inferno All Time Great Novels This is a list that has influenced most readers and writers than others, including this writer.
Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes: Considered by man y to be the greatest novel of all time.
It is a engaging take on chivalry story, about an ageing man who thinks he is a knight and goes after imaginary enemies. Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain: Read it for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. A template for the typical journey story.
War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy: Another claimant to the greatest novel of all time.In Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea", one will find many examples in which the main character, Santiago, surpasses many hardships while being courageous, brave, and being a friend.
Each of these: courage, bravery, and friendship, are qualities in a Hemingway code hero.
Hemingway, Ernest. "The Old Man and the Sea.
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Note: This list is from The Success Manual, the popular compilation of advice on 25 essential business skills and career skills.I arranged this list of most influential and useful books of all time differently.
Rather than the same old, bland categories of science, drama, fiction, and non-fiction, I have used these tags instead - ancient classics, all-time-great novels, books about modern.
Narrative point of view. Narrative point of view or narrative perspective describes the position of the narrator, that is, the character of the storyteller, in relation to the story being told.
It can be thought of as a camera mounted on the narrator's shoulder that can also look back inside the narrator's mind.
The Old Man and the Sea study guide contains a biography of Ernest Hemingway, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Study Guides Q & A. The Best Books: The Top Novels of All Time A contemporary list, with an international flavour and a respect for the classics, The Best Books: Top Novels of All Time list contains many of the great works of fiction you'd expect, but with a few surprises to add a little spice to the collection.