What are the best books mentioned in the Bohemian Manifesto?

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    #1Leaves of Grass

    Leaves of Grass
    Walt Whitman is one of the most influential writers and poets of the 19th century. Leaves of Grass contains all his best poems and an outline of events significant to his life and work. Whitman is famous for his O Captain! My Captain!. 
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    Charles Wells
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you are going through the list of books on the Bohemian Manifesto, this one is sure to please. Walt Whitman is one of the best in the classical realm of books. You will surely enjoy this book. "
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    #2A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange is a standalone 1963 classic science fiction book written by Anthony Burgess which centers on 15-year-old Alex McDowell who spread violence, but then he came back in the reality and was rejected by his parents. 

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    #3Les Misérables

    Les Misérables
    Les Misérables is a French historical tale by Victor Hugo, which was published first in 1862. This novel follows the lives of several characters, especially that of Jean Valjean during the June Rebellion in Paris. 
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    Ethan Pena
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I had seen Les Miserables mentioned in other works for many years but never picked up a copy to read myself. After seeing it mentioned in the Bohemian Manifesto I finally decided to read it. I am sad that I waited so long to read this classic. I finally understand all the praise Les Miserables receives and why it continues to have a major cultural impact in world. Everyone should experience this book."
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    #4The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 



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    Samuel Williamson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "At first I thought the Bohemian Manifesto was going to be some kind of guide to being some sort of hipster. A case could be made for that, but I think it has a little more depth than that, in part due to some of the other books it refers to. The Metamorphosis is a classic anyway, and surely one of the best things the Bohemian Manifesto might bring to your attention if you haven't already read it."
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    #5Les Fleurs Du Mal

    Les Fleurs Du Mal

    Les Fleurs du Mal, or The Flowers of Evil, is a collection of poems by French poet Charles Baudelaire, translated from the original French by Richard Howard. The poems in the collection are considered to be his greatest work.

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    Philip Coleman
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Les Fleurs Du Mal is one of the best books mentioned in the Bohemian Manifesto. It is currently rated at 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon which makes it very popular with the masses. The poems included in the collection are regarded as some of the best in french history."
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    #6The Prince

    The Prince
    The Prince is a 16th-century political analysis written by Niccolò Machiavelli. This book explains the different types of states, how to acquire and maintain political power and the character and behavior a good prince has to have in order to rule his territory properly.
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    James Duncan
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a decent story but in my mind nothing at all to write home about. The plot and characters have been done hundreds of times and countless ways. I just wasn’t that impressed with this version or take on a classic overdone story."
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    #7Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Paul Edwards
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you haven't read Mary Shelley's magnum opus Frankenstein, then what are you waiting for? There's a reason why it gets a prominent mention in the Bohemian Manifesto. And remember, the name of the titular character is Frankenstein's Monster, not the mononym Frankenstein!"
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    #8The Idiot

    The Idiot
    The Idiot is a philosophical novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in 1869. It tells the story of Prince Lec Nikolayevich Myshkin, who returns to Russia after spending years in a sanatorium in Switzerland.
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    Christian Alvarado
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Dostoevsky's novel about Prince Lec Nikolayevich Myshkin is a classic. The dialogue is lifelike and believable, and really drives the story, like in so many of Dostoevsky's works. There are a lot of characters and if you're not familiar with Russian names it can get a little confusing, but it's definitely worth a read."
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    #9Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.

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    Wayne Cook
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This particular Amazon post does not have a lot of reviews or people who have read this novel, however this is an extremely popular book and has been around for many decades. This book is generally thought of as classic and for many people it is a must read book."
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    #10Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    Siddharta is a spiritual fiction novel written by Herman Hesse. It was published January 1, 1982 by Bantam publishing. It narrates the story of a young man's journey to spiritual enlightenment.

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    #11The Body Artist

    The Body Artist

    The Body Artist is a novel by Don DeLillo. Published by Scribner on  February 5, 2002, The Body Artist tell the story of performance artist Lauren Hartke after the suicide of her husband Rey Robles.

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    Lawrence Palmer
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book doesn't seem related to the Bohemian Manifesto mentioned in the topic. It does seem like a decent book though and might be worth reading it."
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    #12Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales is a collection of short stories written by Thomas Mann which tells about the disastrous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. 

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    Vincent May
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I have loved reading the Bohemian Manifesto. Likewise, I always pay attention to books it mentions in it. The best book out of the list I have read so far was Death in Venice and Other tales by Thomas Mann. "
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    #13Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    The most accessible and influential work of Nietzsche, the most influencer philosopher of the 19th and 20th century. In this book, Nietzsche explains the basis of provocative and utterance 'God is dead'.

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    Jin Yi
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I have to admit that I had to read this slowly to grasp a lot of the concepts. It's not light reading and challenges one to think beyond the norms of one's own experiences. I'm still mulling over a lot of the concepts and don't know if I'll ever fully understand them."
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    #14Dead Souls

    Dead Souls

    Dead Souls is a dramatic historical fiction with a deep mysterious theme written by Nikolai Gogol. It was originally published in 2004 with Robert A. Maguire's translation. It is a portrait of different human traits.

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    Juan Rios
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This product listing does not suggest that the book is explicitly mentioned in or related to the Bohemian Manifesto, but the content and subject matter would likely fit the context well. This book should appeal to anyone looking for Bohemian literature, and other readers who have purchased it have been generally very pleased with it."

Summary

Best What are the best books mentioned in the Bohemian Manifesto
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Leaves of GrassBooks 39 Paid
2A Clockwork OrangeBooks 36 Paid
3Les MisérablesBooks 33 Paid
4The MetamorphosisBooks 31 Paid
5Les Fleurs Du MalBooks 30 Paid
6The PrinceBooks 29 Paid
7FrankensteinBooks 26 Paid
8The IdiotBooks 25 Paid
9Crime and PunishmentBooks 23 Paid
10SiddharthaBooks 20 Paid
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