What are the best books related to Cornell University?

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    #1Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.
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    Charles Gibson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Charlotte's Web is a classic children's story, and E.B. White graduated from Cornell University. The story is wonderful, but itself has very little to do with the college. You can see the writer's education come through in his work though. He uses a lot of restraint in his language so to appeal to children, but the construct is quite charming and moving."
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    #2Stuart Little

    Stuart Little

    Stuart Little is a classic children's book written by E.B. White which follows the great adventures of a mouse named Stuart who is living with a human family in New York City. 

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    Judy Sandoval
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Such a cute, lovely book! I read it as a kid, my little sister was obsessed with it as a kid, and my kids love it to pieces. The story is adorable and I find that kids relate to it in a powerful way. Small complaint here: the illustrations of this edition are a bit disappointing for someone who has seen many editions of it. They're just nondescript line drawings with none of the wit or charm of many other versions. Still a lovely book though!"
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    #3Pavilion of Women

    Pavilion of Women

    Pavilion of Women is a novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck. It tells the story of Madame Wu, who retired from the marriage bed, found a concubine for her husband, and took control of her own life.

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    Karen Watson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book has nothing to do with Cornell University. It's author didn't go there, the subject is set in China, etc."
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    #4The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye
    The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's novel about an African-American girl who wished to have the blue eyes of a white girl. Through the eyes of Pecola, Morrison described race and gender inequality, and beauty as a social construct.
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    Tiffany George
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "has nothing to do with cornell university"
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    #5Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

    Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

    Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited is a nonfiction autobiography written by Vladimir Nabokov. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited was published on October 2000 by Penguin.

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    Doris Powell
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography by Nabokov. Not only was it extremely educational, but I found myself fascinated by a life that was lived through so much turmoil--and yet created such beautiful work. His memoirs are both deeply personal and political; he does a great job of relation his own experiences to what was happening in his country and the world at large."
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    #6The Elements of Style (4th Edition)

    The Elements of Style (4th Edition)

    The 4th edition of The Elements of Style is a writing style guide by William Strunk Jr. Originally published in 1920, this book is an enduring guide for grammar and punctuation usage for composition writing.

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    Ruth Bradley
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This handy guide is a book everyone should own. It will greatly help you in your writing. Even with Google available, I believe this book is very useful."
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    #7The Demon-Haunted World

    The Demon-Haunted World

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is a 1995 non-fiction book written by the renowned astrophysicist, Carl Sagan. It calls for the continued advancement of science through the development of critical thinking.

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    Eugene Ellis
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Carl Sagan's warning is even more relevant today than it was when written. I re read this book recently, and it gave more material for debates with the nay-sayers and brainwashed masses. Our only hope is logic and the pursuit of truth, and this book lays it out in plain English. "
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    #8Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

    Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

    Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle is a fictional book written by Vladimir Nabokov. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle was published February 19, 1990 by Vintage.

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    Judy Woods
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I thought this book had a very interesting background. It took me a while to get into it. I found the first couple chapters lacking excitement."
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    #9Cosmos

    Cosmos

    Cosmos written by the scientist Carl Sagan is one of the best-selling nonfiction books of all time. Cosmos, a beautiful book, with numerous illustrations, it is based on the TV Show with the same name.

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    Randy Howell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. The descriptions and explanations of the universe made me excited to turn the page as I read through this fantastic book. This is a book that everyone interested in science and the greater universe should read."
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    #10Beloved

    Beloved

    Beloved is a multi-award-winning historical fiction novel written by Nobel laureate for literature, Toni Morrison. It was first published in 1987 and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988.

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    Kimberly Ortiz
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book was very hard for me to follow. Most of the time I had no idea what was going on or if the narrator was describing the present or a flashback. There were also quite a few scenes/lines that had little to no sense at all. Like the part where Sethe has to pee, but can't make it to the outhouse. The act of her peeing is very graphically described, but it had no purpose. It was never brought up again by anyone in the story. Nothing to do with Cornell in the body of the work."

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Best What are the best books related to Cornell University
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Charlotte's WebBooks 38 Paid
2Stuart LittleBooks 31 Paid
3Pavilion of WomenBooks 29 Paid
4The Bluest EyeBooks 25 Paid
5Speak, Memory: An Autobiography RevisitedBooks 23 Paid
6The Elements of Style (4th Edition)Books 13 Paid
7The Demon-Haunted WorldBooks 10 Paid
8Ada, or Ardor: A Family ChronicleBooks 8 Paid
9CosmosBooks 3 Paid
10BelovedBooks 1 Paid
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