What are the best literature recommended by Columbia University?

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    #1To the Lighthouse

    To the Lighthouse
    To the Lighthouse is an award-winning novel written by renowned literary icon Virginia Woolf. It was first released in 1927 and won the Northcliffe and Femina Vie Heureuse prizes. Since then, it was translated into many languages. 

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    #2The Histories

    The Histories

    The Histories is a compilation of systematically obtained records by Herodotus, the ancient Greek considered to be the first historian. His works depict the origin of Greco-Persian wars. This translation was done by Aubrey de Selincourt.


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    Betty Long
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Very interesting book! If your a history buff like me, you will find this very interesting. Very informative, I was easily engrossed in it. This would be a good summer read if your looking for summer literature. Deff recommend! "
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    #3St. Augustine Confessions

    St. Augustine Confessions

    St. Augustine's Confessions is Henry Chadwick's English translation of the famous biography written by St. Augustine himself. It is about the saint's life, from his childhood as a farm boy in Algeria to a powerful clergyman in Milan.


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    Guadalupe Quintana
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I read this book as part of a religion course in college, and it changed my life. I was raised by a baptist minister, but reading this book quickly put me on the road to Rome. It really opened my eyes to the fact that so many great believers in the early church were in fact Catholic. Once I started reading their works, I couldn't stop, and soon I found myself at the door of my locat catholic church."
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    #4Crime 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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    Brenda Barnett
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is an absolute literary classic. That being said, I found it to be a long read and a little difficult to get through."
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    #5Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 

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    Carolyn Woods
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A beautiful watercolor illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice. A classic that is ageless and genteel. Must read for all young women."
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    #6Don Quixote

    Don Quixote
    Don Quixote by the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes is considered the first modern novel. It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. It is about a rich man who went crazy after reading chivalry tales and traveled around the world. 

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    James Brooks
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of Don Quixote and love the writing. I enjoy these reads for hours on end without losing interest!"
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    #7King Lear

    King Lear

    King Lear was too old and tired to reign anymore, so he decided to divide his realm among his daughters: the two eldest daughters flattered him, and they were rewarded properly, but the youngest child, Cordelia, expressed her true feelings towards him, and was disinherited, what ultimately made the King lose his mind. 


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    Emma Newman
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "King Lear is a classic. Shakespeare is a timeless author."
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    #8Inferno (La Divina Commedia)

    Inferno (La Divina Commedia)

    Inferno is by Dante Alighieri is a medieval poem written in the common vernacular of the time which started on Good Friday in the year of 1300 wherein he encounters the ghost of the poet Virgil.


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    Alan Hamilton
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "There is no way to know whether the Inferno is recommended by Columbia University. The solution is a single result when the best solutino to the topic would best served by a Columbia provided list."
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    #9King James Bible

    King James Bible
    This Bible version is a direct translation from the original Latin and Greek sources made during the kingdom of the British King James. This version comes also with the Apocrypha texts and with a full guide for helping the reader to make it through these labyrinthic, esoteric and theological issues.

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    Aaron Martinez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book is excellent if you enjoy reading the Bible while you travel or are away from home. The written notes included about the Old Testament and the New Testament make reading simple and very easy to understand. "
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    Lysistrata is an ancient comedy play written by Aristophanes and translated by Sarah Ruden. The story revolves around one woman who forced other Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands in an effort to stop the Peloponnesian war.


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    Carolyn Wagner
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is an understandable translation and discussion that works well for those who are not classics masters. I picked this book up while in college and it helped make the text more understandable and allowed me to participate in class discussions"


Best What are the best literature recommended by Columbia University
1To the LighthouseBooks 22 Paid
2The HistoriesBooks 19 Paid
3St. Augustine ConfessionsBooks 19 Paid
4Crime and PunishmentBooks 18 Paid
5Pride and PrejudiceBooks 16 Free
6Don QuixoteBooks 15 Paid
7King Lear Books 13 Paid
8Inferno (La Divina Commedia)Books 10 Paid
9King James BibleBooks 7 Paid
10LysistrataBooks 5 Paid

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