Most influential books under 100 pages

To qualify for this list each book/edition must have fewer than 100 pages, according to Goodreads data. My intention is for us to vote on the widespread influence of the books, not whether we liked them.

If you are adding a book to the list that has multiple editions, please add an edition that has fewer than 100 pages. If you see a book that doesn't meet the requirements of this list please comment and I will remove it. Thanks!
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn The Norton Critical Edition of Hamlet is exactly 100 pages long.


message 2: by Reese (new)

Reese Some of the publications listed are longer than 100 pages. I can't find an edition of THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY that has 100 or fewer pages. THE REPUBLIC ??? I added an edition of RIP VAN WINKLE because the first one included on the list is longer than 100 pages.


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I assume we are meant to vote on the widespread influence of the books, not whether we liked them. I've interpreted influence to mean influencing political ideas e.g. the Communist Manifesto or Animal Farm, or influencing the development of artistic ideas e.g. TS Eliot influenced poetry and Gogol influenced absurdism in literature.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Reese wrote: "Some of the publications listed are longer than 100 pages. I can't find an edition of THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY that has 100 or fewer pages. THE REPUBLIC ??? I added an edition of RIP VAN WIN..."

This is bothering me as well. I suspect by and large what matters for purposes of this list is the length of the treatise/story/text or, for that matter, play as such, minus introduction and commentary. (As in, it's the text itself and not its modern-day appendage which is so tremendously influential.) I do think we should try to include editions that have less than 100 pages, though; at least initially, even if they may later on get merged into some more lavishly garnished and, hence, longer once duplicates start to be added down the road.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Lisa wrote: "I assume we are meant to vote on the widespread influence of the books, not whether we liked them."

Yes, that's my assumption, too.


message 6: by Sean (new)

Sean Lisa wrote: "I assume we are meant to vote on the widespread influence of the books, not whether we liked them." That's right.


message 7: by Sean (last edited Jan 02, 2013 04:45PM) (new)

Sean Themis-Athena wrote: "Reese wrote: "Some of the publications listed are longer than 100 pages. I can't find an edition of THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY that has 100 or fewer pages. THE REPUBLIC ??? I added an edition ..."

My intention is for the list to have only editions which are under 100 pages according to Goodreads data. I expect in most cases that this will be the 'bare-bones' edition which contains the original text and little else.

Thanks.

Also, does anyone know how I can remove The Republic? (over 400 pages)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) nauru wrote: "My intention is for the list to have only editions which are under 100 pages according to Goodreads data. I expect in most cases that this will be the 'bare-bones' edition which contains the original text and little else.

Thanks.

Also, does anyone know how I can remove The Republic? (over 400 pages)"


Only Goodreads librarians can remove books. Let us know which books you want deleted, and there are typically several librarians who will be happy to help out.

Thanks for the clarification on page numbers; will bear that in mind. Minor caveat, though, that if duplicate editions of the same book are inadvertently added and subsequently combined (to remove the erroneous duplicate), the GR system will automatically merge all editions into the most popular one (regardless whether that one had already been added to the list), which in this particular instance will, in many cases, probably be an edition that has more than 100 pages, due to the addition of introductions, commentary etc.


message 9: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Reese wrote: "Some of the publications listed are longer than 100 pages. I can't find an edition of THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY that has 100 or fewer pages. THE REPUBLIC ??? I added an edition ..."

How long is the text alone in your edition of Consolation ? (I can't find mine at the moment)


message 10: by Reese (new)

Reese T,

I might be able to find my copy if we move out of our house. It could be in the attic with "critters" or in one of the stacked boxes of books in the garage.

My comment in message 2 was based on the page info for the editions on GR's list. Dover can usually be counted on to produce the most compact edition of a work; according to this site, Dover's edition is 128 pages. Intercollegiate Studies Institute apparently published a 120-page edition.

I voted for it, checked to see if it exceeded the page limit, and then wound up removing it from my list because of the length.

BTW, I hope that 2013 is a good year for you and your loved ones.

Reese


message 11: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Reese wrote: "T,

I might be able to find my copy if we move out of our house. It could be in the attic with "critters" or in one of the stacked boxes of books in the garage.

My comment in message 2 was based ..."

Taking off my vote now, BTW, et cum spiritu tuo, 2013


message 12: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy Pretty cool list. Noticed a few classics that I'd yet to have read listed here


message 13: by Reese (new)

Reese Oy, T, now I have to find my Latin dictionary. Kidding, of course.

(Aside) While recently visiting a new friend, I learned that her M.F.A. thesis is an explanation of the processes / techniques that she used to create each of thirteen visual representations of her interpretations of the sections of "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." One of the paintings hangs in her living room, and my attention kept returning to the painting. You, of course, come to mind whenever I read or think about the poem.


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael I've removed The Republic and also Winnie the Pooh as the editions on the list were both over 100 pages.


message 15: by Sean (new)

Sean Thanks.


message 16: by Loveliest (new)

Loveliest Evaris The Call of the Wild is less than 100 pages long? Well that's funny because I could BARELY get through the first two chapters .__.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Talyn wrote: "The Call of the Wild is less than 100 pages long?"

96 pages, in the edition listed.


message 18: by Sean (new)

Sean Just deleted a bunch of books from the list. Please read and follow instructions before adding a book. Thanks.


message 19: by Laura (new)

Laura This list contains 4 women. Thats disgusting. I was hoping for something good to read from this list, but men dicking all over the 18th and 19th century makes me want to cry.


message 20: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ ooops - I just went through adding what was on the list that I had encountered and noticed that not all of these qualify for the list parametres **gasp**

Many are well over 100 pages.


message 21: by Sean (new)

Sean ☯Bettie☯ wrote: "ooops - I just went through adding what was on the list that I had encountered and noticed that not all of these qualify for the list parametres **gasp**

Many are well over 100 pages."


Which ones?


message 22: by Alex190231 (new)

Alex190231 how you doing bro's
-PEWDIEPIE


message 23: by Phlegethon (new)

Phlegethon What a great list!


message 24: by Valerie (new)

Valerie This is one of my favorite lists! I'm dedicating a lot of my reading time this year to working through the gaps I have at the top of this list.


message 25: by Sean (last edited Apr 21, 2014 08:08AM) (new)

Sean Maddie wrote: ""The Communist Manifesto" is listed as 304 pages."

Indeed it is.

Unfortunately, Goodreads has a habit of changing the edition of books on the list to the most popular edition without consulting the list manager, or even providing an option to revert to the originally selected edition. When this list was started, the most popular edition was the 68 page one, and that one was displayed. But now the 304 page edition is the most popular so that one shows up on the list instead. At the moment there's nothing I can do about it.

If enough people write to Goodreads admin maybe this glitch will eventually be fixed.


message 26: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Laura wrote: "This list contains 4 women. Thats disgusting. I was hoping for something good to read from this list, but men dicking all over the 18th and 19th century makes me want to cry."

Hear, hear.


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