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The Viking Portable Library

The mission of the Viking Portable Library is “to present a considerable quantity of widely popular reading in a volume so small that it can conveniently be carried and read in places where a book of ordinary format would be a hindrance.”

The idea for these books was originally proposed by Alexander Woollcott, who put together the first collection intended for servicemen in World War II.

Note: Some numbers in the library were skipped, with the earliest being #54. Therefore, after #53 the Viking Portable Library number will not match the list number.

Also, many books were re-issued, some with new numbers and some without new numbers. If a book was issued a new number, it is listed again for each new number.
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message 1: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Dec 09, 2012 04:09PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) This is hardly a complete list, is it? MIA, to name but a few:

Viking Portable
* Machiavelli
* William Blake
* Kipling
* Emerson
* Thoreau
* Chekhov


message 2: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl List is not complete. Still a work in progress.


Jennifer Fiddes So glad someone else is obsessed with these. I have Faulkner, Melville, Renaissance, Hawthorne, Crane, and Nietzsche. Would love to find them all. Thanks for the list. Had a bit of a bibliogasm reading it. Had no idea there were so many.


message 4: by Bekah (new)

Bekah this is awesome, thanks!

I love the medieval one, and I'm happy to see there are so many others!


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