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Everyman's Library 100 Essentials

Everyman's Library celebrates over 100 years of publishing with the Everyman's Library 100 Titles Set including these one hundred bestselling titles from their distinguished catalog. Representing literature that would appeal "to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman," Everyman's Library editions feature original introductions, up-to-date bibliographies, and complete chronologies of the authors' lives and works. Each beautifully bound hardcover book features decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.
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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross I have added all books in the Everyman's Library: 100 Essentials series. Please vote for the editions in the list.

To vote for Everyman's Library titles in general, please see this existing list.

Happy reading!


message 2: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn disappointed not to see 100 years of solitude and Invisible Man on this list....perhaps Everyman could not get rights to them ?


message 3: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross Hi Thom,

Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison) has not been released by Everyman; One Hundred Years of Solitude has, but it did not form part of the 100 Essentials Set which this list compiles. Feel free to vote for it in the link provided in my earlier comment.


Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) I find it curious too, that there's nothing by Henry James here. It seems that, at a minimum, The Portrait of a Lady and The Wings of the Dove should have been included. Edith Wharton and Thomas Hardy are also notably absent. I realize that this is a list from "Everyman's Library", but all the same, it is kind of a weird list with a goodly number of books that I consider to be somewhat mediocre--not what I consider to be 'Essential'. Ah, but it is all in the eye of the beholder, is it not? Cheers!


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben A Goodreads author spammed a bunch of her dating books on this list. Really? Dating books? On the Everyman library list? I deleted them all of course, but there appears to still be one extra book on the list. Can't tell which one doesn't belong.....


message 6: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady There seem to be more than 100 books on this list...


message 7: by Rick (new)

Rick Diguette Alex wrote: "Hi Thom,

Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison) has not been released by Everyman; One Hundred Years of Solitude has, but it did not form part of the 100 Essentials Set which this list compiles. Feel free ..."


How could The General in His Labyrinth be more "essential" than One Hundred Years of Solitude?


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