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Daily Telegraph 500 Books That Everyone Should Read

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132 books · 52 voters · list created June 24th, 2013 by Bethany (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Is there a link to the original list?


message 2: by Bethany (new)

Bethany In true Daily Telegraph style, they haven't directly put the list online, it was a two-part feature from early June. However, on their online bookstore, you can access all the books on the list: http://books.telegraph.co.uk/BerteSho...


message 3: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor I've been through all the books in the Telegraph bookshop but I only cam to 300 something books. So I googled the list and came up with the following: http://www.stcatherineslibrary.info/m...

I've now found 499 books. I don't know if the list is acurate but it definitely makes more sense than some of the books in the Telegraph bookshop which listed several books in 2 categories (which didn't always make sense). I've now found only 1 book in two categories: Death in Venice is listed both as European Classic and as Romance. Both make sense. I'm guessing that it should be listed as Romance. There already is the Thomas Mann book Felix Krull listed as European classic. Maybe the actually wanted to add Buddenbrooks or The Magic Mountain as other European classic. But I can't verify that.


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