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A BOOK ABOUT BOOKS




Reading is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world. Not only can it improve your analytical thinking and communication skills, but it can also provide insight into different cultures and perspectives. Andrew Taylor has selected the 50 most influential books of all time for their lasting impact on society and the world. These books explore timeless themes, present revolutionary ideas, and challenge the status quo. Reading these books can help you to better understand the history of the world, the evolution of ideologies, and the development of complex societies. It can also provide you with a deeper appreciation of literature, philosophy, and science. Through these books, you can gain a greater understanding of the world around us and gain a valuable insight into the minds of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. In his book Books That Changed The World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History Andrew Taylor discusses all 50 books and their impact on the world.


Here is the list of the books he talks about:



The Iliad by Homer


The Histories by Herodotus


The Analects by Confucius


The Republic by Plato



Odes by Horace


Geographia by Ptolemy


Kama Sutra by Mallanaga Vatsyanna



Canon of Medicine by Avicenna


The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli


Atlas by Gerard Mercator


Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes


First Folio by William Shakespeare



Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei


Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton


Dictionary by Samuel Johnson


The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith


Common Sense by Thomas Paine


Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens



Moby-Dick by Herman Melville


Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin


On Liberty by John Stuart Mill


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


The Telephone Directory


The Thousand and One Nights by Sir Richard Burton


A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle



The Protocols of the Elders of Zion


Poems by Wilfred Owen



Ulysses by James Joyce


Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence



If This is a Man by Primo Levi


Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell


The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir


The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


Silent Spring by Rachel Carson




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