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Abridged Classics: Tiny Versions of Classic Tomes

Abridged Classics: Tiny Versions of Classic Tomes

John Atkinson | HarperCollins | 9780062747853

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A collection of irreverent summations of more than 100 well-known works of literature, from Anna Karenina to Wuthering Heights , cleverly described in the fewest words possible and accompanied with funny color illustrations. Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but Probably Didn't is packed with dozens of humorous super-condensed summations of some of the most famous works of literature from many of the world's most revered authors, including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Emily Bront , Leo Tolstoy, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Margaret Atwood, James Joyce, Plato, Ernest Hemingway, Dan Brown, Ayn Rand, and Herman Melville. From 'Old ladies convince a guy to ruin Scotland' ( Macbeth ) to 'Everyone is sad. It snows.' ( War and Peace ), these clever, humorous synopses are sure to make book lovers smile.

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