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Why Read the Classics?

(1978)
A non fiction book by

 
This is a collection of 36 essays by Italo Calvino on his classics: the writers, poets and scientists who had meant most to him at different stages of his life. His pieces range from antiquity (Homer, Ovid), through early modern and Enlightenment Europe (Defoe), to American mentors (Hemingway).

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Why Read the Classics
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-15-601130-1 / 978-0-15-601130-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Why Read The Classics
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-676-97234-9 / 978-0-676-97234-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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August 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-679-41524-6 / 978-0-679-41524-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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August 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-676-59283-X / 978-0-676-59283-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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June 1999 : UK Hardback
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-224-03729-3 / 978-0-224-03729-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-544-14637-9 / 978-0-544-14637-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Why Read the Classics? (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-14-118970-3 / 978-0-14-118970-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-676-97319-1 / 978-0-676-97319-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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December 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-679-74349-9 / 978-0-679-74349-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Why Read The Classics? (Vintage classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-09-928489-8 / 978-0-09-928489-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Why Read the Classics? (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
Publisher: Penguin
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