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Why Read the Classics?

(1978)
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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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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
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Title: Why Read The Classics
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-676-97234-9 / 978-0-676-97234-4 (USA edition)
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August 1999 : USA Hardback
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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 Books
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June 1999 : UK Hardback
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Why Read the Classics?
Author(s): Italo Calvino
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Why Read the Classics? (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
Publisher: Penguin
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