- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 7, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140074511
- ISBN-13: 978-0140074512
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,745,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Become Ridiculously Well-read in One Evening: A Collection of Literary Encapsulations Paperback – April 7, 1987
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This little book by many authors presents a synopsis or each of the literary classics named, some as a short poem or limerick, others as a short story, series of notes or a diary entry or letter. The idea is that if you read a synopsis you have enough information to discuss the book or play.
Of course while the pieces themselves can be fun, the more familiar you are with the original work, the funnier they are.
I recommend reading this along with Poetry For Cats by Henry Beard, if you like cats.