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The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages [Paperback]

Harold Bloom
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

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Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  17.3
86% are easier
14% are harder
Flesch Index:  38.9
70% are easier
30% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  14.4
87% are easier
13% are harder
 
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  17%
61% have fewer
39% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.7
61% have fewer
39% have more
Words per Sentence:  26.3
91% have fewer
9% have more
 
Number of
Characters:  1,074,483
92% have fewer
8% have more
Words:  177,683
93% have fewer
7% have more
Sentences:  6,752
78% have fewer
22% have more
 
Fun stats
Words per Dollar:  13,123  
Words per Ounce:  8,542  



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