Melvil Decimal System: 920
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
Of Fine Arts
General and collective by localities
Eccentrics, cranks, fools, insane, etc.
Other special classes not included in 921-928, e.g. phrenologists, somnambulists, mindreaders, magicians, etc.
Works under MDS 920
19,027 results. First 2,000 shown.
- Yes Man by Danny Wallace
- The Tent by Margaret Atwood
- Isabella of France: The Life of a Medieval Queen by Alison Weir
- Untold Stories by Alan Bennett
- Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
- Virginia Woolf: A Biography by Quentin Bell
- As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
- Plutarch's Lives, Volume I of the Dryden translation, edited by Arthur Hugh Clough. by Plutarch
- A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
- A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors by Michael Farquhar
- Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
- She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
- The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford
- Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
- Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
- Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner
- Population: 485 by Michael Perry
- Brave Companions by David McCullough
- The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
- Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser
- Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
- The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and a Son by David Gilmour
- A Fortunate Life by A. B. Facey
- Chambers Biographical Dictionary by Magnus Magnusson
- The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters by Charlotte Mosley
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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