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
24,335 results. First 2,000 shown.
- The Tent by Margaret Atwood
- Yes Man by Danny Wallace
- Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir
- Untold Stories by Alan Bennett
- A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
- 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 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
- Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
- The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford
- Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
- Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner
- She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
- Brave Companions by David McCullough
- A Fortunate Life by A. B. Facey
- Population: 485 by Michael Perry
- 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
- The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and a Son by David Gilmour
- Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
- The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters by Charlotte Mosley
- Chambers Biographical Dictionary by Magnus Magnusson
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
|070.92||Information > Journalism And Publishing > Journalism And Publishing > Biography And History > Biographies||9.9||179|
|289.6||Religion > Christian denominations > Other Christian sects > Quaker||9.9||168|
|828.91||Literature > English > English miscellaneous writings > English miscellaneous writings 1900- > English miscellaneous writings 1900-1999||9.6||250|
|070.9||Information > Journalism And Publishing > Journalism And Publishing > Biography And History||9||180|
|828.9||Literature > English > English miscellaneous writings > English miscellaneous writings 1900-||8||289|
|305.40||Social Sciences > Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology > Groups of People ; Inequality > Women > Women - subdivisions||6.4||148|
|301.41||Social Sciences > Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology > Sociology, Anthropology > Family Structures||5.9||129|
|814.5||Literature > American And Canadian > Essays > 20th Century||5.8||104|
|814||Literature > American And Canadian > Essays||5.6||180|
|828||Literature > English > English miscellaneous writings||4.8||386|
|266.0||Religion > Christian organization, social work, worship > Missions; Home and Foreign||4.5||130|
|305.4||Social Sciences > Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology > Groups of People ; Inequality > Women||4.3||566|
|305.42||Social Sciences > Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology > Groups of People ; Inequality > Women > Role in society, status||4.1||253|
|818.5||Literature > American And Canadian > Authors, American and American Miscellany > 20th Century||4||253|
|364.15||Social Sciences > Social Problems, Social Services > Criminology > Crimes and Offenses > Types of crimes||3.9||293|
|289||Religion > Christian denominations > Other Christian sects||3.5||280|
|813.52||Literature > American And Canadian > Fiction > 20th Century > 1900-1944||3.3||340|
|823.8||Literature > English > Fiction > Victorian period 1837-1900||3.2||203|
|818.54||Literature > American And Canadian > Authors, American and American Miscellany > 20th Century||3||131|
|818||Literature > American And Canadian > Authors, American and American Miscellany ||2.8||333||
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