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History and criticism

206,014 works / 20,606 ebooks Search for books with subject History and criticism.

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Prolific Authors

who have written the most books on this subject
Jacob Neusner, 96 books
Harold Bloom, 86 books
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 68 books
Plutarch, 68 books
Émile Faguet, 53 books
Kim, Yun-sik, 52 books
Ramón Menéndez Pidal, 50 books
György Lukács, 47 books
Saintsbury, George, 43 books
Rémi Ceillier, 41 books
Northrop Frye, 40 books
Virginia Woolf, 38 books
Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, 38 books
Dmitriĭ Sergeevich Likhachev, 37 books
William Shakespeare, 36 books
Cohen, Gustave, 35 books
Allardyce Nicoll, 35 books
Benedetto Croce, 33 books
Kathy D. Darrow, 33 books
Ferdinand Brunetière, 33 books
André Lagarde, 33 books
Wolfgang Mieder, 32 books
Taras Kermauner, 32 books
Makoto Ōoka, 32 books
Edmund Gosse, 31 books


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