Quo Vadis, what book is that?
oktober 4, 2009 § Lämna en kommentar
… that’s the question my friend asked, and I began to wonder if I had misunderstood the importance and/or the popularity of the book Quo Vadis.
How could I, at least with some objectivity, see how popular a novel is in our cultural sphere?
One way is just seeing how many hits it gets en a Google search.
But that’s a pretty rough method. I think there’s a better way: Go to ”Advanced Search” in Amazon and search for the book (title + author) and after a certain publication date, and see how many new editions of the book have been published recently.
Number of items published after Jan 2007
Alice in Wonderland
The Divine Comedy
War and Peace
The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)
Lord of the Rings
Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson (Gurdjieff)
[among the 100 most influential books ever written according to Seymour-Smith]
[last published 2006 acc. to Amazon]