The Greatest "Biography, Regional & Cultural" Books of All Time

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This list represents a comprehensive and trusted collection of the greatest books. Developed through a specialized algorithm, it brings together 305 'best of' book lists to form a definitive guide to the world's most acclaimed books. For those interested in how these books are chosen, additional details can be found on the rankings page.

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Biography

Biography is a genre of literature that focuses on the life story of a person, typically a historical figure or a celebrity. It provides a detailed account of the subject's life, including their upbringing, achievements, struggles, and personal relationships. Biographies can be written in various formats, including memoirs, autobiographies, and third-person narratives. This category of books offers readers an opportunity to gain insight into the lives of notable individuals and their impact on society.

Regional & Cultural

The "Regional & Cultural" category of books encompasses works that explore the unique characteristics, traditions, and perspectives of specific regions and cultures around the world. These books may delve into the history, customs, and social dynamics of a particular community, or offer insights into the art, literature, and cuisine of a specific region. Whether examining the nuances of a local dialect or celebrating the diversity of a particular cultural group, books in this category offer readers a rich and immersive experience that deepens their understanding of the world around them.

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  1. 1. Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

    This biography provides an in-depth look at the life of renowned playwright, poet, and novelist, Oscar Wilde. It covers his rise to fame, his relationships, his trial for homosexuality, and his time in prison. The book also delves into his works, philosophies, and the societal norms of his time. It presents a comprehensive and detailed account of Wilde's life, his wit, and his tragic downfall.

    The 11251st Greatest Book of All Time

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