Complete Definition of "essential reading"

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Noun
essential reading

  1. A list of books, periodicals and other published material compiled by a critic or genre expert and deemed to be essential to understanding an author, genre, writing style or famous person's life.

#: During a study of Victorian literature, the English literature professor recommended some Dickens, Tennyson, Browning and Hardy to his students as essential reading.

  1. A notice or handout given to a person or group of people by someone, to aid in the understanding of a policy or procedure.

#: Since there seems to be a problem with our absentee policy, I am handing out a policy to remind you of what our requirements are. This is essential reading, folks.

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