The Book Outline Wiki


The purpose of this wiki is to allow readers to contribute to a community repository of book outlines. Whether you're here because you're too cheap to pay for Cliffs Notes, or because you want to be able to better remember your favorite books, welcome.


Feel free to add your own outlines, or to update the existing ones. As always, exercise good judgment and be a good citizen.


Note to would-be spammers: It won't work.  The community is vigilant, and we will terminate you with extreme prejudice.  Just give up now.


If you prefer more narrative summaries to outlines, or you just want to check out an alternate resource, also provides community-generated book summaries, with a much greater emphasis on classic and popular fiction.








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