# Goldberg against Rudin against Pugh. Which real analysis book should I buy? [closed]

I am trying to decided which real analysis text book I should buy. I have the following in mind-

1)Walter Rudin's "Principles of Mathematical Analysis" 2)Charles Pugh's "Real Mathematical Analysis" 3)Richard Goldberg's "Methods of Real Analysis".

Please voice your opinion for and against each book.I have heard Rudin is terse but I don't know for sure.

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"terse" is an understatement. –  crf Dec 9 '12 at 8:56
@JasperLoy Every book seems to be brilliant,"elegant" and "beautiful" there. –  Richard Nash Dec 9 '12 at 9:06
See also here, here, here, and here‌​. My advice: get more than one book. –  Antonio Vargas Dec 9 '12 at 9:11