Friday, August 20, 2010

100 Greatest Books of All-Time (Franklin Library)

Another list!  This one is from 1974 through 1982 - if you subscribed, you received a book a month for 8 years.  Is this list better or worse than the previous lists?

The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
Oresteia by Aeschylus
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Five Comedies by Aristophanes
Politics by Aristotle
Confessions of St. Augustine
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (READ)
Selected Writings of Sir Francis Bacon
Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë (READ)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (READ)
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Tales From The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (READ)
Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Plays by Anton Chekhov
Analects of Confucius
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Stories of Guy de Maupassant
Essays of Michel de Montaigne
Philosophical Works of René Descartes
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Poems of John Donne
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (READ)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (READ)
Collected Poems (1909–1962) of T. S. Eliot
Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plays by Euripides
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (READ)
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (READ)
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin
The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud
The Poetry of Robert Frost
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Favorite Household Tales of the Brothers Grimm Brothers Grimm
The Federalist by Hamilton, Madison and Jay
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (READ)
The Iliad by Homer
The Odyssey by Homer
Plays by Henrik Ibsen
The Ambassadors by Henry James
Nine Tales of Henry James
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Trial by Franz Kafka (READ)
Poems of John Keats
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Five Stories of Thomas Mann
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Political Writings of John Stuart Mill
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Seven Plays by Molière
Four Plays of Eugene O'Neill
Political Writings of Thomas Paine
Pensees by Blaise Pascal
Satyricon by Petronius
The Republic by Plato
Twelve Illustrious Lives by Plutarch
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
Six Tragedies by Jean Racine
Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau
Eight Comedies by William Shakespeare
Six Histories by William Shakespeare
Poems of William Shakespeare
Six Tragedies by William Shakespeare
Three Plays by Bernard Shaw
The Tragedies of Sophocles
The Red and the Black by Stendhal (READ)
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (READ)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (READ)
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (READ)
Walden by Henry D. Thoreau
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (READ)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (READ)
The Aeneid by Virgil
Candide by Voltaire (READ)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Selected Poems of William Butler Yeats
Nana by Emile Zola

Update (Dec 23rd, 2010): I've only read 17 on this list... but I can't count all Shakespearean tradgedies as an example, because I haven't read ALL of them.  Also, I haven't been reading poetry or essays so that cuts out a few.

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