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The Well-Educated Mind Book List

The Well-Educated Mind Book List

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NOVELSDon Quixote- Miguel de Cervantes (1605)The Pilgrim
s Progress- John Bunyan (1679)Gulliver
s Travels- Jonathan Swift (1726)Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen (1815)Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens (1838)Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte (1847)The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)Moby-Dick- Herman Melville (1851)Uncle Tom
s Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe (1851)Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert (1857)Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy (1877)The Return of the Native- Thomas Hardy (1878)The Portrait of a Lady- Henry James (1881)Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain (1884)The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane (1895)Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad (1902)The House of Mirth- Edith Wharton (1905)The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)Mrs. Dalloway- Virginia Woolf (1925)The Trial- Franz Kafka (1925)Native Son- Richard Wright (1940)The Stranger- Albert Camus (1942)1984- George Orwell (1949)Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison (1952)Seize the Day- Saul Bellow (1956)One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967)If on a winter
s night a traveler- Italo Calvino (1972)Song of Solomon- Toni Morrison (1977)White Noise- Don DelilloPossession- A.S. Byatt (1990)AUTOBIOGRAPHIESThe Confessions- Augustine (A.D. c. 400)The Book of Margery Kempe- Margery Kempe (c. 1430)Essays- Michel de Montaigne (1580)The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself- Teresa of Avila (1588)Meditations- Rene Descartes (1641)Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners- John Bunyan (1666)The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration- Mary Rowlandson (1682)Confessions- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1781)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin- Benjamin Franklin (1791)Walden- Henry David Thoreau (1854)Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself- Harriet Jacobs (1861)Life and Times of Frederick Douglass- Frederick Douglass (1881)Up from Slavery- Booker T. Washington (1901)Ecce Homo- Friedrich Nietzsche (1908)Mein Kampf- Adolf Hitler (1925)An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth- Mohandas Gandhi (1929)The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas- Gertrude Stein (1933)The Seven Storey Mountain- Thomas Merton (1948)Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life- C.S. Lewis (1955)The Autobiography of Malcolm X- Malcolm X (1965)Journal of a Solitude- May Sarton (1973)The Gulag Archipelago- Aleksandr I. SolzhenitsynBorn Again- Charles W. Colson (1977)Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez- Richard Rodriguez (1982)All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs- Elie Wiesel (1995)HISTORIESThe Histories- Herodotus (441 B.C.)The Peloponnesian War- Thucydides (c. 400 B.C.)The Republic- Plato (c. 375 B.C.)Lives- Plutarch (A.D. 100-125)The City of God- Augustine (Completed 426)The Ecclesiastical History of the English People- Bede (731)The Prince- Niccolo Machiavelli (1513)Utopia- Sire Thomas More (1516)The True End of Civil Government- John Locke (1690)The History of England, Volume V- David Hume (1754)The Social Contract- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1762)Common Sense- Thomas Paine (1776)The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire- Edward Gibbon (1776-1788)The Vindication of the Rights of Women- Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)Democracy in America- Alexis de Tocqueville (1835-40)The Communist Manifesto- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848)The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy- Jacob Burckhardt (1860)The Souls of Black Folk- W.E.B. Du Bois (1903)The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism- Max Weber (1904)Queen Victoria- Lytton Strachey (1921)The Road to Wigan Pier- George Orwell (1937)The New England Mind- Perry Miller (1939)The Great Crash 1929- John Kenneth Galbraith (1955)The Longest Day- Cornelius Ryan (1959)
The Feminine Mystique- Betty Friedan (1963)Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made- Eugene D. Genovese (1974)A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century- Barbara Tuchman (1978)All the President
s Men- Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (1987)Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era- James M. McPherson (1988)A Midwife
s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary- Laura Thatcher Ulrich (1990)The End of History and the Last Man- Francis Fukuyama (1992)DRAMASAgamemnon- Aeschylus (c. 458 B.C.)Oedipus the King- Sophocles (c. 450 B.C.)Medea- Euripides (c. 431 B.C.)The Birds- Aristophanes (c. 400 B.C.)Poetics- Aristotle (c. 330 B.C.)Doctor Faustus- Christopher Marlowe (1588)Richard III- William Shakespeare (1592-93)A Midsummer Night
s Dream- William Shakespeare (1594-95)Hamlet- William Shakespeare (1600)Tartuffe- Moliere (1669)The Way of the World- William Congreve (1700)She Stoops to Conquer- Oliver Goldsmith (1773)The School for Scandal- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1777)A Doll
s House- Henrik Ibsen (1879)The Importance of Being Earnest-Oscar Wilde (1899)The Cherry Orchard- Anton Chekhov (1904)Saint Joan- George Bernard Shaw (1924)Murder in the Cathedral- T.S. Eliot (1935)Our Town- Thornton Wilder (1938)Long Day
s Journey Into Night- Eugene O
Neill (1940)No Exit- Jean Paul Sartre (1944)A Streetcar Named Desire- Tennessee Williams (1947)Death of a Salesman- Arthur Miller (1949)A Man for All Seasons- Robert Bolt (1960)Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead- Tom Stoppard (1967)Equus- Peter Shaffer (1974)POETRYThe Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2000 B.C.)The Iliad and the Odyssey- Homer (c. 800 B.C.)Greek Lyricists (c. 600 B.C.)Odes- Horace (65-8 B.C.)Beowulf (c. 1000)

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