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900 Great Books of the Western World

Compiled by Alexander H. McIntire, Jr., University of Miami, from various sources and authorities .
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Adams, Henry: The Henry Adams Reader The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma Democracy: An American Novel o Mont St. Michael and Chartres (1904) o +Adler, Mortimer J.: The Great Ideas: Syntopicon of Great Books of Western World (1952) o +Aeschylus: The Oresteia (458 BC) o + Others o +Aesop: Fables Agee, James: A Death in the Family +Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women o +Alighieri, Dante: The Divine Comedy Allison, Graham T.: Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis o American State Papers: Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution Anderson, Sherwood: Winesburg, Ohio - +Aquinas, Thomas: Summa Theologica (1267-73) Arendt, Hannah: Origins of Totalitarianism The Human Condition (1958) o +Aristophanes: Comedies o +Aristotle: Poetics (4th century BC) o + Nicomachean Ethics (4th century BC) o + Politics (4th century BC) o + Other Works Aron, Raymond: Peace and War: A Theory of International Relations (1962) Arrow, Kenneth J.: Social Choice and Individual Values (1951) Astell, Mary: Some Reflections Upon Marriage Audubon, J.J.: The Birds of America (1827-38) Auerbach E.: Mimesis: the representation of reality in Western literature o +Augustine: City of God o + Confessions o +Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations o +Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice o Emma o + Sense and Sensibility Austin, J.L.: How to do things with words o +Ayer, Alfred J.: Language, Truth and Logic (1936) Ayres, Clarence E.: Science, the False Messiah o +Bacon, Francis: Essays (1597) Bagehot, Walter: The English Constitution (1867) Bailyn, Bernard: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1965) Bakhtin, M. M.: Rabelais and his world Balakian, Nona: Critical Encounters Baldwin, James: Nobody Knows My Name Notes of a Native Son Go Tell It on the Mountain Balzac: Pere Goriot Eugenie Grandet Barbellion, W.N.P.: The Journal of a Disappointed Man Baring, Maurice: Tinker's Leave Unreliable History Baring-Gould, Sabine: John Herring: A West of England Romance Barnard, Chester I.: The Functions of the Executive (1938) Barthes, Roland: The Pleasure of the Text S/Z Mythologies Writing Degree Zero (1953) Barzun, Jacques: The House of Intellect Baskerville, Geoffrey: English Monks and the Suppression of the Monasteries Bates, Marston: The Prevalence of People Bateson, Gregory: Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972) Beaglehold, J.C.: The Life of Captain Cook Beauvoir, Simone de: Force of Circumstance Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot Endgame o Bede (the Venerable), Saint: The Ecclesiastical History of England (731) Bell, Daniel: The Radical Right - The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (1973) Bellah, Robert N.: The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in a Time of Trial - Bellow, Saul: Herzog Mr. Sammler's Planet o Benedict, Ruth: Patterns of Culture Benjamin, Walter: Illuminations (1970) Benveniste, E.: Problemes de linguistique generale (Problems in gen. ling. Berger, John: Ways of Seeing (1972) Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann T.: The Social construction of reality: a treatise in the soc. of knowledge Bergson, Henry: The Two Sources of Morality and Religion - Creative Evolution o Berkeley, George: Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) Berle, Adolph A., Jr.: Power Without Property; A New Development in Amer. Political Eco. Berlin, Sir Isaiah: Four Essays on Liberty (1969) Bernanos, Georges: The Diary of a Country Priest (1936) Berry, Wendell: Recollected Essays, 1965-1980 Bespaloff, Rachel: On the Iliad - Bettelheim, Bruno: The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of Self Bevan, Aneurin: In Place of Fear Beveridge, William: The Art of Scientific Investigation (1951) Bewick, Thomas: A Memoir of Thomas Bewick Written by Himself (1862) o +Bible [King James Version] Blackmur, Richard P.: Language as Gesture o +Blake, William: Selected Works Boas, Franz: The Mind of Primitive Man o +Boccaccio, Giovanni: Decameron Bodsworth, Fred: The Last of the Curlews Bogan, Louise: The Blue Estuaries Bohr, Niels: Atomic Physics and Human Understanding Bolitho, William: Twelve Against the Gods Boll, Heinrich: The Clown Bolling, Richard W.; John Bowles: America's Competitive Edge Bolton, Herbert: Rim of Christendom Bonhoeffer, Dietrich: The Cost of Discipleship (1948) Letters and Papers from Prison (1953) Booth, W.C.: The rhetoric of fiction Borges, Jorge Luis: Doctor Brodie's Report o + The Book of Imaginary Beings Dreamtigers Bork, Robert H.: The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself (1978) o Boswell, James: Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) Bourjaily, Vance: The Unnatural Enemy Bowen, Catherine Drinker: Yankee from Olympus Bowen, Eleanor Smith: Return to Laughter Brady, Robert: Business as a System of Power Braudel, Fernand: Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century - The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in Age of Philip II - +Breasted, James: The Dawn of Conscience Bridgman(n), Percy W.: The Way Things Are (1959) o + The Logic of Modern Physics (1927) Briffault, Robert: The Decline and Fall of the British Empire Brittain, Vera: Testament of Youth (1933) o Bronowski, Jacob: The Ascent of Man (1973) o +Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre o +Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights Brooks, Cleanth: Modern Poetry and the Tradition o +Browning, Robert: Poems Brunner, Constantin: Sci, Spirit and Superstition: A New Enquiry into Human Thought Buber, Martin: I and Thou o Buck, Pearl: The Good Earth +Bulfinch, Thomas: The Age of Fable Bullock, Alan L.: The Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought o Bunyan, John: Pilgrim's Progress - Burckhardt, Jakob: Force and Freedom: Reflections on History o Burke, Edmund: Reflections on the Revolution in France (1791) Burke, Kenneth: Attitudes Toward History Permanence and Change (1935) Burney, Christopher: Solitary Confinement Burns, James MacGregor: Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1956) o +Burns, Robert: Poems Burton, Robert: Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) o Burtt, Edwin A.: Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science - Bury, John B.: The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry into Its Origin and Growth (1920) +Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh o +Byron, Robert: Poems The Road to Oxiana Caillois, Roger: Man, Play and Games Camus, Albert: The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) The Rebel The Stranger The Fall The Plague Carpenter, Edward: Towards Democracy o +Carr, Edward H.: What is History? (1961) o +Carroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland o + Through the Looking-Glass * Carson, Rachel: The Sea Around Us Cary, Joyce: Art and Reality: Ways of the Creative Process (1958) Cather, Willa: My Antonia Death Comes for the Archbishop A Lost Lady o Cellini: Autobiography Chambers, Frank: The History of Taste Cycles of Taste Chandler, Alfred D., Jr.: Strategy and Structure The Visible Hand Chaplin, Ralph: Wobbly Chaucer, Geoffrey: Troilus and Gressida o + The Canterbury Tales Chazal, Malcolm de: Plastic Sense +Chekhov, Anton: The Three Sisters o + The Cherry Orchard (1904) o + The Seagull Uncle Vanya Chesney, Kellow: The Victorian Underworld (1970) Chesterson, G.K.: The Man Who was Thursday o Chomsky, Noam: Aspects of the theory of syntax - + Syntactic structures Language and Mind (1968) The sound pattern of English - Churchill, Winston S.: The Second World War, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm (1948) Cioran, Emile: The Temptation to Exist Clarke, George L.: Elements of Ecology (1954) Clarke, Peter: Liberals and Social Democrats (1979) Clarke, R. and Hindley, G.: The Challenge of the Primitives (1975) Cloos, Hans: Conversation with the Earth Cobb, Edith: The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood Cochrane, Charles N.: Chris. & Class.Culture: A Study of Thought & Action fr.Aug.to Aug'tin Cohen, Morris R.: Reason & Nature: An Essay on the Mean.of the Sci. Method Coleridge, Samuel Taylor: Writings on Shakespeare o + The Ancient Mariner o + Kubla Khan Christabel Collier, Richard: The Sound of Fury: An Account of the Indian Mutiny Collingwood, R.G.: An Essay on Metaphysics (1940) o + The Idea of History (1946) Collis, John S.: The Vision of Glory While Following the Plow Conant, James: Modern Science and Modern Man o +Confucius: The Analects Connolly, Cyril: Enemies of Promise +Conrad, Joseph: Almayer's Folly + Nostromo + Heart of Darkness o + Lord Jim + Victory The Secret Sharer Cooper, James Fenimore: The Spy o + Last of the Mohicans Cornford, F.M.: Microcosmographia Academica:Being a Guide for the Young Aca.Pol. Cousteau, Jacques-Yves: The Silent World Cover, Robert M.: Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process (1975) Cox, Oliver Cromwell: Class, Caste & Race: A Study in Social Dynamics Cozzens, James G.: Guard of Honor +Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage Culler J.: Structuralist poetics: structuralism, ling.& the study of lit. Curie, Eve: Madam Curie Curtis, Charles; Ferris Greenslet: The Practical Cogitator or The Thinker's Anthology Curtis, E.R.: Europaische Literature und lateinisches Mittelalter Custance, John: Wisdom, Madness, and Folly: The Philosophy of a Lunatic o +Dana, Richard Henry: Two Years Before the Mast o +Darwin, Charles: The Descent of Man o + (On the) Origin of species De Beauvoir, Simone: The Second Sex (1949) +De Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote De Chardin, Pierre Teilhard: The Phenomenon of Man De Man, Hendrik: The Psychology of Socialism (Die sozialistische Idee, 1933) o De Saint-Exupery, Antoine: Wind, Sand & Stars o +De Tocqueville, Alexis: Democracy in America De Waal, Frans: Chimpanzee Politics: Power & Sex Among Apes Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders o + Robinson Crusoe Dermout, Maria: The Ten Thousand Things (1958) Derrida, Jacques: Writing and difference Of Grammatology (1976) o Descartes, Rene: Discourse on Method o Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) Others Dewey, John: Experience and Nature o Human Nature and Conduct Reconstruction in Philosophy The Quest for Certainty o + Democracy and Education (1916) +Dickens, Charles: Hard Times + Tale of Two Cities o + Pickwick Papers + Our Mutual Friend o + David Copperfield + Bleak House Little Dorrit o + Oliver Twist Dinnerstein, Dorothy: The Mermaid and the Minotaur:Sexual Arrange. & Human Malaise Djilas, Milovan: The New Class: An Analysis of the Communist System (1957) - Dodds, Eric Robertson: The Greeks and the Irrational (1951) +Donne, John: Selected Works o +Dos Passos, John: U.S.A. o +Dostoevski, Feodor: The Brothers Karamazov + Crime and Punishment Douglas, Keith: Alamein to Zem Zem - +Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie + An American Tragedy +Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers + Count of Monte Cristo Dumont, Louis: Homo Hierarchichus (1966) Dunham, Barrows: The Heretics (1961) o +Durant, Will: The Story of Philosophy o + The Story of Civilization o Durkheim, Emile: Suicide (1897) Eco, Umberto: A theory of semiotics o Eddington, Arthur: The Nature of the Physical World Stars and Atoms Einstein, Albert: Sidelights on Relativity o + The Meaning of Relativity On the Method of Theoretical Physics Eiseley, Loren C.: The Immense Journey (1957) Eisenstein, Hester; Alice Jardine: The Future of Difference (1980) Elias, Norbert: The History of Manners (1978) The Civilizing Process +Eliot, George: Middlemarch o + The Mill on the Floss Eliot, T.S.: Collected Poems and Plays o + The waste land. Murder in the Cathedral (1935) Ellul, Jacques: Technological Society o +Emerson, Ralph Waldo: Selected Essays and Poems Empson, William: Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930) +Euripides: Hippolytus o + Medea + Alcestis - + Electra + The Bacchae (405BC) + The Trojan Women o + Other Plays Fair, Charles: The Dying Self o +Farrell, James: Studs Lonigan Farwell, Byron: Queen Victoria's Little Wars Faulkner, William: Light in August Absalom! Absalom! (1936) As I Lay Dying Intruder in the Dust Sartoris The Sound and the Fury Fausset, Hugh L'Anson: The Lost Dimension o* Feynman, Richard: The Feynman Lectures on Physics Field, Joanna: On Not Being Able to Paint +Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones Figes, Eva: Patriarchal Attitudes Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night o The Great Gatsby - +Flaubert, Gustave: Madam Bovary o Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India Foss, Martin: Symbol and Metaphor in Human Experience Foucault, Michel: The order of things Discipline and Punish: The Birth of a Prison Frank, Jerome: Law and the Modern Mind o Franklin, Benjamin: Autobiography o Frazer, James: The Golden Bough (1890-1915) o +Freud, Sigmund: The interpretation of dreams o + Selected Works o New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1963) Freyre, Gilberto: The Masters and the Slaves (1933) +Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique (1962) o +Frost, Robert: Collected Poems Fry, Christopher: The Lady's Not for Burning (1949) Fry, Roger: Vision and Design (1920) Frye, N.: Anatomy of criticism: four essays Fuchs, V.R.: Who Shall Live? Health, Economics and Social Choice (1975) Gabriel, Ralph Henry: The Course of American Democratic Thought (1940) Gadamer, H-G: Truth and method - +Galbraith, John Kenneth: The Affluent Society (1958) Galsworthy, John: The Forsyte Saga Gaskell, Philip: A New Introduction to Bibliography Genette, G.: Figures Gerschenkron, Alexander: Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective o +Gibbon, Edward: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire o Gide, Andre: The Counterfeiters Giedion, Sigfried: Space, Time, and Architecture Gilson, Etienne: The Unity of Philosophical Experience o +Goethe, J.W. von: Faust (1808) Goffman, Erving: Interaction Ritual: Essays in Face-to-Face Behavior (1967) o +Gogol, Nicolai V.: Dead Souls Golding, William: Lord of the Flies o +Goldsmith, Oliver: She Stoops to Conquer The Vicar of Wakefield - +Gombrich, E.H.: Art & illusion: a study in the psychology of pictorial represent. Gorky, Maxim: Mother Grant, Robert: The Secret Sayings of Jesus Graves, Robert: Goodbye to All That Gray, J. Glenn: The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle +Greene, Graham: The Power and the Glory Greene, Thomas: Rabelais: A Study in Comic Courage +Greer, Germain: The Female Eunuch (1970) - Habermas, J.: Knowledge and human interests Halberstam, D.: The Best and the Brightest (1972) o +Hamilton & Madison: The Federalist Hamilton, Edith: Mythology o + The Greek Way Witness to the Truth o +Hardy, Thomas: The Return of the Native + Tess of the D'Urbervilles The Mayor of Casterbridge Far from the Madding Crowd + Jude the Obscure Harrington, Alan: Psychopaths Harrington, Michael: The Other America: Poverty in the United States Harrison, Jane: Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion Harrod, Roy F.: The Life of John Maynard Keynes (1951) Hartz, Louis: The Liberal Tradition in America Hawley, Ellis W.: The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly, 1934- 1938 (1959) o Hawthorne, Nathaniel: Selected tales o + The Scarlet Letter Hay, Malcolm: The Foot of Pride (Europe & the Jews) o Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich: Philosophy of Right (Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts(1821) The Indepen. & Depend. of Self-Consci.:Master & Slave(The Phen.of o + The Phenomenology of Mind (1807) Heidegger, Martin: The Question of Being What is a Thing? What is Philosophy? Being and Time (1927) Heilbroner, Robert: The Worldly Philosophers The Great Ascent: The Struggle for Eco.Dev. in Our Time Heisenberg, Werner: Physics and Philosophy Philosophic Problems of Nuclear Science Physics and Beyond Hellman, Lillian: The Little Foxes +Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises + For Whom the Bell Tolls o Short Stories + A Farewell to Arms o +Herodotus: The Histories (5th century BC) Hersey, John: Hiroshima Heyden, A.A.M.; Scullard, H.H.: Atlas of the Ancient World (1955) Heyerdahl, Thor: Kon-Tiki Highet, Gilbert: The Classical Tradition (1949) Hinton, William: Fanshen (1966) Hirsch, E.D.: Validity in interpretation Hirsch, Fred: Social Limits to Growth Hirschman, Albert O.: Development Projects Observed o +Hobbes, Thomas: Leviathan (1651) - Hoffer, Eric: The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements(1951) - +Hofstadter, Douglas: Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979) Hofstadter, Richard: The American Political Tradition The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life Academic Freedom in the Age of the College Hoggart, Richard: The Uses of Literacy (1957) Holmes, John Clellon: Nothing More to Declare - Homans, George C.: The Human Group (1950) Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms o +Homer: The Iliad o + The Odyssey Hooke, S.H.: Middle Eastern Mythology (1963) Horowitz, Conald L.: Ethnic Groups in Conflict Hoskins, W.G.: The Making of the English Landscape Howells, William Dean: The Rise of Silas Lapham Hudson, W.H.: Green Mansions +Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables o Hunchback of Notre Dame o +Hume, David: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748) Huneker, James Gibbons: Iconoclasts, a Book of Dramatists (1905) Egoists, a Book of Supermen (1909) Unicorns (1917) Ivory Apes and Peacocks (1915) Huntington, Samuel P.: Political Order in Changing Societies American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony (1981) - Husserl, Edmund: The Paris Lectures (1950) o Huxley, Aldous: Collected Essays o + Brave New World Huxley, Thomas H.: Evolution and Ethics (1893) o +Ibsen, Henrik: The Wild Duck When We Dead Awaken Selected plays The Master Builder A Doll's House An Enemy of the People Hedda Gabler Peer Gynt Ghosts (1881) Irvine, William: Apes, Angels, and Victorians: The Story of Darwin, Huxley & Evol. Iser, W.: The act of reading Isherwood, Christopher: Prater Violet Jaeger, Werner W.: Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture (1934) Jakobson, R.: Closing statement: linguistics and poetics +James, Henry: The Turn of the Screw Daisy Miller The Ambassadors o + Portrait of a Lady The Americans James, William: Principles of Psychology o The Varieties of Religious Experience Janeway, Elizabeth: Man's World, Woman's Place: A Study in Soc. Mythology (1971) Jarrell, Randall: Poetry and the Age (1953) Jaspers, Karl: Reason and anti-Reason in Our Time o Reason and Existence Joad, C.E.M.: Introduction to Modern Political Theory (1924) Johnson, Chalmers A.: MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy Johnson, Samuel: Johnson on Shakespeare (1795) o Jones, Ernest: The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud (1953-57) o Jonson, Ben: The Alchemist (1610) o Joyce, James: Finnegans wake o + Ulysses o + Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Jung, Carl: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology Psychological Types Modern Man in Search of a Soul Psychology and Religion: East and West (1958) o + Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963) o +Kafka, Franz: The Trial The Castle o +Kant, Immaneul: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (1783) Keats, John: Letters of John Keats (1816-20) o + Poems Keegan, John: The Face of Battle (1976) Kelly, Joan: Women, History, and Theory - Kennan, George F.: Memoirs (1967) 2 vols. Kent, Frank: The Great Game of Politics Kerouac, Jack: On the Road (1957) o +Keynes, John Maynard: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936) o +Khayyam, Omar: The Rubaiyat King,Jr., Martin Luther: Stride Toward Freedom Kipling, Rudyard: Kim Captains Courageous Klitgaard, Robert E.: Choosing Elites Kluger, Richard: Simple Justice (1975) Knowles: A Separate Peace +Koestler, Arthur: Darkness at Noon (1940) Kogon, Eugen: The Theory and Practice of Hell Kripke, S.a.: Naming and necessity - +Kuhn, Thomas S.: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) La Barre, Weston: The Ghost Dance Lacan, J.: Ecrits - +Lakatos, I.: Falsification & the methodology of scientific research programmes Lampedusa, Giuseppe di: The Leopard o +Lao-Tsu: The Way of Life Lawrence, D. H.: Women in Love o Sons and Lovers Lax, David; James Schenius: The Manager as Negotiator Le Corbusier: Towards an Architecture (1923) Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird o Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich: Polnoe sobranie sochineny (Complete collected works) o + State and Revolution (1917) Levi-Strauss, Claude: Anthropologie structurale (Structural anthropology) La pensee sauvage (the savage mind) Totemism The Elementary Structures of Kinship The Raw and the Cooked (1969) o +Lewis, Sinclair: Arrowsmith o + Main Street + Babbit Lilge, Frederic: The Abuse of Learning:The Failure of the German University o +Livy: History (1st century AD) o +Locke, John: Second Treatise on Government o + An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) + Other Works o +London, Jack: The Sea Wolf Martin Eden Call of the Wild - Lorenz, Konrad: On Aggression (1963) Lovejoy, Arthur: The Great Chain of Being Luce, R. Duncan; Howard Raiffa: Games and Decisions: Introduction and Critical Survey o +Lucretius: Of the Nature of Things Lukacs, John: Historical Consciousness: Or the Remembered Past Lynd, Helen: On Shame and the Search for Identity o +Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince (1514) MacIntyre, Alasdair C.: After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (1981) Mackay, Charles: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds MacLeish, Archibald: J.B. MacPherson, Crawford B.: The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke Madge, Charles: Society in the Mind Mailer, Norman: The Naked and the Dead Malinowski, B.: Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922) Malory, Sir Thomas: Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) Malraux, Andre: Man's Hope The Voices of Silence Man's Fate o +Malthus: Principles of Population Mandelbaum, Maurice: History, Man, and Reason: A Study of 19th Century Thought o +Mann, Thomas: The Magic Mountain Joseph and His Brothers o Mannheim, Karl: Ideology and Utopia (1929) Marais, Eugene: The Soul of the White Ant - Marcuse, Herbert: One Dimensional Man (19640 Maritain, Jacques: The Things that Are Not Caesar's Freedom in the Modern World The Degrees of Knowledge Man and the State o Marlowe, Christopher: Doctor Faustus Marquand, John P.: The Late George Apley o +Marx, Karl; Engels, F.: The Communist Manifesto (1848) o +Marx, Karl: Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 o + Capital (1867) Maugham, W. Somerset: Of Human Bondage o Maupassant: Short Stories Mayr, Ernst E.: The Growth of Biological Thought (1982) * McCullers, Carson: A Member of the Wedding McHarg, Ian L.: Design with Nature (1969) - McLuhan, Marshall: The Medium and the Massage (1967) McNeill, William H.: Plagues and Peoples (1976) -*+ The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community (1963) McPhee, John A.: Encounters with the Archdruid * Meade, Margaret: New Lives for Old (1956) Mehta, Ved: The Fly and the Fly-Bottle: Encounters with British Intellectuals Melville, Herman: Omoo Billy Budd The Confidence-Man; His Masquerade (1857) Typee o + Moby Dick Merleau-Ponty, M.: Phenomenology of perception Metzger, Walter P.: Academic Freedom in the Age of the University Miles, Margaret R.: Image as Insight: Visual Understanding in W.Christ.& Sec. Culture o Mill, John Stuart: Utilitarianism Representative Government o + On Liberty (1859) Miller, Arthur: The Death of a Salesman Miller, Jonathan: The Body in Question (1978) o +Mills, C. Wright: White Collar o +Milton, John: Areopagitica o + Sonnets o Paradise Lost On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Lycidas Others +Mohammad: Koran Moliere, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de: Selected Plays o The Misanthrope (1666) Monod, Jacques: Chance and Necessity +Montaigne, Michel de: Essays (1580) Moore, G.E.: Principia Ethica (1903) o +More, Thomas: Utopia o +Morgenthau, Hans J.: Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace (1948) Morison, Samuel Eliot: Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus (1942) Morrison, Philip & Phylis; Charles,Ray Ames: Powers of Ten Muller, Herbert: The Loom of History Mumford, Lewis: The Culture of Cities Technics and Civilization (1934) Murasaki, Shikubu: The Tale of Genji Murray, George Gilbert: Five Stages of Greek Religion +Nabakov, Vladimir: Lolita Namier, Lewis: 1848: The Revolution of the Intellectuals Narayan, R.K.: Gods, Demons and Others (1964) Neumann, Erich: The Origins and History of Consciousness Neustadt, Richard E.: Presidential Power (1960) Alliance Politics Nevins and Commager: A Short History of the United States Newman, John Henry: Apologia pro Vita Sua (1864) Niebuhr, Reinhold: Moral and Immoral Society (1932) The Nature and Destiny of Man o +Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Selected Other works o + Beyond Good and Evil (1886) Nisbet, Robert: Prejudices: A Philosophical Dictionary (1982) Nomad, Max: Apostles of Revolution Nordkoff and Hall: The Bounty Trilogy Norris, Frank: The Octopus Northrop, F.S.C.: The Meeting of East and West O'Flaherty, W.D.: Hindu Myths (1975) O'Hara, John: Appointment in Samarra O'Neill, Eugene: Plays Long Day's Journey into Night The Iceman Cometh Mourning Becomes Electra Oakeshott, Michael J.: Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays (1962) Onions, Richard: The Orig of Eur.Thought About the Body, Mind,Soul,World,Time,Fate Oppenheimer, J. Robert: Science and the Common Understanding Ortega, Jose and Gasset: The Revolt of the Masses o +Orwell, George: Animal Farm o + 1984 +Ovid: Metamorphoses (1st century AD) Packard, Vance: The Hidden Persuaders (1957) +Paine: Rights of Man Parkman, Francis: The Oregon Trail Parsons, Talcott: The Social System (1951) o The Structure of Social Action (1937) o +Pascal, Blaise: Pensees (1669) + Others Paton, Alan: Cry, the Beloved Country o Pepys, Samuel: Diary Percy, Walker: The Moviegoer (1961) Pevsner, Nikolaus: Pioneers of Modern Design (1936) Planck, Max: Where is Science Going? The Philosophy of Physics Scientific Autobiography - +Plato: Symposium o + Apology o + Crito - + Meno o + Phaedo (4th century BC) o + The Republic (c.380BC) o + Other Works o +Plutarch: Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Pocock, D.F.: Understanding Social Anthropology (1976) o +Poe, Edgar Allen: Short Stories and Other Works Polak, Frederik: The Image of the Future: Enlightening the Past, etc. - Polanyi, Karl: The Great Transformation (1944) o +Popper, Karl R.: The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) o + Conjectures and refutations: the growth of scientific knowledge o + Logik der Forschung (The logic of scientific discovery) o Objective knowledge: an evolutionary approach Potter, David M.: People of Plenty: Economic Abundance & The American Character Pound, E.: The cantos of Ezra Pound Pound, Roscoe: Social Control Through Law (1942) Powell, Anthony: A Dance to the Music of Time (1962-75) Prall, D.W.: Aesthetic Analysis Propp, V.Y.: Morfologiya skazki (Morphology of the folktale) o +Proust, Marcel: A la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of things past) o +Quine, W.V.O.: Word and object +Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel Radin, Paul: Primitive Man as a Philosopher Raffel, Burton (trans): Beowulf (1963) o Rawlings, Marjorie: The Yearling Rawls, John: A Theory of Justice (1971) Read, Herbert: Art and Industry (1934) - Reik, Theodore: Listening with the Third Ear (1948) o +Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front (1928) Reves, Emery: The Anatomy of Peace (1945) Ridley, B.K.: Time, Space and Things (1976) o +Riesmann, David; Reuel Denny; Nathan Glazer: The Lonely Crowd (1950) o Rilke, Ranier Maria: Poems o Roberts, Kenneth: Northwest Passage Robinson, Edwin Arlington: Poems Rocker, Rudolf: Anarcho-syndicalism Rolvaag, O.E.: Giants in the Earth Rossiter, Clinton: The American Presidency o Rostand, Edmund: Cyrano de Bergerac Rostand, Jean: Can Man Be Modified? (1956) o Rostovtzeff, Michael: The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire * Rostow, W.W.: How It All Began: Origins of the Modern Economy (1975) o +Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: The Social Contract (1762) o + Confessions Ruark, Robert: The Old Man and the Boy o*+Russell, Bertrand: Principles of Mathematics Proposed Roads to Freedom o Problems of Philosophy Sabatier, Auguste: Religions of Authority and the Religion of the Spirit Sacks, Oliver: Awakenings (19730 Sakharov, Andrei D.: Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Frededom (1968) Salinger, J.D.: Catcher in the Rye - Samuelson, Paul A.: Economics (1953) Sandburg, Carl: Abraham Lincoln Santayana, George: The Life of Reason Skepticism and Animal Faith Others Sartre, Jean-Paul: L'etre et le neant (Being and nothingness)(1943) The Age of Reason Nausea Saussure, F.D.: Cours de linguistique generale (Course in general linguistics) Schell, Jonathan: The Fate of the Earth Schelling, Thomas: The Strategy of Conflict Schlaifer, Robert: Analysis of Decision Under Uncertainty Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.: The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom (1949) The Imperial Presidency (1973) o Schrodinger, Erwin: What is Life? Schumpeter, Joseph Alois: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Schwarz-Bart, Andre: The Last of the Just (1959) - +Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe Quentin Durward Searle, J.R.: Speech acts: an essay in the philosophy of language Seidenberg, Roderick: Posthistory Man, An Inquiry Selznick, Philip: Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation(1957) Senden, Marius Von: Space and Sight Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism (c.200) Shaara, Michael: The Killer Angels (1974) Shah, Idries: The Sufis Shahn, Ben: The Shape of Content o +Shakespeare, William: Works (Mer.of Ven.Rom&J.,Henry IV,1&2,Haml.Tro.&Cres.Oth.Tempest) o + Othello (c. 1604) Shapiro, David: Neurotic Styles (1965) Shaw, George Bernard: Back to Methusalah The Devil's Disciple o Saint Joan o + Caesar and Cleopatra Selected Plays and Prefaces o Pygmalion Candida Heartbreak House Arms and the Man Sheehy, Eugene Paul: A Guide to Reference Books o +Shelley: Poems Sheridan, Richard: The Rivals The School for Scandal Sherwood, Robert: Abe Lincoln in Illinois o +Shirer, William: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Silone, Ignazio: Bread and Wine (1937) Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle Skinner, B.F.: Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971) o +Smith, Adam: The Wealth of Nations (1776) Smith, Hedrick: The Russians (1976) Smith, Henry Nash: Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth (1950) Smith, Wilfred Cantwell: The Meaning and End of Religion (1962) o Snow, C.P.: The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution Solzhenitsyn, Alexander: The First Circle o The Cancer Ward o +Sophocles: Antigone o + Oedipus Rex + Oedipus at Colonus o + Other Plays Sorel, George: Reflection on Violence Souvarine, Boris: Stalin: A Critical Survey of Bolshevism (1935) Spade, Mark (Nigel Balchin): How to Run a Bassoon Factory, or Business Explained (1934) o +Spengler, Oswald: The Decline of the West (1919-22) o +Spinoza, Benedict: Ethics (1677) St. Clair, William: That Greece Might Still Be Free o +Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men o + The Grapes of Wrath +Stendhal: The Red and the Black +Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy o +Stevenson, R.L.: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde + Treasure Island o Kidnapped o +Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom's Cabin o +Strunk, William: Elements of Style Swift, Jonathan: Resolutions When I Came To be Old o + A Modest Proposal Meditations upon a Broomstick o + Gulliver's Travels Synge, John: Playboy of the Western World Riders to the Sea Talbott, Strobe: Endgame: The Inside Story of SALT II o Tawney, R.H.: The Acquisitive Society o Religion and the Rise of Capitalism +Thackery, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Thomas, Benjamin P.: Abraham Lincoln (1952) Thompson, E.P.: The Making of the English working class Thompson, Flora: Lark Rise to Candleford: A Trilogy Thompson, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth: On Growth and Form (1917) Thompson, William: At the Edge of History o +Thoreau, Henry David: Civil Disobedience o + Walden o +Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian Wars o +Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886) + Anna Karenina o +Toynbee, Arnold: A Study of History Change and Habit Civilization on Trial +Trevelyan: History of England Trilling, Lionel: The Liberal Imagination (1950) o Trotsky, Leon: History of the Russian Revolution Truman, David B.: The Governmental Process (1951) - +Tuchman, Barbara: The Guns of August (1962) o Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons o Turner, Frederick Jackson: The Frontier in American History (1920) Turner, V.W.: The Forest of Symbols (1967) The Ritual Process o +Twain, Mark: Tom Sawyer o + Huckleberry Finn o + Connecticut Yankee... 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Hold the presses! I have just discovered a competing list of 252 great AUTHORS, each coupled to a page of links, quotations, and pictures -- though the new find includes besides authors of books also artists, composers, film directors, great individuals, periods of history, etc. (in all, 995 items):

The selection of authors' books is more complete than the one above, so Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica is there, as is Euclid's Elements, both omitted above.

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Yet another list. Perhaps the best.

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Also has links to other lists.


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