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Great Books
- [Introduction][] - [Unsorted][] - [Non-Fiction][] - [Fiction][] - [Historic Documents][] - [Poetry][] - [Essays][] - [Drama][] - [Music][] Introduction ============ This story is a lot longer than it needs to be, but it documents (somewhat) my intellectual development. During my teen years, something (exactly what is lost in the pages of history) turned me on to philosophy. Around age 15, I was wrestling with Kierkegaard and Kant. Which is kind of funny, because 20 years later, I’m still wrestling with those two. Combing our local library for philosophical works, I stumbled upon the most amazing set of books ever, Encyclopædia Britannica’s 60-volume *Great Books of the Western World*. Later, I found out the selections for this collection were chosen by Mortimer Adler, author of *How to Read a Book* and many other excellent texts. Adler’s theories about the great texts of Western civilization, and the “six great ideas” (truth, beauty, goodness, liberty, equality, and justice) were the inspiration for the Great Books programs of several universities (Thomas Aquinas College, St. John’s College, Guttenberg College, Shimer College, Mercer University, Saint Olaf College, North Park College, and the University of Dallas at Irving). Sometime I wish I’d known about these Great Books programs when choosing a college… When I found out about these Great Books programs a few years ago, I started collecting lists of the texts they used. Combining these with Adler’s lists (at [The Center for the Study of Great Ideas][]), I came up with my list of *the Greatest Books ever written*. To this, I added the list of an Eastern literature Great Books list. Then about two years ago, everyone under the sun started coming up with lists of the *Greatest Books of the Millenium*, or century. *Christianity Today* put out a list. *The Modern Library*, *The New Republic*, Amazon.com and Waterstone’s Booksellers each put out lists. Several subject-specifc magazines printed lists of the top 10 or 100 books ever written in their particular field. As those lists appeared, I grabbed them and kept adding them to my list. The result is an enormous list. Actually, several lists, as I have attempted to seperate the results into Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Essays, and Drama. Eventually, those categories might again be split. Anyway, the lists are below. This page is more for personal reference than anything else. But other people have asked me for suggestions of good books to read. My answer is found herein. *Please Note: This is a work in progress. There are duplicate entries, and books I will probably pull from the list. Eventually I would like to add descriptions and reviews of each book. The “unsorted” section has many entries that belong in other sections — that is why it is called unsorted.* Unsorted ======== —————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Abrams, Meyer Howard The Mirror And The Lamp Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart Acheson, Dean Present At The Creation Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Adams, Henry Mont-Saint Michel and Chartres Adams, Henry Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres / The Education Of Henry Adams Adams, Richard Watership Down Adler, Mortimer How to Read a Book Aeschylus Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides, Prometheus Bound Agnon, S. Y. In the Heart of the Seas Albee, Edward Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage Anderson, Hans Christian The Tales of Anderson, Sherwood Winesburg, Ohio Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous Anonymous Beowulf Anonymous The Gospel of Thomas Anonymous Way of a Pilgrim (English Translation) Anselm Proslogion Apollonius Conics Aquinas Summa Theologica, Summa Contra Gentiles Arendt, Hannah The Origins of Totalitarianism Ariosto, Ludovico Orlando Furioso Aristophanes The Clouds / The Frogs Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics / On Rhetoric / Politics Arnold, Ron Ecoterror Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid’S Tale Auden, WH The Dyer’s Hand Auerbach, Erich Mimesis — The Representation of Reality, etc. Augustine Confessions Austen, Jane Emma / Persuasion / Pride And Prejudice Babbitt, Irving Democracy and Leadership Bach, Richard Illusions Bacon Novum Organum Baldwin, James Go Tell It On The Mountain / Notes Of A Native Son / Giovanni’s Son Balthasar, Hans Urs von Glory of the Lord (7 vols.) Balthasar, Hans Urs von The Glory of the Lord Banfield, Edward The Unheavenly City Barfield, Owen Poetic Diction / Saving the Appearances Barfield, Owen Saving the Appearances Barrett, Judi Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Barrios, C. S. The Texan Barth, Karl Church Dogmatics / Epistle to the Romans Barth, Karl The Epistle to the Romans Barzun, Jacques Classic, Romantic, and Modern / Culture We Deserve Bate, Walter Jackson Samuel Johnson Baum, L. Frank The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Beauvoir, Simone de The Second Sex Beck, Aaron T. Cognitive Therapy And The Emotional Disorders Becker, Carl L. 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A Study Of History Traherne, Thomas Centuries Trilling, Lionel The Liberal Imagination Trilling, Lionel The Liberal Imagination Trungpa, Chogyam Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Tuchman, Barbara The Guns Of August Turner, Frederick Jackson The Frontier In American History Twain, Mark Huckleberry Finn / Short Stories / The Autobiography Of Mark Twain Twitchell, Paul The Flute Of God Tyler, Anne Saint Maybe Tyng, Sewell The Campaign of the Marne Underhill, Evelyn Mysticism Underhill, Evelyn Mysticism Undset, Sigrid Kristin Lavransdatter Updike, John In the Beauty of the Lillies Updike, John Rabbit, Run Uris, Leon Exodus / Trinity Viete Introduction To The Analytical Art Virgil Aeneid / Georgics Voigt, Cynthia Homecoming Voltaire Zadig Von Balthasar, Hans Urs The Glory of the Lord von Hayek, FA The Road to Serfdom von Hayek The Constitution of Liberty von Mises, Ludwig Bureaucracy Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’S Cradle / Slaughterhouse Five Vries, Peter de The Blood of the Lamb Wakefield, Dan Returning Walker, Alice The Color Purple Wangerin, Walter Jr. The Book of the Dun Cow Wanniski, Jude The Way the World Works Warren, Robert Penn All The King’S Men Washington, Booker T. 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Wilder, Laura Ingles Little House on the Prarie Wilder, Thornton The Bridge Of San Luis Rey Williams, Charles All Hallows’ Eve / Figure of Beatrice Williams, Tennessee The Glass Menagerie Williams, Walter More Liberty Means Less Government Williams, William Appleman The Contours Of American History Williams, William Carlos In The American Grain Wilmot, Chester The Struggle for Europe Wilson, A.N. Wise Virgin Wilson, Angus The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling Wilson, Edmund Patriotic Gore Wilson, Edmund To the Finland Station Wilson, Edward Sociobiology Windling, Terri The Wood Wife Winton, Tim Cloudstreet Wittgenstein, Ludwig Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Woiwode, Larry Beyond the Bedroom Wall Wolfe, Claire 101 Things To Do Til The Revolution Wolfe, Thomas Look Homeward, Angel Wolfe, Tom Bonfire Of The Vanities / The Right Stuff Wolfe, Tom Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers Wolfe, Tom The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test Wolff, Tobias In the Garden of the North American Martyrs / This Boy’S Life Wollstonecroft, Mary A Vindication of the Rights of Women Woodham-smith, Cecil Florence Nightingale Woodward, C. Vann The Strange Career Of Jim Crow Woolf, Virginia A Room Of One’S Own / Mrs. Dalloway / Orlando / To The Lighthouse Wright, Richard Black Boy / Native Son Yates, Frances A. The Art Of Memory Yeats, W. B. Autobiographies / Irish Fairy and Folk Tales Yogananda, Paramahansa Autobiography of a Yogi Zweig, Stefan Balzac —————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Non-Fiction =========== Fiction ======= Historic Documents ================== ——————————————————- Articles Of Confederation Constitution Of The United States Declaration Of Independence Supreme Court Opinions The Westminster Confession of Faith ——————————————————- Poetry ====== —————————————————————— —————————————————————————————- Auden, WH The Collected Poems Baudelaire Bishop, Elizabeth The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 Brown, George Mackay Selected Poems Donne Eliot, TS Wasteland / Four Quartets Everson, William Collected Poems (The Residual Years; The Veritable Years) Frost, Robert The Collected Poems Hill, Geoffrey New and Selected Poems Jacobsen, Josephine In the Crevice of Time Jennings, Elizabeth Collected Poems Marvell Merton, Thomas Collected Poems Merwin, WS The First Four Books of Poems Miller, Vassar If I Had Wheels or Love Milosz, Czelaw Collected Poems Muir, Edwin Complete Poems Murray, Les Collected Poems Orr, Gregory New and Selected Poems Rilke, Rainer (trans. by Stephen Mitchell) New and Selected Poems Rimbaud Roethke, Theodore The Collected Poems Simpson, Louis New and Selected Poems Stevens, Wallace The Collected Poems Stubbs, John Heath Collected Poems Tate, Allen Collected Poems Valery Poems Villon, Francois Poems Wallace Stevens Wilbur, Richard New and Collected Poems Yeats, W. B. The Collected Poems —————————————————————— —————————————————————————————- Essays ====== ——————————— ———————————————————- Ampere Archimedes Avogadro Beadle & Tatum Berthollet Bohr Boveri Camus, Albert The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Cannizzaro D. Bernoulli Dalton Davisson De Broigle Dedekind Essay On The Theory Of Numbers Dreisch Driesch Eliot, TS Selected Essays Euler Fahrenheit Faraday Gay-lussac Hardy J.J. Thompson J.L. Proust Jacob & Monod Mariotte Maxwell Mendel Mendeleyev Merton, Thomas Collected Essays Minkowski Montaigne, Michel de Essays Morgan Orsted Orwell, George Rutherford Schrodinger Spemann Stears Sussman Sutton Tate, Allen Essays of Four Decades Taylor Virchow Watson & Crick White, EB The Essays of E.B. White Young ——————————— ———————————————————- Drama ===== ———————- ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Guare, John Six Degrees Of Separation Kushner, Tony Angels In America Mamet, David Glengarry Glen Ross Shakespeare Richard Ii, Henry Iv, Henry V, The Tempest, As You Like It, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Coriolanus, Sonnets Stoppard, Tom Hapgood ———————- ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Music ===== Music under a list of Great Books? Yes! Music, like books, can be appreciated as texts; like poetry or drama, only more, um, lyrical. —————— ————————————————- Bach St. Matthew Passion, Inventions Beethoven Sonatas Haydn Quartets Mozart Don Giovanni Mozart Operas Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli Schubert Songs Stravinsky Symphony Of Psalms Wagner Tristan And Isolde —————— ————————————————-