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James Baldwin, The Book Lover: A Guide to the Best Reading [1910]

    134 entries: 98 monographical, 36 otherwise
    Unranked—arranged alphabetically by author

    James Baldwin's The Book Lover was published in fifteen editions, 1884-1910. The list presented here is derived from two of the chapters of that book, Books of Power and On the Choice of Books. The list found in the latter chapter is short and mostly overlaps with that of the former. The latter adds the Blackmoore and Irving entries (which have been interfiled with the rest, conforming to Baldwin's arrangment of the works alphabetically by author) and specifies Paradise Lost for Milton, Heroes and Hero Worship for Carlyle, and Oration on the Crown for Demosthenes; thus, those works' separate entries. Baldwin defines Books of Power as such: "the works which embody the best thoughts of the noblest thinkers of all countries and ages," adding, "in them we perceive the crystallization of human wisdom as it has been made manifest through the grandest intellects of all nations; by the reading of them our minds are lifted into closer companionship with the invisible, the sublime, the everlasting. Such books are for the building up of a lofty character, for the turning of the soul inward upon itself and the fitting of it for greater, stronger, worthier achievements."

    The following chapters of The Book Lover contain longer lists of books: 'Books Relating to Ancient History', 'Books Relating to Modern History', 'Geography and Travels', 'Philosophy and Religion', 'Political Economy and the Science of Government', and 'On the Practical Study of English Literature'. Also, in his chapter on the John Lubbock list and the responses it engendered, Baldwin provides a list of one-hundred "works suitable for a young person's library" and another hundred on "nature and nature study." These are excluded on the same grounds as Hutchinson's The World's Best Books [1953] and English and Pope's What to Read [1929]; they are more like directories suggesting books on certain subjects for the reader to choose from, instead of a lists of books of general literary value or historical significance (see the Guidelines for more information on the criteria used to select the lists collected at Greater Books). The Book Lover is similar to The List of Books [1981] in that both provide subject-specific lists in addition to a general list (in Baldwin's case, two general lists).

    • Joseph Addison et al.

    The Spectator_1
    periodical originally published 1711-2, 1714; Bloom lists Addison and Richard Steele as authors; Baldwin only names Addison—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom*

    • Aeschylus

    Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *France* *Read*

    • Aesop

    ca. late Seventh-early Sixth centuries B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *Invitation* *Downs* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom*

  1. Kitab alf Laylah Wa-Laylah_17

  2. The Thousand and One Nights; The Arabian Nights
    Ninth-Fifteenth centuries; Taylor specifies Richard Burton's version—Arabic

    *Lubock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *France* *Downs* *Ward* *Oriental* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Taylor*

  3. Ludovico Ariosto

  4. Orlando Furioso_5
    published in part, 1516; revised 1521; published in its entirety, 1532—Italian
    *Baldwin* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Trinity*

    • Aristophanes

    late Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *France* *Good* *Read*

    • Aristotle

    Selected works_3
    Fourth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *Read* *SeymourSmith*

  5. Francis Bacon

  6. Essays: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed_12
    1597; expanded 1612; expanded and retitled Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, 1625—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom* *Great*

  7. The Bible_17

  8. Downs also lists John Wycliffe's 1382 English translation of the Vulgate; Bloom, Dirda, and the Globe and Mail specify the King James Version, translated 1604-11 to English from the Hebrew and Aramaic (Old Testament) and the Greek (New Testament), revised 1769 by Benjamin Blayney—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *SeymourSmith* *Dirda* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *World*

  9. R D Blackmoore

  10. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor_1
    originally anonymously published 1869—English

  11. James Boswell

  12. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D._21
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  13. Thomas Browne

  14. Religio Medici_5
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Clasics* *Bloom*

  15. John Bunyan

  16. The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which Is to Come_18
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Great* *Newman* *Educated*

    • Edmund Burke

    "Orations and political essays"_1
    late Eighteenth Century—English

    • Robert Burns

    late Eighteenth Century—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Rexroth* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom* *Newman*

  17. Robert Burton

  18. The Anatomy of Melancholy_4
    1621; revised through fifth edition—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom* *Dirda* *Newman*

    Thomas Carlyle
    • Essays_2

    Bloom's entry inscribed as "Selected Prose"; Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom*

  19. Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History_3

  20. 1842—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Downs*

  21. Miguel de Cervantes

  22. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha_36
    Don Quixote
    originally published in two volumes, 1605 and 1615; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edith Grossman's English translation—Spanish

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Powys* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Taylor* *Reynolds* *World* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Selected works_2

    late Fourteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Read*

  23. Canterbury Tales_30

  24. 1478; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Nevill Coghill's modern English version—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    • Speeches_4

    First Century B C—Latin
    *Baldwin* *Downs* *Read* *Magill*

  25. De Officiis_4

  26. written 44 B C—Latin
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Dirda* *World*

  27. Cato Major de Senectute_6

  28. written 44 B C—Latin
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *Ward*

  29. Laelius de Amicitia_5

  30. written 44 B C—Latin
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Read*

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • 'The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere'_7

    part of Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems, 1798; revised for inclusion in Sibylline Leaves, 1817—English
    *Baldwin* *Read* *Magill* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Newman* *Graphic*

    • 'Christabel'_1

    part of Christabel; Kubla Khan, a Vision in a Dream; The Pains of Sleep, 1816—English

    • 'Genevieve'_1

    originally entitled 'Effusion XVII', published Nov. 1794 in the Cambridge Intelligencer; included in Poems on Various Subjects, 1796; retitled 'Genevieve' for inclusion in Poems, 1803—English

  31. Dante

  32. La Divina Commedia_33
    The Divine Comedy
    originally entitled La Commedia; written ca. 1308-21—Italian

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *France* *Downs* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic*

  33. Daniel Defoe

  34. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner_21
    originally anonymously published 1719—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Dirda* *Great* *Zane* *Deposit* *Newman*

    • Speeches_2

    Fourth Century B C—English
    *Baldwin* *Invitation*

  35. On the Crown_2

  36. 330 B C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin*

    Charles Dickens
    • Novels_1

    Nineteenth Century—English

  37. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)_15

  38. originally published serially May 1849-Nov. 1850—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Magill* *Read* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  39. Dealings With the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation_3

  40. originally published serially Oct. 1846-Apr. 1848—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom* *Newman*

  41. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby _5

  42. originally published serially Mar. 1838-Sep. 1839 under the pseudonym, Boz—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended*

  43. The Old Curiosity Shop_3

  44. originally published serially Apr. 1840-Nov. 1841 in Master Humphrey's Clock under the pseudonym, Boz—English
    *Baldwin* *Fadiman* *Newman*

  45. A Tale of Two Cities_8

  46. originally published serially Apr.-Nov. 1859 in All the Year Round—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Zulli* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Guardian* *Newman* *Graphic*

  47. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (The Pickwick Papers)_14

  48. originally published serially Apr. 1836-Nov. 1837 under the pseudonym, Boz—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Newman*

    • John Dryden

    Seventeenth Century—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Bloom* *Newman*

    George Eliot
    • Novels_1

    Nineteenth Century—English

  49. Adam Bede _7

  50. 1859—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Hundred* *Read* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Newman*

  51. The Mill on the Floss _6

  52. 1860—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Newman*

  53. Romola _1

  54. originally published serially Jul. 1862-Aug. 1863 in Cornhill Magazine—English

  55. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life _22

  56. originally published serially Dec. 1871-Dec. 1872—English
    *Baldwin* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic*

  57. Daniel Deronda _4

  58. 1876—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom* *Zane* *Newman*

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Hundred* *Read* *Magill* *Good* *Newman*

  59. Epictetus

  60. Diatribai_9
    compiled by Arrian; Second Century—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Classics* *Hundred* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Trinity*

    • Euripides

    late Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Rexroth* *Good* *Read*

  61. Henry Fielding

  62. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling_19
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  63. Jean Froissart

  64. Chroniques_3
    written 1369-1400—French
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Bloom*

  65. Edward Gibbon

  66. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire_23
    originally published in six volumes: first, 1776; second-third, 1781; fourth-sixth, 1788—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Telegraph* *World* *Educated*

  67. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  68. Faust_26
    originally published in two volumes: first, Faust. Der Tragödie Erster Teil, published in part, 1790; in its entirey, 1808; revised 1829; second, Faust. Der Tragödie Zweiter Teil, 1832—German
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Powys* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *GlobeMail* *World* *Newman*

  69. Oliver Goldsmith

  70. The Vicar of Wakefield_6
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Newman*

    Nathaniel Hawthorne
  71. The Scarlet Letter_21

  72. 1850—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  73. The House of Seven Gables_7

  74. 1851—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Zulli* *Magill* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Newman*

  75. The Blithedale Romance_3

  76. 1852—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Newman*

  77. The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni_4

  78. 1860—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Bloom* *Newman*

  79. Herodotus

  80. Historiē_25
    Fifth Century B.C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *World* *Educated*

  81. Oliver Wendell Holmes

  82. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table_1
    originally published serially 1857-8 in the Atlantic Monthly—English

  83. Iliad_33

  84. ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Cowan and Guinness ("Trinity") specifiy Richard Lattimore's English translation; Mallison ("Smart") notes Derek Jacobi's modern aural version—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Classics* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *World* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  85. Odýsseia_36

  86. The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
  87. Satirae_6

  88. originally published in two volumes, 35 B C and 30 B C—Latin
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Downs* *Bloom* *Trinity* *Newman*

  89. Carmina_11

  90. Odes
    originally published in four volumes: first-third, 23 B.C; fourth, 13 B.C—Latin

    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Bloom* *Taylor* *Trinity* *Newman* *Educated*

  91. Epodon_6

  92. Epodes
    30 B C—Latin

    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Trinity* *Newman*

  93. Victor Hugo

  94. Les Misérables_18
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Guardian* *Harvard* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Deposit*

  95. Washington Irving

  96. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent._2
    originally published serially Jun. 1819-Jul. 1820; expanded 1848—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom*

  97. Kalevala_3

  98. compiled by Elias Lönnrot; 1835; revised 1849—Finnish
    *Baldwin* *Rexroth* *Ward*

    • John Keats

    early Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Hundred* *Good* *Bloom* *Great* *Educated*

    Charles Lamb
  99. Essays of Elia_4

  100. 1823; originally published serially 1820-5 in the London Magazine—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Hundred* *Ward*

  101. Last Essays of Elia_4

  102. 1833; originally published serially 1820-5 in the London Magazine—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Hundred* *Ward*

    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Educated*

    • James Russell Lowell

    Nineteenth Century—English

    • Thomas Macaulay (Lord Macaulay)

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin*

  103. Vyasa

  104. Mahabharata_13
    includes Bhagavad Gita; ca. Ninth Century B C-Fourth Century—Sanskrit
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Rexroth* *Oriental* *Magill* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *GlobeMail* *World* *Graphic*

  105. Thomas Malory

  106. Le Morte d'Arthur_13
    1485; revised through sixth edition, 1634—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Telegraph* *Great* *Newman* *Graphic*

  107. Marcus Aurelius

  108. Ta Eis Heauton_17
    written 161-80—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Utne* *Great*

    Christopher Marlowe
  109. Tamburlaine the Great_7

  110. 1590—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Ward* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Great* *Newman*

  111. The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus_10

  112. 1592—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Newman* *Educated*

  113. The Jew of Malta_5

  114. 1592—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Ward* *Dirda* *Newman*

    John Milton
    • Poems_3

    Seventeenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Van Doren* *Newman*

  115. Paradise Lost_25

  116. 1667; revised 1674—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Powys* *Invitation* *Classics* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    • Molière

    Seventeenth Century—French
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *France* *Fadiman*

  117. Michel de Montaigne

  118. Les Essais_26
    originally published in three volumes: 1580, 1588, and 1595—French

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *GlobeMail* *World* *Newman* *Educated*

  119. Nibelungenlied_8

  120. ca. Twelfth-Thirteenth centuries—German
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Read* *Magill* *Bloom* *Trinity* *Great*

  121. Omar Khayyam

  122. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam_8
    ca. Eleventh-Twelfth centuries; compiled by Edward FitzGerald in five editions, 1859, 1868, 1872, 1879, and 1889—Persian
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Oriental* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great*

    • Plato

    early Fourth Century B C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Hundred* *France* *Read* *Magill* *Bloom* *Kanigel* *World*

  123. Plutarch

  124. Bìoi Paràllēloi_18
    Parallel Lives; Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
    First Century—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Educated*

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Zulli* *Durant* *Newman*

    • Alexander Pope

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom* *Dirda*

  125. Valmiki

  126. Ramayana_10
    ca. Fifth-Second centuries B C—Sanskrit
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Ward* *Oriental* *Magill* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Great* *World*

  127. Saadi Shirazi

  128. Gullistan_3
    written 1258—Persian
    *Baldwin* *Ward* *World*

    Walter Scott
  129. Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since_3

  130. originally anonymously published 1814—English
    *Baldwin* *Ward* *Bloom*

  131. Guy Mannering; or, The Astrologer_3

  132. originally anonymously published 1815—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys*

  133. The Antiquary_1

  134. originally anonymously published 1816—English

  135. The Black Dwarf_1

  136. originally anonymously published 1816—English

  137. The Tale of Old Mortality_2

  138. originally anonymously published 1816—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom*

  139. Rob Roy_2

  140. originally anonymously published 1817—English
    *Baldwin* *Newman*

  141. The Heart of Midlothian_3

  142. originally anonymously published 1818—English
    *Baldinw* *Powys* *Bloom*

  143. The Bride of Lamermoor_3

  144. originally anonymously published 1819—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Newman*

  145. A Legend of Montrose_1

  146. originally anonymously published 1819—English

  147. Ivanhoe_5

  148. originally anonymously published 1819—English
    *Baldwin* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Magill* *Newman*

  149. The Monastery_1

  150. originally anonymously published 1820—English

  151. The Abbot_1

  152. originally anonymously published 1820—English

  153. Kenilworth_1

  154. originally anonymously published 1821—English

  155. The Pirate_1

  156. originally anonymously published 1822—English

  157. The Fortunes of Nigel_1

  158. originally anonymously published 1822—English

  159. Peveril of the Peak_1

  160. originally anonymously published 1822—English

  161. Quentin Durward_1

  162. originally anonymously published 1823—English

  163. St. Ronan's Well_1

  164. originally anonymously published 1823—English

  165. Redgauntlet_2

  166. originally anonymously published 1824—English
    *Baldwin* *Bloom*

  167. The Betrothed_1

  168. originally anonymously published 1825—English

  169. The Talisman_1

  170. originally anonymously published 1825—English

  171. Woodstock; or, The Cavalier_1

  172. originally anonymously published 1826—English

  173. St. Valentine's Day; or, The Fair Maid of Perth_1

  174. doriginally anonymously published 1828—English

  175. Anne of Geierstein; or, The Maiden of the Mist_1

  176. originally anonymously published 1829—English

  177. Count Robert of Paris_1

  178. originally anonymously published 1831—English

  179. Castle Dangerous_1

  180. originally anonymously published 1831—English

    • William Shakespeare

    Selected works_4
    late Sixteenth-early Seventeenth centuries—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Powys* *Read*

    • Percy Bysshe Shelley

    early Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Good* *Bloom* *Great* *Newman*

    • Sophocles

    Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *France* *Read*

    • Edmund Spenser

    The Faerie Queene [excerpted]_1
    unspecified selections; complete work originally published in two volumes, 1590 and 1596—English

  181. Torquato Tasso

  182. La Gerusalemme Liberata_4
    *Baldwin* *Ward* *Bloom* *Trinity*

    • Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Bloom* *Educated*

    William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Novels_1

    Nineteenth Century—English

  183. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero_18

  184. originally published serially Jan. 1847-Jul. 1848—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Zulli* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  185. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written by Himself_5

  186. 1852—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Classics* *Hundred* *Bloom*

  187. The Newcomes. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq._2

  188. originally published serially 1853-5—English
    *Baldwin* *Classics*

  189. The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and Greatest Enemy_3

  190. originally published serially, 1848-50—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Classics*

  191. Theocritus_3

  192. Idylls
    Third Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *Classics* *Bloom*

  193. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

  194. Aeneid_26
    First Century B C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fagles's English translation—Latin
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Smart* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic*

  195. Izaak Walton

  196. The Compleat Angler_4
    1653; revised through sixth edition, 1676—English
    *Baldwin* *Rexroth* *Bloom* *Newman*

    • Daniel Webster

    Nineteenth Century—English

    • William Wordsworth

    late Eighteenth-early Nineteenth centuries—English
    *Baldwin* *Read* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom* *Great* *Newman* *Educated*