Greater Books
*The Lists*
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The Jasper Lee Company, Have You Read 100 Great Books? [1946]

    120 entries: 108 monographical, 12 otherwise FINAL
    Unranked—arranged alphabetically by author

    Have You Read 100 Great Books?, published in 1946 by the Jasper Lee Company, includes several lists:

    Arthur Conan Doyle's goes back to ancient times but appears to exclude theatre; nonetheless, it's a compelling list with several important works that could end up not appearing in any other list; if I learn more the provenance of this list, it will be noted on the Guidelines page;

    whereas in Baldwin's The Book Lover, we only got a faint idea (that is, some quotes) of John Ruskin's response to Lubbock's list in the Pall Mall Gazette, here we have the list Ruskin provided; it fits this project's criteria—I could use this book as the source and post this list later in the year, but I worry about including a few of these responses without having access to the Pall Mall original; I'd prefer either to include all the responses, or none;

    Robert Louis Stevenson's, also short, also fits our criteria; it comes from a series of articles in the British Weekly, published in 1887, entitled Books Which Have Influenced Me. You can see the table of contents from the link provided, and thus the other noteworthy individuals of the time who contributed. Clearly, this series emerged in response to Lubbock's speech and his accompanying articles in the Pall Mall Gazette and the Contemporary Review, and the responses to his list also published in the Gazette. Though a full-text scan of the book should be floating around somewhere online, and I can get access to an actual copy via a university library, for now I'm not going to include these lists. Not only do I not have access to all of the Gazette lists, which are more important historically, but the inclusion of several short lists doesn't seem to be a worthy task at this point in the project. Perhaps in the future. Notice that F W Farrar was one of the participants in the British Weekly series--and, according to Baldwin's The Book Lover, Farrar also contributed to the Pall Mall discussion--but this of course came before his Great Books book (noted on the Guidelines page);

    Brander Matthews, a Columbia professor and a writer on theatre, has a list of 'A Hundred Best Novels in English';

    James Bryce's response to Lubbock, one of those published in the Pall Mall Gazette, fits our criteria but the same problem applies as with Ruskin's;

    Wilbur L Cross, a professor at Yale and a governor of Connecticut, offers the 'Twenty-Five Great Prose Fictions';

    novelist and dramatist Arnold Bennett has a huge list of English literature;

    another Yale professor, William Lyon Phelps, gives his fifteen best novels of all time;

    Dr. A S W Rosenbach, a "noted bookseller," provides a list of "the five greatest detectives in the world of fiction, in this order: C Auguste Dupin (Poe), Sherlock Holmes (Doyle), Monsieur Lecoq (Gaborian), Father Brown (Chesterton), Sergeant Cuff (W Collins)," from his book, A Bookhunter's Holiday;

    Hamilton Wright Mabie's list is very short, and fits our criteria, but a quick look at his oeuvre brings forth other potential lists, especially the Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, a 31-volume set he served as an editor of (again, see the Guidelines page);

    the Grolier Club lists the '100 Books Famous in English Literature';

    John Erskine, who played a major role in the rise of "great books" education at Columbia, has a short list from his The Delight of Great Books (not included; again, see Guidelines);

    '3 Scholars Pick Greatest Books of Half Century'--namely, Charles Beard, John Dewey, and Edward Weeks;

    the Newark public library, the workplace of two of the most famous of this nation's librarians (John Cotton Dana and Beatrice Winser) and which, according to this book, "has been publishing book lists for almost half a century," lists One Hundred of the Best Novels;

    A Edward Norton, a noted book collector and "manufacturer in Pennsylvania," has a list of '100 Good Novels';

    Christopher Morley's list, entitled 'Golden Florins', is certainly compelling, though limited temporally; he was a prolific author and theatre director (see those Guidelines!);

    Frank Thomas, a bookseller, has a longish list that remains a bit of a mystery;

    'The List of St. John's College', with no indication which year the reading course applies to (see the 27 October post at Macroscopic regarding St. John's and similar colleges and courses of study);

    and 'The 100 Outstanding Books of 1924-44'--"Prepared for Life Magazine with the advice of Dr. Henry Seidel Canby," another Yale professor.

    In addition, the Lubbock, Powys, Durant, and Invitation to Learning lists included at this site are reprinted, as is the Outline of Readings in Important Books list which has been excluded for the time being (see 10 September post about the Classics of the Western World list for an explanation). They're not all accurately recreated, given the simplicity of the lay-out and type fonts used.

    This useful and rare book ends its presentation of lists with its own two, the first being a collection of 1,000: "a tabulation of all the books listed previously, with duplications eliminated," then a list of 100 derived from the 1,000, presented here (one-page excerpts from 31 of these works complete the book). The text gives no indication of how these hundred selections were made. While the 1,000 original set was determined by others' lists, including of course those four lists we've already included in this project, the 100 picked out from that 1,000 represents the editorial work of someone or group of persons involved in the publication of this book and, thus, is included at Greater Books.

    This list's Macroscopic 2013 page offers a transcription of the list as it was originally presented in the book.


  1. Henry Adams

  2. The Education of Henry Adams_11
    1918—English
    *Durant* *Invitation* *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Foundation* *Fadiman* *Kanigel*

  3. Sherwood Anderson

  4. Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life_5
    1919; twenty-two stories, ten of which originally published in periodicals: 'The Book of the Grotesque', Feb. 1916 in Masses; 'Hands', Mar. 1916 in Masses; 'Paper Pills' (originally entitled 'The Philosopher'), Jun.-Jul. 1916 in the Little Review, ; 'The Strength of God', Aug. 1916 in Masses; 'Queer', Dec. 1916 in Seven Arts; 'The Untold Lie', Jan. 17 in Seven Arts; 'Mother', Mar. 1917 in Seven Arts; 'The Thinker', Sep. 1917 in Seven Arts; 'The Man of Ideas', Jun. 1918 in the Little Review; 'An Awakening', Dec. 1918 in the Little Review—English
    *Hundred* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Zane*

  5. Augustine of Hippo

  6. Confessionum Libri Tredecim_23
    The Confessions of St. Augustine
    written 397-98—Latin

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *O'Hear* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Educated*

  7. Marcus Aurelius

  8. Ta Eis Heauton_17
    Meditations
    written 161-80—Greek

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

  9. Jane Austen

  10. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
    *Eliot* *Powys* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *World* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  11. Francis Bacon

  12. 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*

  13. Honoré de Balzac

  14. Le Père Goriot_14
    Father Goriot
    originally published serially Dec. 1834-Feb. 1835 in Revue de Paris—French

    *Eliot* *Powys* *Durant* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Newman*

  15. Charles and Mary Beard

  16. The Rise of American Civilization_2
    1927—English
    *Durant* *Hundred*

  17. Edward Bellamy

  18. Looking Backward, 2000-1887_4
    1888—English
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Downs* *Smart*

  19. Arnold Bennett

  20. The Old Wives' Tale_4
    1908—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *Magill* *Bloom*

    --
  21. The Bible_17

  22. 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*

  23. George Borrow

  24. Lavengro; The Scholar—The Gypsy—The Priest_2
    1851—English
    *Hundred* *Ward*

  25. James Boswell

  26. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D._21
    1791—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  27. Emily Brontë

  28. Wuthering Heights_17
    originally published 1847 under the pseudonym, Ellis Bell; revised 1850—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *France* *Zulli* *Ward* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Norway* *Guardian* *Zane* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic*

  29. Van Wyck Brooks

  30. The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865_1
    1836—English
    *Hundred*

  31. J B Bury

  32. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great_2
    1900—English
    *Durant* *Hundred*

  33. Samuel Butler

  34. The Way of All Flesh_5
    1903; written 1873-74—English
    *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Bloom* *Recommended*

  35. Willa Cather

  36. My Ántonia_7
    1918—English
    *Hundred* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Smart*

  37. Benvenuto Cellini

  38. Vita di Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini Fiorentino, Scritta, per Lui Medesimo, in Firenze_7
    Autobiography
    written 1558-62—Italian

    *Eliot* *Durant* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  39. Miguel de Cervantes

  40. 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*

  41. Geoffrey Chaucer

  42. Canterbury Tales_30
    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*

  43. Joseph Conrad

  44. The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Sea_2
    1897; original U S edition entitled The Children of the Sea: A Tale of the Forecastle—English
    *Hundred* *Newman*

  45. Charles Darwin

  46. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life_23
    1859—English
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Deposit* *Graphic* *Educated*

  47. Daniel Defoe

  48. 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*

  49. René Descartes

  50. Discours de la Méthode Pour Bien Conduire sa Raison, et Chercher la Vérité dans les Sciences_17
    Discourse on the Method
    1637—French

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Good* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *World*

  51. Charles Dickens

  52. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (The Pickwick Papers)_14
    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 Dos Passos
  53. The 42nd Parallel_3

  54. 1930—English
    *Hundred* *Bloom* *Recommended*

  55. 1919_3

  56. 1932—English
    *Hundred* *Bloom* *Recommended*

  57. The Big Money_3

  58. 1936—English
    *Hundred* *Bloom* *Recommended*

  59. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  60. Brat'â Karamazovy_23
    The Brothers Karamazov
    originally published serially 1880 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian

    *Powys* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Rexroth* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Norway* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman*

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  61. A Study in Scarlet_6

  62. originally published 1887 in Beeton's Christmas Annual—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Kanigel* *Taylor* *Telegraph*

  63. The Sign of the Four_4

  64. originally published Feb. 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  65. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes_6

  66. 1892; stories originally published Jul. 1891-Jun. 1892 in the Strand—English
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Ward* *Dirda* *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  67. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes_3

  68. 1894; stories originally published 1892-3 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  69. The Hound of the Baskervilles_4

  70. 1902; originally published serially Aug. 1901-Apr. 1902 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  71. The Return of Sherlock Holmes_3

  72. 1905; stories originally published 1903-4 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  73. The Valley of Fear_4

  74. 1915; originally published serially Sep. 1914-Feb. 1915 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  75. His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes_3

  76. 1917; stories originally published Sep. 1908-Dec. 1913 in the Strand; except one published Sep. 1917 in Collier's Weekly—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  77. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes_3

  78. 1927; stories originally published Oct. 1921-Apr. 1927 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  79. George Eliot

  80. Adam Bede _7
    1859—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Hundred* *Read* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Newman*

  81. Havelock Ellis

  82. The Dance of Life_1
    1923—English
    *Hundred*

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Essays_8
    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Hundred* *Read* *Magill* *Good* *Newman*

  83. Epictetus

  84. Diatribai_9
    Discourses
    compiled by Arrian; Second Century—Greek

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

  85. Élie Faure

  86. Histoire de l'Art_1
    originally published in five volumes, 1919-21—English
    *Hundred*

    • Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; James Madison

    The Federalist Papers_11
    originally published 1787-1788 in the Independent Journal, the New-York Packet, and the Daily Advertiser—English
    *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Good* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Great*

  87. Henry Fielding

  88. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling_19
    1749—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  89. Gustave Flaubert

  90. Madame Bovary_29
    originally published serially Oct. 1856-Dec. 1856 in La Revue de Paris; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Frances Steegmuller's English translation—French
    *Classics* *Durant* *Hundred* *France* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  91. Anatole France

  92. L'Île des Pingouins_4
    1908—French
    *Durant* *Hundred* *Magill* *Bloom*

  93. Benjamin Franklin

  94. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin_7
    French translation published 1791 as Mémoires de la Vie Privée de Benjamin Franklin; first-third parts of the original English published 1818 as volume one of Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin; original English published in its entirety, 1868—English
    *Eliot* *Hundred* *Downs* *Zulli* *Magill* *Smart* *Educated*

  95. James George Frazer

  96. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion_6
    originally entitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion, published in two volumes, 1890; expanded and retitled 1900, in three volumes; expanded 1906-15, in 12 volumes; supplemental volume added for 1937 edition; distinct abridged versions, 1922, 1959, and 1994; Durant and the Jasper Lee Company ("Hundred") list the 1922 abridged edition, while Good Reading lists the 1959—English
    *Durant* *Hundred* *Downs* *List* *Good* *Dirda*

  97. Edward Gibbon

  98. 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*

  99. George Gissing

  100. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft_1
    originally entitled An Author at Grass, published serially 1902-03 in the Fortnightly Review—English
    *Hundred*

  101. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  102. 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*

  103. Thomas Hardy

  104. Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented_13
    published in part serially Jul.-Dec. 1891 in the Graphic—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Telegraph* *Deposit* *Newman*

  105. Nathaniel Hawthorne

  106. The Scarlet Letter_21
    1850—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  107. Herodotus

  108. Historiē_25
    History
    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*

  109. Thomas Hobbes

  110. Leviathan or, The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil_16
    1651—English
    *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *Telegraph* *Deposit*

  111. Homer

  112. Odýsseia_36
    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*

  113. William Henry Hudson

  114. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest_1
    1904—English
    *Hundred*

  115. Victor Hugo

  116. Les Misérables_18
    1862—French
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Guardian* *Harvard* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Deposit*

  117. Henry James

  118. The Turn of the Screw_9
    originally published in The Two Magics, with a second novella, Covering End, 1898—English
    *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Magill* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Newman*

  119. William James

  120. The Principles of Psychology_6
    1890—English
    *Durant* *Hundred* *Van Doren* *Read* *Adler* *Fadiman*

  121. James Jeans

  122. Mysterious Universe_1
    1930—English
    *Hundred*

    • John Keats

    Poems_7
    early Nineteenth Century—English
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Hundred* *Good* *Bloom* *Great* *Educated*

    • Rudyard Kipling

    Soldiers Three and Other Stories_1
    1899; includes Soldiers Three: A Collection of Stories Setting Forth Certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris and John Learoyd [1888]; The Story of the Gadsbys: A Tale Without a Plot [1888]; and In Black and White [1888]—English
    *Hundred*

  123. Soldiers Three: A Collection of Stories Setting Forth Certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris and John Learoyd_1

  124. 1888—English
    *Hundred*

  125. The Story of the Gadsbys: A Tale Without a Plot_1

  126. 1888—English
    *Hundred*

  127. In Black and White_1

  128. 1888—English
    *Hundred*

    Charles Lamb
  129. Essays of Elia_4

  130. 1823; originally published serially 1820-25 in the London Magazine—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Hundred* *Ward*

  131. Last Essays of Elia_4

  132. 1833; originally published serially 1820-25 in the London Magazine—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Hundred* *Ward*

    • Ring Lardner

    The Collected Short Stories of Ring Lardner_1
    originally entitled Round Up: The Stories of Ring W Lardner, published 1929—English
    *Hundred*

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    Notebooks_5
    late Fifteenth-early Sixteenth centuries—Italian
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Read* *Ward* *Bloom*

  133. Sinclair Lewis

  134. Babbitt_5
    1922—English
    *Hundred* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman*

  135. Charles Lyell

  136. Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man_1
    1863—English
    *Hundred*

  137. Niccolò Machiavelli

  138. Il Principe_28
    The Prince
    1532—Italian

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  139. Thomas Malory

  140. Le Morte d'Arthur_13
    1485; revised through sixth edition, 1634—English
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  141. Thomas Robert Malthus

  142. An Essay on the Principle of Population_6
    originally anonymously published 1798; revised 1803 and published under the author's name—English
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  143. Karl Marx

  144. Das Kapital, Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie_12
    originally published in three volumes: 1867, 1885, and 1894—German
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  145. W Somerset Maugham

  146. Of Human Bondage_3
    1915—English
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    • Guy de Maupassant

    Stories_3
    Nineteenth Century—French
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  147. Herman Melville

  148. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale_26
    1851—English
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  149. George Meredith

  150. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel_2
    1859—English
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  151. John Stuart Mill

  152. Autobiography_7
    1873—English
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  153. Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

  154. De l'Esprit des Lois_8
    The Spirit of Laws
    originally anonymously published 1748—French

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  155. Friedrich Nietzsche

  156. Also Sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen_15
    Thus Spake Zarathustra
    originally published in four volumes, 1883-5—German

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  157. Frank Norris

  158. McTeague: A Story of San Francisco_1
    1899—English
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    --
    • The Oxford Book of English Verse, 12501918_2

    originally entitled The Oxford Book of English Verse, 12501900, published 1900; revised and retitled 1939; edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch—English
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  159. Thomas Paine

  160. The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution_7
    originally published in two volumes, 1791 and 1792—English
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  161. Samuel Pepys

  162. Diary_4
    written 1660-69; published in part, 1825; expanded and revised 1875-79; further revised versions, 1893-99 and 1926; final work, in nine volumes, 1970-83
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    • Plato

    Dialogues_10
    early Fourth Century B C—Greek
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    • Edgar Allan Poe

    Stories_6
    Newman specifies "Gothic stories" and "Auguste Dupin stories"; Nineteenth Century—English
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    • Katherine Anne Porter

    Flowering Judas and Other Stories_1
    1935—English
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  163. François Rabelais

  164. La Vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel_22
    originally published in five volumes: Les Horribles et Épouvantables Faits et Prouesses du Très Renommé Pantagruel Roi des Dipsodes, Fils du Grand Géant Gargantua, 1532; La Vie Très Horrifique du Grand Gargantua, Père de Pantagruel, 1534; Le Tiers Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1546; Le Quart Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1552; Le Cinquiesme et Dernier Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1564; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux's English translation—French
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  165. Charles Reade

  166. The Cloister and the Hearth_1
    1861—English
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  167. Erich Maria Remarque

  168. Im Westen Nichts Neues_6
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    originally published Dec. 1928 in Vossische Zeitung—German

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  169. Ernest Renan

  170. Vie de Jésus_1
    1863; revised 1867—French
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  171. Romain Rolland

  172. Jean Christophe_3
    published in ten volumes: L'Aube, 1904; Le Matin, 1904; L'Adolescent, 1904; La Révolte, 1905; La Foir sur la Place, 1908; Antoinette, 1908; Dans la Maison, 1908; Les Amies, 1910; Le Buisson Ardent, 1911; La Nouvelle Journée, 1912—French
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  173. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  174. Du Contrat Social ou Principes du Droit Politique_17
    The Social Contract
    1762—French

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  175. Walter Scott

  176. Ivanhoe_5
    originally anonymously published 1819—English
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    George Bernard Shaw
  177. Candida_3

  178. published in 1898 as part of Plays Pleasant; originally performed 1903—English
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  179. Man and Superman_7

  180. performed in part, 1905; in its entirety, 1915—English
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    William Shakespeare
  181. Macbeth_16

  182. ca. 1607—English
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  183. Hamlet_27

  184. 1602—English
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  185. King Lear_21

  186. 1606—English
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  187. As You Like It_12

  188. 1603—English
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  189. A Midsummer's Night Dream_14

  190. ca. 1595-1600—English
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  191. Upton Sinclair

  192. The Jungle_5
    originally published serially Feb.-Nov. 1905 in Appeal to Reason—English
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  193. Baruch Spinoza

  194. Ethica, Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata_15
    Ethics
    1677—Latin

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  195. Robert Louis Stevenson

  196. Weir of Hermiston_2
    1896—English
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  197. John Steinbeck

  198. The Grapes of Wrath_11
    1939—English
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  199. Jonathan Swift

  200. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships_29
    Gulliver's Travels
    1726; revised 1735—English

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  201. William Makepeace Thackeray

  202. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written by Himself_5
    1852—English
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    Thomas Aquinas
  203. De Ente et Essentia_1

  204. On Being and Essence
    written ca. 1252-56—Latin

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    • Summa Theologiae [selections]_1

    Summa Theologica
    Treatise on God; Treatise on Man; written 1265-74—Latin

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  205. Henry David Thoreau

  206. Walden; or, Life in the Woods_20
    1854—English
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  207. Leo Tolstoy

  208. Voyna i Mir"_24
    War and Peace
    originally entitled 1805, published in part, 1865 and 1867; retitled and published in its entirety, 1869—Russian

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  209. Mark Twain

  210. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_23
    1884—English
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  211. Voltaire

  212. Candide, ou L'Optimisme_22
    1759; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Tobias Smollett's English translation—French
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  213. H G Wells

  214. Tono-Bungay_2
    1909—English
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  215. Walt Whitman

  216. Leaves of Grass_20
    1855; expanded and revised through ninth edition, 1892—English
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