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Kenneth Rexroth, Classics Revisited [1965-69]

    144 entries: 116 monographical, 28 otherwise
    Unranked—arranged topically

    Kenneth Rexroth's Classics Revisited is a series of essays, nearly all of which were originally published in Saturday Review, 1965-69. They constitute one of the finer lists in this project. As with Dirda's or Kanigel's, the selection of texts is not the listmaker's choice of the greatest books; unlike those two projects, though, Rexroth for the most part addresses works commonly placed in literary canons and similar lists. The original Saturday Review pieces aren't easy to come by: they don't seem to have been digitized, and library bound copies aren't common. The 85 essays ran from 20 March 1965 to 26 April 1969. Fifty-eight of the essays were republished in a book also entitled Classics Revisited in 1968 as the series was ongoing; it also featured new essays on Thucydides and Baudelaire. The other 27 essays were collected in The Elastic Retort, then in More Classics Revisited, with the addition of Aquinas and H G Wells. Further studies (regarding Ssu-ma Ch'ien's Records of the Grand Historian of China, Heike Monogatari, Moll Flanders, Alexander Berkman, W B Yeats, Franz Kafka's The Trial, Herbert Read's The Green Child, and William Carlos Williams) were included only in More Classics, which was put together after Rexroth's death. While the four essays Rexroth added (Thucydides, Baudelaire, Aquinas, Wells) obviously warrant being part of the project, according to Ken Knabb (editor of the Kenneth Rexroth Archive at his web site, the Bureau of Public Secrets) the later additions were made by the editor of More Classics. I'm only including the 89 essays Rexroth himself designated as part of the Classics Revisisted series. Knabb has constructed a larger version of the list, incorporating the More Classics additions as well as works, authors, and topics noted in Rexroth's personal papers as potential topics for future Classics essays. The numbering of works below follows the order in which the essays were published in the Saturday Review (not the subsequent books) followed by the two additions each from the books Classics Revisited and The Elastic Retort.


  1. Sha Naqba Imuru_11

  2. The Epic of Gilgamesh; He Who Saw the Deep
    Eighteenth-Tenth centuries B.C—Sumerian; Akkadian

    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Norway* *Great* *Graphic* *Educated*

    Homer
  3. Iliad_33

  4. 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
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  5. Odýsseia_36

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

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    --
  7. Beowulf_14

  8. ca. Eighth-Eleventh centuries; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Seamus Heaney's modern English version—English
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    --
  9. Njáls Saga_5

  10. ca. Thirteenth Century—Norse
    *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Norway* *Dirda*

  11. Miguel de Cervantes

  12. 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

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  13. Livy (Titus Livius)

  14. Ab Urbe Condita Libri_6
    History of Rome
    First Century B C—Latin

    *Lubbock* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Trinity* *World*

  15. Petronius

  16. Satyricon_7
    late First Century—Latin
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Dirda* *Great* *Newman*

  17. Plutarch

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

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    Cornelius Tacitus
  19. De Origine et Situ Germanorum_5

  20. Germania
    written ca. 98—Latin

    *Lubbock* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Read* *Trinity*

  21. De Vita et Moribus Iulii Agricolae_3

  22. Agricola
    written ca. 98—Latin

    *Rexroth* *Read* *Trinity*

  23. Dialogus de Oratoribus_3

  24. written ca. 102—Latin
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Trinity*

  25. Historiae_8

  26. written ca. 100-10—Latin
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  27. Annales_11

  28. written First Century—Latin
    *Classics* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity*

  29. Thomas Malory

  30. Le Morte d'Arthur_13
    1485; revised through sixth edition, 1634—English
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  31. Aeschylus

  32. Oresteia_19
    The House of Atreus
    458 B C—Greek

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  33. François Rabelais

  34. 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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    Plato
  35. Euthyphro_6

  36. early Fourth Century B C—Greek
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Campbell* *O'Hear*

  37. Apologia Socratis_16

  38. The Apology
    early Fourth Century B C—Greek

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  39. Crito_13

  40. early Fourth Century B C—Greek
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  41. Phaedo_14

  42. early Fourth Century B C—Greek
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    • Euripides

    Plays_5
    late Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *Durant* *Rexroth* *Good* *Read*

    Niccolò Machiavelli
  43. Il Principe_28

  44. The Prince
    1532—Italian

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  45. Discorsi Sopra la Prima Deca di Tito Livio_4

  46. 1531—Italian
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Read* *Trinity*

    Sophocles
  47. Antigone_22

  48. ca. 441 B C—Greek
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  49. Oidipous epi Kolōnō_20

  50. Oedipus at Colonus
    401 B C—Greek

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  51. Oidipous Tyrannos_25

  52. Oedipus Rex; Oedipus the King
    ca. 429 B C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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    • Sappho

    Poems_6
    late Seventh-early Sixth centuries B C—Greek
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  53. Murasaki Shikibu

  54. Genji Monogatari_12
    The Tale of Genji
    ca. early Eleventh Century; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Royall Tyler's English translation—Japanese

    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Oriental* *Magill* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Graphic*

    Geoffrey Chaucer
  55. Canterbury Tales_30

  56. 1478; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Nevill Coghill's modern English version—English
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  57. Troilus and Criseyde_8

  58. written ca. 1380s—English
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  59. Cáo Xuěqín (Mengruan) (Ts'ao Hsueh-ch'in)

  60. Hóng Lóu Mèng_7
    The Dream of the Red Chamber; The Story of the Stone
    1791—Chinese

    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Magill* *Oriental* *Fadiman* *Great* *World*

  61. Marcus Aurelius

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

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  63. Plato

  64. Politeia_24
    The Republic
    early Fourth Century B.C—Greek

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  65. Michel de Montaigne

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

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  67. Nicolas-Edme Rétif (Rétif de la Bretonne)

  68. Monsieur Nicolas_1
    originally published in 16 volumes, 1794-7—French
    *Rexroth*

  69. Giacomo Casanova

  70. Histoire de Ma Vie Jusqu'à l'An 1797_2
    The Story of My Life
    German translation published in part, 1822-4; abridged and censored version of the original French published 1826-38; original French published in its entirety, 1960-2—French

    *France* *Rexroth*

    --
    • The Book of Job_8

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Foundation* *Norway* *Great*

  71. Thomas More

  72. Libellus Uere Aureus, nec Minus Salutaris Quam Festivus, de Optimo rei Publicae Statu Deque Nova Insula Utopia_14
    Utopia
    1516—Latin

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Great* *Educated*

  73. Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation_1

  74. written ca. 1534—English
    *Rexroth*

  75. William Roper

  76. The Life of Sir Thomas More_2
    1626—English
    *Eliot* *Rexroth*

  77. Stendhal

  78. Le Rouge et le Noir, Chronique du XIXe Siècle_18
    The Red and the Black
    1830—French

    *Powys* *Classics* *France* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Newman* *Deposit*

  79. William Shakespeare

  80. Macbeth_16
    ca. 1607—English
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  81. Apuleius

  82. Metamorphoseon_6
    Asinus Aureus; The Golden Ass
    Second Century—Latin

    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Utne* *Great* *Newman*

    Caius Julius Caesar
  83. Commentarii de Bello Gallico_4

  84. ca. 40 B C—Latin
    *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Great*

  85. Commentarii de Bello Civili_2

  86. ca. 40 B C—Latin
    *Classics* *Rexroth*

  87. John Bunyan

  88. The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which Is to Come_18
    1678—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Great* *Newman* *Educated*

  89. Marco Polo and Rustichello da Pisa

  90. Livre des Merveilles du Monde_3
    ca. 1300—French
    *Rexroth* *Downs* *Ward*

  91. Walt Whitman

  92. Leaves of Grass_20
    1855; expanded and revised through ninth edition, 1892—English
    *Powys* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  93. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

  94. Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei_13
    The Communist Manifesto
    1848—German

    *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *Taylor* *Reynolds* *Educated*

    Karl Marx
  95. Das Kapital, Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie_12

  96. originally published in three volumes: 1867, 1885, and 1894—German
    *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *World*

  97. Ökonomisch-Philosophische Manuskripte aus dem Jahre 1844_1

  98. written 1844—German
    *Rexroth*

  99. William Shakespeare

  100. The Tempest_20
    1611—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Taylor* *World* *Newman*

  101. Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

  102. Journal des Goncourt: Memoires de la Vie Litteraire_1
    1887-96—French
    *Rexroth*

  103. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  104. 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*

    Ben Jonson
  105. Volpone_6

  106. 1606—English
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Newman*

  107. The Alchemist_8

  108. 1610—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *List* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Newman*

  109. Bartholomew Fayre_5

  110. 1614—English
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Recommended* *Newman*

  111. Gustave Flaubert

  112. L'Éducation Sentimentale_8
    1869—French
    *Classics* *France* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Norway* *Newman*

    Arthur Rimbaud
    • Poems_3

    late Nineteenth Century—French
    *France* *Rexroth* *Ward*

    • Lettres du Voyant_1

    two letters written May 1871—French
    *Rexroth*

    • Dù Fǔ (Tu Fu)

    Poems_3
    Eighth Century—Chinese
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Utne*

  113. John Webster

  114. The Duchess of Malfi_4
    ca. 1613-14—English
    *Eliot* *Rexroth* *Bloom* *Dirda*

    --
    • Carmina Burana_1

    Eleventh-Twelfth centuries; some works in German and French—Latin
    *Rexroth*

    --
    • 'Stabat Mater'_1

    hymn attributed to either Jacopone da Todi or Innocent III; Thirteenth Century—Latin
    *Rexroth*

  115. Mark Twain

  116. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_23
    1884—English
    *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  117. Henry Fielding

  118. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling_19
    1749—English
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    • Anton Chekhov

    Plays_3
    late Nineteenth-early Twentieth centuries—Russian
    *Rexroth* *Good* *Dirda*

    --
    • The Greek Anthology_2

    Greek
    *Classics* *Rexroth*

    --
  119. Kalevala_3

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

    • Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

    Poems_1
    late Seventh-early Eighth centuries—Japanese
    *Rexroth*

  121. Izaak Walton

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

  123. Vyasa

  124. 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*

  125. Leo Tolstoy

  126. 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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  127. Herodotus

  128. Historiē_25
    History
    Fifth Century B.C—Greek

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  129. Titus Lucretius Carus

  130. De Rerum Natura_19
    On the Nature of Things
    First Century B.C—Latin

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  131. Edward Gibbon

  132. 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
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  133. Laurence Sterne

  134. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman_14
    originally published in nine volumes, 1759-67—English
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  135. Catullus

  136. Poems_6
    First Century B.C—Latin
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    Pierre Abélard
  137. Historia Calamitatum_5

  138. written ca. 1132; includes the letters of Abélard and Héloïse d'Argenteuil—Latin
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Newman* *Graphic*

    • Hymns_1

    Twelfth Century—Latin
    *Rexroth*

  139. Francis Parkman

  140. France and England in North America_2
    originally published in seven volumes: Pioneers of France in the New World, 1865; The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century, 1867; The Discovery of the Great West, 1869; The Old Regime in Canada, 1874; Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV, 1877; Montcalm and Wolfe, 1884; A Half-Century of Conflict, 1892—English
    *Rexroth* *Bloom*

  141. Ford Madox Ford

  142. Parade's End_4
    originally published in four volumes: Some Do Not..., 1924; No More Parades, 1925; A Man Could Stand Up, 1926; Last Post, 1928—English
    *Rexroth* *List* *Bloom* *Zane*

    William Blake
  143. Tiriel_4

  144. written ca. 1789; originally published 1874 as part of The Poetical Works of William Blake—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  145. Songs of Innocence and Experience Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul_11

  146. published in part, 1789, as Songs of Innocence; in its entirety, 1794—English
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Educated*

  147. The Book of Thel_5

  148. ca. 1789-90—English
    *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  149. America a Prophecy_4

  150. 1793—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  151. Visions of the Daughters of Albion_4

  152. 1793—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  153. Europe a Prophecy_4

  154. 1794—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  155. The Book of Urizen_5

  156. originally entitled The First Book of Urizen, published 1794—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Utne* *Newman*

  157. The Book of Ahania_4

  158. 1795—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  159. The Book of Los_4

  160. 1795—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  161. The Song of Los_4

  162. 1795—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  163. Vala, or The Four Zoas_4

  164. written ca. 1797-1807—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  165. Milton_5

  166. ca. 1811—English
    *Van Doren* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  167. Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion_6

  168. 1820—English
    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Graphic* *Newman*

    • Arthur Conan Doyle

    "Sherlock Holmes"_1
    unspecified selection—English
    *Rexroth*

  169. Gilbert White

  170. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne_2
    1789—English
    *Lubbock* *Rexroth*

  171. Euripides

  172. Hippolytos _11
    428 B C—Greek
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman*

  173. Jean Racine

  174. Phèdre_11
    1677—French
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Read* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *O'Hear* *Newman*

  175. Lǎozǐ (Lao-tzu) (Laocius)

  176. Dàodéjīng_11
    Tao te Ching
    ca. Sixth Century B C—Chinese

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  177. Choderlos de Laclos

  178. Les Liaisons Dangereuses_6
    The Dangerous Liaisons
    1782—French

    *France* *Rexroth* *Bloom* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Graphic*

    • Honoré de Balzac

    La Comédie Humaine_5
    collective name for 91 finished and 46 unfinished works; Nineteenth Century—French
    *Powys* *France* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Trinity*

  179. Ivan Turgenev

  180. Otcy i Deti_11
    Fathers and Children; Fathers and Sons
    originally published Feb. 1862 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian

    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Newman*

  181. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

  182. Aeneid_26
    First Century B C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fagles's English translation—Latin
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    • Vyasa

    Bhagavad Gita_8
    part of the Mahabharata; ca. Ninth Century B C-Fourth Century—Sanskrit
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  183. Daniel Defoe

  184. 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*

  185. John Woolman

  186. The Journal of John Woolman_3
    1774—English
    *Eliot* *Rexroth* *Trinity*

    --
    • The Ulster Cycle_1

    written ca. Seventh-Fifteenth centuries—Irish
    *Rexroth*

  187. Charles Dickens

  188. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club_14
    The Pickwick Papers
    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*

    --
    • Reliques of Ancient English Poetry_1

    compiled by Thomas Percy; 1765—English
    *Rexroth*

    --
    • The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border_1

    compiled by Walter Scott; originally published in three volumes, 1802-03—English
    *Rexroth*

    --
    • The English and Scottish Popular Ballads_1

    compiled by Frances James Child; originally published in ten volumes, 1882-98—English
    *Rexroth*

    --
    • Danmarks Gamle Folkeviser_1

    Ancient Danish Ballads
    compiled by Sven Grundtvig, Axel Olrik, and Hakon Harald Grüner-Nielsen; originally published in twelve volumes, 1853-1976—Danish

    *Rexroth*

    --
    • One Hundred English Folksongs_1

    compiled by Cecil Sharp; 1916—English
    *Rexroth*

    --
    • English Folk Songs From the Southern Appalachians_1

    compiled by Cecil Sharp; 1932—English
    *Rexroth*

  189. Frederick Douglass

  190. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave_5
    1845—English
    *Rexroth* *Bloom* *Dirda* *Smart* *Educated*

  191. Harriet Beecher Stowe

  192. Uncle Tom's Cabin_6
    1852—English
    *Downs* *Rexroth* *Recommended* *Smart* *Taylor* *Educated*

  193. Aristotle

  194. Peri Poiêtikês_15
    De Poetica; Poetics
    Fourth Century B.C—Greek

    *Invitation* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Smart* *Educated*

  195. Jonathan Swift

  196. 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

    *Lubbock* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    • Robert Burns

    Poems_7
    late Eighteenth Century—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Rexroth* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom* *Newman*

    --
    • Song of Songs_3

    Song of Solomon; Canticles
    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek

    *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth*

  197. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  198. 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*

  199. Thucydides

  200. History of the Peloponnesian War_23
    early Fifth Century B.C—Greek
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    • Charles Baudelaire

    Poems_1
    Nineteenth Century—French
    *Rexroth*

    Thomas Aquinas
  201. Summa Theologiae_12

  202. Summa Theologica
    written 1265-74—Latin

    *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Recommended* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *Reynolds* *World*

    • 'Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium'_1

    Thirteenth Century—Latin
    *Rexroth*

    • 'Adoro te Devote'_1

    Thirteenth Century—Latin
    *Rexroth*

    • 'Verbum Supernum Prodiens'_1

    Thirteenth Century—Latin
    *Rexroth*

    H G Wells
  203. The Time Machine_5

  204. 1895—English
    *Rexroth* *Magill* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  205. The Island of Doctor Moreau_2

  206. 1896—English
    *Rexroth* *Dirda*

  207. The Invisible Man_2

  208. originally published serially 1897 in Pearson's Magazine—English
    *Rexroth* *Dirda*

  209. The War of the Worlds_4

  210. originally published serially 1897 in Pearson's Magazine—English
    *Rexroth* *Learning* *Recommended* *Dirda*

  211. When the Sleeper Awakes_1

  212. originally published serially 1898-1903 in the Graphic; revised and retitled, The Sleeper Awakes, 1910—English
    *Rexroth*

  213. The First Men in the Moon_2

  214. 1901—English
    *Rexroth* *Dirda*

  215. Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul_1

  216. 1905—English
    *Rexroth*

  217. In the Days of the Comet_1

  218. 1906—English
    *Rexroth*

  219. The War in the Air_1

  220. originally published serially 1908 in the Pall Mall Magazine—English
    *Rexroth*

  221. Tono-Bungay_2

  222. 1909—English
    *Hundred* *Rexroth*

  223. Ann Veronica_1

  224. 1909—English
    *Rexroth*

  225. The History of Mr. Polly_1

  226. 1910—English
    *Rexroth*

  227. The New Machiavelli_1

  228. originally published serially 1910 in the English Review—English
    *Rexroth*

  229. The World Set Free: A Story of Mankind_1

  230. originally entitled A Prophetic Trilogy, published serially Jan.-Mar. 1914 in the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine; retitled for publication in book form, 1914—English
    *Rexroth*

  231. The Research Magnificent_1

  232. 1915—English
    *Rexroth*