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Jane Mallison, Book Smart: Your Essential Reading List for Becoming a Literary Genius in 365 Days [2008]

    271 entries: 250 monographical, 21 otherwise
    Unranked—arranged chronologically with topical additions: related works listed under some of the main entries

    Book Smart, though presenting a list of readings organized across the space of twelve months actually constitutes a third, shorter and less demanding, "lifetime reading plan" after Clifton Fadiman's and Philip Ward's. Formally it is a list of 120 works, 10 for each month. But in the preface, Mallison suggests reading only one of those 10 per month. The reader's supposed to pick one. "I long to believe there's one wild completist out there who will set out to use the book for ten years," she states. Since she also suggests picking any 12 books, not just one from each monthly list, the reader indeed could gradually, over the course of many years, go on the literary adventures she suggests, especially as many of the 120 entries give other suggested readings. They have been included in the list here.

    These items included that are not one of the 120 main entries are as follows: Nos. 2, 3; the second bullet, 7, and 8; 11-14; 16, 17, and the fourth bullet; 19-21 and the Pasolini film; 24-26; 28-31; 34, 35; 37, 38; 40; the fifth bullet, 42, 43; 47, 48; the sixth bullet; 55, 56; 58; 64-67; 70; 74; 78-83; 88-90; 93-95; the seventh bullet; the Coppola film; 105-112; 114, 115; 117; 119, 120; 122, 123; 126, 127; the eighth and ninth bullets; 130; 132, 133; the tenth and eleventh bullets; 140-142; 144-147; 149, 150; 153; the thirteenth and fourteenth bullets; 158, the fifteenth and sixteenth bullets, and the Thurber play; 161-165; 168, 169; 174, the eighteenth bullet; 176-180; 182 and the Hellman operatta; 184, 185; 188-190; 193, 194; 197-199; 201-203; 206, 207; 209, 210; 213; the nineteenth bullet; 217, 218, and the twentieth bullet; 221, 222; 225, 226; 228-230; 232; 234-235; the twenty-first bullet, 237, and the Visconti film; 240, 241; 243-244; 246, 247; 250.

    Mallison's is one of only two lists to include music, film, and opera/ musical theatre works, which are not entered into the Greater Books master list. These items are included in italics in the list below. The other is the Utne Reader's.

  1. Beowulf_14

  2. ca. Eighth-Eleventh centuries; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Seamus Heaney's modern English version—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Great* *Smart* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  3. Michael Crichton

  4. Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences With the Northmen in A D 922_1
    The 13th Warrior


  5. John Gardner

  6. Grendel_1

  7. Miguel de Cervantes

  8. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha_37
    Don Quixote
    originally published in two volumes, 1605 and 1615; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edith Grossman's English translation—Spanish

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Powys* *Durant* *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*

  9. Geoffrey Chaucer
    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*

    • Dante

  10. Inferno_6
    part of La Divina Commedia; written ca. 1308-21; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert and Jean Hollander's English translation—Italian
    *Learning* *Foundation* *Campbell* *Smart* *Graphic* *Educated*

  11. Homer
    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*

    • C P Cavafy

  12. 'Ithaka'_2
    *Dirda* *Smart*

  13. Derek Walcott

  14. Omeros_2
    *Fadiman* *Smart*

  15. Margaret Atwood

  16. The Penelopiad_1

  17. James Joyce

  18. Ulysses_20
    published in part serially Mar. 1918-Dec. 1920 in the Little Review; in its entirety, 1922—English
    *Classics* *France* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Graphic*

    Franz Kafka
  19. Die Verwandlung_14

  20. The Metamorphosis
    originally published 1915 in Die Weißen Blätter; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Stanley Corngold's English translation—German

    *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Norway* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Newman* *Graphic* *Deposit*

  21. In der Strafkolonie_5

  22. In the Penal Colony

    *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *GlobeMail* *Smart*

  23. Der Prozess_16

  24. The Trial

    *France* *Read* *List* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman* *Educated*

  25. Das Schloss_9

  26. The Castle

    *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Smart* *Newman*

  27. Philip Roth

  28. The Breast_1

  29. Murasaki Shikibu
    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*

    • Ted Hughes

  30. Tales From Ovid: Twenty-Four Passages From the Metamorphoses_2
    published in part in After Ovid: New Metamorphoses, 1994; in its entirety, 1997; English translations of selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses—English
    *Smart* *Telegraph*

  31. Ovid
    8; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Charles Martin's English translation—Latin

    *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Norway* *Dirda* *Great* *O'Hear* *Smart* *World* *Newman*

    • After Ovid: New Metamorphoses_1

  32. 1994; edited by Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun—English

  33. Jane Alison

  34. The Love-Artist_1

  35. Oidipous Tyrannos_25

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

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Newman* *Educated*

  37. Oidipous epi Kolōnō_20

  38. Oedipus at Colonus
    401 B C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Van Doren* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Newman*

  39. Aristotle

  40. 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*

  41. Thomas Pynchon

  42. The Crying of Lot 49_3
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Edipo Re
    Oedipus Rex
    film; 1967—Italian

  43. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

  44. 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* *Smart* *Zane* *Reynolds* *World* *Graphic* *Newman*

  45. Julian Barnes

  46. Flaubert's Parrot_1

  47. Frederick Brown

  48. Flaubert_1

  49. Gustave Flaubert

  50. 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*

  51. Julian Barnes

  52. England, England_1

    Robert Caro
  53. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power_2

  54. 1982—English
    *Smart* *Deposit*

  55. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York_1

  56. 1974—English

  57. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent_1

  58. 1990—English

  59. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate_1

  60. 2002—English

  61. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power_1

  62. 2012—English

  63. Frederick Douglass

  64. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave_6
    *Rexroth* *Bloom* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Smart* *Educated*

  65. Benjamin Franklin

  66. 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*

  67. Walter Isaacson

  68. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life_1

  69. Gordon S Wood

  70. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin_1

    Peter Guralnick
  71. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley_1

  72. 1994—English

  73. Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley_1

  74. 1999—English

  75. Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke_1

  76. 2005—English

    David Levering Lewis
  77. W E B DuBois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919_1

  78. 1994—English

  79. W E B DuBois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963_1

  80. 2001—English

  81. Megan Marshall
    The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism_1

    • The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters_1

  82. 2005; edited by Ronald A Bosco and Joel Myerson—English

  83. R W B Lewis

  84. The Jameses: A Family Narrative_1

  85. Lucasta Miller

  86. The Brontë Myth_1

  87. Patricia O'Toole

  88. The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, 1880-1918_1

  89. Kenneth Silverman

  90. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather_1

  91. Lytton Strachey

  92. Eminent Victorians_3
    *Fadiman* *Smart* *Telegraph*

  93. Michael Holroyd

  94. Lytton Strachey: A Biography_1
    originally published in two volumes, 1967 and 1968—English

  95. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

  96. De Vita Caesarum_5
    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
    written 121—Latin

    *Downs* *Ward* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph*

    James Baldwin
  97. Go Tell It on the Mountain_2
    *Recommended* *Smart*

    • 'Notes of a Native Son'_1

  98. originally published Nov. 1955 in Harper's—English

  99. Charles Dickens

  100. Great Expectations_15
    originally published serially Dec. 1860-Aug. 1861 in All the Year Round—English
    *Classics* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman*

  101. Theodore Dreiser

  102. An American Tragedy_4
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Smart*

  103. Ralph Ellison

  104. Invisible Man_12
    *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Educated*

  105. F Scott Fitzgerald

  106. The Great Gatsby_17
    *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Zane* *Great* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  107. Charles Frazier

  108. Cold Mountain_1

  109. Robert Morgan

  110. Brave Enemies: A Novel of the American Revolution_1

  111. Harriette Arnow

  112. The Dollmaker_1

    Thomas Hardy
  113. Jude the Obscure_8

  114. originally published serially Dec. 1894-Nov. 1895 in Harper's New Monthly Magazine—English
    *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Great* *Guardian* *Smart* *Newman*

  115. Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented_14

  116. published in part serially Jul.-Dec. 1891 in the Graphic—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Deposit*

  117. Bernard Malamud

  118. The Assistant_2
    *Recommended* *Smart*

  119. Thomas Mann

  120. Der Zauberberg_12
    The Magic Mountain
    1924; Mallison ("Smart") specifies John E Woods's English translation—German

    *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart*

  121. Henry David Thoreau

  122. Walden; or, Life in the Woods_20
    *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Campbell* *Great* *Smart* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  123. Margaret Atwood

  124. The Handmaid's Tale_5
    *Fadiman* *Great* *Guardian* *Smart* *Harvard*

    Charlotte Brontë
  125. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography_16

  126. originally published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell, 1847—English
    *Zulli* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  127. Shirley_2

  128. originally published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell, 1849—English
    *Smart* *Newman*

  129. Villette_3

  130. originally published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell, 1853—English
    *Bloom* *Smart* *Newman*

  131. Lyndall Gordon

  132. Charlotte Brontë: A Passionate Life_1

  133. Jean Rhys

  134. Wide Sargasso Sea_1

  135. Daniel Defoe

  136. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders_8
    *Invitation* *Classics* *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Smart* *Newman*

  137. Euripides

  138. Mēdeia_17
    431 B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Michael Collier and Georgia Ann Machemer's English translation—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Norway* *Great* *Smart* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  139. Meg Wolitzer

  140. The Wife_1

  141. Gail Godwin

  142. The Odd Woman_1

  143. William Makepeace Thackeray

  144. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero_18
    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*

  145. Leo Tolstoy

  146. Anna Karenina_20
    published in part serially 1873-7 in Rússkij Véstnik; in its entirety, 1877; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian
    *Eliot* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  147. A N Wilson

  148. Tolstoy_1

  149. Sigrid Undset

  150. Kristin Lavransdatter_3
    originally published in three volumes: Kransen, 1920; Husfrue, 1921; Korset, 1922; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Tiina Nunnally's English translation—Norwegian
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

  151. Edith Wharton

  152. The House of Mirth_5
    *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Smart* *Newman* *Educated*

    Virginia Woolf
  153. A Room of One's Own_4

  154. 1929—English
    *Kanigel* *Smart* *Deposit* *Newman*

  155. Mrs. Dalloway_11

  156. published in part, Jul. 1923, as 'Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street', in the Dial; in its entirety, 1925—English
    *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Educated*

  157. To the Lighthouse_12

  158. 1927 —English
    *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic*

  159. Flush: A Biograpy_1

  160. 1933—English

  161. Sandra Gilbert; Susan Gubar

  162. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination_1

  163. Quentin Bell

  164. Virginia Woolf_1

  165. Hermione Lee

  166. Virginia Woolf_1

  167. Russell Banks

  168. Continental Drift_1

  169. Mikhail Bulgakov

  170. Mástyer i Margaríta_6
    The Master and Margarita
    published in part, 1966-67, in Moskva; in its entirety, 1973; revised 1989; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor's English translation—Russian

    *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Graphic*

  171. Truman Capote

  172. In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences_3
    originally published serially Sep.-Oct. 1965 in the New Yorker—English
    *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Smart*

  173. Gerald Clarke

  174. Capote_1

  175. Deborah Davis

  176. Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball_1

    Fyodor Dostoevsky
  177. Prestuplénie i Nakazániye_23

  178. Crime and Punishment
    originally published serially Jan.-Dec. 1866 in Rússkij Véstnik; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian

    *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *France* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  179. Zapaski iz Podpol'â_6

  180. Notes From Underground

    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Foundation* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  181. Brat'â Karamazovy_23

  182. 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*

  183. Meyer Levin

  184. Compulsion_1

  185. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

    Ian McEwan
  187. Atonement_2

  188. 2001—English
    *Guardian* *Smart*

  189. Amsterdam_1

  190. 1998—English

  191. Enduring Love_1

  192. 1997—English

  193. Saturday_1

  194. 2005—English

  195. John Milton

  196. Paradise Lost_27
    1667; revised 1674—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Invitation* *Classics* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  197. Robert B Parker

  198. Early Autumn_1

  199. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Uncle Tom's Cabin_6
    *Downs* *Rexroth* *Recommended* *Smart* *Taylor* *Educated*

    • James Baldwin

  200. 'Everybody's Protest Novel'_1
    originally published Spring 1949 in Zero; included in Collected Essays—English

  201. Tom Wolfe

  202. The Bonfire of the Vanities_1
    originally published serially Jul. 1984-Aug. 1985 in Rolling Stone; revised 1987—English

  203. Chinua Achebe

  204. Things Fall Apart_9
    *Ward* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Taylor*

  205. Joseph Conrad

  206. Heart of Darkness_16
    originally published serially Feb.-Apr. 1899 in Blackwood's—English
    *Magill* *Adler* *Learning* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman* *Graphic* *Deposit* *Educated*

    Francis Ford Coppola
    Apocalypse Now
    film; 1979—English

  207. Gabriel García Márquez

  208. Cien Anõs de Soledad_18
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    1967; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Gregory Rabassa's English translation—Spanish

    *Ward* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Graphic* *Deposit* *Educated*

  209. Kawabata Yasunari

  210. Yukiguni_4
    Snow Country
    published in part serially 1935-47; in its entirety, 1948; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edward G Seidensticker's English translation—Japanese

    *Ward* *Fadiman* *Great* *Smart*

    Naguib Mahfouz
  211. Bein el-Qasrein_2

  212. Palace Walk
    1956; Mallison ("Smart") specifies William M Hutchin and Olive E Kenny's English translation—Arabic

    *Utne* *Smart*

  213. Qasr el-Shoaq_2

  214. Palace of Desire

    *Utne* *Smart*

  215. El-Sukkareyya_2

  216. Sugar Street

    *Utne* *Smart*

  217. Thomas Mann

  218. Buddenbrooks_5
    *Ward* *Magill* *Trinity* *Norway* *Smart*

    John Galsworthy
  219. The Man of Property_4

  220. 1906—English
    *Powys* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

  221. Indian Summer of a Forsyte_3

  222. 1918—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

  223. In Chancery_3

  224. 1920—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

  225. Awakening_3

  226. 1920—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

  227. To Let_3

  228. 1921—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

    Rohinton Mistry
  229. Family Matters_1

  230. 2002—English

  231. A Fine Balance_2

  232. 1995—English
    *Guardian* *Smart*

  233. Such a Long Journey_1

  234. 1991—English

  235. V S Naipul

  236. A House for Mr. Biswas_2
    *Smart* *Bloom*

  237. V S Naipul et al.

  238. Letters Between Father and Son_1
    1999; published in part in the New Yorker; edited by Gillon Aitken—English

    Nuala O'Faolain
  239. My Dream of You_1

  240. 2001—English

  241. Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman_1

  242. 1996—English

  243. Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman_1

  244. 2003—English

    José Rizal
  245. Noli Me Tángere_1

  246. 1887; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Harold Augenbraum's English translation—Spanish

  247. El Filibusterismo_1

  248. The Reign of Greed


  249. Jessica Hagedorn

  250. Dogeaters_1

  251. A B Yehoshua

  252. Mar Mani_1
    Mr. Mani
    1989; Mallison ("Smart")specifies Hillel Halkin's English translation—Hebrew


    Jack Finney
  253. Time and Again_1

  254. 1970—English

  255. The Body Snatchers_1

  256. 1955—English

  257. Edward Bellamy

  258. Looking Backward, 2000-1887_4
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Downs* *Smart*

    E M Forster
  259. A Passage to India_8
    *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Zane* *Smart*

    • 'My Wood'_1


    • 'Two Cheers for Democracy'_1

  260. —English

  261. Aldous Huxley

  262. Brave New World_9
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Great* *Guardian* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Graphic*

  263. George Orwell

  264. Nineteen Eighty-Four_17
    *Van Doren* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Graphic* *Educated*

    Henry James
  265. The Ambassadors_12

  266. originally published serially 1903 in the North American Review—English
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  267. Washington Square_3

  268. originally published serially 1880 in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine—English
    *Ward* *Recommended* *Smart*

  269. The Aspern Papers_2

  270. originally published serially 1888 in the Atlantic Monthly—English
    *Dirda* *Smart*

  271. Gloria Naylor

  272. Linden Hills_1

    George Orwell
  273. Animal Farm_8
    *Van Doren* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Smart* *Graphic*

    • 'Such, Such Were the Joys'_1

    originally published Sep.-Oct. 1952 in the Partisan Review—English

    • 'Shooting an Elephant'_1

  274. originally published Autumn 1936 in New Writing; included in Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays, 1950—English

  275. Phillip Pullman

  276. His Dark Materials_4
    originally published in three volumes: Northern Lights, 1995 (U S title: The Golden Compass); The Subtle Knife, 1997; The Amber Spyglass, 2000—English
    *Guardian* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  277. Mary Shelley

  278. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus_12
    originally anonymously published 1818—English
    *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Graphic* *Deposit*

  279. Barry Unsworth

  280. The Songs of the Kings_1

  281. Evelyn Waugh

  282. The Loved One_2
    originally published Feb. 1948 in Horizon—English
    *Fadiman* *Smart*

  283. Nathanael West

  284. The Day of the Locust_2
    *Bloom* *Smart*

  285. Peter Lefcourt

  286. The Deal_1

  287. Jane Smiley

  288. Ten Days in the Hills_1

  289. Kingsley Amis

  290. Lucky Jim_2
    *Fadiman* *Smart*

    David Lodge
  291. Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses_2

  292. 1975—English
    *Fadiman* *Smart*

  293. Small World: An Academic Romance_2

  294. 1984—English
    *Fadiman* *Smart*

  295. Richard Russo

  296. Straight Man_1

  297. Jane Smiley

  298. Moo_1

  299. Michael Frayn

  300. Headlong_1

  301. Katharine Weber

  302. The Music Lesson_1

  303. A S Byatt

  304. Possession_3
    *Guardian* *Smart* *Educated*

  305. Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

  306. Satires_4
    late First-early Second centuries; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Rolfe Humphries's English translation—Latin
    *Downs* *Ward* *Bloom* *Smart*

    Alison Lurie
  307. Foreign Affairs_1

  308. 1984—English

  309. The War Between the Tates_1

    Lorrie Moore
    • Birds of America_1

  310. stories originally published in varied periodicals: the New Yorker, Elle, the New York Times, the Paris Review—English

  311. Vladimir Nabokov

  312. Pale Fire_8
    *List* *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard*

  313. François Rabelais

  314. 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
    *Powys* *Durant* *Invitation* *Hundred* *France* *Rexroth* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Smart* *Newman*

    David Sedaris
  315. Me Talk Pretty One Day_1
    2000; presented in part as radio essays—English

    • 'SantaLand Diaries'_1

    radio essay; originally presnted Dec. 1992; included in Barrel Fever, 1994—English

    • Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules_1

  316. 2005; edited by David Sedaris—English

    James Thurber
  317. Fables of Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated_1

  318. 1940; 28 stories originally published Jan. 1939-Feb. 1940 in the New Yorker—English

  319. Further Fables for Our Time_1
    1956; 47 stories, 37 of which originally published in the New Yorker—English

    • 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'_1

    originally published Mar. 1939 in the New Yorker; included in My World - And Welcome to It, 1942—English

    A Thurber Carnival_1
    play, 1960—English

    • Writings and Drawings_1

  320. 1996; includes The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments [1932]; My Life and Hard Times [1933]; The Last Flower: A Parable in Pictures [1939]; and The 13 Clocks [1950]; selections from Is Sex Necessary?, 1929; The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities, 1931; Let Your Mind Alone! and Other More or Less Inspirational Pieces, 1937; My World - And Welcome to It, 1942; The Thurber Carnival, 1945; The Beast in Me and Other Animals: A New Collection of Pieces and Drawings About Human Beings and Less Alarming Creatures, 1948; The Thurber Album: A New Collection of Pieces About People, 1952; Thurber Country: A New Collection of Pieces About Males and Females, Mainly of Our Own Species, 1953; Thurber's Dogs: A Collection of the Master's Dogs, Written and Drawn, Real and Imaginary, Living and Long Ago, 1955; Further Fables of Our Time, 1956; Alarms and Diversions, 1957; and The Years With Ross, 1959; nearly all of Fables of Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated, 1940; and seven essays previously uncollected in book form; edited by Garrison Keillor—English

  321. Oscar Wilde

  322. The Importance of Being Earnest_8
    *Powys* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Smart* *Trinity* *Newman* *Educated*

    James Boswell
  323. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D._21

  324. 1791—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  325. London Journal_5

  326. written 1762-63—English
    *Read* *Ward* *Recommended* *Smart* *Graphic*

  327. Mary Hyde

  328. The Impossible Friendship: Boswell and Mrs. Piozzi_1

  329. Walter Jackson Bate

  330. Samuel Johnson_1

  331. Bruce Redford

  332. Designing the Life of Johnson_1

  333. David Buchanan

  334. The Treasures of Auchinleck: The Story of the Boswell Papers_1

  335. J Hector St. John (J Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur)

  336. Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customs Not Generally Known; and Conveying Some Idea of the Late and Present Interior Circumstances of the British Colonies in North America_1

  337. Henry Fielding
    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*

    • Samuel Johnson

  338. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections From the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language_1
    2002; edited by Jack Lynch—English

  339. Henry Hitchings

  340. Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary_1

  341. Allen Reddick

  342. The Making of Johnson's Dictionary_1

  343. Charlotte Lenox

  344. The Female Quixote; or, The Adventures of Arabella_1

  345. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  346. School for Scandal_6
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Ward* *Bloom* *Smart* *Educated*

  347. Laurence Sterne

  348. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman_14
    originally published in nine volumes, 1759-67—English
    *Powys* *Durant* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

    Jonathan Swift
  349. 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

  350. 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*

  351. A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public_7
    originally anonymously published 1729—English
    *Classics* *Read* *Van Doren* *Recommended* *Smart* *Graphic* *Newman*

    • Epitaph

  352. —Latin_1

  353. Hester Thrale (Heather Lynch Piozzi)

  354. Thraliana, the Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776-1809_1
    writeen 1776-1809; published 1942; edited by Katherine C Balderston—English

  355. Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. During the Last Twenty Years of His Life_1

  356. 1786—English

  357. Mary Hyde

  358. The Thrales of Streatham Park_1

  359. James Clifford

  360. Heather Lynch Piozzi (Mrs. Thrale)_1

  361. William McCarthy

  362. Heather Thrale Piozzi: Portrait of a Literary Woman_1

  363. Beryl Bainbridge

  364. According to Queeney_1

  365. Voltaire

  366. Candide, ou L'Optimisme_23
    1759; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Tobias Smollett's English translation—French
    *Powys* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic*

  367. Samuel Johnson

  368. The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale_7
    The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

    *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Smart*

    Lillian Hellman and Leonard Bernstein
    operetta, 1956; new versions, 1973, 1989, and 1999—

  369. Louisa M Alcott

  370. Little Women_6
    originally published in two volumes: Little Women, 1868; and Good Wives, 1869—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Guardian* *Smart* *Harvard* *Graphic*

  371. Katharine Weber

  372. The Little Women_1

  373. Geraldine Brooks

  374. March_1

  375. Willa Cather

  376. My Ántonia_8
    *Hundred* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Dirda* *Smart*

    Mark Haddon
  377. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time_2

  378. 2003—English
    *Guardian* *Smart*

  379. A Spot of Bother_1

  380. 2006—English

  381. Gabriel García Márquez

  382. El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera_6
    Love in the Time of Cholera

    *Bloom* *Trinity* *Norway* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart*

  383. Philip Wylie

  384. The Disappearance_1

  385. L P Hartley

  386. The Go-Between_1

    James Joyce
  387. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man_14

  388. originally published serially Feb. 1914-Sep. 1915, in the Egoist—English
    *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Zane* *Smart* *Deposit* *Newman*

  389. Dubliners_10

  390. 1914—English
    *Classics* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman*

  391. Richard Ellmann

  392. James Joyce_1

  393. Harper Lee

  394. To Kill a Mockingbird_5
    *Recommended* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard*

    Claire Messud
  395. The Emperor's Children_1

  396. 2006—English

  397. When the World Was Steady_1

  398. 1995—English

  399. The Last Life_1

  400. 1999—English

  401. The Hunters_1

  402. 2001—English

    Chaim Potok
  403. The Chosen_1

  404. 1967—English

  405. The Promise_1

  406. 1969—English

  407. My Name Is Asher Lev_1

  408. 1972—English

  409. Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews_1

  410. 1978—English

  411. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  412. The Yearling_1

  413. Betty Smith

  414. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn_1

  415. Anzia Yezierska

  416. Bread Givers_1

  417. Mary V Dearborn

  418. Love in the Promised Land: The Story of Anzia Yezierska and John Dewey_1

    Pat Barker
  419. Regeneration_1

  420. 1991—English

  421. Union Street_1

  422. 1982—English

  423. The Eye in the Door_1

  424. 1993—English

  425. The Ghost Road_1

  426. 1995—English

  427. Stephen Crane

  428. The Red Badge of Courage_9
    published in part serially Dec. 1894 in the Philadelphia Press; in its entirety, 1895—English
    *Zulli* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart* *Campbell* *Newman* *Educated*

    Joseph Heller
  429. Catch-22_10

  430. 1961—English
    *List* *Learning* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Deposit*

  431. Closing Time_1

  432. 1994—English

  433. Ernest Hemingway

  434. A Farewell to Arms_6
    *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Smart* *Newman*

  435. Homer
    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*

    • Christopher Logue

  436. War Music_1
    English version of the Iliad; originally published in five volumes: War Music, 1981; Kings, 1991; The Husbands, 1995; All Day Permanent Red, 2003; and Cold Calls, 2005; portions also published as sound recordings—English

    Bobbie Ann Mason
  437. In Country_1

  438. 1985—English

  439. Elvis Presley_1

  440. 2002—English

  441. Al Santoli
    Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Thirty-Three Soldiers Who Fought It_1

    • Yosef Komunyakaa

  442. 'Facing It'_1

  443. Tim O'Brien

  444. The Things They Carried_1

    William Styron
  445. The Long March_2

  446. originally entitled Long March, published 1953 in Discovery—English
    *Bloom* *Smart*

  447. Lie Down in Darkness_1

  448. 1951—English

  449. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness_1

  450. originally entitled 'Darkness Visible', published Dec. 1989 in Vanity Fair—English

  451. Edmund Wilson

  452. Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War_2
    *Bloom* *Smart*

    James Agee
  453. A Death in the Family_3

  454. 1957—English
    *Recommended* *Zane* *Smart*

  455. Letters of James Agee to Father Flye_1

  456. 1962—English

  457. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men_6

  458. 1941; photography by Walker Evans—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Utne* *Dirda* *Smart* *Deposit*

    Saul Bellow
  459. Herzog_3

  460. 1964—English
    *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Smart*

  461. The Adventures of Augie March_4

  462. 1953—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Smart*

  463. Mr. Sammler's Planet_1

  464. 1970—English

  465. Humboldt's Gift_3

  466. 1975—English
    *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Smart*

    William Faulkner
  467. Absalom, Absalom!_7

  468. 1936—English
    *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Norway* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  469. Intruder in the Dust_1

  470. 1936—English

    Kazuo Ishiguro
  471. The Remains of the Day_4

  472. 1989—English
    *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Deposit*

  473. Never Let Me Go_1

  474. 2005—English

  475. An Artist of the Floating World_1

  476. 1986—English

    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  477. Il Gattopardo_5
    The Leopard
    1958; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Archibald Colquhoun's English translation—Italian

    *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Zane* *Smart*

    • 'The Professor and the Siren'_1

  478. —Italian

  479. David Gilmour

  480. The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa_1

    Luchino Visconti
    Il Gattopardo
    film; 1963—Italian

  481. Walker Percy

  482. The Moviegoer_2
    *Bloom* *Smart*

  483. Wallace Stegner

  484. Angle of Repose_2
    *Fadiman* *Smart*

  485. Mary Hallock Foote

  486. A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West_1
    1972; edited by Rodman W Paul—English

  487. Darlis Miller

  488. Mary Hallock Foote: Author-Illustrator of the American West_1

    Lewis Thomas
  489. The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher_1

  490. 1974; 29 essays originally published serially 1971-73 in the New England Journal of Medicine—English

  491. The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher_1

  492. 1979; 29 essays originally published in the New England Journal of Medicine—English

  493. Late-Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony_1

  494. 1983; 24 essays originally published in varied periodicals: Discover, the New York Review of Books, the New England Journal of Medicine—English

  495. Robert Penn Warren

  496. All the King's Men_5
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Zane* *Smart*

  497. Walt Whitman

  498. 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*

  499. Daniel Mark Epstein

  500. Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington_1