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Floyd Zulli, The World's Great Classics: An Invitation to Great Reading [1969]

    56 entries: 47 monographical, 9 otherwise
    Unranked—arranged topically within chronological sections

    The World's Great Classics is a series of books comparable to Charles W Eliot's Harvard Classics and Mortimer Adler's Classics of the Western World. The separate book, An Invitation to Great Reading, serves as an introduction to the series, featuring an opening essay and a reader's guide followed by short essays about each of the volumes.


    • Thomas Bulfinch

    The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes_1
    1855—English
    *Zulli*

    Homer
  1. Iliad_33

  2. 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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  3. Odýsseia_36

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

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  5. Plato

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

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    Aristotle
  7. Politik_10

  8. Politics
    Fourth Century B.C—Greek

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  9. Peri Poiêtikês_15

  10. De Poetica; Poetics
    Fourth Century B.C—Greek

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  11. Plutarch

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

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    --
    • Classical Literature of Asia_1

    1969; edited by John D Yohannan; part of The World's Great Classics—English
    *Zulli*

  13. Dante

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

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  15. Geoffrey Chaucer

  16. Canterbury Tales_30
    1478; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Nevill Coghill's modern English version—English
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  17. Niccolò Machiavelli

  18. Il Principe_28
    The Prince
    1532—Italian

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  19. Baldassare Castiglione

  20. Il Cortegiano_3
    1528—Italian
    *Zulli* *Ward* *Bloom*

  21. Benvenuto Cellini

  22. 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*

  23. Michel de Montaigne

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

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  25. Miguel de Cervantes

  26. 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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    • William Shakespeare

    Complete works_4
    late Sixteenth-early Seventeenth centuries—English
    *Zulli* *List* *Fadiman* *Guardian*

  27. Blaise Pascal

  28. Pensées_20
    Thoughts
    1669—French

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    John Milton
  29. Paradise Lost_25

  30. 1667; revised 1674—English
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  31. Paradise Regained, a Poem, in IV Books, to Which Is Added Samson Agonistes_8

  32. 1671—English
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  33. John Bunyan

  34. The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which Is to Come_18
    1678—English
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  35. Daniel Defoe

  36. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner_21
    originally anonymously published 1719—English
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  37. Jonathan Swift

  38. 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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  39. Henry Fielding

  40. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend, Mr. Abraham Abrams_6
    1742—English
    *Classics* *Zulli* *Read* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Newman*

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  41. Faust_26

  42. 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
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  43. Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers_7

  44. The Sorrows of Young Werther
    1774; revised 1787—German

    *Eliot* *Zulli* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Taylor* *Newman*

  45. Benjamin Franklin

  46. 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*

  47. James Boswell

  48. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D._21
    1791—English
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  49. Jane Austen

  50. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
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  51. Walter Scott

  52. Ivanhoe_5
    originally anonymously published 1819—English
    *Baldwin* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Magill* *Newman*

  53. Honoré de Balzac

  54. 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*

    Edgar Allan Poe
    • Poems_4

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

    • Stories_6

    Newman specifies "Gothic stories" and "Auguste Dupin stories"; Nineteenth Century—English
    *Durant* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Good* *Learning* *Newman*

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Essays_9
    Nineteenth Century—English
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  55. Charlotte Brontë

  56. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography_16
    originally published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell, 1847—English
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  57. Emily Brontë

  58. Wuthering Heights_17
    originally published 1847 under the pseudonym, Ellis Bell; revised 1850—English
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  59. William Makepeace Thackeray

  60. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero_18
    originally published serially Jan. 1847-Jul. 1848—English
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne
  61. The Scarlet Letter_21

  62. 1850—English
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  63. The House of Seven Gables_7

  64. 1851—English
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  65. Herman Melville

  66. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale_26
    1851—English
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  67. Henry David Thoreau

  68. Walden; or, Life in the Woods_20
    1854—English
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  69. Gustave Flaubert

  70. Madame Bovary_29
    originally published serially Oct. 1856-Dec. 1856 in La Revue de Paris; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Frances Steegmuller's English translation—French
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  71. Charles Dickens

  72. A Tale of Two Cities_8
    originally published serially Apr.-Nov. 1859 in All the Year Round—English
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    Fyodor Dostoevsky
  73. Idiot_11

  74. originally published serially 1868-9 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian
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  75. Prestuplénie i Nakazániye_22

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

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  77. Wilkie Collins

  78. The Moonstone_3
    originally published serially 1868 in All the Year Round—English
    *Zulli* *Bloom* *Recommended*

  79. Leo Tolstoy

  80. Anna Karenina_19
    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* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  81. Henry James

  82. The American_4
    originally publishsed serially 1876-77 in the Atlantic Monthly; revised 1907—English
    *Zulli* *Read* *Trinity* *Newman*

  83. Mark Twain

  84. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_23
    1884—English
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    • Guy de Maupassant

    Stories_3
    Nineteenth Century—French
    *Hundred* *Zulli* *Bloom*

  85. Stephen Crane

  86. 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*

  87. Samuel Butler

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

    --
    • Great Poetry of the English Language: Geoffrey Chaucer to Emily Dickinson_1

    1969; edited by Henry B Weisberg; part of The World's Great Classics—English
    *Zulli*

    --
    • The Ground on Which We Stand_1

    1969; edited by Lillian W Kay; part of The World's Great Classics; includes The Declaration of Independence; the Constitution; the Gettysburg Address—English
    *Zulli*

  89. Thomas Jefferson

  90. Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America_4
    The Declaration of Independence
    1776—English

    *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Adler*

  91. James Madison

  92. Constitution for the United States of America_4
    1787—Emglish
    *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Adler*

  93. Abraham Lincoln

  94. Gettysburg Address_2
    1865—English
    *Zulli* *Van Doren*