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Classics Reading List

18 Feb

Aeschylus – Oresteia

Sophocles – Oedipus the King, Antigone

Euripides – The Bacchae, Electra, Orestes

Virgil – The Aeneid

Ovid – Metamorphoses

Marcus Aurelias – Meditations


Marie de France – Lais

Njal’s Saga

Dante – The Inferno

Giovanni Boccaccio – The Decameron

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales


Machiavelli – The Prince

Miguel de Cervantes – Don Quixote

Thomas Kyd – The Spanish Tragedy

Edmund Spenser – The Faeire Queene

Christopher Marlowe – The Jew of Malta

Shakespeare – King Lear, Hamlet, The Tempest

Francis Bacon – New Atlantis

Ben Jonson – The Alchemist

Hobbes – Leviathan

Descartes – Discourse on Method

Milton – Paradise Lost

Bunyan – The Pilgrim’s Progress

Defoe – Robinson Crusoe

Swift – Gulliver’s Travels

Rousseau – The Discourse on Inequality

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Honore de Balzac – Pere Girot

Mary Shelly – Frankenstein

Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities

Mill – On Liberty

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss

Dostoevsky – Notes from the Underground

Herman Melville – Benito Cereno

Ibsen – A Doll’s House

Nietzsche – Beyond Good and Evil

Oscar Wilde – The Importance of Being Earnest

Freud – Civilization and Its Discontents

George Bernard Shaw – Major Barbara

Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness

Woolf – To the Lighthouse

Kafka – Metamorphosis

James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night

Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises

William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August

Dashiell Hammett – The Maltese Falcon

Nabokov – Lolita

T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land

Thomas Merton – Seven Storey Mountain

Carson McCullers – Reflections in a Golden Eye

William Golding – Lord of the Flies

Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse-Five

Reading Completion Goal/Date: 18 February, 2016