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GeneralEdit

Classics
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Classics and Modern Classics

  • Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote
  • Jane Austen - Pride and prejudice
  • Emily Bronde - Wuthering Heights
  • Lewis Carroll - Alice's adventures in wonderland
  • Joseph Conrad - The heart of darkness
  • Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
  • Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky - The brothers Karamazov
  • George Eliot - Middlemarch
  • Gustave Falubert - Madame Bovary
  • Nikolay Gogol - Dead Souls
  • Thomas Hardy - Tess of D'Urbervilles
  • Victor Hugo - Les Miserables
  • Mikhail Lermontov - A hero of our time
  • Herman Melville - Moby Dick
  • Marcel Proust - Swann's Way
  • Sir Walter Scott - Ivanhoe
  • Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island
  • Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
  • Ivan Turgenev - Fathers and sons
  • Mark Twain - The adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The complete Sherlock Holmes
  • Voltaire - Candide
  • Emile Zola - L'assommoir (the dram shop)
  • Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
  • John Milton - Paradise Lost


Modern Classics

  • Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf
  • Joseph Heller - Catch 22
  • William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch
  • Albert Camus - The stranger
  • John Fowles - The magus
  • Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
  • John Steinbeck - The grapes of wrath
  • George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-four (1984)
  • Virginia Woolf - To the lighthouse
  • Yukio Mishima - The temple of the golden pavillion
  • Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One hundred years of solitude
  • Ian Fleming - Casino Royale
  • Jack Kerouac - On the road
  • Jean Paul Sartre - Nausea
  • Jose Saramago - Blindness
  • Thomas Mann - The Magic Mountain
  • Toni Morrison - Beloved
  • John Updike - Brazil
  • Milan Kundera - The unbearable lightness of being
  • Aldous Huxley - Brave new world
  • James Joyce - Ulysses
  • David Herbert Richards Lawrence - Sons and lovers
  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
  • André Gide - The Immoralist
  • P.G. Wodehouse - Life with Jeeves
  • Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse five


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Classical through medieval:

  • Sophocles - The three Theban plays
  • Aeschylus - The Oresteia
  • Euripides - Electra and other plays
  • Menander - Plays and fragments
  • Plautus - The pot of gold and other plays
  • Seneca - Four tragedies and Octavia
  • Terence - The comedies
  • Kalidasa - The loom of time
  • Hrotsvitha - The plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim
  • Various - Japanese nô dramas (translated by Royall Tyler)
  • Various - Chûshingura (translated by Donald Keene)
  • Anonymous - Everyman and other miracle and morality plays
  • Various - York mystery plays

Renaissance

  • William Shakespeare - Complete works
  • Thomas Kyd - The Spanish tragedy
  • Christopher Marlowe - The complete plays
  • Ben Jonson - Volpone and other plays
  • John Webster - The duchess of Malfi and other plays
  • Lope de Vega - Three major plays
  • Pedro Calderón de la Barca - Life is a dream
  • Molière - The misanthrope, Tartuffe and other plays
  • Pierre Corneille - Le Cid
  • Jean Racine - Phèdre

Restoration, romanticism and realism

  • John Wilmot - The farce of Sodom or The quintessence of debauchery
  • William Wycherley - The country wife
  • William Congreve - The way of the world and other plays
  • Aphra Behn - The rover and other plays
  • John Gay - The beggar's opera
  • Beaumarchais - The Figaro trilogy
  • Carlo Goldoni - A servant to two masters
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan The school for scandal
  • Friedrich Schiller - The robbers and Wallenstein
  • Büchner - The complete plays
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust
  • Shelley - The Cenci
  • Lord Byron - Six plays
  • Feydeau - Plays: one and Plays: two
  • Sir W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan - The complete annotated Gilbert & Sullivan
  • Oscar Wilde - The importance of being earnest and other plays
  • George Bernard Shaw - Plays by George Bernard Shaw
  • G.B. Shaw - Pygmalion
  • J.M.Synge - The playboy of the western world
  • Henrik Ibsen - Four major plays
  • August Strindberg - Five major plays
  • W.B.Yeats - The collected works of W.B. Yeats
  • Edmond Rostand - Cyrano de Bergerac


20th century:
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  • Eugene O'neill - Long day's journey into tonight
  • Anton Chekhov - The plays of Anton Chekhov
  • Luigi Pirandello - Six characters in search of an author and other plays
  • Maurice Maeterlinck - The blue bird: a fairy play in five acts
  • Arthur Schnitzler - Four major plays
  • J.M. Barrie - Peter pan and other plays
  • Thornton Wilder - Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth and The matchmaker.
  • Bertolt Brecht - The threepenny opera, Mother courage and her children and Life of Galileo
  • Federico Garcia Lorca - Blood Wedding, Yerma and The house of Bernarda Alba
  • Sean O'Casey - Plays
  • Nöel Coward - The vortex
  • Sophie Treadwell - Machinal
  • R.C. Sheriff - Journey's end
  • Tennessee Williams - A streetcar named desire and The glass menagerie
  • Samuel Beckett - The complete dramatic works
  • Peter Weiss - The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
  • Jean Anouilh - Five plays
  • Jean Giraudoux - The madwoman of Chaillot
  • Harold Pinter - The homecoming, The birthday party and The room
  • Jean-Paul Sartre - No exit and three other plays
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt - The visit
  • Joe Orton - The complete plays
  • Arthur Miller - The portable Arthur Miller
  • Edward Albee - WHo's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Edward Albee - The american dream and The zoo story
  • Jean Genet - The balcony
  • Wole Soyinka - Death and the king's horseman
  • Lorraine Hansberry - A raisin in the sun
  • Sam Shepard - Seven plays
  • David Mamet - Oleanna, Speed-the-plow and Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Tony Kushner - Angels in America
  • August Wilson - Three plays
  • Tom Stoppard - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead and Arcadia
  • Caryl Churchill - Cloud nine and Top girls
  • Sarah Kane - Complete plays
  • Bernard-Marie Koltes - Roberto Zucco
  • Edward Bond - Lear

Contemporary

  • David Gieselmann - Mr Kolpert
  • Yasmina Reza - Art and The god of carnage
  • Vassily Sigarev - Black Milk
  • Alan Bennet - The complete talking heads
  • Paula Vogel - The mammary plays
  • David Hare - Racing Demon and The absence of war
  • David Edgar - Pentecost
  • Mark Ravenhill - Plays
  • Joe Penhall - Blue/Orange
  • Peter Morris - The age of consent and Gaudeamus
  • Sarah Ruhl - Eurydice
  • Suzan-Lori Parks - Topdog/Underdog
  • Adam Rapp - Stone cold dead serious
  • Doug Wright - I am my own wife and Quills

FictionEdit

Short FictionEdit

NovellasEdit

AmericanEdit

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Selected Fiction Works.

Great Short Story Authors and Collections

  • Hawthorne - Twice Told Tales
  • Edgar Allan Poe - Collected Works
  • Mark Twain - Collected Short Stories
  • Herman Melville - Billy Budd and the Piazza Tales
  • Stephen Crane - Maggie and other Stories
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald - Flappers and Philosophers
  • Ernest Hemingway - Collected Short Works
  • Sherwood Anderson - Death in the Woods and other Stories
  • Raymond Carver - Where I'm Calling From
  • John Cheever - The Stories of John Cheever
  • H. P. Lovecraft - H.P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America)

Poets and Poetry Collections

  • Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
  • Emily Dickinson - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
  • William Butler Yeats - Complete Poetry
  • William Butler Yeats - A Vision
  • William Blake - Complete Works
  • Sharon Olds - Collected Poems
  • Pablo Neruda  - Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair
  • Pablo Neruda - Odes
  • Pablo Neruda - Collected Poetry
  • Fredrico Garcia Lorca - Complete, Selected Poems.
  • John Wieners - Collected Poetry (Black Sparrow Press)
  • Adrienne Rich - Collected Poems
  • WH Auden - Collected Poems
  • Richard Brautigan -The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster
  • Margaret Randall - Collected Poetry
  • Li Young Li - Rose
  • Li Young Li - Book of My Nights
  • C.A. Conrad - Book of Frank
  • C.A. Conrad- A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon
  • John Keats - Complete Works
  • Christina Rossetti - Complete Poems
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Complete Poetry
  • Kim Addonizio - Tell Me
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson - Complete Poetry
  • Rita Dove - Complete Poems
  • Gary Snyder - Turtle Island
  • T.S. Eliot - Collected Poems
  • Lord Byron- Complete Poems
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley- Complete Poems
  • Shakespeare - Sonnets
  • Mary Oliver - Complete Poetry
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge- Complete Poems
  • William Wordsworth- Complete Poems
  • Robert Browning- Complete Poems
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnets
  • Arthur Rimbaud- Translation by Wallace Fowlie
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti - A Coney Island Of The Mind
  • Lou Welch -Collected Poetry
  • Robert Frost - Complete Poems
  • Robert Frost - Prose Poems
  • Jack Kerouck - Mexico City Blues
  • Jack Kerouac - Poems All Sizes
  • Jack Kerouck - Haiku
  • Anne Sexton- Complete Poems
  • Diane Di Prima - Selected Poems
  • Diane Di Prima - Loba
  • Ernest Dowson - Poems and Prose
  • Galway Kinnell - Collected, Selected (various editions)
  • Jorge Louis Borges - Collected Poetry
  • Fernando Pessoa - Collected Poems
  • Octavio Paz - Complete Poems
  • Edgar Allen Poe- The Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe
  • Ezra Pound - Personae: Collected Shorter Poems
  • Wallace Stevens - Harmonium
  • Robinson Jeffers - Selected Poems
  • Robert Frost - Collected Poems
  • Hart Crane - White Buildings
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins - Complete Poetry
  • Dylan Thomas - Complete Poems
  • Alexander Pope - Complete Works
  • Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales
  • Eileen Myles - Maxfield Parrish (Black Sparrow Press)
  • Pierre Reverdy - Collected Poetry
  • Billy Collins - Picnic, Lightning
  • Billy Collins - The Trouble With Poetry
  • Charles Simic - Walking the Black Cat
  • Lyn Lifshin - Collected Poetry
  • James Dickey - Collected Poetry
  • Thomas Hardy - Complete Poems
  • Hart Crane - The Bridge
  • Williams Carlos Williams - Collected Poems Vol.1 & 2
  • John Ashbery - Collected Poems 1956-1987
  • John Ashbery - Some Trees
  • John Ashbery - Self-Portrait In A Convex Mirror
  • Frank O'Hara - Collected Poems
  • Frank O'Hara - Lunch Poems, Pocket Poets Series
  • Anne Waldman - Fast Speaking Woman
  • James Wright - The Branch Will Not Break
  • Robert Bly - Collected Poems (various editions)
  • Franz Wright - Collected Poetry
  • Edwin Denby - Collected
  • e.e. cummings - Books of Poems to Waft Farts With
  • Allen Ginsberg - Howl and Other Poems
  • Allen Ginsberg - Kaddish
  • Allen Ginsberg - Reality Sandwiches
  • Allen Ginsberg - The Fall of America
  • Bob Kaufman - Golden Sardine
  • Bob Kaufman - Solitudes Crowded With Lonliness
  • John Berryman - The Dream Songs
  • Louis Zukofsky - Z
  • Louis Zukofsky - Selected Shorter Poetry
  • Charles Olson - The Maximus Poems
  • Michael Meyerhofer - Damnatio Memoriae and Blue Collar Eulogies
  • Tony Hoagland - Donkey Gospels and What Narcissism Means to Me
  • Stephen Dobyns - Velocities
  • Donald Hall - Without
  • Gilliaume Appolinaire - Selected Writings
  • Elizabeth Bishop - Complete Poetry
  • Sylvia Plath - Complete Poetry
  • Philip Larkin - Selected Poetry
  • Vladmir Mayakovsky - Collected Translations
  • Cornelius Eady - Hardheaded Weather
  • Gwendolyn Brooks - Collected Poetry
  • Robert Burns - Complete Poetry
  • John Claire -Complete Works
  • Aleksandr Blok - Verses About The Lady Beautiful
  • Virgil - Aeneid
  • Dante Aligheri - La Vita Nuova
  • Petrarch - Collected Sonnets
  • Basho - Haiku
  • Maya Angelou - Collected Poems
  • Lucille Clifton -Quilting
  • Lucille Clifton - Blessing The Boats New and Selected Poems
  • Lucille Clifton - Mercy
  • Li Bai - Collected Poems
  • Kenneth Rexroth - 100 Poems From The Japanese
  • Kenneth Rexroth - 100 Poems From The Chinese
  • Tu Fu - Collected Poems
  • Rainer Maria Rilke - Collected Poems
  • Alexander Pushkin - Complete Poems
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko - Poems
  • Boris Pasternak - Collected Poetry
  • Margaret Atwood - Selected Poetry
  • Edna St. Vincent Milay - Complete Poems
  • H.D. - Collected Poetry
  • Theodore Roethke - Collected Poetry
  • D.H. Lawrence - Complete Poems
  • Gary Soto - Oranges

Plays and Playwrights

  • Eugene O'Neill - Complete Plays (Library of America)
  • Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman
  • Thornton Wilder - Our Town
  • Tennessee Williams - Plays 1937 - 1955 (Library of America)
  • Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin in the Sun
  • Edward Albee - The Collected Plays of Edward Albee
  • Sam Shepard - Buried Child
  • August Wilson - Fences
  • Tony Kushner - Angels in America

Others

  • Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
  • Herman Melville - Moby-Dick
  • Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Henry James - The American
  • Henry James - The Turn of the Screw and other short novels
  • Stephen Crane - The Red Badge of Courage
  • Kate Chopin - The Awakening
  • Jack London - The Call of the Wild
  • Gertrude Stein - Three Lives
  • Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence
  • Theodore Dreiser - An American Tragedy
  • Willa Cather - My Ántonia
  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
  • Sinclair Lewis - Main Street
  • Sinclair Lewis - Babbitt
  • Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy
  • Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises
  • Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bells Toll
  • William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury
  • William Faulkner - Absalom, Absalom!
  • Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer
  • John O'Hara - Appointment in Samarra
  • Carson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  • John Steinbeck - East of Eden
  • John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
  • Nathanael West - The Day of the Locust
  • Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep
  • Richard Wright - Native Son
  • Robert Penn Warren - All the King's Men
  • Ray Bradbury - Farenheit 451
  • J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
  • Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
  • William Gaddis - The Recognitions
  • Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
  • Jack Kerouac - On the Road
  • William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch
  • John Updike - Rabbit,Run
  • Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Joseph Heller - Catch-22
  • John Barth - The Sot-Weed Factor
  • Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
  • Saul Bellow - Herzog
  • Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five
  • Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
  • Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
  • Thomas Pynchon - V.
  • William Gibson - Pattern Recognition
  • Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Toni Morrison - Song of Solomon
  • Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
  • Philip Roth - American Pastoral
  • Cormac McCarthy - The Road
  • John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
  • Don Delillo - Libra
  • Don Delillo - Underworld
  • David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
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African American Literature.

Slave Narratives

  • Olaudah Equiano - The Interesting Narrative
  • Solomon Northrup - Twelve Years a Slave
  • Harriet Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
  • - Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Reconstruction Era

  • W.E.B. Du Bois - The Souls of Black Folk
  • - The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Booker T.Washington - Up From Slavery

Harlem Renaissance

  • Langston Hughes - Not Without Laughter
  • Jean Toomer - Cane
  • George S. Schugler - Black No More
  • Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Claude McKay - Home to Harlem
  • Nella Larsen - Quicksand and Passing
  • - The Walls of Jericho
  • - The Blacker and the Berry

Civil Rights Era

  • James Baldwin - Go Tell it on the Mountain
  • Richard Wright - Native Son
  • Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
  • - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Gwendolyn Brooks - Selected Poems
  • Chester Himes - If he Hollers Let Him Go
  • Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin in the Sun

Contemporary

  • Charles Mingus - Beneath the Underdog
  • Alice Walker - The Color Purple
  • Toni Morrison - Beloved
  • Walter Mosley - Killing Johnny Fry
  • Alex haley - Roots
  • Amiri Baraka - Somebody Blew Up America
  • Terry McMillan - Waiting to Exhale
  • Gloria Naylor - Linden Hills
  • Ismael Reed - Mumbo Jumbo
  • - Kindre D
  • Edward P. Jones - The Known World

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British & IrishEdit

ChineseEdit

CzechEdit

DutchEdit

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GermanEdit

ItalianEdit

JapaneseEdit

MexicanEdit

NorseEdit

PersianEdit

RussianEdit

SpanishEdit

Genre-Oriented FictionEdit

Science FictionEdit

HorrorEdit

Horror

Classic Horror

  • Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
  • Bram Stoker - Dracula
  • Henry James - The Turn of the Screw
  • Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Stories and Poems
  • Robert W. Chambers - The King in Yellow
  • Matthew Lewis - The Monk
  • Charles Maturin - Melmoth the Wanderer
  • Ambrose Bierce - Ghost, and Other Stories

20th Century Horror

  • Shirley Jackson - The Haunting of Hill House
  • Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
  • Clive Barker - Books of Blood
  • Ray Bradbury - Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Stephen King - It, Pet Sematary
  • Thomas Harris - The Silence of the Lambs
  • Dan Simmons - Song of Kali
  • Algernon Blackwood - Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood
  • M.R. James - Casting the Runes, and Other Ghost Stories
  • Mervyn Peake - Boy in Darkness
  • William Hodgson - The House on the Borderland
  • H. P. Lovecraft - Collected Stories

New Horror

  • Laird Barron - Occultation
  • Joe R. Lansdale - The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
  • Will Elliot - The Pilo Family Circus
  • Edward Lee - Bullet Through Your Face
  • Tim Curran - The Devil Next Door
  • Dave Brockie - Whargoul
  • Joe Hill - Heart-Shaped Box
  • Thomas Ligotti - Teatro Grottesco

FantasyEdit

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Epic Fantasy:

  • J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
  • George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
  • Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time
  • Michael Meyerhofer - Wytchfire
  • Paul Kearney - Hawkwood's Voyage
  • K.J.Parker - Devices and Desires
  • Melanie Rawn - Dragon Prince
  • Brian Ruckley - Winterbirth
  • Tad WIlliams - The Dragonbone Chair
  • David Zindell - The Lightsone
  • Daniel Abraham - A Shadow in Summer
  • Chris Wooding - The Braided Path
  • Raymond E. Feist - The Riftwar Cycle
  • Greg Keyes - The Briar King
  • Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of The Wind
  • Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn: The Final Empire

Urban Fantasy

  • Jim Butcher - The Dresden files
  • Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere, American Gods, The Anansi Boys
  • Graham Joyce - The Tooth Fairy
  • R.A.Macavoy - Tea with the Black Dragon
  • Jonathan Carroll - The Land of Laughs
  • Seanan McGuire - October Daye series

Swords and Sorcery

  • Raymond E. Feist - Magician
  • Fritz Leiber - The First Book of Lankhmar
  • Michael Moorcock - Elric of Melnibone
  • Michael Shea - The Incomplete Nifft
  • Jack Vance - Tales of the Dying Earth
  • Karl Edward Wagner - Gods in Darkness
  • C.L.Moore - Jirel of Joiry
  • Ed Greenwood - Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Entry Level

  • Terry Brooks - First King of Shannara
  • Susan Cooper - The Dark is Rising
  • David Eddings - Pawn of Prophecy
  • David Eddings - The Diamond Throne
  • Raymond E.Feist - Magician
  • Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman - Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman - Dragon Wing
  • Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman - Rose of the Prophet
  • Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman - Time of the Twins
  • C.S.Lewis - The Lion', 'The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • R.A.Salvatore - Homeland
  • Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials
  • Guy Gavriel Kay - The Fionavar Tapestry

Coming of Age

  • Glen Cook - The Swordbearer
  • Robin Hobb - Assassin's Apprentice
  • J.V.Jones - The Baker's Boy
  • Rebecca Bradley - Lady in Gil

Historic Fantasy

  • David Gemell - Troy
  • Guy Gavriel Kay - The Lions of Al-Rassan
  • J.Gregory Keyes - Newton's Cannon
  • R.A.MacAvoy - Damiano
  • T.H.White - The Once and Future king
  • Gene Wolfe - Latro in the Mist
  • George R.R. Martin - Fevre Dream
  • John M.Ford - The Dragon Waiting
  • Mary Gentle - A Secret History

Mystery

  • Steven Brust - The Book of Jhereg
  • Jim Butcher - Storm Front
  • Glen Cook - Sweet Silver Blues
  • Barry Hughart - Bridge of Birds
  • Matthew Hughes - Majestrum

Comic Fantasy

  • Terry Pratchett - Carpe Jugulum
  • Christopher Moore - Lamb
  • Peter David - Sir Apropos of Nothing
  • Mary Gentle - Grunts
  • William Goldman - The Princess Bride

Weird

  • H.P.Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness
  • William Hope Hodgson - The House in the Borderland
  • Clark Ashton Smith - The Emperor of Dreams
  • Jeff Vandermeer - City of Saints and Madmen
  • China Miéville - Perdido Street Station

Mythic

  • Roger Zelazny - Creatures of Light and Darkness
  • Mickey Zucker Reichert - The Last of the Renshai
  • Jonh Myers Myers - Silverlock
  • Steven Brust - To Reign in Hell
  • Poul Anderson - The Broken Sword
  • Michael Scott Rogan - The Anvil of Ice

Alternate World

  • Stephen R. Donaldson - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, The Mirror in her Dreams
  • Julian May - The Many-Coloured Land
  • Stephen R. Lawhead - The Paradise War
  • Poul Anderson - Three Heards and Three Lions
  • Roger Zelazny - The Great Book of Amber
  • Garth Nix - The Old Kingdom

Old School

  • George MacDonal - Phantastes
  • E.R.Eddison - The Worm Ouroboros
  • Lord Dunsany - The King of Elfland's Daughter
  • Ernest Bramah - The Wallet of Kail Lung
  • David Lindsay - A Voyage to Arcturus
  • Charles G. Finney - The Circus of Dr.Lao
  • Mikhail Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita
  • Mervyn Peake - Titus Groan

Miscellaneous

  • Paul Edwin Zimmer - The Lost Prince
  • David Gemell - Legend
  • C.S.Friedman - Black Sun Rising
  • K.J.Parker - Shadow
  • Kate Elliot - King's Dragon
  • Michael A.Stackpole - Talion Revenant
  • Matthew Woodring Stover - Heroes Die
  • Gene Wolfe - The Shadow of the Torturer
  • Tim Powers - The Anubis Gates
  • John Marco - The Jackal of Nar
  • Andrzej Sapkowski - Blood of Elves
  • Ken Grimwood - Replay
  • Glen Cook - Chronicles of the Black Company
  • Patricia A. Mckillip - The Riddle-Master of Hed
  • Sean Ruselss - The Initiate Brother
  • Brent Weeks - The Way of Shadows
  • Jeniffer Fallon - The Immortal Prince
  • John Crowley - Little, Big
  • Catherynne M. Valente - In the Night Garden
  • M. John Harrison - Viriconium
  • Jack Vance - Lyonesse
  • Frank & Brian Herbert - The Dune Series
  • Dave Duncan - King's Blades Series
  • David Eddings - Belgariad Trilogy
  • Piers Anthony - Incarnations of Immortality

Non-FictionEdit

Essays
Essays
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Classics

  • Essays in Idleness by Yoshida Kenko
  • Essays by Francis Bacon
  • The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
  • The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
  • Selected Essays by Samuel Johnson
  • A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Essays by Charles Lamb
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Complete Essays of Mark Twain
  • The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays by Charles Baudelaire
  • In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton
  • The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose by Oscar Wilde
  • Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Modern and Contemporary Essays (English Language)

  • A Collection of Essays by George Orwell
  • The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats [vols. IV and V: Early and Later Essays]
  • Selected Essays by Virginia Woolf
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  • Selected Essays by D.H. Lawrence
  • Selected Essays by T.S. Eliot
  • Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
  • Kokoro by Lafcadio Hearn
  • Geography of the Imagination by Guy Davenport
  • Essays of E.B. White
  • Against Interpretation and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
  • We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
  • Dreamers of Dreams: Essays on Poets and Poetry by John Simon
  • Huxley and God: Essays on Religious Experienceby Aldous Huxley
  • Mystery and Manners by Flannery O'Connor
  • Literary Essays of Ezra Pound
  • In Favor of the Sensitive Man, and Other Essays by Anais Nin
  • Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote
  • The Best of Myles by Flann O'Brien
  • A Jacques Barzun Reader by Jacques Barzun
  • Reflections on Exile by Edward W. Said
  • The Vintage Mencken by H.L. Mencken
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
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  • Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism by John Updike
  • Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings by Angela Carter
  • Fame & Folly: Essays by Cynthia Ozick
  • The Donald Richie Reader by Donald Richie
  • Dreamer of Dreams by John Simon
  • On Histories and Stories by A.S. Byatt
  • Wormholes: Essays and Occasional Writings by John Fowles
  • Finding a Form by William H. Gass
  • An Elemental Thing by Eliot Weinberger

Modern and Contemporary Essays (non-English Language)

  • Selected Non-Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Visions of Excess by Georges Bataille
  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec
  • Letters, Numbers, Forms: Essays by Raymond Queneau
  • Selected Essays of Zhou Zuoren
  • Selected Bilingual Essays of Lin Yutang
  • Illuminations: Essays by Walter Benjamin
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  • A Barthes Reader by Roland Barthes
  • Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
  • The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa
  • Less Than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky
  • Myself With Others: Essays by Carlos Fuentes
  • The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz
  • The Spirit of Prague by Ivan Klima
  • Encounter: Essays by Milan Kundera
  • How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays by Umberto Eco
  • Anathemas and Admirations by E.M. Cioran
  • Passing By: Selected Essays by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Other People's Trades by Primo Levi
  • Nobody's Home by Dubravka Ugresic
  • Campo Santo by W.G. Sebald


PhilosophyEdit

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Classical Philosophy
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Pre-socratics:

On Socrates:

  • I.F.Stone - The trial of Socrates
  • Aristophanes - The clouds
  • Charles H.Kahn - Plato and the Socratic dialogue
  • Karl R. Popper - The open society and its enemies
  • Gail Fine - Plato on knowledge and forms.

By plato:

(Note made by Isabelle: later translations are usually more accessible. I AM not a fan of Jowett. Since she composed this list I thought it necessary to add this)

  • Early Works:
    • Apology
    • Crito
    • Euthyphro (holiness, the Euthyphro dilemma)
    • Ion
    • Laches (courage)
    • Protagoras (the teachability of virtue)
    • Gorgias (rethoric vs. philosophy)
    • Meno (virtue, Meno's paradox)
  • Middle Works
    • Parmenides - Forms
    • Phaedo (the death of socrates, the afterlife)
    • Phaedrus (love and rethoric)
    • Republic (politics, the state and the soul)
    • Symposium (true love, the 'Ladder of Love')
    • Theaetetus (knowledge)
  • Later Works
    • Critias (Atlantis)
    • Sophist (more on Forms)
    • Timaeus (the purpose of the universe)

On Aristotle

  • David M.Balme - Aristotle on Nature and Living Things: Philosophical and Historical Studies
  • Cristopher Shields - Aristotle
  • David Furley - From Aristotle to Augustine

By Aristotle

(Another note by Isabelle: Oxford translations are best)

  • The Nicomachean Ethics (virtue ethics, leads into Politics)
  • Rethoric
  • Metaphysics
  • Poetics
  • Politics

Cynicism

  • Farrand Sayre - Diogenes of Sinope: A study of Greek cynicism
  • R. Bracht Branham, Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé -The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy

Epicureanism

  • James Warren - The Cambridge's companion to Epicureanism
  • Eugene O'connor - The essential Epicurus
  • Lucretius - The nature of things

Stoicism

(Isabella specified Penguin Classics)

  • Seneca - Letters from a stoic
  • Epictetus - Discourses and selected writings
  • Marcus Aurelius - Meditations

Skepticism

  • Norman Maccoll - The Greek Sceptics: From Pyrrho to Sextus
  • Sextus Empiricus - Outlines of Pyrrhonism
  • Richard T. Wallis - Neoplatonism and Gnosticism
  • John Gregory - The neoplatonists
  • Plotinus - The enneads

Travel literature
Travel Literature
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General

  • From the Meadows of Gold by Mas'udi
  • The Travels of Ibn Battutah
  • Voyages and Discoveries by Richard Hakluyt
  • The Journals of Captain James Cook
  • South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
  • The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby
  • Collected Travel Writing by Evelyn Waugh
  • Travels With Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinsk
  • The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier
  • Pecked to Death by Ducks by Tim Cahill
  • Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It by Geoff Dyer

Europe

  • Guide to Greece by Pausanias
  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness by Ibn Fadlan
  • A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  • A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne
  • Letters From England by Voltaire
  • Italian Journey: 1786-1788 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Travel Pictures by Heinrich Heine
  • Letters from Russia by Adolphe De Custine
  • Winter Notes on Summer Impressions by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov
  • The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
  • D. H. Lawrence and Italy by D.H. Lawrence
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
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  • Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • The Silent Traveler in London by Chiang Lee
  • Stones of Aran: Labyrinth by Tim Robinson
  • The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
  • Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere by Jan Morris
  • In Siberia by Colin Thubron
  • The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald
  • Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk

Asia

  • The Travels of Marco Polo
  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • An Ottoman Traveller: Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi
  • Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Basho
  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella L. Bird
  • The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace
  • A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina by Richard Burton
  • Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
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  • The Southern Gates of Arabia by Freya Stark
  • A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • A Barbarian in Asia by Henri Michaux
  • Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China by David Kidd
  • Hindoo Holiday by J.R. Ackerley
  • Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
  • The Inland Sea by Donald Richie
  • Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger
  • The Lost Heart of Asia by Colin Thubron
  • The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
  • Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux
  • The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  • City of Djinns by William Dalrymple
  • Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue by Paul Bowles

Africa

  • Travels in the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park
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  • Travels in West Africa by Mary Kingsley
  • Source of the Nile by Richard Burton
  • The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates
  • Travels in the Congo by Andre Gide
  • Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  • Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
  • Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene
  • The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti
  • North of South by Shiva Naipaul
  • African Laughter by Doris Lessing

The Americas

  • Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition by Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca
  • Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America by Alexander von Humboldt
  • History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil by Jean de Lery
  • The Journals of Lewis and Clark
  • The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
  • American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens
  • A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau
  • Travels in Alaska by John Muir
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  • Roughing It by Mark Twain
  • Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  • Kabloona by Gontran de Poncins
  • Here is New York by E.B. White
  • Travels With Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
  • Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
  • The Lawless Roads by Graham Greene
  • In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
  • An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie
  • I See by My Outfit by Peter S. Beagle
  • Coming into the Country by John McPhee
  • A Walk in the Woods, A Brief History of Nearly Everything, and In a Sunburnt Country by Bill Bryson
  • A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul
  • The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

Anthologies

  • A Book of Traveller's Tales by Eric Newby
  • Travel Writing 1700-1830
  • Colonial American Travel Narratives
  • Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945: Foreign Authors Report from Germany
  • Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing
  • Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers
  • Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing
  • Americans in Paris

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