Recommended Reading in Great Literature, Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, Illinois

1. The Bible
2. Aristophanes, The Birds
3. Aristotle, Poetics
4. Homer, Odyssey, Iliad
5. Horace, Odes, etc.
6. Pindar, Olympians, etc.
7. Plato, Republic
8. Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
9. Theocritus, Idylls
10. Virgil, Aeneid, etc.
11. E. Hamilton, Mythology, etc.
12. M. Renault, The King Must Die, etc.
13. J. William, Augustus
14. Bede, History of the English Church and People
15. Beowulf
16. A.C. Cawley, Everyman & Miracle Plays
17. G. Chaucer Canterbury Tales
18. Dante, Divine Comedy
19. W. Langland, Piers the Ploughman
20. T. Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur
21. Ackerman, Backgrounds to Medieval Literature
22. J. Gardner, Grendel
23. M. Stewart, The Crystal Cave, etc.
24. T.H. White Once and Future King
25. M. Cervantes, Don Quixote
26. J. Donne, Collected Poems
27. J. Dryden, MacFlecknoe, etc.
28. B. Jonson, Epigrams, Plays
29. C. Marlowe, Poems, Doctor Faustus
30. J. Milton, Paradise Lost, L’Allegro
31. W. Shakespeare, Sonnets, Plays
32. E. Spenser, Shephearde’s Calender
33. H. Fielding, Joseph Andrews
34. T. Gray, Elegy in a Country Churchyard
35. S. Johnson, Life of Milton, etc.
36. A. Pope, Rape of the Lock, etc.
37. J. Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
38. M. Arnold, Dover Beach
39. R. Browning, Collected Works
40. S.T. Coleridge, Ancient Mariner
41. E. Dickinson, Collected Works
42. J. Keats, Collected Works
43. E.A. Poe, The Raven
44. P.B. Shelley, Collected Works
45. A. Tennyson, Idylls of the King, etc.
46. W. Whitman, Leaves of Grass
47. W. Wordsworth, Collected Works
48. J. Austen, Pride and Prejudice
49. C. Bronte, Jane Eyre
50. E. Bronte, Wuthering Heights
51. L. Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
52. W. Cather, My Antonia, etc.
53. J. Cooper, Last of the Mohicans
54. C. Dickens, Great Expectations, etc.
55. F. Dostoyevsky, Crime & Punishment, etc.
56. G. Eliot, Adam Bede
57. R.W. Emerson, American Scholar, etc.
58. G. Flaubert, Madame Bovary
59. T. Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, etc.
60. N. Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, etc.
61. W. Irving, Legend of Sleepy Hollow
62. H. Melville, Billy Budd, Moby Dick, etc.
63. W. Scott, Ivanhoe, etc.
64. W.M. Thackery, Vanity Fair
65. H.D. Thoreau, Walden
66. L. Tolstoy, War and Peace
67. M. Twain, Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It
68. S. Becket, Waiting for Godot
69. B. Brecht, Mother Courage
70. A. Chekhov, Cherry Orchard
71. L. Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
72. H. Ibsen, A Doll’s House, etc.
73. A. Miller, Death of a Salesman
74. E. O’Neill, Ah Wilderness, etc.
75. Pirandello, Six Characters in Search…
76. G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, Major Barbara, etc.
77. A. Strindberg, Miss Julie, etc.
78. J. Synge, Playboy of the Western World
79. O. Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest
80. T. Wilder, Our Town, Skin of Our Teeth
81. T. Williams, Streetcar Named Desire
82. W.H. Auden, Collected Works
83. e.e. cummings, Collected Works
84. T.S. Eliot, Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
85. R. Frost, Collected Works
86. G.M. Hopkins, Collected Works
87. A.E. Housman, Collected Works
88. T. Roethke, Collected Works
89. W.B. Yeats, Collected Works
90. J. Didion, Collected Works
91. A. Dillard, Collected Works
92. L. Eiseley, Immense Journey, etc.
93. J. McPhee, Collected Works
94. F. O’Connor, Collected Works
95. Saki (Munro), Collected Short Stories
96. L. Thomas, Collected Works
97. J. Thurber, Carnival, etc.
98. E.B. White, Essays
99. S. Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio
100. J. Conrad, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness
101. W. Faulkner, Sound and the Fury
102. F.S. Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby
103. E.M. Forster, A Passage to India
104. J. Galsworthy, Forsyte Saga
105. E. Hemingway, The Sun also Rises
106. A. Huxley, Brave New World
107. H. James, The Ambassadors, etc.
108. J. Joyce, Portrait of the Artist…, etc.
109. D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love
110. S. Lewis, Main Street
111. J. Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
112. V. Woolf, To the Lighthouse
113. R. Wright, Native Son
114. K. Amis, Lucky Jim
115. J. Baldwin, Go Tell it on the Mountain
116. S. Beckett, Murphy
117. J. Barth, The End of the Road
118. R. Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles
119. A. Burgess, Enderby, A Clockwork Orange
120. A. Camus, Outsider, Plague
121. R. Ellison, Invisible Man
122. F.M. Ford, The Good Soldier
123. J. Gardner, October Light
124. W. Golding, Lord of the Flies
125. J. Heller, Catch-22
126. J. Herriot, All Creatures Great & Small
127. J. Knowles, A Separate Peace
128. H. Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
129. N. Mailer, Armies of the Night
130. T. Morrison, Song of Solomon
131. G. Orwell, Animal Farm, 1984
132. A. Paton, Cry the Beloved Country
133. J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
134. J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
135. J. Watson, The Double Helix