ADLER How to Read a Book * READ FIRST

AESCHYLUS Agamemnon + HOMER The Iliad

AESOP Fables

ARISTOTLE Politics

AUSTEN Pride and Prejudice

BALDWIN The Fire Next Time

BIBLE Job and Matthew + KORAN Chapter 47

BOCCACCIO The Decameron

BUCK Good Earth

BUNYAN Pilgrim's Progress

BURTON Arabian Nights

CAESAR Gallic War Commentaries + VIRGIL Aeneid

CAMUS The Stranger

CARLYLE On Heroes and Hero Worship

CARROLL Alice in Wonderland

CERVANTES Don Quixote

CHAUCER Canterbury Tales

CHURCHILL Blood, Sweat, and Tears

CLAUSEWITZ On War + SUNTZU The Art of War

COLERIDGE Ancient Mariner

CONFUCIUS Analects + LAO-TSE Tao-Te-Ching

CONRAD Lord Jim

COOPER Last of the Mohicans

CRANE Red Badge of Courage

DANA Two Years Before the Mast

DANTE Inferno

DARWIN Voyage of the Beagle

DEFOE Robinson Crusoe

DICKENS Tale of Two Cities

DOSTOYEVSKY Crime and Punishment

DOYLE Sherlock Holmes + COLLINS The Moonstone

DREISER American Tragedy

DUMAS Count of Monte Cristo

DURANT Story of Philosophy

EINSTEIN Evolution of Physics

ELIOT Silas Marner

EMERSON Essays

EURIPIDES Medea + SOPHOCLES Oedipus Rex

FAULKNER The Sound and the Fury

FLAUBERT Madame Bovary

FITZGERALD The Great Gatsby

FORSTER A Passage to India

FRANKLIN Autobiography + SCHWEITZER My Life and Thoughts

GOETHE Faust

HALE Man Without a Country

HAMILTON + MADISON Federalist Papers + The U.S. Constitution

HARRIS I'm OK -- You're OK

HAWTHORNE Scarlet Letter

HEILBRONER Worldly Philosophers

HEMINGWAY Farewell to Arms

HUDSON Green Mansions

HUGO Les Misérables

HUXLEY Brave New World

IRVING Sketch Book

JAMES Turn of the Screw + O'HENRY Gift of the Magi

JEFFERSON Declaration of Independence + ROUSSEAU The Social Contract

JOYCE Portrait of the Artist

KELLER Story of My Life

KENNEDY Profiles in Courage

KHAYYAM The Rubaiyat

KIPLING Captains Courageous

LONDON Call of the Wild

MACHIAVELLI The Prince

MALORY La Morte D'Arthur + TENNYSON Idylls of the King

MELVILLE Moby Dick

MILL On Liberty

MILLER Death of a Salesman

MILTON Paradise Lost

MICHENER Tales of the South Pacific

MOLIERE Misanthrope

MOORE Utopia

ORCZY Scarlet Pimpernel

ORWELL Animal Farm

OVID Metamorphoses

PAINE Common Sense

PARKMAN Oregon Trail

PLATO The Republic + MARX Communist Manifesto

POE Tales

POPE Essay on Man

RAND Atlas Shrugged

SAROYAN Human Comedy

SARTRE No Exit

SCOTT Ivanhoe

SHAKESPEARE Hamlet

SHELLEY Frankenstein + STOKER Dracula

SHAW Man and Superman

SINCLAIR The Jungle

STEINBECK Grapes of Wrath

STEVENSON Treasure Island

STOWE Uncle Tom's Cabin

SWIFT Gulliver's Travels

THOREAU Walden

TOLSTOY Anna Karenina

TOYNBEE Study of History + HART The 100

TWAIN Huckleberry Finn

VERNE Twenty Thousand Leagues

VOLTAIRE Candide

WALLACE Ben Hur

WILDE The Picture of Dorain Gray

WILLIAMS Streetcar Named Desire