The Well-Educated Mind (full list)

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Here is the full list from The Well-Educated Mind. These are not the exact editions that are recommended in the book.

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  1. 1.
    Don Quixote (Modern Library Classics)
    by Miguel de Cervantes

  2. 2.
    The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by John Bunyan

  3. 3.
    Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics)
    by Jonathan Swift

  4. 4.
    Pride and Prejudice (Modern Library Classics)
    by Jane Austen

  5. 5.
    Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics)
    by Charles Dickens

  6. 6.
    Jane Eyre (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Charlotte Brontë

  7. 7.
    The Scarlet Letter (Penguin Classics)
    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  8. 8.
    Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
    by Herman Melville

  9. 9.
    Uncle Tom's Cabin (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  10. 10.
    Madame Bovary (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Gustave Flaubert

  11. 11.
    Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  12. 12.
    Anna Karenina
    by Leo Tolstoy

  13. 13.
    The Return of the Native (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Thomas Hardy

  14. 14.
    The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)
    by Henry James

  15. 15.
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Classics)
    by Mark Twain

  16. 16.
    The Red Badge of Courage
    by Stephen Crane

  17. 17.
    Heart of Darkness (Hesperus Classics)
    by Joseph Conrad

  18. 18.
    The House of Mirth (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Edith Wharton

  19. 19.
    The Great Gatsby
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  20. 20.
    Mrs. Dalloway
    by Virginia Woolf

  21. 21.
    The Trial
    by Franz Kafka

  22. 22.
    Native Son (Perennial Classics)
    by Richard Wright

  23. 23.
    The Stranger
    by Albert Camus

  24. 24.
    by George Orwell

  25. 25.
    Invisible Man
    by Ralph Ellison

  26. 26.
    Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)
    by Saul Bellow

  27. 27.
    One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  28. 29.
    Song of Solomon
    by Toni Morrison

  29. 31.
    by A.S. Byatt

  30. 33.
    The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions)
    by Margery Kempe

  31. 34.
    Montaigne: Essays
    by Michel de Montaigne

  32. 35.

  33. 38.

  34. 39.
    Rousseau: Confessions (Landmarks of World Literature)
    by Peter France

  35. 40.
    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The
    by Benjamin Franklin

  36. 41.
    Walden (Princeton Classic Editions)
    by Henry David Thoreau

  37. 42.
    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
    by Harriet Jacobs

  38. 43.
    The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (African American)
    by Frederick Douglass

  39. 44.
    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (Dodo Press)
    by Booker T. Washington

  40. 45.
    Ecce Homo
    by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  41. 46.
    Mein Kampf
    by Adolf Hitler

  42. 47.
    An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
    by Mahatma Gandhi

  43. 48.
    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
    by Gertrude Stein

  44. 49.
    The Seven Storey Mountain
    by Thomas Merton

  45. 50.
    Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
    by C. S. Lewis

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Created by punkie4god on Nov 14, 2006.


Untitled — 4 years ago

This is missing the poetry section,no?

Strange list! — 5 years ago

This is rather a strange list: a mixture of ancient Greek and Roman Lit, 16-19th century English Lit, and then a lot of American stuff. There’s a token Aussie one, but did I miss the French lit? The Russians? the Irish?

good list! — 6 years ago

I really enjoyed this list—I could have read all these and saved some time in college with my english degree! And now I have something to study now that I’m just wandering around. :)

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