somewherelse's "Recommended Reading List for the Well Educated Adult"

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When I was in high school 9th and 12th Grade English Teacher had a "Recommended Reading List for the Well Educated Adult". I had the list for several years after and liked that I had a list of classics and quality books, both fiction and non-fiction. Sometime in the last 5 years I lost the list. This list is an attempt to re-create it and have a major lists of books folks should read.

This list has been compiled from various lists which can be found online and also from my own personal input. Hopefully it will not be easy to tell which is which.

Accept no substitute. :)

-jsherry

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  1. 201.
    Call It Sleep: A Novel
    by Henry Roth

  2. 202.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J.D. Salinger

  3. 203.

  4. 204.
    Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years
    by Carl Sandburg

  5. 205.
    The Human Comedy
    by William Saroyan

  6. 206.
    No Exit and Three Other Plays
    by Jean-Paul Sartre

  7. 207.
    The Nine Tailors
    by Dorothy L. Sayers

  8. 208.
    Ivanhoe (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Walter Scott

  9. 209.
    Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare

  10. 210.
    Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  11. 211.
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  12. 212.
    Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  13. 213.
    Man and Superman (Penguin Classics)
    by George Bernard Shaw

  14. 214.
    Pygmalion (Penguin Classics)
    by George Bernard Shaw

  15. 215.
    Saint Joan (Penguin Classics)
    by George Bernard Shaw

  16. 216.
    Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
    by Mary Shelley

  17. 217.
    The School for Scandal (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  18. 218.
    On the Beach
    by Nevil Shute

  19. 219.
    The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition
    by Upton Sinclair

  20. 220.
    Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series)
    by Leslie Marmon Silko

  21. 221.
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch (Signet Classics)
    by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  22. 222.
    Antigone (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Sophocles

  23. 223.
    Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Sophocles

  24. 224.
    Of Mice and Men
    by John Steinbeck

  25. 225.
    The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

  26. 226.
    Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
    by Robert Louis Stevenson

  27. 227.
    Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics)
    by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  28. 228.
    Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics)
    by Jonathan Swift

  29. 229.
    The Joy Luck Club
    by Amy Tan

  30. 231.
    Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)
    by William Makepeace Thackeray

  31. 232.
    The Poems of Dylan Thomas, New Revised Edition [with CD]
    by Dylan Thomas

  32. 233.
    Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Henry David Thoreau

  33. 234.
    Tocqueville: Democracy in America (Library of America)
    by Alexis de Tocqueville

  34. 235.
    Anna Karenina
    by Leo Tolstoy

  35. 236.
    War and Peace (Modern Library Classics)
    by Leo Tolstoy

  36. 237.
    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
    by Barbara W. Tuchman

  37. 238.
    Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Ivan Turgenev

  38. 239.

  39. 240.
    Rabbit, Run
    by John Updike

  40. 241.
    The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)
    by Virgil

  41. 242.
    Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
    by Voltaire

  42. 243.
    Slaughterhouse-Five
    by Kurt Vonnegut

  43. 244.
    The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker

  44. 245.
    All the King's Men
    by Robert Penn Warren

  45. 246.
    Brideshead Revisited
    by Evelyn Waugh

  46. 247.
    Night
    by Elie Wiesel

  47. 248.
    The Time Machine
    by H. G. Wells

  48. 249.
    Thirteen Stories
    by Eudora Welty

  49. 250.
    The Age of Innocence (Modern Library Classics)
    by Edith Wharton

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Created by somewherelse on Nov 15, 2007.
 

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