Will Durant's 100 Best Books for an Education

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Taken from "One Hundred ‘Best’ Books For an Education" by the influential historian and philosopher, Will Durant.

Note that there are some multivolume works, and sometimes more than one work listed for an author that is counted as one book.

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  1. 51.
    Collected Maxims and Other Reflections (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Fran^cois de La Rochefoucauld

  2. 53.
    The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon
    by Francis Bacon

  3. 54.
    The Complete Poetry of John Milton
    by John Milton

  4. 55.

  5. 56.
    Ethics (Penguin Classics)
    by Benedict de Spinoza

  6. 57.
    Portraits of the eighteenth century;: Historic and literary
    by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

  7. 58.
    Candide and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Voltaire

  8. 59.
    The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  9. 62.

  10. 63.
    Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)
    by James Boswell

  11. 64.
    Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Henry Fielding

  12. 67.
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Penguin Classics)
    by Mary Wollstonecraft

  13. 69.
    Napoleon, by Emil Ludwig; translated by Eden and Cedar Paul
    by Emil (1881-1948) Ludwig

  14. 71.
    Goethe's Faust
    by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  15. 72.
    Conversations of Goethe with Johann Peter Eckermann
    by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  16. 73.
    Heinrich Heine: Poems
    by Ritchie Robertson

  17. 74.
    The Complete Poems of John Keats (Modern Library)
    by John Keats

  18. 75.
    The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Modern Library)
    by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  19. 76.
    Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)
    by Gustave Flaubert

  20. 77.
    The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume
    by George Gordon Byron Byron

  21. 78.
    Pere Goriot (Signet Classics)
    by Honore de Balzac

  22. 79.
    Les Miserables
    by Victor Hugo

  23. 80.
    Penguin Island - Anatole France
    by Anatole France

  24. 81.
    The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson
    by Alfred Tennyson

  25. 82.
    The Pickwick Papers (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Charles Dickens

  26. 83.
    Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)
    by William Makepeace Thackeray

  27. 84.
    Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Ivan Turgenev

  28. 85.
    The Brothers Karamazov (Modern Library)
    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  29. 86.
    War and Peace (Vintage Classics)
    by Leo Tolstoy

  30. 87.
    Peer Gynt: A Dramatic Poem (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Henrik Ibsen

  31. 88.
    The Descent of Man (Dover Books on Biology)
    by Charles Darwin

  32. 89.
    History of Civilization in England
    by Henry Thomas Buckle

  33. 90.
    The Works of Schopenhauer
    by Will Durant

  34. 91.
    by Friedrich Nietzsche

  35. 93.
    The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
    by Edgar Allan Poe

  36. 95.
    Walden and Civil Disobedience (Barnes & Noble Classics)
    by Henry David Thoreau

  37. 96.
    Leaves of Grass (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Walt Whitman

  38. 97.

  39. 98.
    Jean Christophe by Rolland, Romain
    by Romain Rolland

  40. 99.
    Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Four Volumes.

  41. 100.
    Bergson's Creative Evolution
    by Henri Bergson

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