3) This Semester’s List: Fall 2010

So here goes – my first foray into the Greatest Books of All Time. This semester I’ll be reading 12 books, none of which seem particularly dreadful to me. They are as follows:

1. Tales From The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton – A collection of Middle Eastern fairy tales

2. Tales of Edgar Allan Poe – A collection of short stories that generally seem to fall into the ‘horror’ category

3. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri – A (very) long poem detailing one man’s journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven

4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky – A Russian psychological thriller

5. Satyricon by Petronius – A Roman novel (not too sure what it’s about)

6. Poems of William Shakespeare – Rather self-explanatory

7. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev – A Russian novel about the differences between generations

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – A novel about propriety and marriage in the 1800s

9. The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud – Some of the collected works of the father of psychoanalysis

10. Eight Comedies by William Shakespeare – Again, fairly self-explanatory

11. The Federalist by Hamilton, Madison and Jay – A series of essays promoting the ratification of the US Constitution

12. Political Writings of John Stuart Mill – The political writing of John Stuart Mill. Just kidding. Mill’s ideas about civil liberties, political structure, and the ethics behind government

Published on September 11, 2010 at 2:38 AM  Leave a Comment  

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