48 great classic books

These recommendations are found in the books How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren, and The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer, both of which are high-quality books. You can read the books for complete information about their recommendations (with suggestions on how to read them), but here are the titles of the books which are recommended by both of them.  Here are the recommended classic books along with the Amazon and free download links (if any) (thanks to Life Optimizer) :

Novels

  1. Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes) – Download
  2. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift) – Download
  3. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – Download
  4. Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) – Download
  5. The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) – Download
  6. Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) – Download
  7. Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert) – Download
  8. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) – Download
  9. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) – Download
  10. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) – Download
  11. The Trial (Franz Kafka) – Download

Autobiography and Memoirs

  1. The Confessions (Augustine) – Download
  2. The Complete Essays (Michel de Montaigne) – Download
  3. Meditations on First Philosophy (Rene Descartes)
  4. Walden (Henry David Thoreau) – Download

History

  1. The Histories (Herodotus) – Download vol 1vol 2
  2. The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides) – Download
  3. The Republic (Plato) – Download
  4. Lives (Plutarch) – Download vol 1vol 2vol 3
  5. City of God (Augustine)
  6. The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli) – Download
  7. Utopia (Sir Thomas More) – Download
  8. The Social Contract (Jean Jaques Rousseau)
  9. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edward Gibbon) – Download vol 1vol 2vol 3vol 4vol 5vol 6
  10. Democracy in America (Alexis de Tocqueville) – Download vol 1vol 2
  11. The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx) – Download

Dramas

  1. Agamemnon (Aeschylus) – Download
  2. Oedipus the King (Sophocles) – Download
  3. Medea (Euripides)
  4. The Birds (Aristophanes) – Download
  5. Poetics (Aristotle) – Download
  6. Richard III (William Shakespeare) – Download
  7. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare) – Download
  8. Hamlet (William Shakespeare) – Download
  9. Tartuffe (Moliere) – Download
  10. The Way of the World (William Congreve) – Download
  11. A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen) – Download
  12. Saint Joan (George Bernard Shaw)
  13. No Exit (Jean Paul Sartre)

Poetry

  1. The Iliad (Homer) – Download
  2. The Odyssey (Homer) – Download
  3. Odes (Horace) – Download
  4. Inferno (Dante Alighieri) – Download
  5. The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer) – Download
  6. Sonnets (William Shakespeare) – Download
  7. Paradise Lost (John Milton) – Download
  8. Selected Poetry (William Wordsworth) – Download vol 1vol 2vol 3
  9. The Complete Poems (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) – Download

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