101 Favorite Books

101 Great Books for Adults

  1. Andersen, Hans Christian — Fairy Tales
  2. Anonymous — 1001 Nights of Adventure (Arabian Nights)
  3. Aristophanes — Lysistrata
  4. Arnold, Matthew — Culture and Anarchy
  5. Austen, Jane — Emma
  6. Balzac, Honore de — Father Goriot
  7. Blake, William — Poems
  8. Boccaccio, Giovanni — The Decameron
  9. Bronte, Charlotte — Jayne Eyre
  10. Bronte, Emily — Wuthering Heights
  11. Buber, Martin — I and Thou
  12. Cary, Joyce — The Horse’s Mouth
  13. Casanova — Memoirs (translated by Willard Trask)
  14. Cervantes, Miguel de — Don Quixote
  15. Charriere, Henri — Papillon
  16. Dante — The Divine Comedy
  17. Dickens, Charles — Great Expectations
  18. Dostoyevsky, Feodor — The Brothers Karamazov
  19. Durant, Will — The Story of Philosophy
  20. Eliot, George — Middlemarch
  21. Emerson, Ralph Waldo — Essays
  22. Euripides — The Bacchae
  23. Fielding, Henry — Tom Jones
  24. Flaubert, Gustave — Madame Bovary
  25. Forster, E. M. — Howard’s End
  26. Frank, Anne — The Diary of a Young Girl
  27. Franklin, Benjamin — Autobiography
  28. Fromm, Erich — The Art Of Loving
  29. Gandhi — Autobiography
  30. Giono, Jean — The Song of the World
  31. Goethe, J. W. von — Faust
  32. Goethe, J. W. von — Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
  33. Goldsmith, Oliver — The Vicar of Wakefield
  34. Gontcharoff, Ivan — A Common Story
  35. Gorky, Maxim — Autobiography
  36. Haggard, Rider — She
  37. Hamsun, Knut — Growth of the Soil
  38. Hawthorne, Nathaniel — The Scarlet Letter
  39. Herodotus — The Persian Wars
  40. Hesse, Hermann — Narcissus and Goldmund
  41. Homer — The Odyssey
  42. Hudson, William Henry — Green Mansions
  43. Huxley, Aldous — Brave New World
  44. Ibsen, Henrik — Hedda Gabler
  45. Jacobsen, Jens Peter — Niels Lyhne
  46. Joyce, James — Ulysses
  47. Kazantzakis, Nikos — The Odyssey, A Modern Sequel
  48. Kazantzakis, Nikos — Zorba the Greek
  49. Keats, John — Poems
  50. Keller, Helen — The Story of My Life
  51. Lao Tzu — Tao Te Ching
  52. Lawrence, D.H. — Women In Love
  53. London, Jack — Martin Eden
  54. Mann, Thomas — The Magic Mountain
  55. Manzoni, Alessandro — The Betrothed
  56. Marx, Karl — Das Kapital
  57. Maskaleris, Thanasis — The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis
  58. Melville, Herman — Moby Dick
  59. Miller, Henry — The Colossus of Maroussi
  60. Montagu, Ashley — Growing Young
  61. More, Thomas — Utopia
  62. Morris, William — News From Nowhere
  63. Neill, A.S. — Summerhill
  64. Nietzsche, Friedrich — Thus Spake Zarathustra
  65. Oppenheim, E. Phillips — The Great Impersonation
  66. Pastore, Michael — Zen in the Art of Child Maintenance
  67. Pastore, Michael — Thoreau Bound: A Utopian Romance in the Isles of Greece
  68. Plato — The Dialogues
  69. Plutarch — Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
  70. Powys, John Cowper — Wolf Solent
  71. Proust, Marcel — In Search of Lost Time
  72. Pushkin, Alexander Sergeyevich — Eugene Onegin
  73. Pyle, Howard — Robin Hood
  74. Rabelais — Gargantua and Pantagruel
  75. Read, Herbert — The Green Child
  76. Rolland, Romain — Jean Christophe
  77. Rostand, Edmund — Cyrano de Bergerac
  78. Rousseau, Jean Jaques — Emile
  79. Rushdie, Salman — The Enchantress of Florence
  80. Ruskin, John — Unto This Last
  81. Russell, Bertrand — Autobiography
  82. Sand, George — Consuelo
  83. Sand, Geogre — The Countess of Rudolstadt
  84. Scott, Walter — Ivanhoe
  85. Shakespeare, William — (all his plays and poems)
  86. Shaw, Bernard — Man and Superman
  87. Shaw, Bernard — Saint Joan
  88. Shelley, Mary — Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
  89. Shelley, Percy Bysshe — Poems
  90. Silone, Ignazio — Bread and Wine
  91. Smith, Huston — The World’s Religions
  92. Steinbeck, John — The Grapes of Wrath
  93. Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle) — The Charterhouse of Parma
  94. Sterne, Lawrence — Tristam Shandy
  95. Thoreau, Henry David — Walden
  96. Tobias, Michael Charles — Adventures of Mr Marigold
  97. Tobias, Michael Charles — The Earth in Fragments : A Memoir by Michael Charles Tobias
  98. Tolstoy, Leo — War and Peace
  99. Turgenev, Ivan — Fathers and Sons
  100. Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens) — Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  101. Uris, Leon — Exodus
  102. Van Gogh, Vincent — Letters
  103. Voltaire — Candide
  104. Ward, Lynd — (all his graphic novels)
  105. Wells, H.G. — Ann Veronica : A Modern Love Story
  106. West, Nathaniel — Miss Lonelyhearts
  107. Whitman, Walt — Leaves of Grass
  108. Wilde, Oscar — The Importance of Being Earnest
  109. Wolfe, Thomas — Look Homeward Angel
  110. Woolf, Virginia — To The Lighthouse
  111. Wordsworth, William — The Prelude
  112. Yeats, William Butler — Poems
  113. Yezierska, Anzia — Bread Givers
  114. Yutang, Lin — The Importance of Living
  115. Zweig, Stefan — Master Builders
Books to Look At
  • The Forest of Norway … (Murakami Spring Tree)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame … (Victor Hugo)
  • Love of the City … (Zhang Ailing)