The Well-Educated Mind List

Well-Educated Mind List
Kempe, Margery:  The Book of Margery Kempe
De Montaigne, Michel:
Selected Essays  IntroductionPart One, Part Two,  Part Three
Descartes, Rene:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques:
Thoreau, Henry David:  Walden, or My Life in the Woods
Washington, Booker T.: Up From Slavery
Nietzsche, Friedrich: Ecce Homo
Hitler, Adolf: Mein Kampf
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.: The Gulag Archipelago
Colson, Charles W.:  Born Again 
Conway, Jill Ker: The Road from Coorain
Plato (1560)
Paolo Veronese
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Herodotus: The Histories (including chapter posts)
Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War (including chapter posts)
Plato: The Republic
Plutarch: Lives
Augustine: The City of God
Bede: The Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince
More, Sir Thomas: Utopia
Locke, John: The True End of Civil Government
Hume, David: The History of England, Vol. V
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: The Social Contract
Paine, Thomas: Common Sense
Gibbon, Edward: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman
Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
De Tocqueville, Alexis: Democracy in America
Marx, Karl & Engels, Friedrich: The Communist Manifesto
Burckhardt, Jacob: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
Du Bois, W.E.B.: The Souls of Black Folk
Weber, Max: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Strachey, Lytton: Queen Victoria
Orwell, George: The Road to Wigan Pier
Miller, Perry: The New England Mind
Galbraith, John Kenneth: The Great Crash 1929
Ryan, Cornelius: The Longest Day
Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique
Genovese, Eugene D.: Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves
Tuchman, Barbara: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth
Woodward, Bob & Bernstein, Carl: All the President’s Men
McPherson, James M.: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher: A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha
Ballard, Based on Her Diary
Fukuyama, Francis: The End of History and the Last Man
Jason and Medea (1907)
John William Waterhouse
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Aeschylus: Agamemnon
Sophocles: Oedipus the King
Euripides: Medea
Aristophanes: The Birds
Aristotle: Poetics
Marlowe, Christopher: Doctor Faustus
Shakespeare: Richard III
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare: Hamlet
Moliere: Tartuffe
Congreve, William: The Way of the World
Goldsmith, Oliver: She Stoops to Conquer
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley: The School for Scandal
Ibsen, Henrik: A Doll’s House
Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest
Chekhov, Anton: The Cherry Orchard
Shaw, George Bernard: Saint Joan
Eliot, T.S.: Murder in the Cathedral
Wilder, Thornton: Our Town
O’Neill, Eugene: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Sartre, Jean Paul: No Exit
Williams, Tennessee: A Streetcar Named Desire
Miller, Arthur: Death of a Salesman
Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
Bolt, Robert: A Man For All Seasons
Stoppard, Tom: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Shaffer, Peter: Equus
Homer: The Iliad
Homer:  The Odyssey (including chapter posts)
Greek Lyricists
Horace: Odes
Alighieri, Dante: Inferno
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury Tales
Shakespeare: Sonnets
Donne, John
Bible: Psalms (King James Version)
Milton, John: Paradise Lost
Blake, William: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Wordsworth, William
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Keats, John
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Lord Tennyson, Alfred
Whitman, Walt
Dickinson, Emily
Rossetti, Christina
Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Yeates, William Butler
Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Frost, Robert
Sandburg, Carl
Williams, William Carlos
Pound, Ezra
Eliot, T.S.
Hughes, Landston
Auden, W.H
I’ve decided not to read through the novels at the moment, but I may add them later on.