Tuesday, October 10, 2006

E-BOOK: Books to Read Before You Die, Part 1

Someone on Listology posted a complete list of all the books featured in the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die edited by Peter Boxall. It spans literary history right up to the present day, and presents a list of the essential titles in each time period. Obviously, there is a certain amount of subjectivity in such a project, and I may not agree with all the choices. But it's a wonderful starting point! I'll be leaving off any titles for which I can't find a public domain text on the net, but other than that, I'll be sticking to Boxall's list.

1. Pre-1700
  1. Oroonoko, Aphra Behn
  2. The Princess of Clèves, Comtesse de La Fayette
  3. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
  4. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  5. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Françoise Rabelais
  6. The Thousand and One Nights, Anonymous
  7. The Golden Ass, Lucius Apuleius
  8. Aesop’s Fables, Aesopus

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At 5:30 AM, Blogger Rayna said...

you should add Montaigne's essays to this list - it's definitely available in ebook form

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Karen said...

thanks for the links! i'm starting my reading journey and I'm going to begin with the books available in your site. it's nice to see the links directly.


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