Twin Cities Classics Club

Books Read

  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury – August 2018

Running List of Suggestions

  • 1984, by George Orwell – suggested for September
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley – suggested for September
  • This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald – suggested for September
  • The Myth of Sisyphus, by Albert Camus – suggested for September
  • To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf – suggested for September

Fiction

  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  • Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
  • Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  • The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
  • Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  • The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  • The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
  • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
  • The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Trial, by Franz Kafka
  • Native Son, by Richard Wright
  • The Stranger, by Albert Camus
  • Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
  • Invisible Man, by HG Wells
  • Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
  • Amerika, by Franz Kafka
  • The Trial, by Franz Kafka
  • Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
  • The Hobbit, by J R R Tolkien
  • Lord of the Ring, by J R R Tolkien

Nonfiction

  • The Confessions, by Augustine
  • The Book of Margery Kempe, by Margery Kempe
  • The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself, by Teresa of Avila
  • Meditations, by Rene Descartes
  • Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, by John Bunyan
  • Confessions, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, by Frederick Douglas
  • Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, by Harriet Jacobs
  • Up from Slavery, by Booker T. Washington
  • Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is, by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler
  • An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, by Mohandas Gandhi
  • Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life, by C. S. Lewis
  • On Airs, Waters, and Places, by Hippocrates
  • Physics, by Aristotle
  • On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius
  • Commentariolus, by Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Novum Ogranum, by Francis Bacon
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, by Galileo Galilei
  • Micrographia, by Robert Hooke
  • “Rules” and “General Scholium” from Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, by Isaac Newton
  • Preliminary Discorse, by Georges Cuvier
  • Principles of Geology, by Charles Lyell
  • On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
  • Experiments in Plant Hybridization, by Gregor Mendel
  • The Origin of Continents of Oceans, by Alfred Wegener
  • The General Theory of Relativity, by Albert Einstein
  • The Origin and Development of Quantum Theory, by Max Planck
  • Evolution: The Modern Synthesis, by Julian Huxley
  • What is Life?, by Erwin Schrodinger
  • Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson
  • The Histories, by Herodotus
  • The Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides
  • The Republic, by Plato
  • Lives, by Plutarch
  • The City of God, by Augustine
  • The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, by Bede
  • The Prince, by Machiavelli
  • Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
  • The True End of Civil Government, by John Locke
  • The History of England, Volume V, by David Hume
  • The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
  • History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville
  • The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, by Jacob Burckhardt
  • The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by Max Weber
  • Queen Victoria, by Lytton Strachey
  • The Road to Wigan Pier, by George Orwell
  • A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf

Plays

  • Agamemnon, by Aeschylus
  • Oedipus the King, by Sophocles
  • Medea, by Euripides
  • The Birds, by Aristophanes
  • Poetics, by Aristotle
  • Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe
  • Richard III, by William Shakespeare
  • Tartuffe, by Moliere
  • The Way of the World, William Congreve
  • She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith
  • The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen
  • The Importance of being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
  • The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov
  • Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw
  • Murder in the Cathedral, by T. S. Eliot
  • Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
  • Long Day’s Journey into Night, by Eugene O’Neil
  • No Exit, by Jean Paul Sartre
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  • Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Folklore and Poetry

  • Perrault’ Fairy Tales, by Charles Perrault
  • Metamorphoses, by Ovid
  • Edgar Allen Poe