What I’ve read

Since beginning this project in January 2012, I have completed the following works:

Imaginative Literature

Epic Poems:

  1. The Odyssey of Homer (06/14/2013)


  1. Shakespeare, William: The Taming of the Shrew

Short Stories:

  1. Hemingway, Ernest: The Killers (05/09/2012)
  2. Kipling, Rudyard: Mowgli’s Brothers (08/07/2012)
  3. Poe, Edgar Allan: The Tell-Tale Heart (05/18/2012)
  4. Scott, Walter: Two Drovers(02/01/2012)
  5. Tolstoy, Leo: The Three Hermits (02/03/2012)
  6. Twain, Mark: The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg (02/24/2012)

Novels and Novellas:

  1. Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe

Literary and Critical Essays:

  1. Woolf, Virginia: How One Should Read a Book (01/04/2012)
  2. Lamb, Charles: My First Play (03/20/2012)
  3. Hazlitt, William: Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen (05/12/2012)

Man and Society

Histories and Treatises:

  1. Prescott, William: The Land of Montezuma from History of the Conquest of Mexico (07/05/2012)
  2. Tacitus: Life of Julius Gnaeus Agricola (08/04/2012)
  3. Twain, Mark: Life on The Mississippi (10/08/2012)
  4. Xenophon: Anabasis (05/09/2012 )

Constitutional Documents:

  1. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (07/25/2011)
  2. The English Bill of Rights (03/16/2011)


  1. Lincoln, Abraham: To Horace Greeley (05/09/2012)


  1. Lincoln, Abraham: The Gettysburg Address (10/16/2012)


  1. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: “Sketch of Abraham Lincoln” from “Chiefly About War Matters” (/7/30/2012)
  2. Hume, David: Of the Study of History (01/10/2012)
  3. James, William: The Energies of Men (10/12/2012)
  4. St. Jean de Crèvecoeur: The Making of Americans from Letters From an American Farmer (05/11/2012)

Natural Sciences

Physical Sciences:

  1. Curie, Eve: Madame Curie (excerpt) (07/30/2012)
  2. Fabre, Jean-Henri: The Sacred Beetle (05/03/2012)
  3. Haldane, J.B.S.: On Being the Right Size (09/17/2012)
  4. Tyndall, John: Faraday as a Discoverer (excerpts) (05/12/2012)


  1. Dantzig, Tobias: Number–The Language of Science  (10/11/2012)
  2. Hogben, Lancelot: Mathematics, the Mirror of Civilization (02/14/2012)
  3. Kasner and Newman: New Names for Old (06/02/2012)

Philosophy and Theology:

Treatises and Longer Works:

  1. Adams, Henry: Mont St. Michel and Chartres (excerpt)

Dialogues and Other Shorter Works:

  1. Cicero: On Friendship (08/06/2012)
  2. Epictetus: Enchiridion (05/17/2012)
  3. Plato: Meno (06/01/2012)
  4. Plutarch: On Contentment (09/30/2012)

Essays, Lectures, and Letters:

  1. Bacon, Francis: Of Death (11/14/2012)
  2. Bacon, Francis: Of Truth (02/20/2012)
  3. Emerson, Ralph Waldo: Self-Reliance (07/10/2012)
  4. Erskine, John: The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent (01/27/2012)
  5. Stevenson, robert L.: The Lantern-Bearers (07/03/2012)

Works in Progress

* The classification used here was copied from “Through the Great Books”.

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