TWEM Challenge

Here I will track my progress through the lists in The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer. Join me for the discussion!


Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim's Progress
Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels
Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist
Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick
Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom's Cabin
Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
Hardy, Thomas: The Return of the Native
James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage
Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
Kafka, Franz: The Trial
Wright, Richard: Native Son
Camus, Albert: The Stranger
Orwell, George: 1984
Ellison, Ralph: Invisible Man
Bellow, Saul: Seize the Day
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Calvino, Italo: If on a winter's night a traveler
Morrison, Toni: Song of Solomon
DeLillo, Don: White Noise
Byatt, A.S.: Possession

Autobiographies and Memoirs

Augustine: The Confessions
Kempe, Margery: The Book of Margery Kempe
De Montaigne, Michel: Essays
Teresa of Avila: The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself
Descartes, Rene: Meditations
Bunyan, John: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
Rowlandson, Mary: The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: Confessions
Franklin, Benjamin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
Jacobs, Harriet: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Douglas, Frederick: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Washington, Booker T.: Up from Slavery
Nietzsche, Friedrich: Ecce Homo
Hitler, Adolf: Mein Kampf
Gandhi, Mohandas: An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Stein, Gertude: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Merton, Thomas: The Seven Storey Mountain
Lewis, C.S.: Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Malcolm X: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Sarton, May: Journal of a Solitude
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.: The Gulag Archipelago
Colson, Charles W.: Born Again
Rodriguez, Richard: Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Conway, Jill Ker: The Road from Coorain
Wiesel, Elie: All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs


Herodotus: The Histories
Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War
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 Empire
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 Made
Tuchman, Barbara: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
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


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


The Epic of Gilgamesh
Homer: Iliad and the Odyssey
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.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're off to a great start! Thanks for posting a comment on my blog! I thought I'd do the same.


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