Reading Classics, Chronologically Through the Ages

This group began with a book called The Well-Educated Mind (TWEM) by Susan Wise Bauer, which is a wonderful guide to “The Great Books.”

TWEM presents 6 genres–each with a respective reading list (fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science).
Bauer recommends reading chronologically, in order to read through history.

“Writers build on the work of those who have gone before them, and chronological reading provides you with a continuous story…You’ll find yourself following a story that
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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings
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Mediations by René Descartes (1641 CE) - #42
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+ General Discussion
* Introductions
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Questions/Comments/Suggestions/Musings
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Passing on the Primary Moderator Baton
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last updated Jul 30, 2018 10:13AM
The Book List
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List of Great Books by Women (pre 20th century)
By Elizabeth · 3 posts · 26 views
last updated Jan 24, 2019 06:40PM
* Reading Other TWEM Books or Other Classics?
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last updated Oct 04, 2017 08:33AM
Kendra's Reading Projects
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last updated Dec 31, 2019 04:46PM
Educating Tracey List.
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Cleo's Classics List
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Kenia's Reading Projects
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+ History
Utopia (1516 CE) - #29
By Kendra · 1 post · 15 views
last updated Oct 31, 2019 04:53PM
The Prince (1513 CE) - #27
By Kendra · 2 posts · 17 views
last updated Sep 12, 2019 08:04PM
The Ecclesiastical History... by Bede (731 CE) - #20
By Kendra · 3 posts · 14 views
last updated Feb 25, 2019 11:51PM
City of God by Augustine (426 CE) - #19
By Kendra · 27 posts · 35 views
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Lives (100-125 CE) - #17
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+ Novels
Don Quixote (1605 CE) - #38
By Kenia · 13 posts · 66 views
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+ Poetry
Psalms (1611 CE) - #39
By Kendra · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Aug 31, 2020 06:12PM
Gilgamesh (2000 BCE) - #1
By Kenia · 15 posts · 53 views
last updated May 24, 2020 10:13AM
John Donne (1572 - 1631 CE) - #31
By Kendra · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Dec 31, 2019 04:22PM
Sonnets (1564-1616 CE) - #30
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The Canterbury Tales (1343 - 1400 CE) - #24
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last updated Aug 03, 2019 07:34PM
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+ Science
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632 CE) - #41
By Kendra · 1 post · 8 views
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Novum Organum by Francis Bacon (1620 CE) - #40
By Kendra · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Oct 04, 2020 12:21PM
Commentariolus (1514 CE) - #28
By Kendra · 2 posts · 11 views
last updated Oct 21, 2019 11:04AM
On the Nature of Things (95-55 BCE) - #16
By Kendra · 6 posts · 23 views
last updated Aug 25, 2019 11:45AM
Physics (330 BCE) - #14
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last updated Jul 03, 2018 07:39PM
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+ Plays
Shakespeare's Plays (1593-1600 CE) - #35-37
By Kendra · 1 post · 10 views
last updated May 07, 2020 07:09PM
Doctor Fastus (1592 CE) - #34
By Kendra · 1 post · 9 views
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Everyman (1495 CE) - #26
By Kendra · 4 posts · 7 views
last updated Aug 08, 2019 06:30PM
The Birds (414 BCE) - #10
By Kenia · 7 posts · 18 views
last updated Apr 08, 2018 01:45PM
Medea - The Female Experience
By Kenia · 2 posts · 21 views
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+ Autobiographies
Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580 CE) - #32
By Kendra · 8 posts · 28 views
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The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself (1588 CE) - #33
By Kendra · 2 posts · 9 views
last updated May 24, 2020 11:04AM
Confessions (400 CE) - #18
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The Book of Margery Kempe (1501 CE) - #25
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last updated Aug 06, 2019 07:43PM
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+ Archive
2019 Reading List
By Kendra · 16 posts · 114 views
last updated Feb 18, 2019 11:44PM
(OLD) 2018 Reading List!
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last updated May 01, 2018 10:06PM
Kirk's Reading List
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**CURRENT 2018 Reading Plan :-)
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The Good Force Be With You!
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Novum Organum
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Psalms
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Hamlet
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Richard III
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Dr. Faustus
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The Complete Essays
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The Sonnets
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