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Cleo (cleopatra18) | 249 comments Mod
Such fun looking through your list, Tracey! I have a never-ending Shakespeare challenge going on my blog, so if you ever want to do a buddy-read, let me know. I need a push to get going on it again.

message 2: by Tracey (last edited Feb 17, 2019 04:38PM) (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) Books with an * I have read. The books listed at the top are the ones I am currently reading or will soon be reading.

1. Ancient World Literature and History up to the Fall of Ancient Rome.
The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Iliad
The Odyssey
The Republic-Plato
The Histories-Herodotus
The Landmark Thucydides
A History of My Times-Xenophon
The histories-Tacitus
The Twelve Caesars- Suetonius
The Rise of the Roman Empire-Polybius
The Jewish War-Josephus
The Civil War-Julius Caesar
Mediations-Marcus Aurelius

Later history to follow...

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Tracey (traceyrb) 2. The History and literature of the Medieval World up to the year AD 1000.

Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Beowulf *

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Tracey (traceyrb) 3. The History and literature of the Renaissance World and the Reformation up to the year 1799.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys *
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft *
Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich *
A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe *
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan *
Scivias by Hildegard of Bingen *
Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila *

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Tracey (traceyrb) 4. The complete Shakespeare and historical works relating to.


All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing *
Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter's Tale


Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Richard II *
Richard III


Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet *
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

message 6: by Tracey (last edited Feb 17, 2019 05:50PM) (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) 5. 19th Century History and Literature.

A. British.

i. General.
Complete Barchester Chronicles *
Lorna Doone *
Frankenstein *
Dracula *
Lady Audley's Secret *
To the Holy Shrines *
Travels into the Interior of Africa *
The Happy Prince and Other Stories *
The Picture of Dorian Gray *
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde *
Treasure Island *
The Invisible Man *
The King of the Golden River *

ii. Jane Austen.
Emma *
Sense and Sensibility *
Mansfield Park *
Northanger Abbey *

iii. Charles Dickens.
Great Expectations
The Pickwick Papers *
A Tale of Two Cities *
Little Dorrit *
Oliver Twist *
Nicholas Nickleby *
A Christmas Carol *
The Old Curiosity Shop *

iv. Thomas Hardy.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles *
Far from the Madding Crowd *
The Woodlanders *
The Return of the Native *
A Pair of Blue Eyes*

v. The Brontes.
Jane Eyre *
Villette *
Wuthering Heights *
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall *
Agnes Grey *

vi. George Eliot.
Daniel Deronda
Middlemarch *
The Mill on the Floss *
Adam Bede *
Silas Marner *

vii. Elizabeth Gaskell.
Sylvia's Lovers
Ruth *
North and South *
Wives and Daughters *
Mary Barton *
The Cranford Chronicles *
Cousin Phillis and Other Stories *
The Moorland Cottage *

viii. Sir Walter Scott.
The Waverly Novels: The Betrothed *
Rob Roy *
Waverley *
The Heart of Midlothian *
Ivanhoe *
Count Robert of Paris: The Works of Sir Walter Scott *

B. Russian.

Crime and Punishment *
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories *
The Gypsies & Other Narrative Poems *
An Honest Thief *
The Brothers Karamazov *
Fathers and Sons *
The Night Before Christmas *
Where Love Is, There God is Also *
A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire *


C. Rest of Europe.

The Three Musketeers *
Around the World in Eighty Days *
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame *
Les Misérables *
The Black Tulip *
Corinne, or Italy *

D. American.

Moby-Dick, or, the Whale *
Death Comes for the Archbishop *
The Pioneers *
Shadows on the Rock*
The Professor's House *
Sapphira and the Slave Girl *
The Red Badge of Courage *
The Turn of the Screw *
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories *
Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories *
Uncle Tom's Cabin *


E. Rest of world.

message 7: by Tracey (last edited Feb 17, 2019 06:40PM) (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) 6. 20th Century Literature and History.

A. British.

Pygmalion Play
Under Milk Wood * Play
I, Claudius *
Murder in the Cathedral * Play
Saint Joan * Play
A Passage to India *
The Old Wives' Tale *
Anna of the Five Towns *
The Importance of Being Earnest * Play
Kim *
The Scarlet Pimpernel *
The Return of the Soldier *
Homage to Catalonia *
A Month in the Country *
The Power and the Glory *
How Green Was My Valley *
The Hound of the Baskervilles *
The Remains of the Day *
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie *
The Ballad of the White Horse *
The Hobbit or There and Back Again *
The Fellowship of the Ring *
Cider With Rosie *
Rebecca *
The Corfu Trilogy *


B. Rest of Europe.
All Quiet on the Western Front *
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family *
The Bridal Wreath *
The Mistress of Husaby *
The Cross *
Gunnar's Daughter *
Catherine of Siena *
On the Abolition of All Political Parties *
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis *
The Lover *
Out of Africa *
Dubliners *
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom *
The Diary of a Young Girl *
The Enchanted April *


C. Russian.

The Three Sisters * Play


D. American.
For Whom the Bell Tolls *
The Crucible * Play
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains *
The Things They Carried *
Stoner *
The Grass Harp *
The Haunting of Hill House *
The Magnificent Ambersons *
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings *
The Bluest Eye *
Alas, Babylon *
Ethan Frome *
The Age of Innocence *
East of Eden *
The Pearl *
To Kill a Mockingbird *
Seize the Day *
Sister Carrie *
The Great Gatsby *
The Old Man and the Sea *
Of Mice and Men *


E. Rest of World.
The Home and the World *
World Light *
Snow Country *
A Town Like Alice *
Love in a Fallen City *
Doctor Glas *

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