Books I Read in 1999 (81 Titles)

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Fiction (43 Titles)

Amazons: Erotic Explorations of Ancient Myths
Author: Tammy Jo Eckhart

Author: Ian McEwan

Angels and Insects
Author: A. S. Byatt

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: A Mary Russell Mystery
Author: Laurie R. King

Black Moth
Author: Georgette Heyer

The Corinthian
Author: Georgette Heyer

Damascus Gate
Author: Robert Stone

Delta of Venus
Author: Anais Nin

Devil’s Cub
Author: Georgette Heyer

The End of Alice
Author: A. M. Holmes

The Extra Man
Author: Johnathan Ames

False Colours
Author: Georgette Heyer

Fight Club
Author: Chuck Palahniuk

The Five-Minute Mysteries Reader
Author: Ken Weber

The Foundling
Author: Georgette Heyer

Author: Mary Shelley

Grimm’s Grimmest
Author: Jacob Grimm, ed.

Pistols for Two
Author: Georgette Heyer

Regency Buck
Author: Georgette Heyer

I Capture the Castle
Author: Dodie Smith

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Author: J. K. Rowling
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J. K. Rowling

Hers 3 : Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers
Author: Terry Wolverton, Editor

The Intuitionist
Author: Colson Whitehead

Love in a Dead Language
Author: Lee Siegel

Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen

Midnight’s Children
Author: Salman Rushdie

A Monsterous Regiment of Women: A Mary Russell Mystery
Author: Laurie R. King

My Uncle Oswald
Author: Roald Dahl

Northanger Abbey
Author: Jane Austen

Point of Origin
Author: Patricia Cornwell

The Power of Three (Based on the TV Series Charmed)
Author: Eliza Willard

The Reader
Author: Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

Riven Rock
Author: T. C. Boyle

The Simple Truth
Author: David Baldacci

The Sopranos
Author: Alan Warner

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Author: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The Street Lawyer
Author: John Grisham

Squids will be Squids: Fresh Morals Beastly Fables
Author: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Tijuana Bibles
Author: Bob Adelman, Richard Merkin, Art Spiegelman

Tipping the Velvet
Author: Sarah Waters

The Westing Game
Author: Ellen Raskin

Non – Fiction (38 titles)

1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium
Author: Agnes Hooper Gottlieb, Henry Gottlieb, Barbara Bowers, bren Bowers, Brent Bowers

Alien Art: Extraterrestrial Expressions on Earth
Author: Sarah Moran

Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943
Author: Erica Fischer, Edna McCown (Translator)

Athene: Image and Energy
Author: Ann Shearer

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop 5
Author: Robert Stanley

Dancing Queen: The Lusty Adventures of Lisa Crystal Carver
Author: Lisa Crystal Carver

Diagram Graphics: The World’s Best Graphs, Charts, Maps and Technical Illustrations (Diagram Graphics, Vol 3)

Designing Web Graphics.3
Author: Lynda Weinman

Digital Darwinism: 7 Breakthrough Business Strategies for Surviving in the Cutthroat Business Economy
Author: Evan I. Schwartz

An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England
Author: Venetia Murray

The Elgin Affair: The Abduction of Antiquity’s Greatest Treasures and the Passions It Aroused
Author: Theodore Vrettos

Everything You Pretend to Know and Are Afraid Someone Will Ask You
Author: Lynette Padwa

The Experts Speak: The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation
Author: Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky

Frommer’s Guide to San Francisco
Author: Arthur Frommer

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Michael J. Gelb

The Instant Intellectual – The Quick and Easy Guide to Sounding Smart and Cultured
Author: Norah Vincent & Chad Conway

Legends, Lies, & Cherished Myths of American History
Author: Richard Shenkman

Lesbianism Made Easy
Author: Helen Eisenbach

The Literature Lover’s Book of Lists: Serious Trivia for the Bibliophile
Author: Judie L. H. Strouf

Lord Elgin and the Marbles
Author: William St. Clair

The Mammoth Book of Historical Erotica
Author: Maxim Jakubowski, ed.

The Mistresses of King George IV
Author: M. J. Levy

Monica’s Story
Author: Andrew Morton

Now All We Need Is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way
Author: Andre Bernard

Our Dumb Century
Author: The Onion

Prince of Pleasure: George IV and the Making of the Regency
Author: Saul David

The Prince of Pleasure and his Regency, 1811-20
Author: J. B. Priestley

The Reader’s Companion
Author: Fred Bratman and Scott Lewis

Real Places: An Unconventional Guide to America’s Generic Landscape
Author: Grady Clay

A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals and Misbehavior in Modern America
Author: Mark Caldwell

So You Want to be a Lesbian: A Guide for Amateurs and Professionals
Author: Liz Tracey, Sydney Pokorny

Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads Through Society
Author: Aaron Lynch

Using Design Basics to Get Creative Results
Author: Bryan L Peterson

What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? And 100 Other Great Cultural Lists, Fully Explicated
Author: Peter D’Epiro, Mary Desmond Pinkowish, Desmond D’Epiro

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew
Author: Daniel Pool

What Life Was Like In the Age of Chivalry: Medieval Europe Ad 800-1500
Author: Time-Life Books

Woe Is I
Author: Patricia T. O’Conner

The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England
Author: Kristine Hughes

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Lewis Carroll (1832-98)
From the Book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgabe
Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought–
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought
And as in uffish though he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as he came!
One, two!, One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
And hast thou slain the Jabberwock!
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
He chortled in his joy.
‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgabe.

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Poems of Dorothy Parker

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From the Book: Portable Dorothy Parker


The ladies men admire, I’ve heard,
Would shudder at a wicked word.
Their candle gives a single light;
They’d rather stay at home at night.
They do not keep awake till three,
Nor read erotic poetry.
They never sanction the impure,
Nor recognize an overture.
They shrink from powders and from paints.
So far, I have had no complaints.

One Perfect Rose

A single flow’r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet-
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
"My fragile leaves," it said, "his heart enclose."
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

Portrait of the Artist

Oh, lead me to a quiet cell
Where never footfall rankles,
And bar the window passing well,
And gyve my wrists and ankles.

Oh, wrap my eyes with linen fair,
With hempen cord go bind me,
And, of your mercy, leave me there,
Nor tell them where to find me.

Oh, lock the portal as you go,
And see its bolts be double….
Come back in half an hour or so,
And I will be in trouble.


Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Song of Perfect Propriety

Oh, I should like to ride the seas,
A roaring buccaneer;
A cutlass banging at my knees,
A dirk behind my ear.
And when my captives’ chains would clank
I’d howl with glee and drink,
And then fling out the quivering plank
And watch the beggars sink.

I’d like to straddle gory decks,
And dig in laden sands,
And know the feel of throbbing necks
Between my knotted hands.
Oh, I should like to strut and curse
Among my blackguard crew….
But I am writing little verse,
As little ladies do.

Oh, I should like to dance and laugh
And pose and preen and sway,
And rip the hearts of men in half,
And toss the bits away.
I’d like to view the reeling years
Through unastonished eyes,
And dip my finger-tips in tears,
And give my smiles for sighs.

I’d stroll beyond the ancient bounds,
And tap at fastened gates,
And hear the prettiest of sound-
The clink of shattered fates.
My slaves I’d like to bind with thongs
That cut and burn and chill….
But I am writing little songs,
As little ladies will.


Lilacs blossom just as sweet
Now my heart is shattered.
If I bowled it down the street,
Who’s to say it mattered?
If there’s one that rode away
What would I be missing?
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.

Eyes that watch the morning star
Seem a little brighter;
Arms held out to darkness are
Usually whiter.
Shall I bar the strolling guest,
Bind my brow with willow,
When, they say, the empty breast
Is the softer pillow?

That a heart falls tinkling down,
Never think it ceases.
Every likely lad in town
Gathers up the pieces.
If there’s one gone whistling by
Would I let it grieve me?
Let him wonder if I lie;
Let him half believe me.


And if my heart be scarred and burned,
The safer, I, for all I learned;
The calmer, I, to see it true
That ways of love are never new-
The love that sets you daft and dazed
Is every love that ever blazed;
The happier, I, to fathom this:
A kiss is every other kiss.
The reckless vow, the lovely name,
When Helen walked, were spoke the same;
The weighted breast, the grinding woe,
When Phaon fled, were ever so.
Oh, it is sure as it is sad
That any lad is every lad,
And what’s a girl, to dare implore
Her dear be hers forevermore?
Though he be tried and he be bold,
And swearing death should he be cold,
He’ll run the path the others went….
But you, my sweet, are different.

The Red Dress

I always saw, I always said
If I were grown and free,
I’d have a gown of reddest red
As fine as you could see,

To wear out walking, sleek and slow,
Upon a Summer day,
And there’d be one to see me so
And flip the world away.

And he would be a gallant one,
With stars behind his eyes,
And hair like metal in the sun,
And lips too warm for lies.

I always saw us, gay and good,
High honored in the town.
Now I am grown to womanhood….
I have the silly gown.

A Pig’s-Eye View of Literature

The Lives and Times of John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron
Byron and Shelley and Keats
Were a trio of Iyrical treats.
The forehead of Shelley was cluttered with curls,
And Keats never was a descendant of earls,
And Byron walked out with a number of girls,
But it didn’t impair the poetical feats
    Of Byron and Shelley,
    Of Byron and Shelley,
Of Byron and Shelley and Keats.

Oscar Wilde
If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
The pure and worthy Mrs. Stowe
Is one we all are proud to know
As mother, wife, and authoress-
Thank God, I am content with less!

D. G. Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Buried all of his libretti,
Thought the matter over – then
Went and dug them up again.

Thomas Carlyle
Carlyle combined the lit’ry life
With throwing teacups at his wife,
Remarking, rather testily,
"Oh, stop your dodging, Mrs. C.!"

Charles Dickens
Who call him spurious and shoddy
Shall do it o’er my lifeless body.
I heartily invite such birds
To come outside and say those words!

Alexandre Dumas and His Son
Although I work, and seldom cease,
At Dumas pere and Dumas fils,
Alas, I cannot make me care
For Dumas fils and Dumas pere.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Should Heaven send me any son,
I hope he’s not like Tennyson.
I’d rather have him play a fiddle
Than rise and bow and speak an idyll.

George Gissing
When I admit neglect of Gissing,
They say I don’t know what I’m missing.
Until their arguments are subtler,
I think I’ll stick to Samuel Butler.

Walter Savage Landor
Upon the work of Walter Landor
I am unfit to write with candor.
If you can read it, well and good;
But as for me, I never could.

George Sand
What time the gifted lady took
Away from paper, pen, and book,
She spent in amorous dalliance
(They do those things so well in France).


If I had a shiny gun,
I could have a world of fun
Speeding bullets through the brains
Of the folk who give me pains;

Or had I some poison gas,
I could make the moments pass
Bumping off a number of
People whom I do not love.

But I have no lethal weapon-
Thus does Fate our pleasure step on!
So they still are quick and well
Who should be, by rights, in hell.


If I were mild, and I were sweet,
And laid my heart before your feet,
And took my dearest thoughts to you,
And hailed your easy lies as true;
Were I to murmur "Yes," and then
"How true, my dear," and "Yes," again,
And wear my eyes discreetly down,
And tremble whitely at your frown,
And keep my words unquestioning
My love, you’d run like anything!

Should I be frail, and I be mad,
And share my heart with every lad,
But beat my head against the floor
What times you wandered past my door;
Were I to doubt, and I to sneer,
And shriek "Farewell!" and still be here,
And break your joy, and quench your trust-
I should not see you for the dust!


Into love and out again,
    Thus I went, and thus I go.
Spare your voice, and hold your pen-
    Well and bitterly I know
All the songs were ever sung,
    All the words were ever said;
Could it be, when I was young,
    Some one dropped me on my head?

Superfluous Advice

Should they whisper false of you.
    Never trouble to deny;
Should the words they say be true,
    Weep and storm and swear they lie.


There’s little in taking or giving,
    There’s little in water or wine;
This living, this living, this living
    Was never a project of mine.
Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is
    The gain of the one at the top,
For art is a form of catharsis,
    And love is a permanent flop,
And work is the province of cattle,
    And rest’s for a clam in a shell,
So I’m thinking of throwing the battle-
    Would you kindly direct me to hell?

The Danger of Writing Defiant Verse

And now I have another lad!
No longer need you tell
How all my nights are slow and sad
For loving you too well.

His ways are not your wicked ways,
He’s not the like of you.
He treads his path of reckoned days,
A sober man, and true.

They’ll never see him in the town,
Another on his knee.
He’d cut his laden orchards down,
If that would pleasure me.

He’d give his blood to paint my lips
If I should wish them red.
He prays to touch my finger-tips
Or stroke my prideful head.

He never weaves a glinting lie,
Or brags the hearts he’ll keep.
I have forgotten how to sigh-
Remembered how to sleep.

He’s none to kiss away my mind-
A slower way is his.
Oh, Lord! On reading this, I find
A silly lot he is.


My land is bare of chattering folk;
    The clouds are low along the ridges,
And sweet’s the air with curly smoke
    From all my burning bridges.

The Lady’s Reward

Lady, lady, never start
Conversation toward your heart;
Keep your pretty words serene;
Never murmur what you mean.
Show yourself, by word and look,
Swift and shallow as a brook.
Be as cool and quick to go
As a drop of April snow;
Be as delicate and gay
As a cherry flower in May.
Lady, lady, never speak
Of the tears that burn your cheek-
She will never win him, whose
Words had shown she feared to lose.
Be you wise and never sad,
You will get your lovely lad.
Never serious be, nor true,
And your wish will come to you-
And if that makes you happy, kid,
You’ll be the first it ever did.

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Lisa’s Dentistry Haiku

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Random House Modern Library Catalog

“The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennet Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought.

The list below is the catalog as of March 1999, consisting of about 250 titles.

Adair, Virginia Hamilton. Ants on the Melon

Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams

Alcott, Louisa May. Modern Magic

Alighieri, Dante. Inferno

Alighieri, Dante. Paradiso

Alighieri, Dante. Purgatorio

Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg Ohio

Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio

Angell, Roger, ed. Nothing But You

Aristotle. Rhetoric and Poetics

Austen, Jane. Complete Novels of Jane Austen V 1

Austen, Jane. Complete Novels of Jane Austen V 2

Austen, Jane. Emma

Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park

Austen, Jane. Northanger Abbey

Austen, Jane. Persuasion

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility

Bradley, Omar. A Soldier’s Story

Baldwin, James. Fire Next Time

Baldwin, James. Go Tell It On the Mountain

Balzac, Honore de. Lost Illusions

Bausch, Richard. Selected Stories Of Richard Bausch

Beardsley, Monroe C.. European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche

Beerbohm, Max. Zuleika Dobson

Boorstin, Daniel J.. Daniel J. Boorstin Reader

Borges, Jorge Luis. Labyrinths

Bronte, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre Tiein Edition

Bronte, Charlotte. The Professor

Bronte, Charlotte. Shirley

Bronte, Charlotte. Villette

Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights

Bulfinch, Thomas. Bulfinch’s Mythology

Bulfinch, Thomas. Bulfinch’s Mythology Audio

Cupid and Pysche and Other fables

Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

Burton, Richard. The Arabian Nights

Burtt, Edwin A.. English Philosophers From Bacon to Mill

Butler, Samuel. The Way of All Flesh

Calisher, Hortense. The Novellas of Hortense Calisher

Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Capote, Truman. A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & A Thanksgiving Visitor

Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood

Cather, Willa. Death Comes for the Archbishop

Cather, Willa. My Antonia

Cervantes, Miguel de. Don Quixote

Chandler, Raymond. Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely

Chaucer, Geoffrey. Canterbury Tales

Foote, Anton Chekhov edited by Shelby. Early Short Stories

Foote, Anton Chekhov edited by Shelby. Later Short Stories

Chekhov, Anton. Longer Stories from the Last Decade

Chopin, Kate. Awakening and Other Stories

Colette, Rossant. Bella Vista

Colette, Rossant. My Mother’s House and Sido

Confucius. Wisdom of Confucius

Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness/Youth/Typhoon

Conrad, Joseph. Nostromo

Conrad, Joseph. The Secret Agent

Cozzens, James Gould. Guard of Honor

Crane, Stephen. Red Badge of Courage

Crane, Stephen. Red Badge of Courage Audio

Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage

Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders BBC tie-in edition

Donne, John. Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne

Donne, John. Going to Bed and Other Poems

Darwin, Charles. The Origin of Species

Darwin, Charles. Origin of the Species

Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders

Dickens, Charles. American Notes

Dickens, Charles. Christmas Carol & Other Stories

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield

Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend

Dickens, Charles. Tale of Two Cities

Dickinson, Emily. Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Dinesen, Isak. Out of Africa

Dinesen, Isak. Seven Gothic Tales

Doctorow, E.L.. Ragtime

Lincoln, Abraham. The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Best Short Stories of Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Brothers Karamozov

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment

Dreiser, Theodore. Sister Carrie

Dreiser, Theodore. Sister Carrie

Dryden, John. Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans V 1

Dryden, John. Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans V 2

Bois, W. E. B. Du. Souls Of Black Folk

Dumas, Alexandre. Count of Monte Cristo

Einstein, Albert. Ideas and Opinions

Eliot, George. Middlemarch

Ellison, Ralph. Collected Essays

Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man

Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Selected Writings

Exley, Frederick. A Fan’s Notes

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!

Faulkner, William. Go Down Moses

Faulkner, William. Selected Short Stories

Faulkner, William. Sound and the Fury

Faulkner, William. Three Novels of the Snopes Family

Faulkner, William. Wild Palms

Feynman, Richard. Character of Physical Law

Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones

Fielding, H.. Tom Jones

Fitzgerald, Scott. This Side of Paradise

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary

Foote, Shelby. Beleaguered City

Foote, Shelby. Gettysburg

Foote, Shelby. Stars In Their Courses

Forman, Sir Denis. A Night at the Opera

Forster, E. M.. Room With A View/Howards End

Fowles, John. The Magus

Freud, Sigmund. Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud

Freud, Sigmund. Interpretations of Dreams

Gibbon, Edward. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire V 1

Gibbon, Edward. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire V 2

Gibbon, Edward. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire V 3

Godolphin, Francis. Great Classical Myths

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Sorrows of Young Werther

Gogol, Nikolai. Dead Souls

Grant, Ulysses S.. Personal Memoirs

Graves, Robert. I, Claudius

Greene, Graham. Quiet American

Hansberry, Lorraine. Raisin In The Sun

Hardy, Thomas. Collected Novels V 1

Hardy, Thomas. Collected Novels V 2

Hardy, Thomas. Return of the Native

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Complete Novels and Selected Tales V 1

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Complete Novels and Selected Tales V 2

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Hawthorne Treasury

Holbrooke, Richard. To End a War

Hugo, Victor. Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables

Irving, John. The World According to Garp

Jacobs, Jane. Death and Life of Great American Cities

James, Henry. Washington Square

James, Henry. Wings of the Dove

James, William. Varieties of Religious Experience

Jefferson, Thomas. Life and Selected Writings

Jewett, Sarah Orne. Country of The Pointed Firs

Jose, F. Sionil. Dusk

Joyce, James. Dubliners

Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Joyce, James. Ulysses

Jung, Carl G.. Basic Writings

Kafka, Franz. Selected Short Stories

Kant, Emanuel. Philosophy of Emanuel Kant

Keats, John. Complete Poems of Keats

Kempton, Murray. Part of Our Time

Kidder, Tracy. The Soul of a New Machine

Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching

Lawrence, D.H.. Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Lawrence, D.H.. Sons and Lovers

Levi-Strauss, Claude. Tristes Tropiques

Lewis, Sinclair. Main Street

Liebling, A. J.. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris

Liebling, A.J.. The Road Back to Paris

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire

Mailer, Norman. Executioner’s Song

Malory, Sir Thomas. Le Morte d’Arthur

Malory, Sir Thomas. Le Morte D’Arthur

Mandelstam, Nadezhda. Hope Against Hope

Mann, Thomas. Death In Venice

Mann, Thomas. Dr. Faustus

Mann, Thomas. Magic Mountain

Maugham, W. Somerset. Of Human Bondage

Maxwell, William. They Came Like Swallows

McCullers, Carson. Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

McKeon, Richard. Introduction to Aristotle

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick

Melville, Herman. Piazza Tales

Robinson, E.A.. The Poetry of E.A. Robinson

Miller, Henry. Tropic of Cancer

Mitchell, Joseph. Bottom of the Harbor

Mitchell, Joseph. Joe Gould’s Secret

Mitford, Nancy. Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate

Murasaki, Lady. Tale of Genji

Murray, Albert. South to a Very Old Place

Naipaul, V.S.. A Bend in the River

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Norris, Frank. McTeague

O’Hara, John. Appointment in Samarra

O’Hara, John. Novellas of John O’Hara

O’Hara, John. A Rage to Live

O’Hara, John. We’ll Have Fun

O’Neill, Eugene. Nine Plays by Eugene O’Neill

Thompson, Hunter S.. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

Henry, O.. Best Short Stories: O. Henry

Review, The Paris. Beat Writers at Work

Parker, Dorothy. Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker

Parkman, Francis. Montcalm and Wolfe

Percy, Walker. The Last Gentleman

Perret, Geoffrey. Ulysses S. Grant

Plato. Symposium

Plimpton, George, ed. The Writer’s Chapbook

Poe, Edgar Allen. The Raven and the Monkey’s Paw

Poe, Edgar Allen. Complete Tales and Poems

Porter, Katherine Anne. Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Prescott, William H.. The History of the Conquest of Mexico

Prescott, William H.. The History of the Conquest of Peru

Pritchett, V. S.. Cab at the Door and Midnight Oil

Pritchett, V. S.. The Pritchett Century Selected and with a Foreward by Oliver Pritchett

Pritchett, V.S.. The Pritchett Century

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time, Volume II

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time, Volume III

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time: V 1 Swann’s Way

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time: V 2 Within a Budding Grove

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time: V 3 Guermantes Way

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time: V 4 Sodom and Gomorrah

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time: V 5 Captive/The Fugitive

Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time: V 6 Time Regained/Guide to Proust

Proust, Marcel. Swann’s Way

Reed, John Avalon. Collected Works of John Reed

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose

Roosevelt, Theodore. Hunting Trips of a Ranchman & The Wilderness Hunter

Roosevelt, Theodore. Hunting Trips of a Ranchman & The Wilderness Hunter

Roosevelt, Theodore. The Naval War of 1812

Ross, Lillian. Picture

Roth, Philip. Goodbye Columbus

Salter, James. Sport and a Pastime

Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe

Shakespeare, William. Complete Comedies of Shakespeare

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet

Shakespeare, William. Histories and Poems of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare, William. King Lear

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth

Shakespeare, William. Othello

Shakespeare, William. Tragedies of William Shakespeare

Steiner, Mary Shelley with an introduction by Wendy. Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. Complete Poems of Shelley

Smith, Adam. Wealth of Nations

Smith, Thorne. Topper

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. Cancer Ward

Augustine, St.. City of God

Stein, Gertrude. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Stendhal. The Charterhouse of Parma

Stendhal. Red and the Black

Sterne, Laurence. Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey

Stoker, Bram. Dracula

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Styron, William. Confessions of Nat Turner

Styron, William. Sophie’s Choice

Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels

Tanenhaus, Sam. Whittaker Chambers

Tarkington, Booth. The Magnificent Ambersons

Taylor, Peter. Old Forest & Other Stories

Thompson, Hunter S.. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings

Thurber, James. Thurber Carnival

Thurman, Wallace. Infants of the Spring

Tobias, Andrew. Best Little Boy in the World

Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina

Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace

Tomkins, Calvin. Living Well Is the Best Revenge

Toomer, Jean. Cane

Trollope, Anthony. The Way We Live Now

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain, Mark. Diary of Adam and Eve

Twain, Mark. Life on the Mississippi

Vidal, Gore. 1876

Vidal, Gore. Burr

Vidal, Gore. Empire

Vidal, Gore. Hollywood

Vidal, Gore. Lincoln

Vidal, Gore. Lincoln

Vidal, Gore. Washington, D.C.

Voltaire, Francois. Candide and Philosophical Letters

Wagner, Phyllis. Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Walton, Izaak. The Compleat Angler

Walton, Isaak. The Compleat Angler

Wells, H. G.. Island of Dr. Moreau

Welty, Eudora. Selected Stories of Eudora Welty

West, Nathanael. Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust

Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence

Wharton, Edith. New York Novels, with Foreword by Louis Auchincloss

Wheeler, Sara. Terra Incognita

Wheeler, Sara. Travels in a Thin Country

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar. Picture of Dorian Grey

Wilde, Oscar. Salome

Wilson, Edmund. Axel’s Castle

Editor, Sondra Kathryn Wilson,. The Crisis Reader

Yeats, William Butler. Irish Fairy and Folktales

Yourcenar, Margaret. Memoirs of Hadrian

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The Library of America

History and Mission Statement

(from LOA web site, 3/99):

“The Library of America was founded in 1979 to undertake a historic endeavor: to help preserve the nation’s cultural heritage by publishing America’s best and most significant writing in durable and authoritative editions.”

“The idea for The Library of America was first discussed some thirty years ago by scholars and literary critics who were concerned that many works by America’s finest writers were either out of print or nearly impossible to find. Without a deliberate publishing effort to preserve American writing, many important works would virtually disappear and be lost to future generations. Deprived of an important part of their cultural inheritance, Americans would lose a collective sense of the country’s literary accomplishments. The Pleiade series published in France provided a model, and discussion of a similar American series continued until the late 1970s, when seed money from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation was secured to create The Library of America. The first volumes were published in 1982. Like the historic preservation movement, which originated in the 1920s with concerns about architectural heritage, The Library of America seeks to restore and pass on to future generations our nation’s literary heritage. This entails something never attempted before: not only publishing these volumes but keeping them permanently in print and widely available to readers.

“In the years since The Library of America’s inception it has come to be recognized by both scholars and the general public as the national edition of our country’s literature.”

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Everyman’s Library

“Everyman’s Library, founded in 1906 and relaunched in 1991 [by Alfred E. Knopf, a division of Random House], aims to offer the most complete library in the English language of the world’s classics. Each volume is printed in a classic typeface on acid-free, cream-wove paper with a sewn full cloth binding.” This is the March 1999 catalog, which includes about 275 titles.

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Random House Modern Library’s Top 100 Nonfiction Books

in 1998, the Modern Library released its list of the best 100 novels of the 20th Century amid much controversy over both what they put in and what they left out.

They’re back – with the Top 100 Nonfiction books of the 20th Century. So go ahead and argue what should have been left out and what deserved to be included.

1. Education of Henry Adams – Henry Adams, Edmund Morris

2. Varities of Religious Experiences – William James

3. Up from Slavery – Booker T. Washington

4. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

5. Silent Spring – Rachael Carson, Ellen Burstyn, Rachel L. Carson

6. Selected Essays – T. S. Eliot

7. The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA – James D. Watson

8. Speak, Memory : An Autobiography Revisited (Everyman’s Library (Cloth), 188) – Vladimir Nabokov

9. American Language, Supplement One – H. L. Mencken

10. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (Great Minds Series) – John Keynes

11. The Lives of a Cell : Notes of a Biology Watcher – Lewis Thomas

12. The Frontier in American History – Frederick Jackson Turner

13. Black Boy : (American Hunger) (Perennial Classics) – Richard Wright

14. Aspects of the Novel – Edward Morgan Forster

15. The Civil War : A Narrative : Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, Red River to Appomattox (3 Vol. Set) – Shelby Foote

16. The Guns of August – Barbara Tuchman

17. The Proper Study of Mankind : An Anthology of Essays – Henry Hardy(Editor), et al

18. The Nature and Destiny of Man : A Christian Interpretation : Human Nature (2 Vol Set)(Library of Theological Ethics) – Reinhold Niebuhr, Robin W. Lovin (Introduction)

19. Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin

20. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein

21. Elements of Style – William Strunk, E. B. White

22. An American Dilemma : The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (Black and African-American Studies) – Gunnar Myrdal, Bok Sissela (Introduction)

23. Principia Mathematica to 56 (Cambridge Mathematical Library) [ABRIDGED] – Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead

24. Mismeasure of Man – Stephen Jay Gould

25. The Mirror and the Lamp : Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. – Meyer Howard. Abrams

26. Pluto’s Republic : Incorporating the Art of the Soluble and Induction and Intutition – Peter Medawar

27. The Ants – Bert Holldobler, Edward O. Wilson

28. A Theory of Justice. – John Rawls

29. Art and Illusion : A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation – Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, Ernest H. Gombrich

30. Making of the English Working Class – Edward P. Thompson

31. The Souls of Black Folk – W. E. B. Dubois, et al

32. Principia Ethica (Great Books in Philosophy) – G. E. Moore

33. Philosophy and Civilization. – John Dewey

34. On Growth and Form – D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

35. Ideas and Opinions – Albert Einstein

36. The Age of Jackson – Arthur Meier Schlesinger

37. The Making of the Atomic Bomb – Richard Rhodes

38. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon : A Journey Through Yugoslavia (Twentieth-Century Classics) – Rebecca West

39. Autobiographies (Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, Vol 3) – William H. O’Donnell(Editor), et al

40. Science and Civilization in China : Chemistry and Chemical Technology : Part 6 : Military Technology, Missiles and Sieges (Vol 5) – Joseph Needham, et al

41. Good-Bye to All That : An Autobiography – Robert Graves

42. Homage to Catalonia – George Orwell

43. Autobiography of Mark Twain – Charles Neider(Editor)

44. Children of Crisis – Robert Coles

46. The Affluent Society – John Kenneth Galbraith

47. Present at the Creation : My Years in the State Department – Dean Acheson

48. The Great Bridge : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge – David G. McCullough

49. Patriotic Gore : Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War – Edmund Wilson

50. Samuel Johnson – Walter Jackson Bate

51. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X, Alex Haley

52. The Right Stuff – Tom Wolfe

53. Eminent Victorians – Lytton Strachey

54. Working : People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do – Studs Terkel

55. Darkness Visible : A Memoir of Madness – William Styron

56. The Liberal Imagination : Essays on Literature and Society – Lionel Trilling

57. Second World War – Winston Churchill, John Keegan (Illustrator)

58. Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass (Vintage International) – Isak Dinesen

59. Jefferson, the Virginian (Jefferson and His Time, Vol 1) – Dumas Malone

60. In the American Grain – William Carlos Williams, H. Gregory (Designer)

61. Cadillac Desert : The American West and Its Disappearing Water – Mark Reisner, Marc Reisner

62. The House of Morgan : An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance – Ron Chernow

63. Sweet Science – A.J. Liebling

64. The Open Society and Its Enemies : The Spell of Plato – Karl Raimund Popper

65. Art of Memory – Frances A. Yates

66. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism – R. H. Tawney

67. A Preface to Morals – Walter Lippmann

68. The Gate of Heavenly Peace : The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980 – Jonathan D. Spence

69. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions – Thomas S. Kuhn

70. The Strange Career of Jim Crow – Comer Vann Woodward

71. The Rise of the West : A History of the Human Community With a Retrospective Essay – William H. McNeill

72. The Gnostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels

73. James Joyce – Richard Ellmann

74. Florence Nightingale : 1820-1910 – Cecil Woodham-Smith

75. Great War and Modern Memory – Paul Fussell

76. The City in History – Lewis Mumford

77. Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era – James M. McPherson

78. Why We Can’t Wait – Martin Luther, Jr. King

79. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – Edmund Morris

80. Studies in Iconology Humanistic Themes in the Art – Erwin Panofsky

81. The Face of Battle – John Keegan

82. The Strange Death of Liberal England – George Dangerfield, Peter Stansky

83. Vermeer – Lawrence Gowing, et al

84. A Bright Shining Lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam – Neil Sheehan

85. West With the Night – Beryl Markham

86. This Boy’s Life : A Memoir – Tobias Wolff

87. A Mathematician’s Apology – G. H. Hardy

88. Six Easy Pieces : Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher (Helix Book.) – Richard P. Feynman, Paul Davies, Robert B. Leighton

89. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Perennial Classics) – Annie Dillard

90. Golden Bough – James George Frazer

91. Shadow and Act – Ralph Waldo Ellison

92. The Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York – Robert A. Caro

93. American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It – Richard Hofstadter

94. Contours of American History – William Appleman Williams

95. The Promise of American Life – Herbert Croly

96. In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences – Truman Capote

97. The Journalist and the Murderer – Janet Malcolm

98. The Taming of Chance – Tim Hacking, Ian Hacking

99. Operating Instructions : A Journal of My Son’s First Year – Anne Lamott

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