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The joy of reading : a passionate guide to 189 of the world's best authors and t
Van Doren, Charles Lincoln
Adult Nonfiction Z1035 .V26 2008

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ContentsPage
Chapter 1 - The Golden Age Homer
Hesiod
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides
Aristophanes
Aesop
Herodotus
Thucydides
Chapter 2 - After the Fall
Hippocrates
Plato
Aristotle
Euclid
Archimedes
Chapter 3 - The Silver Age of Tyranny
Lucretius
Virgil
Ovid
Tacitus
Plutarch
Epictetus
Marcus Aurelius-
Chapter 4 - The Middle Age
Ptolemy
Boethius
Augustine
Anonymous (The Song of Roland)
Anonymous (The Tumbler of Our Lady)
Joseph BTdier
Thomas Aquinas
Dante Alighieri- Geoffrey Chaucer
Chapter 5 - The Renaissance, Part One
Frantois Rabelais
Niccol= Machiavelli Nicolaus Copernicus
William Gilbert
Johannes Kepler
Galileo Galilei- Francis Bacon
Michel de Montaigne
William Shakespeare
Miguel de Cervantes
Chapter 6 - The Renaissance, Part Two
RenT Descartes
Jean de La Fontaine
MoliFre
Blaise Pascal
John Donne
George Herbert
Robert Herrick
Thomas Hobbes
John Milton
Andrew Marvell
Benedict de Spinoza
Chapter 7 - The Age of Reason
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens
John Dryden
Alexander Pope
Daniel Defoe
William Congreve
Voltaire
Chapter 8 - . . . and Revolution
John Locke
John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Henry Fielding
James Boswell
Robert Burns
William Blake
William Wordsworth
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
Chapter 9 - Romantic Spirits
Goethe
Lord Byron
Percy Bysshe Shelley
John Keats
Jane Austen
HonorT de Balzac
Stendhal
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Chapter 10 - Critics and Seers
Claude Bernard
Charles Darwin
John Stuart Mill
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Charles Baudelaire
Charles Dickens
George Eliot
Walt Whitman
Emily Dickinson
Matthew Arnold
Mark Twain
Henry Adams
Chapter 11 - Some Victorians and Others
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Herman Melville
Ivan Turgenev
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Leo Tolstoy
Robert Browning Lewis Carroll
Thomas Hardy
William James
Henry James
Arthur Conan Doyle
Rudyard Kipling
Chapter 12 - Turn of the Century
Sigmund Freud
C.P. Cavafy
Alfred North Whitehead
William Butler Yeats
J.M. Synge
Beatrix Potter
Robert Frost
Wallace Stevens
Thomas Mann
Edith Wharton
Willa Cather
+tienne Gilson
James Joyce
Henrik Ibsen
Bernard Shaw
Chapter 13 - Entre Deux Guerres Eugen Herrigel
Isak Dinesen
Virginia Woolf
Franz Kafka
Austin Tappan Wright
Ringgold "Ring" Lardner
Erwin Schr÷dinger
William Carlos Williams
Marianne Moore
T.S. Eliot
Ezra Pound
Eugene O'Neill
Nancy Mitford
C.S. Lewis
J.R.R. Tolkien
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway
E.B. White
James Thurber
Archibald MacLeish
Mark Van Doren
Antoine de Saint-ExupTry
Chapter 14 - Hiroshima and After
John Hersey
Walter M. Miller, JrCharles Galton Darwin Fernand Braudel
Mortimer J. Adler
John Steinbeck
George Orwell
T.H. White
Samuel Beckett
Robert A. Heinlein
W.H. Auden
Margaret Wise Brown
Elizabeth Bishop
Tennessee Williams
Richard Wilbur
Albert Camus
Arthur Miller
Arthur C. Clarke
J.D. Salinger
Julian Jaynes
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Chapter 15 - Only Yesterday
Fred Bodsworth
Primo Levi
Leo Rosten
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
JosT Saramago


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