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About meAvid reader. I am working my way up through the civilized canon (Western, Indian, Chinese, Islamic and Japanese) of literature, philosophy, science beginning with Gilgamesh. Currently read 1129 works.

About my libraryI have over 1400 books, mostly hardcover. 1750 Works. I have run out of space on my book shelves. I'm constantly acquiring more.


Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Aristotle, Augustine, Jane Austen, Honoré de Balzac, Jonathan Barnes, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Pearl S. Buck, Lord Byron, Willa Cather, Anton Chekhov, Winston Churchill, Stephen Crane, Demosthenes, Charles Dickens, Annie Dillard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Theodore Dreiser, George Eliot, William Faulkner, Gustave Flaubert, Shelby Foote, Galileo Galilei, Edward Gibbon, Robert Graves, Zane Grey, Thomas Hardy, Hesiod, Hermann Hesse, Homer, Victor Hugo, Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, Rudyard Kipling, Sinclair Lewis, Livy, Jack London, Dumas Malone, Thomas Mann, John Milton, Frank Norris, Plutarch, Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Pope, Alexandre Dumas, père, William H. Prescott, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Leon Uris, Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder, Thomas Wolfe, Herman Wouk, Xenophon (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingGreat Sanskrit Plays in Modern Translation by P. Lal

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