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WorkYear
Short-Stories by L.A. Pittenger
2012
The Rabbit Novels, Volume One by John Updike
2003
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
1996
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) by Alexander Pope
1993
Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti by Christina Rossetti
1992
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
1991
A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark
1988
Collected Shorter Prose, 1945-80 by Samuel Beckett
1984
The Big Typescript by Ludwig Wittgenstein
1983
My Father and Myself by J. R. Ackerley
1968
The lives of the artists (Penguin) by Giorgio Vasari
1965
Herzog by Saul Bellow
1964
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
1964
Collected Poems, 1909–1962 by T. S. Eliot
1963
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) by Franz Kafka
1961
Plays (Penguin Classics): The Bear / The Cherry Orchard / Ivanov / A Jubilee / The Proposal / The Seagull / Three Sisters / Uncle Vania by Anton Chekhov
1959
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
1955
Selections from The Notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci
1952
Letters of John Keats (Oxford Letters & Memoirs) by John Keats
1952
Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
1951
If This Is a Man by Primo Levi
1947
Poems of Andrew Marvell by Andrew Marvell
1943
The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
1936
The Jeeves Omnibus: Carry on, Jeeves; The Inimitable Jeeves; Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
1931
My Early Life: 1874-1904 by Winston S. Churchill
1930
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
1928
Ulysses by James Joyce
1922
Seven Men by Max Beerbohm
1919
Dubliners by James Joyce
1914
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
1913
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
1908
The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth
1904
Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
1902
The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
1892
Stories by Anton Chekhov
1889
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
1886
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
1880
Poems of Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
1880
Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert
1877
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
1875
Middlemarch by George Eliot
1871
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
1869
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
1865
Apologia pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman
1864
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
1861
The Book of Common Prayer
1860
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
1857
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
1852
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1850
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
1850
Canti by Giacomo Leopardi
1845
Dead Souls by Nikolai Vassilievitx Gogol
1842
A Hero of Our Time by Michail Jurjevič Lermontov
1840
Don Juan by Lord Byron
1826
John Keats: The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) by John Keats
1817
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
1813
The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
1791
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
1790
The Story of My Life by Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
1789
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
1788
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
1759
A Tale of a Tub and Other Works by Jonathan Swift
1704
Pensées by Blaise Pascal
1669
Paradise Lost by John Milton
1667
Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld
1665
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
1651
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
1621
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1605
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
1589
Michel de Montaigne: The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
1580
Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
1485
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1380
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
1308
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
0400
Confessions by Saint Augustine
0397
The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
0170
The Annals of Tacitus by P. Cornelius Tacitus
0117
The Odes of Horace by Horace
0023
The Iliad / The Odyssey by Homer
0008
Holy Bible by Unknown
0001
Lost Illusions by Honoré de Balzac
-0001
Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1969
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