16 May

Homer - The Iliad

Homer - The Odyssey

Hesiod - Theogony

Hesiod - Works and Days



Aeschylus - Prometheus Bound

Aeschylus - The Oresteia

Sophocles - Oedipus Rex

Sophocles - Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles - Antigone

Medea - Euripides

Aristophanes - Lysistrata

Aristophanes - The Clouds

Aristophanes - The Frogs

Menander - Dyskolos *

Menander - The Woman From Samoa*




Virgil - Eclogues

Virgil - Georgics

Virgil - Aeneid 

Ovid - The Art of Love

Ovid - The Metamorphoses

Horace - Epodes

Horace - Satires

Horace - Odes



Lucan - Pharsalia*


Lucian - A True Story*

Lucian - The Passing of Peregrinus*

Longus - Daphnis and Chloe*

Heliodorus - Aethiopica*

Petronius - Satyricon*

Apuleius - The Golden Ass*

St. Augustine - Confessions


Other Anglo-Saxon Poetry (incl.
The Wanderer

The Dream of the Rood)

The Song of Roland

Geoffrey of Monmouth - Historia Regum Brittanniae*

Chretien de Troyes - Perceval, le Conte du Grail*

Chretien de Troyes - Lancelot, le Chevalier de la Charrette (The Knight of the Cart)

Thomas Malory - Le Morte d'Arthur

Peter Abélard - The History of My Misfortunes; Peter Abélard and Héloïse d'Argenteuil - Letters

Roman de la Rose (The Romance of the Rose)

Geoffrey Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde

Geoffrey Chaucer - Canterbury Tales

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Dante - La Vita Nuova

Dante - The Divine Comedy

Petrarch - Il Canzoniere

Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron

Benvenuto Cellini - Autobiography

François Villon - Poems (incl.

François Rabelais - Gargantuela and Pantagruel

Michel de Montaigne - Essais

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Exemplary Novels

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Don Quixote

Christopher Marlowe - Dido, Queen of Carthage

Christopher Marlowe - Tamburlaine the Great

Christopher Marlowe - The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe - Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe - Edward II

Christopher Marlowe - The Massacre at Paris

Christopher Marlowe - 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love'*

Sir Walter Raleigh - 'The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd'*

Sir Thomas Wyatt*

Sir Philip Sidney - Astrophel and Stella*

Sir Philip Sidney - Arcadia*

Sir Philip Sidney - The Defence of Poesy*

Edmund Spenser - The Faerie Queen

Ben Jonson - Volpone

Ben Jonson - The Alchemist

Ben Jonson - Bartholemew Fair

William Shakespeare - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

William Shakespeare - King Lear

William Shakespeare - Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Othello

William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - Richard II

William Shakespeare - King Henry IV Part One

William Shakespeare - King Henry IV Part Two

William Shakespeare - King Henry V

William Shakespeare - The Life and Death of King Richard III

William Shakespeare - A Midsummer's Night Dream

William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare - The Tempest

William Shakespeare - The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - As You Like It

William Shakespeare - Measure for Measure*

William Shakespeare - Troilus and Cressida*

William Shakespeare - All's Well That Ends Well*

William Shakespeare - Titus Andronicus*

William Shakespeare - Timon of Athens*

William Shakespeare - Pericles*

William Shakespeare - Henry VI Part I*

William Shakespeare - Henry VI Part II*

William Shakespeare - Henry VI Part III*

William Shakespeare - Henry VIII*

William Shakespeare - The Two Noble Kinsmen*

William Shakespeare - The Winter's Tale*

William Shakespeare - The Two Gentlemen of Verona*

William Shakespeare - Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Other Poems (incl.
The Rape of Lucrece;
Venus and Adonis;
'The Passionate Pilgrim')


Charles Baudelaire - Fleurs de Mal

Charles Baudelaire - Journaux Intimes

Arthur Rimbaud - Early Poems
(incl. 'The Stolen Heart';
'The Drunken Boat')

Arthur Rimbaud - A Season in Hell

Arthur Rimbaud - Illuminations

Comte de Lautreamont - Poems
(incl. Chants de Maldoror)

Gerard Nerval - Poems

Tristan Corbrière - Poems

Paul Verlaine - Poems

Jules Laforgue - Poems

Stephane Mallarmé - Poems
(incl. 'L'Apres-midi d'une Faune';
'Un Coup de Des')

Alexander Blok - Poems
(incl. 'Twelve')

Andre Breton - Surrealist Manifesto*

F T Marinetti - 'Futurist Manifesto'*

Guillaume Apollinaire - Poems*

Guillaume Apollinaire - The Poet Assassinated*

William Butler Yeats - Poems
(incl. 'The Second Coming';
'For Anne Gregory';
'Meditations in Time of Civil War';
'Among School Children')  

Henry James - The American

Henry James - The Europeans

Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James - The Bostonians

Henry James - The Spoils of Poynton

Henry James - The Turn of the Screw

Henry James - What Maisie Knew

Henry James - The Wings of the Dove

Henry James - The Ambassadors

Henry James - The Golden Bowl

Gertrude Stein - The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas

Gertrude Stein - Three Lives

Gertrude Stein - The Making of Americans

Gertrude Stein - Tender Buttons

Gertrude Stein - Geography and Plays

Franz Kafka - Stories 
(incl. The Metamorphosis)

Franz Kafka - The Trial

Franz Kafka - The Castle

Franz Kafka - Amerika

T S Eliot - 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock'

T S Eliot - 'The Waste Land'

T S Eliot - 'The Hollow Men'

T S Eliot - Ash Wednesday

T S Eliot - Four Quartets

William Carlos Williams - Spring and All

William Carlos Williams - Paterson

William Carlos Williams - 'The Red Wheelbarrow'*

William Carlos Williams - 'This Is Just to Say'*

William Carlos Williams - 'The Descent'*

Ezra Pound - A B C of Reading

Ezra Pound - Guide to Kulchur

Ezra Pound - Cantos

Ezra Pound - Cathay*

Ezra Pound - Short Poems

James Joyce - Dubliners

James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce - Ulysses

James Joyce - Finnegans Wake

Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time

Virginia Woolf - A Room of One's Own*

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse*

Virginia Woolf - Mrs. Dalloway*

Virginia Woolf - The Waves*

Virginia Woolf - Orlando*

E M Forster*

Ernest Hemingway - Stories
(incl. 'Hills Like White Elephants';
'Big Two-Hearted River';
'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber';
'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place';
'Mr. and Mrs. Elliot')

Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway - A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway - Death in the Afternoon*

F Scott Fitzgerald - This Side of Paradise

F Scott Fitzgerald - The Beautiful and the Damned

F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald - Tender Is the Night

F Scott Fitzgerald - The Last Tycoon

F Scott Fitzgerald - The Pat Hobby Stories

F Scott Fitzgerald - 'A Diamond as Big as the Ritz'*

William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner -  Absalom, Absalom

William Faulkner - Light in August

William Faulkner - Snopes trilogy (The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion)


continued at 18 May and 19 May posts