5 September

Invitation to Learning:
Politics
Aristotle, Politics
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Ethics
Plato, Symposium
Aristotle, Ethics
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Essays
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Autobiography
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions
John Stuart Mill, Autobiography
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adam

Fiction
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Drama
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [ca. 1606-08]

Criticism
Aristotle, Poetics
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Laocöon
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria
Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism

Poetry and Philosophy
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
Dante, The Divine Comedy
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Religion
The Holy Bible, The Book of Job
John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress

Science
Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks

History
Tacitus, History
Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Philosophy of History

The New Invitation to Learning:
Poetry and Drama
The Holy Bible, The Book of Psalms
Aeschylus, The Oresteia
Horace, Poems
Shakespeare, Hamlet
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
Henrik Ibsen, The Wild Duck

Philosophy
Rene Descartes, A Discourse on Method
Benedict de Spinoza, Ethics
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Fiction
Aesop and Jean de la Fontaine, Fables
Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel
Cervantes, Don Quixote
Votlaire, Candide
Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
A Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

History and Biography
Herodotus, History
Lord Chesterfield, Letters to His Son
James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson
John James Audubon, American Scenery and Character
William Hickling Prescott, The Conquest of Mexico
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Memoirs

Politics and Society
Demosthenes and Abraham Lincoln, Speeches
Montesquieu, The Spirit of Laws
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France and Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man
Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Thomas Robert Malthus, Essay on Population
Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward