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Literary & Historical Autobiographies


Literary Autobiographies

  1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
  2. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  3. Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  4. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  6. Diary by Lady Murasaki
  7. Memoirs of My Life by Edward Gibbon
  8. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey
  9. Six Records of a Floating Life by Shen Fu
  10. The Life of Henry Brulard by Stendhal
  11. Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. Pages From the Goncourt Journals by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  13. A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov
  14. Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
  15. Diaries by Franz Kafka
  16. Safe Conduct by Boris Pasternak
  17. My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber
  18. The Autobiography by G.K. Chesterton
  19. Something of Myself by Rudyard Kipling
  20. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  21. The Autobiography by William Butler Yeats
  22. A Journey Round My Skull by Frigyes Karinthy
  23. If This Is a Man by Primo Levi
  24. Sisters by a River by Barbara Comyns
  25. Memoir of Hungary, 1944–1948 by Sandor Marai
  26. On Overgrown Paths by Knut Hamsun
  27. The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian by Nirad C. Chaudhuri
  28. The Autobiography by William Carlos Williams
  29. Childhood Years: A Memoir by Junichiro Tanizaki
  30. A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography by Evelyn Waugh
  31. My Father and Myself by J.R. Ackerley
  32. Diaries by Witold Gombrowicz
  33. My Life In CIA: A Chronicle of 1973 by Harry Mathews
  34. My Days by R.K. Narayan
  35. Condundrum by Jan Morris
  36. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
  37. Going Solo by Roald Dahl
  38. Prisoner of Love by Jean Genet
  39. My Life by Lyn Hejinian
  40. The Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud
  41. I, Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac Asimov
  42. Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  44. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  45. Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan by Donald Keene
  46. My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
  47. Autobiography by Morrissey

Historical Autobiographies

  1. The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon
  2. The Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
  3. Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
  4. The Autobiography by Malcolm X
  5. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
  6. Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Mother of Michitsuna
  7. As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Lady Sarashina
  8. The Confessions by Lady Nijo
  9. The Baburnama: Memoirs by Babur
  10. The Autobiography by Benvenuto Cellini
  11. The Book of My Life by Girolamo Cardano
  12. The Diary by Samuel Pepys
  13. The Journal by George Fox
  14. Story of My Life by Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
  15. The Memoirs by Catherine the Great
  16. Narrative of the Life by Frederick Douglass
  17. Musui’s Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai by Katsu Kokichi
  18. The Autobiography by William Tecumseh Sherman
  19. Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant
  20. The Autobiography by Charles Darwin
  21. The Autobiography by Yukichi Fukuzawa
  22. The Letters by Vincent van Gogh
  23. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness by Daniel Paul Schreber
  24. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  25. My Childhood by Maxim Gorky
  26. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
  27. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon
  28. The Secret Life by Salvador Dali
  29. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  30. Lost Splendor: The Amazing Memoirs of the Man Who Killed Rasputin by Felix Yusupov
  31. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait by Frida Kahlo
  32. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  33. Norman Rockwell by Norman Rockwell
  34. Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung
  35. The Double Helix by James D. Watson
  36. Daybook: The Journey of an Artist by Anne Truitt
  37. Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson
  38. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
  39. Mr Nice by Howard Marks
  40. Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks
  41. Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

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