The Road to Freedom: One Hundred Best Books for an Education


A Revision and Update of Will Durant’s 100 Best Books for an Education. As recommended by Will Durant in The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time. Source: PDF

GROUP IX. EUROPE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
8,BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 16–21.
5,WELLS, chs. 26–27.
44,FAGUET, sections on the eighteenth century.
55,SAINTE-BEUVE, Portraits of the l8th Century .
56,VOLTAIRE, Works . I-vol. ed. Esp. Candide , Zadig , and essays
on Toleration and History .
57,ROUSSEAU, J.J., Confessions .
58,TAINE, H., Origins of Contemporary France . 6v. vols. I-IV.
*59.CARLYLE, The French Revolution . 2v. (Everyman Library.)
34,TAINE, History of English Literature , bk. Ill, chs. 4–7.
*60.BOSWELL, Life of Samuel Johnson . 2v. (Everyman Library.)
61,FIELDING, H., Tom Jones . (Everyman Library, 2v.)
62,STERNE, L., Tristram Shandy . (Everyman Library.)
*63.SWIFT, J., Gulliver’s Travels . (Everyman Library.)
64,HUME, D., Treatise on Human Nature . 2v. (Everyman Library.)
Esp. bks. II and III.
65,WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY, Vindication of the Rights
of Woman .
66,SMITH, ADAM, The Wealth of Nations . 2v.
(Everyman Library.) Selections.
12,WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs. 14–15.
41,HOFFDING, sections on the eighteenth century.
11,FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 5–6.
37,GRAY, chs. 11–12.

GROUP X. EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
8,BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 22–28.
5,WELLS, chs. 38–39.
58,TAINE, Origins of Contemporary France . vol. V,
*74.BYRON, Poems .
44,FAGUET, sections on the nineteenth century.
75,BALZAC, Père Goriot .
*76.FLAUBERT, Works . I-vol. ed. Esp. Mme. Bovary and Salambo.
77,HUGO, Les Miserables .
78,FRANCE, ANATOLE, Penguin Isle .
79,TENNYSON, Poems .
80,DICKENS, Pickwick Papers .
81,THACKERAY, Vanity Fair .
82,TURGENEV, Fathers and Sons .
83,DOSTOIEVSKI, The Brothers Karamazov .
84,TOLSTOI, War and Peace .
85,IBSEN, Peer Gynt .
12,WILLIAMS, bks. III-IV
86,DARWIN, Descent of Man .
41,HOFFDING, sections on the nineteenth century.
87,BUCKLE, Introduction to the History of Civilization
in England . Esp. part I, chs. 1–5, 15.
88,SCHOPENHAUER, Works . I-vol. ed.
89,NIETZSCHE, Thus Spake Zarathustra .
11,FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 7–8.
37,GRAY, chs. 13–17.

GROUP XI. AMERICA
*90.BEARD, C. and M., The Rise of American Civilization . 2v.
91POE, Poems and Tales .
92EMERSON, Essays .
93THOREAU, Walden .
*94.WHITMAN, Leaves of Grass .
95LINCOLN, Letters and Speeches .



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