TOP BOOKS FROM 9BC TO 18AD

RANKED BY NUMBER OF LIBRARY HOLDINGS IN WORLDCAT, A GLOBAL CATALOG OF LIBRARY COLLECTIONS​


Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri | Odyssey by Homer | Iliad by Homer | Hamlet by William Shakespeare | Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes | Aesop’s Fables by Aesop | Arabian Nights by Unknown | Macbeth by William Shakespeare | Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift | Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe | Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare | Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer | King Lear by William Shakespeare | Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan | Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare | Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare | Othello by William Shakespeare | Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare | Aeneid by Virgil | Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám | Messiah by George Frideric Handel | Sonnets by William Shakespeare | Lives by Plutarch | On the Nature of Things by Lucretius | Tempest by William Shakespeare | Tao Te Ching (Way) by Laozi | Republic by Plato | Metamorphoses by Ovid | Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare | Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli | As You Like It by William Shakespeare | Paradise Lost by John Milton | Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin | Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory | Tom Jones by Henry Fielding | Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith | Book of Common Prayer by Church of England | Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare | Essays by Michel de Montaigne | History of Prophets and Kings by Tabari | Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare | Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare | Henry V by William Shakespeare | Richard II by William Shakespeare | Richard III by William Shakespeare | Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell | History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon | History by Herodotus | History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides | Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Confessions by Saint Augustine | Poetics by Aristotle | Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio | Candide by Voltaire | Fables by Jean de La Fontaine | Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare | Analects by Confucius | Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle | Piers Plowman by William Langland | Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach | Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare | Utopia by Sir Thomas More | Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith | Oedipus Rex by Sophocles | Coriolanus by William Shakespeare | Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo | Art of War by Sunzi | Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare | Summa Theologica by Saint Thomas Aquinas | Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare | King John by William Shakespeare | All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare | Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare | Autobiography by Benvenuto Cellini | Commentaries on the Gallic War by Julius Caesar | Henry IV Part 1 by William Shakespeare | Politics by Aristotle | Constitution by United States | Commentaries on the Laws of England by Sir William Blackstone | Celestina by Fernando de Rojas | Così Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare | Oresteia by Aeschylus | Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare | Diary by Samuel Pepys | Pensées by Blaise Pascal | Lives of the Most Eminent Painters and Sculptors by Giorgio Vasari | Essays by Francis Bacon | Symphony №40 in G Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant | Carmina by Horace | Cymbeline by William Shakespeare | Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus | St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach | Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne | Henry VIII by William Shakespeare | Log by Christopher Columbus | Rembrandt by Rembrandt [van Rijn] | Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach | Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare | City of God by Saint Augustine | Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe | Epigrams by Martial | Lazarillo de Tormes by Unknown | Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke | Meditations by Marcus Aurelius | Antigone by Sophocles | Prophecies by Nostradamus | Suites for Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach | Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes | Water Music by George Frideric Handel | Farewell Address by George Washington | Pericles by William Shakespeare | True History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo | Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare | Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau | Creation by Joseph Haydn | Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais | Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy by Robert Berkow | Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau | Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton | Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell | Symposium by Plato | Golden Ass by Apuleius | Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach | Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia by Douglas M. Considine | Rime by Francesco Petrarch | Metaphysics by Aristotle | Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble | Satyricon by Petronius | Art of the Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach | Rhetoric by Aristotle | Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin | Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant | Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius | Elements by Euclid | Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu | Enneads by Plotinus | Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi | Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer | History of Rome by Livy | Eclogues by Virgil | Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton | Cinderella by Charles Perrault | Gerusalemme Liberata by Torquato Tasso | Book of Good Love by Juan Ruiz | Elegies by Sextus Propertius | Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Venerable Bede | Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki | Phaedra by Jean Racine | Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine by Tinsley Randolph Harrison | Orpheus and Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck | Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca | Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe | Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris | Medea by Euripides | Lysistrata by Aristophanes | Exemplary Novels by Miguel de Cervantes | St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach | Essay on Man by Alexander Pope | Bacchae by Euripides | Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost | Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton | Annals by Tacitus | Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius | Actes and Monuments by John Foxe | Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault | Rule of St. Benedict by St. Benedict of Nursia | New Life by Dante Alighieri | Symphony №1 in C Major by Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations by Hildegard of Bingen | Émile by Jean Jacques Rousseau | Dream of the Red Chamber by Xueqin Cao | Charlotte Temple by Mrs. Rowson | Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach | House that Jack Built by Unknown | Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Phaedo by Plato | Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson | Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett | Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft | Ecclesiastical History by Eusebius |

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