Great Books of the Western World by Great Books Foundation

Great Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the United States in 1952, by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., to present the Great Books in a 54-volume set.


  1. The Odyssey by Homer
  2. The Iliad by Homer
  3. The Persians by Aeschylus
  4. The Suppliants by Aeschylus
  5. Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus
  6. Oresteia by Aeschylus
  7. Ajax by Sophocles
  8. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  9. Antigone by Sophocles
  10. Oedipus the King by Sophocles
  11. The Histories of Herodotus by Herodotus
  12. Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
  13. Women of Trachis by Sophocles
  14. Philoctetes by Sophocles
  15. Electra by Sophocles
  16. Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
  17. Corpus Aristotelicum by Aristotle
  18. The Republic by Plato
  19. The Complete Works of Plato by Plato
  20. Hippocratic Corpus by Hippocrates
  21. Euclid’s Elements by Euclid
  22. De Rerum Natura by Lucretius
  23. The Aeneid by Virgil
  24. Annals by Cornelius Tacitus
  25. Parallel Lives by Plutarch
  26. Almagest by Ptolemy
  27. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  28. Enneads by Plotinus
  29. Confessions by Augustine
  30. Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas
  31. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  32. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  33. The Praise of Folly by Erasmus
  34. Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
  35. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  36. Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
  37. On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Nicolaus Copernicus
  38. Essays by Michel de Montaigne
  39. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  40. Epitome of Copernican Astronomy by Johannes Kepler
  41. The Harmony of the Worlds by Johannes Kepler
  42. First Folio by William Shakespeare
  43. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  44. The Critique of the School for Wives by Molière
  45. The School for Wives by Molière
  46. Tartuffe by Molière
  47. The Miser by Molière
  48. The Would-Be Gentleman by Molière
  49. Bérénice by Jean Racine
  50. The Would-Be Invalid by Molière
  51. Phèdre by Jean Racine
  52. Candide by Voltaire
  53. Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot
  54. Emma by Jane Austen
  55. Don Juan by Molière
  56. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
  57. Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
  58. Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac
  59. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  60. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  61. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  62. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  63. The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
  64. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  65. The Unconscious by Sigmund Freud
  66. The Golden Bough by James George Frazer
  67. The Principles of Psychology by William James
  68. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
  69. The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen
  70. Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety by Sigmund Freud
  71. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  72. Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
  73. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
  74. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
  75. An Introduction to Metaphysics by Henri Bergson
  76. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
  77. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality by Sigmund Freud
  78. Science and Hypothesis by Henri Poincaré
  79. Pragmatism by William James
  80. The Future Prospects of Psycho-Analytic Therapy by Sigmund Freud
  81. An Introduction to Mathematics by Alfred North Whitehead
  82. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  83. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  84. Selected Papers on Hysteria by Sigmund Freud
  85. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  86. The Prussian Officer by D. H. Lawrence
  87. On Narcissism by Sigmund Freud
  88. Instincts and Their Vicissitudes by Sigmund Freud
  89. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  90. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  91. Relativity by Albert Einstein
  92. The Waning of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga
  93. Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Sigmund Freud
  94. Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello
  95. The Acquisitive Society by R. H. Tawney
  96. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
  97. Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego by Sigmund Freud
  98. Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
  99. The Ego and the Id by Sigmund Freud
  100. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  101. Science and the Modern World by Alfred North Whitehead
  102. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  103. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  104. What Is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger
  105. Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
  106. What Is Metaphysics? by Martin Heidegger
  107. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
  108. Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill
  109. New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis by Sigmund Freud
  110. Physics and Philosophy by Werner Heisenberg
  111. The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway
  112. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
  113. Genetics and the Origin of Species by Theodosius Dobzhansky
  114. Experience in Education by John Dewey
  115. Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
  116. A Mathematician’s Apology by G. H. Hardy
  117. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  118. The Expanding Universe by Arthur Eddington
  119. Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers by Max Planck
  120. Repression by Sigmund Freud
  121. The Origin and Development of Psycho-Analysis by Sigmund Freud
  122. Thoughts for the Times on War and Death by Sigmund Freud
  123. Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature by Niels Bohr
  124. A General Introduction to Psycho-Analysis by Sigmund Freud
  125. The Word of God and the Word of Man by Karl Barth
  126. Observations on “Wild” Psycho-Analysis by Sigmund Freud
  127. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  128. Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  129. Essays in Sociology by Max Weber
  130. The Nature of Life by C. H. Waddington
  131. Structural Anthropology by Claude Lévi-Strauss
  132. Discussion with Einstein on Epistemology by Niels Bohr

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