Great Books Of The Western World

GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD

A Collection of the Greatest Writings in Western History

Author/Title List by Volume:

VOLUME 1 and 2
The Syntopicon
This unique guide enables you to
investigate a particular idea, such as
courage or democracy, and compare
the perspectives of different authors.
VOLUME 3
Homer
The Iliad
The Odyssey
VOLUME 4
Aeschylus (C. 525-456 BC)
The Suppliant Maidens
The Persians
Seven Against Thebes
Prometheus Bound
Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides
Sophocles (C. 495-406 BC)
Oedipus the King
Oedipus at Colonus
Antigone
Ajax
Electra
The Women of Trachis
Philoctetes
Euripides (C. 480-406 BC)
Rhesus
The Medea
Hippolytus
Alcestis
The Heracleidae
The Suppliant Women
The Trojan Women
Ion
Helen
Andromache
Electra
The Bacchae
Hecuba
Heracles
The Phoenician Women
Orestes
Iphigenia in Tauris
Iphigenia in Aulis
The Cyclops
Aristophanes (C. 455-380 BC)
The Acharnians
The Knights
The Clouds
The Wasps
Peace
The Birds
The Frogs
Lysistrata
The Poet and the Women
The Assemblywomen
Wealth
VOLUME 5
Herodotus (C. 484-425 BC)
The History
Thucydides (C. 460-400 BC)
The History of the Peloponnesian War

VOLUME 6
Plato (C. 428-348 BC)
Charmides
Lysis
Laches
Protagoras
Euthydemus
Cratylus
Phaedrus
Ion
Symposium
Meno
Euthyphro
Apology
Crito
Phaedo
Gorgias
The Republic
Timaeus
Critias
Parmenides
Theaetetus
Sophist
Statesman
Philebus
Laws
The Seventh Letter
VOLUME 7
Aristotle I (C. 384-322 BC)
Categories
On Interpretation
Prior Analytics
Posterior Analytics
Topics
On Sophistical Refutations
Physics
On the Heavens
On Generation and Corruption
Meteorology
On Sense and the Reminiscence
On Sleep and Sleeplessness
On Dreams
On Prophesying
On Longevity and Shortness of Life
On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On Breathing
VOLUME 8
Aristotle II (C. 384-322 BC)
History of Animals
On the Parts of Animals
On the Motion of Animals
On the Gait of Animals
On the Generation of Animals
Nicomachean Ethics
Politics
The Athenian Constitution
Rhetoric
On Poetics
VOLUME 9
Hippocrates (FL. 400 BC)
The Oath
On Ancient Medicine
On Airs, Waters, and Places
The Book of Prognostics
On Regimen in Acute Diseases
Of the Epidemics
On Injuries of the Head
On the Surgery
On Fractures
On the Articulations
Instruments of Reduction
Aphorisms
The Law
On Ulcers
On Fistulae
On Hemorrhoids
On the Sacred Disease
Galen (C. AD 130-200)
On the Natural Faculties
VOLUME 10
Euclid (FL. C. 300 BC)
The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements
Archimedes (C. 287-212 BC)
On the Sphere and Cylinder
Measurement of a Circle
On Conoids and Spheroids
On Spirals
On the Equilibrium of Planes
The Sand-Reckoner
Quadrature of the Parabola
On Floating Bodies
Book of Lemmas
The Method Treating of Mechanical Problems
VOLUME 11
Lucretius (C. 98-C. 55 BC)
The Way Things Are
Epictetus (C. 60-C. 138 AD)
The Discourses
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
The Meditations
Plotinus (205-270 AD)
The Six Enneads
VOLUME 12
Virgil (70-19 BC)
The Eclogues
The Georgics
The Aeneid
VOLUME 13
Plutarch (C. 46-C. 120)
Theseus
Romulus
Romulus and Theseus Compared
Lycurgus
Numas Pompilius
Lycurgus and Numa Compared
Solon
Poplicola
Poplicola and Solon Compared
Themistocles
Camillus
Pericles
Fabius
Fabius and Pericles Compared
Alcibiades
Coriolanus
Alcibiades and Coriolanus Compared
Timoleon
Aemilius Paulus
Aemilius Paulus and Timoleon Compared
Pelopidas
Marcellus
Marcellus and Pelopidas Compared
Aristides
Marcus Cato
Aristide and Marcus Cato Compared
Philopoeman
Flamininus
Flamininus and Philopoeman Compared
Pyrrhus
Caius Marius
Lysander
Sulla
Lysander and Sulla Compared
Cimon
Lucullus
Cimon and Lucullus Compared
Nicias
Crassus
Crassus and Nicias Compared
Sertorius
Eumenus
Eumenus and Sertorius Compared
Agesilaus
Pompey
Agesilaus and Pompey Compared

Plutarch (C. 46-C. 120)

Alexander

Caesar
Phocion
Cat the Younger
Agis
Cleomenes
Tiberius Gracchus
Caius Gracchus
Caius and Tiberius Gracchus and Agis and Cleomenes Compared
Demosthenes
Cicero
Cicero and Demosthenes Compared
Demetrius
Antony
Antony and Demetrius Compared
Dion
Marcus Brutus
Brutus and Dion Compared
Aratus
Artaxerxes
Galba
Otho
VOLUME 14
Tacitus (C. 55-C. 117)
The Annals
This Histories
VOLUME 15
Ptolemy (C. 100-C. 178)
The Almagest
Copernicus (1473–1543)
On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Kepler (1571-1630)
Epitome of Copernican Astronomy: IV – V
The Harmonies of the World: V
VOLUME 16
Augus tine (354-430)
The Confessions
The City of God
On Christian Doctrine
VOLUME 17
Aquinas I (c. 1225 – 1724)
Treatise on God
Treatise on the Trinity
Treatise on the Creation
Treatise on the Angels
Treatise of the Work of the Six Days
Treatise on Man
Treatise on the Divine Government
Treatise on the Last End
Treatise on Human Acts
VOLUME 18
Aquinas II
Treatise on Habits
Treatise on Law
Treatise on Grace
Treatise on Faith, Hope and Charity
Treatise on Active and Contemplative
Treatise on the States of Life
Treatise on the Incarnation
Treatise on the Sacraments
Treatise on the Resurrection
Treatise on the Last Things
VOLUME 19
Dante (1265 – 1321)
The Divine Comedy
Chaucer (C. 1340 – 1400)
Troilus and Criseyde
The Canterbury Tales
VOLUME 20
Calvin (1509 – 1564)
Institutes of the Christian Religion

VOLUME 21
Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)
The Prince
Hobbes (1588 – 1679)
Leviathan, or, Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical
and Civil
VOLUME 22
Rabelais (C.1495 – 1553)
Gargantua and Pantagruel
VOLUME 23
Erasmus (C.1467 – C. 1536)
Praise of Folly
Montaigne (1533 – 1592)
The Essays
VOLUME 24
Shakespeare I (1564 – 1616)
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth
The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
The Comedy of Errors
Titus Andronicus
The Taming on the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
A Midsummer-Night’s Dream
The Life and Death of King John
The Merchant of Venice
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
Much Ado About Nothing
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
Shakespeare I (1564 – 1616)
Julius Caesar
As You Like It
VOLUME 25
Shakespeare II
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Troilus and Cressida
All’s Well that Ends Well
Measure for Measure
Othello, the Moor of Venice
King Lear
Macbeth
Antony and Cleopatra
Coroilanus
Timon of Athens
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Cymbeline
The Winter’s Tale
The Tempest
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth
Sonnets
VOLUME 26
Gilbert (1540 – 1603)
On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies
Galilei (1564 – 1642)
Concerning the Two New Sciences
Harvey (1578 – 1657)
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
On the Circulation of the Blood
On the Generation of Animals
VOLUME 27
Cervantes (1547 – 1616)
The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha

VOLUME 28
Bacon (1561 – 1626)
Advancement of Learning
Novum Organum
New Atlantis
Descartes (1596 – 1650)
Rules for the Direction of the Mind
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason
Meditations on First Philosophy
Objections Against the Meditations, and Replies
The Geometry
Spinoza (1632 – 1677)
Ethics
VOLUME 29
Milton (1608 – 1674)
English Minor Poems
Paradise Lost
Samson Agonistes
Areopagitica
VOLUME 30
Pascal (1623 – 1662)
The Provincial Letters
Pensees
Scientific Treatises
VOLUME 31
Moliere (1622 – 1673)
The School for Wives
The Critique of the School for Wives
Tartuff
Don Juan
The Miser
The Would-Be Gentleman
The Would-Be Invalid
Racine (1639 – 1699)
Berenice
Phaedra
VOLUME 32
Newton (1642 – 1727)
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Optics
Huygens (1629 – 1695)
Treatise on Light
VOLUME 33
Locke (1632 – 1704)
A Letter Concerning Toleration Concerning Civil Government, Second
Essay
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Berkeley (1685 – 1763)
The Principles of Human Knowledge
Hume (1711 – 1776)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
VOLUME 34
Swift (1667 – 1745)
Gulliver’s Travels
Voltaire (1694 – 1778)
Candide
Diderot (1713 – 1784)
Rameau’s Nephew
VOLUME 35
Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)
The Spirit of Laws

Rousseau (1712 – 1778)
On the Origin of Inequality
On Political Economy
The Social Contract
VOLUME 36
Adam Smith (1723 – 1790)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
VOLUME 37
Gibbon I (1737 – 1794)
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. I
VOLUME 38
Gibbon II
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. II
VOLUME 39
Kant (1724 – 1804)
The Critique of Pure Reason
The Critique of Practical Reason
The Critique of Judgment
VOLUME 40
American State Papers
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), James Madison (1751-1836),
John Jay (1745-1829)
The Federalist

John Stuar t Mill (1806-1873)
On Liberty
Representative Government
Utilitarianism
VOLUME 41
James Boswell (1740-1795)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD
VOLUME 42
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794)
Elements in Chemistry
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Experimental Researches in Electricity
VOLUME 43
Georg Wilhelm F riedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
The Philosophy of Right
The Philosophy of History
Soren Kierk egaard (1813-1855)
Fear and Trembling
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Beyond Good and Evil
VOLUME 44
Alex is De Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Democracy in America
VOLUME 45
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Faust
Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)
Cousin Bette

VOLUME 46
Austen, Jane (1775-1817)
Emma
Eliot, George (1819-1880)
Middlemarch
VOLUME 47
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Little Dorrit
VOLUME 48
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Moby Dick
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
VOLUME 49
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
VOLUME 50
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Capital
Karl Marx and F riedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Manifesto of the Communist Party
VOLUME 51
Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

War and Peace
VOLUME 52
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
The Brother Karamazov
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
A Doll’s House
The Wild Duck
Hedda Gabler
The Master Builder
VOLUME 53
William James (1842-1910)
The Principles of Psychology
VOLUME 54
Sigmund F reud (1856-1939)
The Origin and Development of Psycho-Analysis
Selected Papers on Hysteria (Chapters 1-10)
The Sexual Enlightenment of Children
The Future Prospects of Psycho-Analytic Therapy
Observations on “Wild” Psycho-Analysis
The Interpretations of Dreams
On Narcissism
Instincts and Their Vicissitudes
Repression
The Unconscious
A General Introduction to Psycho-Analysis
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego
The Ego and the Id
Inhibitions, Symptons, and Anxiety
Thoughts for the Times on War and Death
Civilization and Its Discontents
New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
VOLUME 55
20th Century Philosophy and Religion
William James (1842-1910): Pragmatism
Henri Bergson (1859-1941): Introduction to Metaphysics
John Dewey (1859-1952): Experience and Education
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947): Science and the Modern World
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970): The Problems of Philosophy
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976): “What is Metaphysics?”
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951): Philosophical Investigations
Karl Barth (1886-1968): The Word of God and the Word of Man
VOLUME 56
20th Century Science
Henri Poincare (1858-1912): Science and Hypothesis
Max Planck (1858-1947): Scientific Autobiography
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947): Introduction to Mathematics
Albert Einstein (1879-1955): Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944): The Expanding Universe
Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Atomic Theory: The Descriptions of Nature
(selections) Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in
Atomic Physics”
G.H. Hardy (1887-1947): A Mathematician’s Apology
Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976): Physics and Philosophy
Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961): What Is Life?
Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975): Genetics and the Origin of Species
C.H. Waddington (1905-1975): The Nature of Life
VOLUME 57
20th Century Social Science I
Thornstein Veblen (1857-1929): The Theory of the Leisure Class
R.H. Tawney (1880-1962): The Acquisitive Society
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946): General Theory of Employment,
Interest and Money
VOLUME 58
20th Century Social Science II
Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941): Selections from the Golden Bough:
chapters I-IV, LXVI-LXIX.
Max Weber (1864-1920): Selections from Essays in Sociology:
Part I: Science and Politics
Part II: Power
Part III: Religion
Johan Huizinga (1872-1945): The Waning of the Middle Ages
Claude Levi-Strauss (1908- ): Selections from Structural Anthropology:
Chapters I-VI, IX-XII, XV, XVII
VOLUME 59
20th Century Imaginative Literature I
Henry James (1843-1916): “The Beast in the Jungle”
Bernard Shaw (1856-1950): Saint Joan
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924): Heart of Darkness
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904): Uncle Vanya
Luigi Pirandello (1867-1922): Six Characters in Search of an Author
Marcel Proust (1871-1922): Swann in Love from Remembrance of Things
Past
Willa Cather (1873-1947): A Lost Lady
Thomas Mann (1875-1955): Death in Venice
James Joyce (1882-1941): Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
VOLUME 60
20th Century Imaginative Literature II
Virginia Woolf (1883-1941): To the Lighthouse
Franz Kafka (1883-1924): “The Metamorphosis”
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930): “The Prussian Officer”
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965): “The Waste Land”
Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953): Mourning Becomes Electra
William Faulkner (1897-1962): “A Rose for Emily”
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956): “Mother Courage and Her Children”
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961): “The Short Happy Life of Francis
Macomber”
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989): “Waiting for Godot”

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