Will Durant’s List of the Most Important 100 Books to read in One’s Lifetime

في هذه المدونة أنشر لائحة الكتب المائة التي أشار لها ويل دوران في كتابه الذي قمت بمراجعته سابقا (على هذا الرابط) والتي أنوي قرائتها ابتداء من 1 كانون ثاني 2022. بحسب ويل دوران يمكن قراءة هذه الكتب خلال فترة معقولة (4 سنوات). سأحاول أن أخطط لقرائتها جميعا خلال فترة أقل من ذلك من خلال تكريس وقت أكثر للقراءة اليومية. 

الكتب باللون الأخضر وصلتني اليوم.

Durant list of books

أتطلع لاقتناء باقي الكتب قريباً. اللائحة الكاملة أدناه وسيتم تحديثها في كل مرة يتم اقتناء كتاب جديد من هذه اللائحة: 

 

 

THE BOOKS

The Road To Freedom: Being One Hundred Best Books for an Education

GROUP I. INTRODUCTORY

  1. THOMSON, J. A., The Outline of Science. 4 v.
  2. CLENDENING, LOGAN, The Human Body.

*3. KELLOGG, J. H., The New Dietetics; pp. 1-531, 975-1011.

  1. JAMES, Wm., Principles of Psychology. 2 v.

*5. WELLS, H. G., The Outline of History; chapters 1-14.

  1. SUMNER,W. G., Folkways.
  2. FRAZER, SIR JAS., The Golden Bough. 1-vol. ed.

 

GROUP II. ASIA AND AFRICA

*8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, The Human Adventure. 2v.Vol. 1, chs. 2-7.

  1. WELLS, chs. 15-21, 26.
  2. BROWN, BRIAN, The Wisdom of China.

*10. The Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Amos, Micah, the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Epistles of St. Paul.

*11. FAURE, ELIE, History Of Art. 4v. Vol. I, chs. 1-3; vol. II, chs. 1-3.

  1. WILLIAMS, H. S., History of Science. 5v. Bk. I, chs. 1-4.

GROUP III. GREECE

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. I, chs. 8-19.
  2. WELLS, chs. 22-25.
  3. BURY, J. B., History of Greece. 2 v.
  4. HERODOTUS, Histories. (Everyman Library.)
  5. THUCYDIDES, The Peloponnesian War. (Everyman Library.)

*16. PLUTARCH, Lives of Illustrious Men (esp. Lycurgus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Pericles, Alcibiades, Demos-thenes, Alexander).

  1. MURRAY, G., Greek Literature.
  2. HOMER, Iliad. Trans. Bryant. Selections.
  3. HOMER, Odyssey. Trans. Bryant. Selections.
  4. AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound. Trans. Eliz. Browning.
  5. SOPHOCLES, Oedipus Tyrannusand Antigone. Trans.Young. (Everyman Library.)
  6. EURIPIDES, all plays so far translated by Gilbert Murray.
  7. DIOGENES LAERTIUS, Lives of the Philosophers.

*24. PLATO, Dialogues. Trans. Jowett. Esp. The Apology of Socrates, Phaedo, and The Republic (sections 327-32, 336-77, 384-85, 392-426, 433-35, 481-83, 512-20, 572-95). 1-vol. ed. by Irwin Edman.

  1. ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics.
  2. ARISTOTLE, Politics.
  3. WILLIAMS, History of Science, bk. I, chs. 5-9.
  4. FAURE, History of Art, vol. I, chs. 4-7.

GROUP IV. ROME

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. I, chs. 20-30.
  2. WELLS, chs. 27-29.
  3. PLUTARCH, Lives(esp. Cato Censor, Tiberius and Caius Gracchus, Marius, Sylla, Pompey, Cicero, Caesar, Brutus, Antony).
  4. LUCRETIUS, On the Nature of Things. Trans. Munro. (Certain passages are admirably paraphrased in W. H. Mallock, Lucretius on Life and Death. )
  5. VIRGIL, Aeneid. Trans.Wm. Morris. Selections.

*29. MARCUS AURELIUS, Meditations. (Everyman Library.)

  1. WILLIAMS, bk. I, chs. 10-11.
  2. FAURE, vol. I, ch. 8.

*30. GIBBON, E., Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 6 v. (Everyman Library.) Esp. chs. 1-4, 9-10, 14, 15-24, 26-28, 30-31, 35-36, 44, 71.

GROUP V. THE AGE OF CCHRISTIANITY

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 1-11.
  2. WELLS, chs. 30-34.
  3. GIBBON, chs. 37-38, 47-53, 55-59, 64-65, 68-70.

*31. OMAR KHAYYAM, Rubaiyat. Fitzgerald’s paraphrase.

  1. MOORE, GEO., Heloise and Abelard. 2 v.
  2. DANTE, Divine Comedy. Trans. Longfellow, or C. E. Norton.

*34. TAINE, H., History of English Literature, bk. I.

  1. CHAUCER, G., Canterbury Tales. (Everyman Library.) Selections.
  2. ADAMS, H., Mont St. Michel and Chartres.
  3. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs. 1-3.
  4. FAURE, vol. II, chs. 4-9.
  5. GRAY, C., History of Music,chs. 1-3, 5.

GROUP VI. THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

  1. WELLS, ch. 35.
  2. SYMONDS, J. A., The Renaissance in Italy. 7 v.
  3. CELLINI, B., Autobiography. Trans. Symonds.
  4. VASARI, G., Lives of the Painters and Sculptors. 4v. Esp. Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
  5. HOFFDING, H., History of Modern Philosophy. 2v. Sections on Bruno and Machiavelli.
  6. MACHIAVELLI, N., The Prince.
  7. GRAY, chs. 6, 8.

G ROUP VII. EUROPE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 13-14.
  2. SMITH, P., The Age of the Reformation.
  3. FAGUET, E., The Literature of France;sections on the sixteenth century.
  4. RABELAIS, Gargantua and Pantagruel.

*46. MONTAIGNE, Essays. 3v. (Everyman Library.) Esp. Of Coaches, Of the Incommodity of Greatness, Of Vanity, and Of Experience.

  1. CERVANTES, Don Quixote.

*48. SHAKESPEARE:, Plays. Esp. Hamlet, Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, Merchant ofVenice, As You Like It, Midsummer Night’s Dream,Timon of Athens, and The Tempest.

  1. TAINE, bk. II, chs. 1-4.
  2. GRAY, chs. 4, 7.
  3. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs.4-8.
  4. FAURE, vol. III, chs. 4-6.

GROUP VIII. EUROPE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, ch. 15.
  2. FAGUET, sections on the seventeenth century.
  3. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Reflections.
  4. MOLIERE, Plays. Esp. Tartuffe, The Miser, The Misanthrope, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Feast of the Statue (Don Juan).

*51. BACON, F., Essays. All. (Everyman Library.)

  1. MILTON, J., Lycidas, L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, Sonnets, Areopagitica, and selections from Paradise Lost.
  2. WILLIAMS, bk.II, chs. 9-13.
  3. HOFFDING, sections on Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, and Leibnitz.
  4. HOBBES, Leviathan. (Everyman Library.)
  5. SPINOZA, Ethics and On the Improvement of the Understanding. (Everyman Library.)
  6. FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 1-4.
  7. GRAY, chs. 9-10.

GROUP IX. EUROPE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 16-21.
  2. WELLS, chs. 26-27.
  3. FAGUET, sections on the eighteenth century.
  4. SAINTE-BEUVE, Portraits of the 18th Century.
  5. VOLTAIRE, Works. I-vol. ed. Esp. Candide, Zadig,and essays on Toleration and History.
  6. ROUSSEAU, J. J., Confessions.
  7. TAINE, H., Origins of Contemporary France. 6v.Vols. I-IV.

*59. CARLYLE, The French Revolution. 2v. (Everyman Library.)

  1. TAINE, History of English Literature, bk. III, chs. 4-7.

*60. BOSWELL, Life of Samuel Johnson. 2v. (Everyman Library.)

  1. FIELDING, H., Tom Jones. (Everyman Library, 2 v.)
  2. STERNE, L., Tristram Shandy. (Everyman Library.)

*63. SWIFT, J., Gulliver’s Travels. (Everyman Library.)

  1. HUME, D., Treatise on Human Nature. 2v. (Everyman Library.) Esp. bks. II and III.
  2. WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY, Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
  3. SMITH, ADAM, The Wealth of Nations. 2v. (Everyman Library.) Selections.
  4. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs. 14-15.
  5. HOFFDING, sections on the eighteenth century.
  6. FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 5-6.
  7. GRAY, chs. 11-12.

GROUP X. EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 22-28.
  2. WELLS, chs. 38-39.
  3. TAINE, Origins of Contemporary France. Vol.V, The Modern Regime,pp. 1-90.
  4. LUDWIG, E., Napoleon.
  5. BRANDES, G., Main Currents of 19th Century Literature. 6v.

*69. GOETHE, Faust.

  1. ECKERMANN, Conversations with Goethe.
  2. HEINE, Poems. Trans. Louis Untermeyer.
  3. TAINE, History of English Literature,bks. IV-V.

*72. KEATS, Poems.

*73. SHELLEY, Poems.

*74. BYRON, Poems.

  1. FAGUET, sections on the nineteenth century.
  2. BALZAC, Père Goriot.

*76. FLAUBERT, Works. I-vol. ed. Esp. Mme. Bovary and Salambo.

  1. HUGO, Les Miserables.
  2. FRANCE, ANATOLE, Penguin Isle.
  3. TENNYSON, Poems.
  4. DICKENS, Pickwick Papers.
  5. THACKERAY, Vanity Fair.
  6. TURGENEV, Fathers and Children.
  7. DOSTOIEVSKI, The Brothers Karamazov.
  8. TOLSTOI, War and Peace.
  9. IBSEN, Peer Gynt.
  10. WILLIAMS, bks. III-IV.
  11. DARWIN, Descent of Man.
  12. HOFFDING, sections on the nineteenth century.
  13. BUCKLE, Introduction to the History of Civilization in England. Esp. part I, chs. 1-5, 15.
  14. SCHOPENHAUER, Works. I-Vol. ed.
  15. NIETZSCHE, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
  16. FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 7-8.
  17. GRAY, chs. 13-17.

GROUP XI. AMERICA

*90. BEARD, C. and M., The Rise of American Civilization. 2 v.

  1. POE, Poems and Tales.
  2. EMERSON, Essays.
  3. THOREAU, Walden.

*94. WHITMAN, Leaves of Grass.

  1. LINCOLN, Letters and Speeches.

GROUP XII. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  1. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 29-30.
  2. WELLS, chs. 40-41.
  3. ROLLAND, R., Jean Christophe. 2 v.

*97. ELLIS, H., Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Vols. I, II, III, VI.

*98. ADAMS, H., The Education of Henry Adams.

  1. BERGSON, Creative Evolution.
  2. SPENGLER, O., Decline of the West. 2 v.

 

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