The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classical Guide to World Literature, Revised and Expanded

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Harper Collins, Jun 2, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 400 pages
Now in print for the first time in almost 40 years, The New Lifetime Reading Plan provides readers with brief, informative and entertaining introductions to more than 130 classics of world literature. From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors, such as Charlotte Bront%, Emily Dickinson and Edith Wharton, as well as non-Western writers such as Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Chinua Achebe, Mishima Yukio and many others.

This fourth edition also features a simpler format that arranges the works chronologically in five sections (The Ancient World; 300-1600; 1600-1800; and The 20th Century), making them easier to look up than ever before. It deserves a place in the libraries of all lovers of literature.

 

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User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

This is for the fourth edition, of which I skimmed through the entries for works I've already read. I found Fadimam to be a bore. Major's reviews were added for some non-western balance and are interesting in that regard. I don't see this as more than a curiosity. Read full review

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User Review  - EricKibler - LibraryThing

I have a "reading challenge" I've been working on for 22 years or so. It's the "Lifetime Reading Plan" compiled by scholar and author Clifton Fadiman. He wrote a book of that title around thirty years ... Read full review

Contents

46 Moliere 16221673 Selected Plays
109
Blaise Pascal 16231662 Thoughts Pensees m
111
John Bunyan 16281688 Pilgrims Progress
114
John Locke 16321704 Second Treatise of Government
115
Matsuo Basho 16441694 The Narrow Road to the Deep North
117
Daniel Defoe 16601731 Robinson Crusoe
120
Jonathan Swift 16671745 Gullivers Travels
122
Voltaire 16941778 Candide and other works
124

Herodotus ca 484425 bce+j The Histories
16
9+ Thucydides ca 470460ca 400 B C E+ The History of the PeloponriesiarWur
18
Suntzu ca 450380 B C E The Art of War
20
Aristophanes 448388 b ce Lysistmta The Clouds The Birds
22
Plato 428348 B C E Selected Works
24
Aristotle 384322 b c e Ethics Politics Poetics
26
Mencius ca 400320 B C E The Book ofMentius
28
Attributed to Valrnilti ca 300 B C E The Rnrnaynna
31
The MaJiubharata
34
Attributed to Wu Chengen 15001582 Journey
36
PART
49
Huineng 638713 The Platform Sutra of the Sixth
55
Sei Shonagon ca 9651035 The PillowBook
61
Dante Alighieri 12651321 The Divine Comedy
69
Anonymous ca 1500 The Tlumsand and
76
the West
82
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne 15331592 Selected Essays
85
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 15471616
87
PART THREE
91
William Shakespeare 15641616 Complete Works
93
John Donne 15731631 Selected Works
94
Anonymous published 1618 The Plum in the Golden
97
Vase Chin P ing Mei
98
Galileo Galilei 15741642 Dialogue Concerning the
100
Chief Work Systems
102
Thomas Hobbes 15881679 Leviathan
103
Rene Descartes 15961650 Discourse on Method
105
John Milton 16081674 Paradise Lost Lycidas On the Morning of Christs Nativity Sonnets Aretrpagitica
107
David Hume 17111776 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
126
Henry Fielding 17071754 Tom Jones
127
Thomas Jefferson and others Basic Documents
138
William Blake 17571827 Selected Works
144
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 17721834 The Ancient
150
Honore de Balzac 17991850 Pere Gortot Eugenie
156
Alexis de Tocqueville 18051859 Democracy
162
Charles Darwin 18091882 The Voyage of the Beagle
166
William Makepeace Thackeray 18111863 Vflfiftgj
173
The Bronte Sisters
179
Si Ivan Sergeyevieh Turgenev 18181883 Fathers
186
George Eliot 18191880 The Mill on the Floss
192
Gustave Flaubert 18211880 Madame Bovary
198
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky 18211881 Crime
200
Emilv Dickinson 18301886 Collected Poems
206
Henrv Adams 18381918 The Education of Henry
212
Henry James 18431916 The Ambassadors
218
Sigmund Freud 18561939 Selected Works including
225
101 Anton Chekhov 18601904 Uncle Vanya Three
232
William Butler Yeats 18651939 Collected Poems
236
Lu Hsiin 18811936 Collected Short Stories
249
Eugene ONeill 18881953 Mourning Becomes Electra
262
Memory
274
Saul Bellow 1915 The Adventures of Augie March
288
GOING FURTHER
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
325
INDEX
363
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Clifton Fadiman, Ph.D., is an author, teacher, and student of Sufism. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

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