Reviews (A - M)

A

Achebe, Chinua ⚜

Things Fall Apart (1958)

⚜ Aeschylus 

The Oresteia (458 B.C.)

Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides

Other Plays

Prometheus Bound (480s - 410s B.C.)
The Suppliants (470s B.C.)
The Persians (472 B.C.)
Seven Against Thebes (467 B.C.)

Aesop 

Aesop's Fables (6th - 7th Century B.C.)

Alcott, Louisa May ⚜

Little Women (1868 - 1869)

Amman, Mir ⚜

A Tale of the Four Dervishes (1803)

Andersen, Hans Christian ⚜

The Princess and the Peas (1835)
The Little Mermaid (1837)
The Nightingale (1843)
The Ugly Duckling (1843)
The Snow Queen (1844)
The Little Match Girl (1848)
The Snowman (1861)

Apollonius of Rhodes

The Voyage of Argo (3rd Century B.C.)

Apuleius, Lucius ⚜

The Golden Ass (2nd Century A.D.)

Aratus 

Phaenomena (3rd Century B.C.)

Aristophanes ⚜

The Acharnians (425 B.C.)
The Knights (424 B.C.)
The Clouds (423 B.C.)
The Wasps (422 B.C.)
Peace (421 B.C.)
The Birds (414 B.C.)
Lysistrata (411 B.C.)
The Frogs (405 B.C.)
Ecclesiazusai (391 B.C.)
Wealth (388 B.C.)

⚜ Aristotle 

Ethics (c. 350 B.C.)
Politics (c. 350 B.C.)
Rhetoric (c. 340s B.C.)
Poetics (335 B.C.)

Arnim, Elizabeth von

The Enchanted April (1922)

Aṭṭār, Farīd ud-Dīn ⚜

The Conference of Birds (1177)

Augustine of Hippo ⚜

Confessions (397 - 400 A.D.)
The City of God (c. 410 A.D.)

Aurelius, Marcus ⚜

Meditations (161 - 180 A.D.)

Austen, Jane ⚜

Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1817)
Persuasion (1817)
See also -
Jane Austen by Virginia Woolf (1925)

B

Bacon, Francis ⚜

Essays (1625)

Bale, John ⚜

Kynge Johan (1534 - 1561)

Barrie, J. M. ⚜

Peter Pan (1911)

Bates, H. E. ⚜

The Darling Buds of May (1958)
A Breath of French Air (1959)
When the Green Woods Laugh (1960)
Oh! to be in England (1963)
A Little of What You Fancy (1970)

Bazán, Emilia Pardo ⚜

The House of Ulloa (1886)

Beaumarchais, Pierre ⚜

The Barber of Seville (1775)
The Marriage of Figaro (1778)

Beaumont, Francis

The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1607) with John Fletcher.
Philaster (1610) with John Fletcher.

Bede 

Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731)
The Age of Bede, including:
Life of Cuthbert by the Venerable Bede
Life of Wilfrid by Eddius Stephanus
Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow by the Venerable Bede
The Voyage of St. Brendan

Bennett, Arnold ⚜

The Old Wives' Tale (1908)

Unknown Author

Beowulf (975 - 1025)

Béroul

The Romance of Tristan (12th Century)

Bion of Smyrna ⚜

Fragments (2nd Century B.C.)

Blackmore, R. D. ⚜

Lorna Doone (1869)

Blake, William

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790 - 1793)

Boccaccio, Giovani ⚜

The Decameron (1348-53)
Introduction and Day I
Day II
Day III
Day IV
Day V
Day VI
Day VII
Day VIII
Day IX
Day X, Conclusion, and Epilogue
Boethius 

The Consolation of Philosophy (524 A.D.)

Boswell, James ⚜

The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1786)
The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)

Braddon, Mary Eliabeth ⚜

Lady Audley's Secret (1862)
The Doctor's Wife (1864)

Brittain, Vera

Testament of Youth (1933)

Brontë, Anne ⚜

Biography

The Brontës by Juliet Barker (1994)

Novels

Agnes Grey (1847)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)

Brontë, Branwell ⚜

Biography

The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë by Daphne du Maurier (1960)
The Brontës by Juliet Barker (1994)

Brontë, Charlotte ⚜

Biography

The Brontës by Juliet Barker (1994)

Novels

Jane Eyre (1847)
Shirley (1849)
Villette (1853)
The Professor (1857)

Brontë, Emily ⚜

Biography

The Brontës by Juliet Barker (1994)

Novel

Wuthering Heights (1847)

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett ⚜

Aurora Leigh (1856)

Buchan, John ⚜

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)

Bulgakov, Mikhaíl 

The White Guard (1966)
The Master and Margarita (1967)

⚜ Bunyan, John ⚜

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

Burnett, Frances Hodgson

A Little Princess (1905)
The Secret Garden (1911)

Burney, Fanny ⚜

Evelina (1778)

Burns, Robert ⚜

To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in her Nest with the Plough (1786)
Auld Lang Syne (1788)

Byron, George Gordon (Lord)

Don Juan (1819 - 1824)


C

Caesar, Julius ⚜

The Gallic Wars (58 - 49 B.C.)

de Camões, Luís Vaz ⚜

The Lusaids (1572)

Carroll, Lewis ⚜

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871)

Carter, Angela ⚜

The Bloody Chamber (1979)

Catullus 

Poems (1st Century B. C.)

Cervantes, Miguel de ⚜

Exemplary Stories (1613)

Chapman, George ⚜

Eastward Ho! (1605) with Ben Jonson and John Marston.

Chaucer, Geoffrey 

Biographies

Chaucer by Peter Ackroyd (2004)
Geoffrey Chaucer by Peter Brown (2011)

Poetry
General Prologue
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Prologue and Tale
The Reeve's Prologue and Tale
The Cook's Prologue and Tale
The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
The Friar's Prologue and Tale
The Summoner's Prologue and Tale
The Clerk's Prologue and Tale
The Merchant's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue
The Squire's Introduction and Tale
The Franklin's Prologue and Tale
The Physician's Tale
The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, and Tale
The Shipman's Tale
The Prioress's Prologue and Tale
The Prologue and Tale to Sir Thobas
The Tale of Melibee
The Monk's Prologue and Tale
The Nun's Priest Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue
The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale
The Canon Yeoman's Prologue and Tale
The Manciple's Prologue and Tale
The Parson's Prologue and Tale
Chaucer's Retraction
Anelida and Arcite (late 1370s)
The House of Fame (1379-80)
Parlement of Foules (1382)
Troilus and Criseyde (1382-86)
The Legend of Good Women (1386-88)
The Short Poems

Prose

Boece (1378-81)
A Treatise on the Astrolabe (1390-94)
See also -
'The Pastons and Chaucer' by Virginia Woolf from The Common Reader First Series (1925)

Chekhov, Anton ⚜

Ivanov (1887)
The Bear (1888)
The Proposal (1890)
The Jubilee (1891)
The Seagull (1896)
Uncle Vania (1897)
Three Sisters (1901)
The Cherry Orchard (1904)

Ch'êng-ên, Wu ⚜

Monkey (16th Century)

Cicero ⚜

Republic (54 - 51 B.C.)
The Laws (c. 50 B.C.)
On the Nature of the Gods (45 B.C.)
On Obligations (44 B.C.)
On the Good Life (1971)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor ⚜

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)

⚜ Collins, Wilkie ⚜

Basil (1852)
The Woman in White (1860)
No Name (1862)
Armadale (1864-66)
The Moonstone (1868)

Conan Doyle, Arthur ⚜

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)

Congreve, William ⚜

The Old Bachelor (1693)
The Double Dealer (1694)
Love for Love (1695)
The Way of the World (1700)


D

Dante

La Vita Nuova (1295)

The Divine Comedy (1308 - 1321)
Inferno
Purgatorio
Paradiso
Darwin, Charles ⚜

On the Origin of Species (1859)

Daudet, Alphonse ⚜

Letters from my Windmill (1869)

Davenport, Robert

King John and Matilda (1655)

Defoe, Daniel ⚜

Fiction

The Ghost of Dorothy Dingley (1720)
Roxana (1724)

Non Fiction

From London to Land's End (1724)

Dekker, Thomas ⚜

Plays

The Shoemaker's Holiday (1599)

Prose

Of Winter (c. 1615)
The Gull's Horn Book (1609)
'How a Gallant Should Behave Himself in a Play-House'
Delafield, E. M. ⚜

The Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930)
The Provincial Lady Goes Further (1932)

The Desert Fathers ⚜

Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (5th Century A.D.)

Dickens, Charles ⚜

Novels

The Pickwick Papers (1836 - 1837)
Chapters I - II (March 1836)
Chapters III - V (April 1836)
Chapters VI - VIII (May 1836)
Chapters IX - XI (June 1836)
Chapters XII - XIV (July 1836)
Chapters XV - XVII (August 1836)
Chapters XVIII - XX (September 1836)
Chapters XXI - XXIII (October 1836)
Chapters XXIV - XXVI (November 1836)
Chapters XXVII - XXIX (December 1836)
Chapters XXX - XXXII (January 1837)
Chapters XXXIII - XXXIV (February 1837)
Chapters XXXV - XXXVII (March 1837)
Chapters XXXVIII - XL (April 1837)
Chapters XLI - XLIII (June 1837)
Chapters XLIV - XLVI (July 1837)
Chapters XLVII - XLIX (August 1837)
Chapters L - LII (September 1837)
Chapters LIII - LV (October 1837)
Chapters LVI - LVII (November 1837)
Oliver Twist (1838)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1841)
Hard Times (1854)
Bleak House (1853)
Great Expectations (1861)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870)

Short Stories / Novellas

A Christmas Carol (1843)
The Signal Man (1866)
Best Ghost Stories (1997)

Non Fiction

Pictures from Italy (1846)
A Child's History of England (1851-53)
The Uncommercial Traveller (1875)
'Night Walks'

Diderot, Denis ⚜

Rameau's Nephew, or the Second Satire (1805)
D'Alembert's Dream (1830)

⚜ Disraeli, Benjamin ⚜

Sybil, or The Two Nations (1845)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor ⚜

The Village of Stepanchikovo (1859)
Notes from Underground (1864)
Crime and Punishment (1866)
The Idiot (1869)
The Devils (1871-72)
The Adolescent (1875)

Douglas-Home, Alec

The Way the Wind Blows (1976)

Dreiser, Theodore ⚜

Sister Carrie (1900)

Dryden, John ⚜

Plays

All for Love (1677)

Translations

Virgil's Æneid (1697)

Dumas, Alexandre, père ⚜

The Three Musketeers (1844)


E

Eliot, George ⚜

Novels

Adam Bede (1859)
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
Silas Marner (1861)
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)
Middlemarch (1871 - 1872)
Daniel Deronda (1876)

Short Stories

Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)
The Lifted Veil (1859)
Brother Jacob (1864)

⚜ Eliot, T. S.

Marina (1929)

Engels, Friedrich ⚜

The Communist Manifesto (with Karl Marx, 1848)

Unknown 

The Epic of Gilgamesh (2100 B.C.)

Erasmus, Desiderius ⚜

Praise of Folly (1511)

Eratosthenes of Cyrene ⚜

Catasterismi (3rd Century B.C.)

Euripides 

Alcestis (438 B.C.)
Medea (431 B.C.)
Heracleidae (429 B.C.)
Hippolytus (428 B.C.)
Andromache (428 - 425 B.C.)
Hecuba (424 B.C.)
The Suppliants (423 B.C.)
Electra (418 B.C.)
Heracles (416 B.C.)
Iphigenia in Tauris (416 - 412 B.C.)
The Trojan Women (415 B.C.)
Ion (414 - 412 B.C.)
Helen (412 B.C.)
Phoenician Women (411 - 408 B.C.)
Orestes (408 B.C.)
Cyclops (408 B.C.)
Bacchae (405 B.C.)
Iphigenia at Aulis (405 B.C.)
Rhesus (date unknown)


⚜ Fletcher, John ⚜

The Tragedy of Valentinian (1610-14)

Collaborations

The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1607) with Francis Beaumont.
Philaster (1610) with Francis Beaumont.
Henry VIII (1613) with William Shakespeare.
The Two Noble Kinsmen (1613-14) with William Shakespeare.

Apocryphal

Double Falsehood (1613) with William Shakespeare, reworked by Lewis Theobald (1728).

⚜ Fontane, Theodor ⚜

Effi Briest (1896)

⚜ Ford, Ford Madox ⚜

The Queen Who Flew (1894)
Parade's End (1924-28)

⚜ Ford, John ⚜

The Lover's Melancholy (1629)
The Broken Heart (1633)
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
Perkin Warbeck (1634)

⚜ Forster, E. M. ⚜

Howards End (1910)
Maurice (1971)

G

⚜ Galsworthy, John ⚜

The Forsyte Saga (1906 - 1921)

⚜ Gaskell, Elizabeth ⚜

Mary Barton (1848)
Cranford (1851 - 1853)
Ruth (1853)
North and South (1855)
Wives and Daughters (1866)

⚜ Geoffrey of Monmouth ⚜

The History of the Kings of Britain (1136)

Gerald of Wales ⚜

The Journey Through Wales (1191)
The Description of Wales (1194)

⚜ Gibbons, Stella ⚜

Cold Comfort Farm (1932)

⚜ Gibran, Kahlil ⚜

The Prophet (1923)

⚜ Gissing, George ⚜

New Grub Street (1891)

⚜ Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von ⚜

Faust Part I (1808)
Faust Part II (1832)

⚜ Gogol, Nikolai ⚜

Dead Souls (1842)

⚜ Goldsmith, Oliver ⚜

Novel

The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)

Essays from The Citizen of the World

Old Maids and Bachelors (1760)
Westminster Hall (1760)

⚜ Gosse, Edmund ⚜

The Whole Duty of a Woman (1895)

⚜ Grahame, Kenneth ⚜

The Reluctant Dragon (1898)
The Wind in the Willows (1908)

⚜ Greene, Robert 

Plays

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay (1588-92)

Pamphlets

The Black Book's Messenger (1592)

⚜ The Brothers Grimm 

Rumpel-Stilts-kin (1812)

⚜ Grossmith, George & Weedon ⚜

The Diary of a Nobody (1892)

⚜ Gurgani, Fakhruddin As'ad ⚜

Vis and Rāmin (1050 - 1055)


H

⚜ Hamilton, Patrick ⚜

Hangover Square (1941)

⚜ Hardy, Thomas ⚜

Novels

Short Stories

How I Built Myself a House (1865)
Wessex Tales (1888)
A Group of Noble Dames (1891)
Life's Little Ironies (1894)

Essays

'The Dorsetshire Labourer' (1883)
'The Profitable Reading of Fiction' (1888)
'Candour in English Fiction' (1890)

⚜ Hawthorne, Nathaniel ⚜

The Scarlet Letter (1850)

 Hemingway, Ernest ⚜

The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

 Herodotus ⚜

The Histories (440 B.C.)

⚜ Hesiod 

Theogony (8th Century B.C.)
Works and Days (8th Century B.C.)

⚜ Heywood, Thomas ⚜

A Woman Killed with Kindness (1603)

⚜ Hogg, James ⚜

Mary Burnet (1828)

⚜ Homer 

Iliad (8th Century B.C.)
Odyssey (8th Century B.C.)

Apocrypha

Homeric Hymns (7th - 6th Century B.C.)

⚜ Horace 

Satires I (35 - 33 B.C.)
Satires II (30 B.C.)
Epistles I (20 B.C.)
Ars Poetica (18 B.C.)
Epistles II (14 B.C.)

⚜ Hornung, E. W. ⚜

The Amateur Cracksman (1899)

 Hughes, Anne ⚜

The Diary of a Farmer's Wife 1796 - 1797 (1937)

 Hughes, Thomas ⚜

Tom Brown's School Days (1857)

⚜ Hugo, Victor 

Les Misérables (1862)
Ninety-Three (1874)

⚜ Huysmans, Joris-Karl ⚜

Against Nature (1884)

⚜ Hyginus, Gaius Julius ⚜

De Astronomica (1st Century A.D.)

I

⚜ Ibsen, Henrik 

Peer Gynt (1867)
The League of Youth (1869)
The Pillars of Society (1877)
A Doll's House (1879)
The Wild Duck (1884)
Rosmersholm (1886)
The Lady from the Sea (1888)
Hedda Gabler (1890)
The Master Builder (1892)
Little Eyolf (1895)
John Gabriel Borkman (1896)

⚜ Irving, Washington 

English Writers on America (1820)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)

J

 James, Henry 

The Aspern Papers (1888)
The Turn of the Screw (1898)
The Golden Bowl (1904)

⚜ Jansson, Tove ⚜

Finn Family Moomintroll (1948)

⚜ Jerome, Jerome K. ⚜

The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886)
Three Men in a Boat (1889)
Diary of a Pilgrimage (1891)
Three Men on the Bummel (1900)

⚜ Johnson, Samuel 

Biography

The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1791)

Essays

The New Realistic Novel (from 'The Rambler', 1750)
The Reasons Why Pastorals Delight (from 'The Rambler', 1750)
The Employments of a Housewife in the Country (from 'The Rambler', 1750)
The Need for General Knowledge (from 'The Rambler', 1751)
The Rural Tyrant (from 'The Rambler', 1751)
'Rules' of Writing (from 'The Rambler', 1751)
How to Become a Critic (from 'The Idler', 1759)
A Good Sort of Woman (from 'The Idler', 1760)

Poetry

London (1738)
The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749)
ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ (Know Thyself) (1773)

Other Non-Fiction

Preface to The Plays of William Shakespeare (1765)
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775)

⚜ Jonson, Ben ⚜

Every Man in his Humour (1598)
Eastward Ho! (1605) with George Chapman and John Marston
The Alchemist (1610)

⚜ Joyce, James ⚜

Biography

My Brother's Keeper by Stanislaus Joyce (1958)

Novels

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
Ulysses (1922)
Finnegans Wake (1939)
Stephen Hero (1944)

Play

Exiles (1918)

Poetry

Chamber Music (1907)

Julian of Norwich 

Revelations of Divine Love (1395)

K

⚜ Kafka, Franz ⚜

Metamorphosis and Other Stories (1936)

⚜ Keats, John ⚜

Endymion (1818)
Isabella, or the Pot of Basil (1818)
Hyperion: A Fragment (1818 - 1819)
Lamia (1820)

⚜ Kempe, Margery ⚜

The Book of Margery Kempe (1436-38)

⚜ Kennedy, Richard 

The Boy at the Hogarth Press (1972)

⚜ Kilvert, Francis ⚜

Kilvert's Diary 1870-79 (1938-40)

⚜ King, Stephen ⚜

The Shining (1977)

⚜ Kingsley, Charles ⚜

The Water-Babies (1863)

⚜ Kyd, Thomas ⚜

Plays

The Spanish Tragedy (c. 1592)

Apocrypha

Edward III (1596), with William Shakespeare.


L

⚜  Langland, William ⚜

Piers the Ploughman (1370-90)

⚜ Lautréamont, Comte de ⚜

Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-9)

⚜ Lawrence, D. H. ⚜

Sons and Lovers (1913)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)

⚜ Lee, Laurie ⚜

Cider with Rosie (1959)

 Leigh Hunt, James Henry ⚜

Getting up on Cold Mornings (1820)

⚜ Lewis, C. S. 

The Magician's Nephew (1954)

⚜ Unknown ⚜

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities (1554)

 Lindsay, Joan ⚜

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967)

⚜ Longinus 

On the Sublime (3rd Century A.D.)

⚜ Longus 

Daphnis and Chloe (2nd - 3rd Century AD)

⚜ Lucretius ⚜

On the Nature of Things (1st Century B.C.)

⚜ Lyly, John ⚜

Campaspe (1584)
Endimion (1588)


M

⚜ Unknown author ⚜

The Mabinogion (14th Century)

⚜ Machiavelli, Niccolò ⚜

The Prince (1532)

⚜ Malory, Thomas ⚜

Le Morte D'Arthur (1485)

Mansfield, Katherine ⚜

Bliss and Other Stories (1920)

⚜ Marguerite of Navarre ⚜

Heptaméron (1558)

⚜ Marlowe, Christopher ⚜

Dido, Queen of Carthage (1586)
The First Part of Tamburlaine the Great (1587)
The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great (1587)
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1588-93)
The Jew of Malta (1589)
Edward II (1592)
Massacre at Paris (1593)

⚜ Márquez, Gabriel García ⚜

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

⚜ Marston, John ⚜

Eastward Ho! (1605) with Ben Jonson and George Chapman

⚜ Marx, Karl ⚜

The Communist Manifesto (with Friedrich Engels, 1848)

⚜ Massinger, Philip ⚜

A New Way to Pay Old Debts (1625)

⚜ Maugham, William Somerset ⚜

Of Human Bondage (1915)

⚜ Maupassant, Guy de ⚜

Bel-Ami (1885)
Pierre and Jean (1888)

⚜ Menander ⚜

Old Cantankerous (316 B.C.)
Other Fragments

Meredith, George ⚜

The Egoist (1879)

⚜ Mérimée, Propser ⚜

Carmen and Other Stories
The Storming of the Redoubt (1829)
Colomba (1840)
Carmen (1845)
⚜ Middleton, Thomas ⚜

The Revenger's Tragedy (1607)

⚜ Mill, J. S. ⚜

Utilitarianism (1861)

⚜ Milne, A. A. ⚜

Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)

⚜ Milton, John ⚜

Lycidas (1637)

⚜ Mitchell, Margaret ⚜

Gone with the Wind (1936)

⚜ Mitford, Nancy ⚜

Love in a Cold Climate (1949)

⚜ Molière 

Don Juan (1665)
The Misanthrope (1666)
The Would-Be Gentleman (1670)

 Montaigne, Michel de ⚜

Essays (1580)
On Books
⚜ Montgomery, L. M. ⚜

My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G. B. MacMillan (1980)

⚜ More, Thomas ⚜

Utopia (1516)

⚜ Morris, William ⚜

News from Nowhere (1890)

⚜ Moschus ⚜

Fragments (1st Century B.C.)

⚜ de la Motte Fouqué, Friedrich ⚜

Undine (1811)

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