Friday, December 4, 2015

Spin List for December 2015

Here is my spin list for December 2015.  All titles are taken from my list of 50 in 5 years.  I eliminated most of the books I did not think I could complete in a single month, though some of these would be really challenging as well.

  1. "Prometheus Bound" by Aeschylus, 14 pp., c. 480 BC
  2. "Medea", "Electra", "The Orestes", "Andromache" 
    • & "Iphigenia Among the Tauri"
  3. "The Clouds", "The Birds", "The Frogs" & "The Lysistrata" 
    • by Aristophanes
  4. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, 244 pp.
  5. The Annals by Tacitus, 188 pp., c. 109 AD
  6. The Confessions by St. Augustine, 128 pp., 398 AD
  7. King Henry the Fourth by Shakespeare, 69 pp., 1596
  8. King Lear by Shakespeare, 1608
  9. Pensees by Pascal, 184 pp., 1670
  10. The Social Contract by Rousseau, 52 pp., 1762
  11. Faust by Goethe, 294 pp., 1808
  12. The Essays of Emerson, 262 pp., 1841
  13. Barchester Towers by Trollope, 476 pp., 1857
  14. Middlemarch by Elliot, 831 pp., 1871
  15. Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, 935 pp., 1875
  16. Sons and Lovers by Lawrence, 366 pp., 1913
  17. Brave New World by Huxley, 237 pp., 1932
  18. The Reivers by Faulkner, 305 pp, 1962
  19. The Known World by Jones, 388 pp., 2003
  20. The Sea by Banville, 195 pp., 2005

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