Beowulf on the Beach

20 10 2009

I just finished reading: Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature’s 50 Greatest Hits by Jack Murnighan

This is the list of books:

The Iliad – Homer
The Odyssey – Homer
The Old Testament — The Bible
The New Testament — The Bible
The Aeneid – Virgil
Metamorphoses — Ovid
Beowulf — Anonymous
Inferno — Dante Alighieri
Paradiso — Dante Aligheiri
The Decameron — Giovanni Boccaccio
The Canterbury Tales — Geoffrey Chaucer
The Faerie Queene — Edmund Spencer (want to read)
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
King Lear
— William Shakespeare
Macbeth — William Shakespeare
Don Quixote — Miguel De Cervantes
Paradise Lost — John Milton
Tom Jones — Henry Fielding (want to read)
Faust I & II — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Eugene Onegin — Alexander Pushkin (want to read)
Pere Goriot — Honore De Balzac
Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte (want to reread)
Moby Dick — Herman Melville (want to reread)
Bleak House — Charles Dickens
Great Expectations — Charles Dickens
Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert
Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoevsky (want to reread)
The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoevsky
War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy (want to reread)
Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy (want to reread)
Middlemarch — George Eliot (want to read)
The Wings of the Dove — Henry James (want to read)
Remembrance of Things Past — Marcel Proust (want to read)
Ulysses — James Joyce (want to read)
The Magic Mountain — Thomas Mann (want to read)
The Trial — Franz Kafka (want to read)
To The Lighthouse — Virginia Woolf (want to reread)
The Sound and the Fury — William Faulkner (want to read)
A Farewell To Arms — Ernest Hemingway (want to read)
Tropic of Cancer — Henry Miller
Native Son — Richard Wright
The Man Without Qualities — Robert Musil
Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov
Giovanni’s Room
— James Baldwin (want to read)
One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez (want to reread)
Gravity’s Rainbow — Thomas Pynchon (want to reread)
Blood Meridian — Cormac McCarthy
Beloved — Toni Morrison




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