Manguel’s List

Alberto Manguel’s Reading List

Blue = Read (100)

  1. Aeschylus – The Orestaeia
  2. Akhmatova, Anna – The Complete Poems
  3. Albee, Edward – A Delicate Balance
  4. Andalusian Poems (Middleton & Garza-Falcon, eds.)
  5. Arciniegas, Germán – Biography of the Caribbean
  6. Ariès, Philippe – The Hour of Our Death
  7. Asimov, Isaac – I, Robot
  8. Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale
  9. Aubrey, John – Brief Lives
  10. Auden, W. H. – Collected Poems
  11. Augustine, The Confessions
  12. Barker, Pat – The Regeneration Trilogy
  13. Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  14. Beckett, Samuel, Happy Days
  15. Beckford, William – Vathek
  16. Biedma, Jaime Gil de – Longing: Selected Poems
  17. Bioy Casares, Adolfo – The Dream of Heroes
  18. Blake,Nicholas – The Beast Must Die
  19. Blake, William – The Complete Poems
  20. Bonnefoy, Yves – New and Selected Poems
  21. Borges, Jorge – Fictions
  22. Bouvier, Nicholas – The Scorpion-Fish
  23. Bradbury, Ray – The Martian Chronicles
  24. Breton, Andre – Nadja
  25. Brown, Sir Thomas – Urn Burial
  26. Buchan, James – Frozen Desire: The History of Money
  27. Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Master and Margarita
  28. Bunyan, John – Pilgrim’s Progress
  29. Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange
  30. Burroughs, William – Naked Lunch
  31. Byron, George Gordon – Don Juan
  32. Byron, Robert – The Road to Oxiana
  33. Calasso, Roberto – The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
  34. Calvino, Italo – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller
  35. Camus, Albert – The Outsider
  36. Carpentier, Alejo – Kingdom of This World
  37. Carr, J. L. – A Month in the Country
  38. Carroll, Lewis – Alice in Wonderland & Throught the Looking-Glass
  39. Carson, Anne – The Beauty of the Husband
  40. Cary, Joyce – The Horse’s Mouth
  41. Catullus – The Complete Poems
  42. Celan, Paul – Selected Poems and Prose
  43. Celine, Louis Ferdinand – Voyage to the End of the Night
  44. Cercas, Javier – Soldiers of Solamis
  45. Cernuda, Luis – Selected Poems
  46. Cervantes, Miguel de – Don Quixote
  47. Chateaubriand, François René de – Memoirs from Beyond the Grave
  48. Chesterton, G. K. – The Man Who Was Thursday
  49. Collodi, Carlo – The Adventures of Pinocchio
  50. Conrad, Joseph – Victory
  51. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
  52. Denevi, Marco – Rose at Ten
  53. Dickens, Charles – Our Mutual Friend
  54. Dickson Carr, John – The Black Spectacles
  55. Diderot, Denis – Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
  56. Dinesen, Isak – Seven Gothic Tales
  57. Döblin, Alfred – Berlin Alexanderplatz
  58. Donne, John – The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose
  59. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Hound of the Baskervilles
  60. Eliot, T. S. – Four Quartets
  61. Emerson, Ralph Waldo – Essays
  62. Fanon, Franz – The Wretched of the Earth
  63. Faulkner, William – The Sound and the Fury
  64. Findley, Timothy – The Wars
  65. Fitzgerald, Penelope – The Blue Flower
  66. Flaubert, Gustave – Bouvard an Pécuchet
  67. Ford, Richard – Wildlife
  68. Forster, E. M. – A Passage to India
  69. Fuentes, Carlos – The Death of Artemio Cruz
  70. Gallant, Mavis – From the Fourteenth District
  71. García Lorca, Federico – Poet in New York
  72. García Lorca, Federico – The House of Bernarda Alba
  73. Garner, Alan – The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
  74. Genet, Jean – Our Lady of the Flowers
  75. Gibbon, Edward – The History of the Decline an Fall of the Roman Empire
  76. Gibson, William – Necromancer
  77. Goethe, J. W. von – Faust
  78. Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
  79. Gombrowicz, Witold – Ferdydurke
  80. Gosse, Edmund – Father and Son
  81. Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows
  82. Greene, Graham – The Power and the Glory
  83. Grimm, Wilhelm and Jakob – Household Tales
  84. Hawkes, john – Second Skin
  85. Hedayat, Sadegh – The Blind Owl
  86. Heine, Heinrich – Germany, A Fairy Tale
  87. Hemingway, Ernest – The Old Man and the Sea
  88. Hernández, Miguel – Selected Poems
  89. Hersey, John – Hiroshima
  90. Hsueh-Chin, Tsao – The Dream of the Red Chamber
  91. Huggan, Isabel – The Elizabethan Stories
  92. Hughes, Robert – A High Wind in Jamaica
  93. Ibn Hazm – The Ring of the Dove
  94. James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw
  95. Joyce, James – Ulysses
  96. Kadare, Ismail – The File on H.
  97. Kafka, Franz – the Trial
  98. Kawabata, Yunishiro – The House of Sleeping Beauties
  99. Kinglake, A. W. – Eothen
  100. Kipling, Rudyard – Kim
  101. Labé, Louise – Complete Poetry and Prose
  102. Lagerkvist, Pár – The Dwarf
  103. Lampedusa, Giuseppe di, The Leopard
  104. Larkin, Philip – Collected Poems
  105. Las Casas, Bartolomé de – A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
  106. Lawrence, D. H. – Women In Love
  107. Lazarillo of Tormes
  108. Le Carré, John – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  109. Le Guinn, Ursula K. – The Word for World Is Forest
  110. Lear, Edward – The Complete Nonsense Book
  111. Lem, Stanislaw – Solaris
  112. Lessing, Doris – Briefing for a Descent into Hell
  113. Levi, Primo – The Periodic Table
  114. Lopez, Barry – Arctic Dreams
  115. Maalouf, Amin – The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  116. Machado de Assis, J. M. – Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas
  117. Magris, Claudio – The Danube
  118. Malouf, David – An Imaginary Life
  119. Mann, Thomas – The Magic Mountain
  120. Marai, Sandor – Embers
  121. Matthiessen, Peter – The Snow Leopard
  122. Maugham, Somerset – Cakes and Ale
  123. McEwan, Ian – Enduring Love
  124. Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick
  125. Menocal, Maria Rosa – The Ornaments of the World
  126. Miles, Rosalind – The Woman’s History of the World
  127. Mishima, Yukio – The Sea of Fertility
  128. Mistry, Rohinton – A Fine Balance
  129. Montaigne, Michel de – The Essays
  130. Moore, Brian – Cold Heaven
  131. Morris, Jan – Venice
  132. Munro, Alice – The Progress of Love
  133. Nabokov, Vladimir – Pale Fire
  134. Nooteboom, Cees – In the Mountains of the Netherlands
  135. Novalis – Fragments
  136. Nuwas, Abu – Diwan al gazal:  Love Poems
  137. O’Brien, Flann – The Third Policeman
  138. O’Connor, Flannery – A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  139. Orwell, George – 1984
  140. Orwell, George – Down and Out in Paris and London
  141. Outram, Richard – Selected Poems, 1960-1980
  142. Ovid – Metamorphoses
  143. Oz, Amos – A Tale of Love and Darkness
  144. Ozick, Cynthia – The Messiah of Stockholm
  145. Pavese, Cesare – Disaffection:  Complete Poems
  146. Pessoa, Fernando – The Book of Disquiet
  147. Petronius – Satyricon
  148. Pirenne, Henri – Medieval Cities
  149. Plato – Timaeus
  150. Pliny the Younger – Letters
  151. Plutarch – Parallel Lives
  152. Pogue Harrison, Robert – The Dominion of the Dead
  153. Pound, Ezra – The Cantos
  154. Powys, T. F. – Mr. Weston’s Good Wine
  155. Prescott, Willian H. – History of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru
  156. Proust, Marcel – In Search of Lost Time
  157. Purdy, James – The Nephew
  158. Quevedo, Francisco de – Selected Poetry
  159. Racine, Jean – Phèdre
  160. Rankin, Nicholas – Dead Man’s Chest
  161. Read, Herbert – The Green Child
  162. Rendell, Ruth – A Judgement in Stone
  163. Richler, Mordecai – Barney’s Version
  164. Rilke, Rainer Maria – The Selected Poetry of
  165. Rimbaud, Arthur – Complete Works
  166. Rolfe, Frederick – Hadrian the Seventh
  167. Roth, Joseph – The Radetzky March
  168. Rulfo, Juan – Pedro Páramo
  169. Saki – Short Stories
  170. Salinger, J. D. – the Catcher in the Rye
  171. Saroyan, William – The Human Comedy
  172. Schama, Simon – Citizens
  173. Schulz, Bruno – Sanatorium under the Sign of the Hourglass
  174. Schwob, Marcel – Imaginary Lives
  175. Sebald, W. G. – Austerlitz
  176. Shakespeare, William – King Lear
  177. Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
  178. Simenon, Georges – The Wedding of Monsieur Hire
  179. Skvorechy, Josef – The Engineer of Human Souls
  180. Sophocles – Antigone
  181. Spark, Muriel – Momento Mori
  182. St. John of the Cross – Collected Works of
  183. Steinbeck, John – The Grapes of Wrath
  184. Steiner, George – After Babel
  185. Stevenson, Robert Louis – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  186. Stone, I. F. – the Trial of Socrates
  187. Stoppard, Tom – The Invention of Love
  188. Sturgeon, Theodore – More Than Human
  189. Svevo, Italo – The Conscience of Zeno
  190. Szabo, Magda – Katarina Street
  191. Tabucchi, Antonio – Declares Pereira
  192. Thomas, Dylan – The Poems of
  193. Thoreau, Henry David – walden
  194. The Thousand and One Nights
  195. Toibin, Colm – The Master
  196. Tranströmer, Tomas – New Collected Poems
  197. Trevor, William – Collected Stories
  198. Tuchman, Barbara – A Distant Mirror
  199. Tunstrom, Goran – The Christmas Oratorio
  200. Tutuola, Amos – The Palm-Wine Drinkard
  201. Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  202. Vargas Llosa, Mario – The Time of the Hero
  203. Verlaine, Paul – One Hundred and One Poems
  204. Verne, Jules – Journey to the Center of the Earth
  205. Warner, Marina – Alone for All Her Sex
  206. Wells, H. G. – The Island of Dr. Moreau
  207. White, Patrick – Voss
  208. Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass
  209. Wilbur, Richard – Collected Poems
  210. Wilde, Oscar – The Happy Prince and Other Stories
  211. Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Ernest
  212. Williams, Tennessee – Suddenly, Last Summer
  213. Yourcenar, Marguerite – Memoirs of Hadrian
  214. Zola, Émile – L’Assomoir

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