The Well-Educated Mind


Susan Wise Bauer hat diese Liste zusammengestellt, um allen Menschen die Möglichkeit zu geben, sich zu bilden. Die Liste besteht aus fünf Themen mit unterschiedlichsten Titeln. Bauer empfiehlt, die Liste der Reihe nach zu lesen. Auf ihrer Homepage findet sich übrigens noch mehr Informationen dazu.
Fiction:
  1. Don Quixote - Miguel De Cervantes
  2. The Pilgrim's Progress -John Bunyan
  3. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  5. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  6. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  7. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  9. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  10. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  11. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  12. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  13. The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
  14. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
  15. Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  16. The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
  17. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  18. The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
  19. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  20. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Wolfe
  21. The Trial - Franz Kafka
  22. Native Son - Richard Wright
  23. The Stranger - Albert Camus
  24. 1984 - George Orwell
  25. Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
  26. Seize the Day - Saul Bellow
  27. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  28. If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino
  29. Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
  30. White Noise - Don DeLillo
  31. Possession - A.S. Byatt
  32. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Autobiography

  1. Augustine - The Confessions
  2. Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe
  3. Michel De Montaigne - Essays
  4. Teresa Of Avila - The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself
  5. Rene Descartes - Meditations
  6. John Bunyan - Grace Abounding in the Chief of Sinners
  7. Mary Rowlandson - The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration
  8. Jean Jacques Rousseau - Confessions
  9. Benjamin Franklin - The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  10. Frederick Douglass - Life and Times of Frederick Douglas
  11. Henry David Thoreau - Walden
  12. Harriet Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
  13. Booker T. Washington - Up from Slavery
  14. Friedrich Nietzsche - Ecce Homo
  15. Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf
  16. Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of my Experiments with Truth
  17. Gertrude Stein - Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  18. Thomas Merton - Seven Storey Mountain
  19. C.S. Lewis - Surprised by Joy: the Shape of my Early Life
  20. Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  21. Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  22. May Sarton - Journal of a Solitude
  23. Aleskandr Solzhenitsyn - The Gulag Archipelago
  24. Charles W. Colson - Born Again
  25. Richard Rodriguez - Hunger of Memory: Education of Richard Rodriguez
  26. Jill Ker Conway - The Road from Coorain
  27. Elie Wiesel - All Rivers Run to the Sea
History/Politics
  1. Herodotus - The Histories
  2. Thucydides - The Peloponnesian War
  3. Plato - The Republic
  4. Plutarch - Lives
  5. Augustine - The City of God
  6. Bede - The Ecclesiastical History of the English People
  7. Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
  8. Sir Thomas More - Utopia
  9. John Locke - The True End of Civil Government
  10. David Hume - The History of England, Volume V
  11. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Social Contract
  12. Thomas Paine - Common Sense
  13. Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  14. Mary Wollstonecraft - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  15. Alexis De Tocqueville - Democracy in America
  16. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - Communist Manifesto
  17. Jacob Burckhardt - Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
  18. W.E.B. Du Bois - The Souls of Black Folk
  19. Max Weber - The Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism
  20. Lytton Strachey - Queen Victoria
  21. George Orwell - The Road to Wigan Pier
  22. Perry Miller - The New England Mind
  23. John Kenneth Galbraith - The Great Crash
  24. Cornelius Ryan - The Longest Day
  25. Betty Friedan - The Feminine Mystique
  26. Eugene D. Genovese - Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
  27. Barbara Tuchman - A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
  28. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein - All the President's Men
  29. James McPherson - Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
  30. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard
  31. Francis Fukuyama - End of History and the last Man
Drama
  1. Aeschylus - Agamemnon
  2. Sophocles - Oedipus the King
  3. Euripides - Medea
  4. Aristophanes - The Birds
  5. Aristotle - Poetics
  6. Everyman (14th Century)
  7. Christopher Marlowe - Doctor Faustus
  8. William Shakespeare - Richard III
  9. William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
  10. William Shakespeare - Hamlet
  11. Moliere - Tartuffe
  12. William Congreve - The Way of the World
  13. Oliver Goldsmith - She Stoops to Conquer
  14. Richard Brinsley Sheridan - The School for Scandal
  15. Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House
  16. Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Ernest
  17. Anton Chekhov - The Cherry Orchard
  18. George Bernard Shaw - Saint Joan
  19. T.S. Eliot - Murder in the Cathedral
  20. Thornton Wilder - Our Town
  21. Eugene O'Neill - Long Day's Journey into Night
  22. Jean Paul Sartre - No Exit
  23. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire
  24. Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman
  25. Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot
  26. Robert Bolt - A Man for All Seasons
  27. Tom Stoppard - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  28. Peter Shaffer - Equus
Poetry
  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  2. Homer - The Iliad and the Odyssey
  3. Greek Lyricists
  4. Horace - The Odes
  5. Beowulf
  6. Dante Alighieri - Inferno
  7. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  8. Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales
  9. William Shakespeare - Sonnets
  10. John Donne
  11. King James Bible - Psalms
  12. John Milton - Paradise Lost
  13. William Blake - Songs of Innocence and of Experience
  14. Williams Wordsworth
  15. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  16. John Keats
  17. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  18. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  19. Walt Whitman
  20. Emily Dickinson
  21. Christina Rossetti
  22. Gerald Manley Hopkins
  23. William Butler Yeats
  24. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  25. Robert Frost
  26. Carl Sandburg
  27. William Carlos Williams
  28. Ezra Pound
  29. T.S. Eliot
  30. Langston Hughes
  31. W.H. Auden
Science
  1. Hippocrates - On Airs, Waters and Places
  2. Aristotle - Physics
  3. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things
  4. Nicolaus Copernicus - Commentariolus
  5. Francis Bacon - Novum Organum
  6. Galileo Galilie - Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
  7. Robert Hooke - Micrographia
  8. Isaac Newton - excerpts from Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
  9. Georges Cuvier - Preliminary Discourse
  10. Charles Lyell - Principles of Geology
  11. Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species
  12. Gregor Mendel - Experiments in Plant Hybridization
  13. Alfred Wegener - The Origin of Continents and Oceans
  14. Albert Einstein - The General Theory of Relativity
  15. Max Planck - The Origin and Development of the Quantum Theory
  16. Julian Huxley - Evolution: The Modern Synthesis
  17. Erwin Schrodinger - What is Life?
  18. Rachel Carson - Silent Spring
  19. Desmond Morris- The Naked Ape
  20. James D. Watson - The Double Helix
  21. Richard Dawkins - The Selfish Gene
  22. Steven Weinberg - The First Three Minutes:
  23. A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
  24. E. O. Wilson- On Human Nature
  25. James Lovelock - Gaia
  26. Stephen Jay Gould - The Mismeasure of Man
  27. James Gleick - Chaos: Making a New Science
  28. Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time
  29. Walter Alvarez - T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

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