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The Iliad by Homer
One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
The Odyssey by Homer
Odysseus shares tales of monsters he's fought, but more than that he wants to get home to his wife Penelope, after 20 years of war and journey. [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
ElemLiterature
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleLiterature
Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
Few compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, and successful diplomat. [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleBiography
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is... [More]
1800'sMiddleLiterature
Aesop's Fables by Aesop
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two... [More]
Not History
Related
ElemLiterature
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls is heading west! The Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and sets off for the big skies of the Kansas Territory,... [More]
1800'sElemLiterature
The Republic by Plato
The acclaimed Bloom translation, with copious footnotes and references to assist the reader in deciphering one of the most published and interesting philosophical texts ever. [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
Considered the innovator of "horizontal history," Genevieve Foster became frustrated when her two school-aged children complained about the... [More]
Classical
500BC-600AD
ElemGeneral
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