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Michael Pastore: Favorite Books for Adults

This web page is a list of my favorite books for adults.
An asterisk (*) after the title means that the work is in the public domain, and available free.

For all Zorba’s “Favorite Books” lists, visit this page here.

  1. Andersen, Hans Christian: Fairy Tales*
  2. Anonymous: 1001 Nights of Adventure (Arabian Nights)*
  3. Aristophanes: Lysistrata*
  4. Arnold, Matthew: Culture and Anarchy*
  5. Austen, Jane: Emma*
  6. Balzac, Honore de: Father Goriot*
  7. Blake, William: Poems*
  8. Boccaccio, Giovanni: The Decameron*
  9. Bronte, Charlotte: Jayne Eyre*
  10. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights*
  11. Buber, Martin: I and Thou
  12. Cary, Joyce: The Horse’s Mouth
  13. Casanova: Memoirs*
  14. Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote*
  15. Charriere, Henri: Papillon
  16. Dante: The Divine Comedy*
  17. Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations*
  18. Dostoyevsky, Feodor: The Brothers Karamazov*
  19. Durant, Will: The Story of Philosophy
  20. Eliot, George: Middlemarch*
  21. Emerson, Ralph Waldo: Essays*
  22. Euripides: The Bacchae*
  23. Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones*
  24. Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary*
  25. Forster, E. M. : Howard’s End
  26. Franklin, Benjamin: Autobiography*
  27. Fromm, Erich: The Art Of Loving
  28. Gandhi: An Autobiography
  29. Giono, Jean: The Song of the World
  30. Goethe, J. W. von: Faust*
  31. Goethe, J. W. von: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship (also, the sequel: Wilhelm Meister’s Travels)*
  32. Goldsmith, Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield*
  33. Gontcharoff, Ivan: A Common Story*
  34. Gorky, Maxim: Autobiography*
  35. Haggard, Rider: She*
  36. Hamsun, Knut: Growth of the Soil*
  37. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter*
  38. Herodotus: The Persian Wars*
  39. Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha*
  40. Homer: The Odyssey*
  41. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  42. Huxley, Aldous: Island
  43. Ibsen, Henrik: Hedda Gabler
  44. Jacobsen, Jens Peter: Niels Lyhne*
  45. Joyce, James: Ulysses*
  46. Kazantzakis, Nikos: The Odyssey, A Modern Sequel
  47. Kazantzakis, Nikos: The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis (edited by Thanasis Maskaleris)
  48. Kazantzakis, Nikos: Zorba the Greek
  49. Keats, John: Poems
  50. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching*
  51. Lawrence, D.H.: Women In Love*
  52. London, Jack: Martin Eden*
  53. Mann, Thomas: The Magic Mountain
  54. Manzoni, Alessandro: The Betrothed*
  55. Marx, Karl: Das Kapital*
  56. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick*
  57. Miller, Henry: The Colossus of Maroussi
  58. Montagu, Ashley: Growing Young
  59. More, Thomas: Utopia*
  60. Morris, William: News From Nowhere*
  61. Neill, A.S.: Summerhill
  62. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spake Zarathustra*
  63. Oppenheim, E. Phillips: The Great Impersonation*
  64. Oppenheim, E. Phillips: The Yellow Crayon*
  65. Pastore, Michael: Thoreau Bound: A Utopian Romance in the Isles of Greece
  66. Pastore, Michael: Zen in the Art of Child Maintenance
  67. Pastore, Michael: The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories
  68. Plato: The Dialogues*
  69. Plutarch: Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans*
  70. Powys, John Cowper: Wolf Solent*
  71. Proust, Marcel: In Search of Lost Time*
  72. Pyle, Howard: Robin Hood*
  73. Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel*
  74. Read, Herbert: To Hell With Culture
  75. Rolland, Romain: Jean Christophe*
  76. Rostand, Edmund: Cyrano de Bergerac*
  77. Rousseau, Jean Jaques: Emile*
  78. Ruskin, John: Unto This Last*
  79. Russell, Bertrand: Autobiography
  80. Sand, George: Consuelo*
  81. Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe*
  82. Shakespeare, William: (all his plays)*
  83. Shaw, Bernard: Man and Superman*
  84. Shaw, Bernard: Saint Joan
  85. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus*
  86. Shelley, Percy Bysshe: Poems*
  87. Silone, Ignazio: Bread and Wine*
  88. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
  89. Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle): The Charterhouse of Parma*
  90. Stephens, James: The Crock Of Gold*
  91. Sterne, Lawrence: Tristam Shandy*
  92. Thoreau, Henry David: Walden*
  93. Tobias, Michael: The Adventures of Mr Marigold
  94. Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace*
  95. Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons*
  96. Twain, Mark: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn*
  97. Uris, Leon: Exodus
  98. Van Gogh, Vincent: Letters*
  99. Voltaire: Candide*
  100. Ward, Lynd: (All his graphic novels.)
  101. Wells, H.G.: Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story*
  102. West, Nathaniel: Miss Lonelyhearts
  103. Whitman, Walt: Leaves of Grass*
  104. Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest*
  105. Wilder, Thornton: Theophilus North
  106. Wolfe, Thomas: Look Homeward Angel
  107. Woolf, Virginia: To The Lighthouse
  108. Wordsworth, William: The Prelude*
  109. Yeats, William Butler: Poems*
  110. Yezierska, Anzia: Hungry Hearts*
  111. Yutang, Lin: The Importance of Living
  112. Zweig, Stefan: Master Builders