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Introduction. THE ILIAD - c.8th century, Homer. THE HISTORIES - 5th century BC, Herodotus. THE ANALECTS - 5th century BC, Confucius. THE REPUBLIC - 4th century BC, Plato. THE BIBLE - 2nd century BC-2nd century AD. ODES - 23-13 BC, Horace. GEOGRAPHIA - c.AD 100-170. KAMA SUTRA - 2nd or 2rd century AD, Mallanaga Vatsyanyana. THE QU'RAN - 7th century. CANON OF MEDICINE - 1025, Avicenna. THE CANTERBURY TALES - 1380s-90s, Geoffrey Chaucer. THE PRINCE - 1532, Niccolo Machiavelli. ATLAS, or, COSMOGRAPHIC MEDITATIONS - 1585-95, Gerard Mercator. DON QUIXOTE - 1605-15, Miguel de Cervantes. FIRST FOLIO - 1623, William Shakespeare. AN ANATOMICAL STUDY OF THE MOTION OF THE HEART AND BLOOD IN ANIMALS - 1628, William Harvey. DIALOGUE CONCERNING THE TWO CHIEF WORLD SYSTEMS - 1632, Galileo Galiliei. PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA - 1687, Isaac Newton. A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 1755, Samuel Johnson. THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER - 1774, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. THE WEALTH OF NATIONS - 1776, Adam Smith. COMMON SENSE - 1776, Thomas Paine. LYRICAL BALLADS - 1798, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - 1813, Jane Austen. A CHRISTMAS CAROL - 1843, Charles Dickens. THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO - 1848, Karl Marx. MOBY-DICK - 1851, Herman Melville. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN - 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe. MADAME BOVARY - 1857, Gustave Flaubert. ON THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES - 1859, Charles Darwin. ON LIBERTY - 1859, John Stuart Mill. WAR AND PEACE - 1869, Leo Tolstoy. THE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - 1878, New Haven District Telephone Company. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS - 1885, translated by Sir Richard Burton. A STUDY IN SCARLET - 1888, Arthur Conan Doyle. THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS - 1899, Sigmund Freud. THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION - 1905. POEMS - 1920, Wilfred Owen. RELATIVITY: THE SPECIAL AND THE GENERAL THEORY - 1920, Albert Einstein. ULYSSES - 1922, James Joyce. LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER - 1928, D.H. Lawrence. THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST AND MONEY - 1936, John Maynard Keynes. IF THIS IS A MAN - 1947, Primo Levi. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - 1949, George Orwell. THE SECOND SEX - 1949, Simone de Beauvoir. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE - 1951, J.D. Salinger. THINGS FALL APART - 1958, Chinua Achebe. SILENT SPRING - 1962, Rachel Carson. QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN MAO - 1964, Mao Zedong. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE - 1997, J.K. Rowling. Index.

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Andrew Taylor has worked as a journalist in television, newspapers and magazines in Britain and the Middle East and is a regular columnist for the Sunday Times. His authorial credits include The World of Gerard Mercator and A Plum in Your Mouth.


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