In January, lounging around the sitting room on a very hot day, an idea was formed.
We all love books.
Could we make a list, specific for our interests and for Anthony, an avid reader , of books or authors he could read this year? Our last unschooler, while brothers are at university or away, to read and share? That ongoing family literary discussion.
Of course, the making of the list involved discussion, debate, quotes ... And friends on Facebook!
So here is Anthony's list... A beginning list...
Dickens, Charles - Martin Chuzzlewit
Goldsmith,Oliver – She Stoops to Conquer (play, 18th century comedy)
Shakespeare, William – King Lear
Shakespeare, William – A Midsummer Night's Dream
Trollope, Anthony – Barchester Towers
Eliot, T.S. - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Arnold, Matthew – Culture and Anarchy (Non-fiction, 19th century criticism)
James, Henry – The Europeans
Pope, Alexander – The Rape of the Lock (poem, 18th century)
Dryden, John – MacFlecknoe (poem, 17th century)
Plato – The Apology of Socrates
Aeschylus – Oresteian trilogy (plays)
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Jonson, Ben – Volpone (play, 17th century)
Shaw, Bernard – Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant
Johnson, Dr Samuel – Introductions to King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream (18th century criticism)
Swift, Jonathon – Gulliver's Travels
Contemporary Criticism (I can send through a selection of recent articles from American and English writers)
Hartnett, Cynthia – The Wool Pack
Orwell, George – Animal Farm
Tey, Josephine – The Daughter of Time
Epictetus – Sayings (Stoic philosopher)
The Little Princess
Seven Little Australians
The day I became an autodidact
Sir Walter Scott
Stories from Opera
To Kill a Mockingbird
Chesterton’s saints (St. Francis, St Thomas)
Waugh’s Edmund Campion
The Andromeda Strain & Jurassic Park
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Lepanto by Chesterton
A Fortunate Life
R. L. Stevenson
Joan of Arc Belloc
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Cheaper by the dozen
Belles on their toes
Biography of Pope John Paul II (Wiegel)
No have-tos but hopefully some want-tos. With discussion. And maybe even blogging or email. Or Facebook.