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Book List


Though subject to minor changes year-to-year, the following texts are typical for a standard Center year. (Additional texts of interest to individual students can be added and studied during one-on-one tutorial time.) The Center also informs all incoming students on what specific editions and versions to buy so that every one is (literally) on the same page.


FrankensteinMary Shelley

English Romantic Poetry Anthology (Dover Ed.), Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, etc.

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson

Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad

The Wasteland & The Four QuartetsT.S. Eliot

In Our TimeErnest Hemingway

OrthodoxyG.K. Chesterton

In Praise of FollyErasmus

Reflections on the Revolution in FranceEdmund Burke

A Midsummer's Night Dream & HamletShakespeare

The Abolition of ManC.S. Lewis

Arts and Ideas (9th Ed.), William Fleming

What to Listen for in MusicAaron Copland

The Odyssey (trans. Fagles), Homer

The OrestiaAeschylus

The RepublicPlato

The ConfessionsAugustine

The Consolation of PhilosophyBoethius

The InfernoDante