Literature

"The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful"

- Plato, The Republic

Literature is a gateway to the soul, an avenue to enrich our minds and hearts with the encounter of characters and their life stories. They show us how to live amongst the vicissitudes of life, within the drama of good and evil, and aid us in our path to salvation. Literature is one way we are exposed to beauty, to be touched by it, challenged by it to live according to its dictates. As such, literature is instrumental for shaping our moral knowledge of reality. 

Beowulf

Anonymous

Seamus Heaney translation

Poetry

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

Novel

The Divine Comedy

Dante

Hollander Translation

Poetry

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Pevear Translation

Novel

The Iliad

Homer

Poetry

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Novel

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

Novel

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Pevear Translation

Novel

The Aneid

Virgil

Robert Fitzgerald translation

Poetry

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Anonymous

Poetry

The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer

Poetry

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Pevear Translation

Novel

The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Pevear Translation

Novel

The Odyssey

Homer

Poetry

Antigone

Sophocles

Play

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

J.R.R. Tolkien

Novel

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Pevear Translation

Novel

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Novel

Trolius and Criseyde

Chaucer

Poetry

Demons

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Pevear Translation

Novel

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

Novel

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

Novel

Oedipus Rex

Sophocles

Play

The Silmarillion

J.R.R. Tolkien

Novel

Fathers and Sons

Ivan Turgenev

Novel

The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil, 1881 by Claude Monet
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