5.28.2018

Bookshelf Tour | Classics, History, Politics


Earlier this year I decided that I wanted a third bookshelf to house my history, political, and classic books. Ever since I've had this bookshelf, it's become my favorite. More than anything I want to document how my library will grow and change over time. You may notice that I own multiple editions of the same book. Usually this happens if I'm gifted a favorite book that I don't want to let go of or if I find an edition I think is beautiful, other times it's for convenience. I have larger books that I don't necessarily enjoy carrying around which is why I'll have a second copy in paperback edition.

Puffin in Bloom Collection
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Penguin Clothbound Classics
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Middlemarch by George Elliot
Emma by Jane Austen
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sense and Sensability by Jane Austen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Penguin English Library
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales by Edgar Allen Poe


Shakespeare
Julius Ceasar & Hamlet

Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Five Novels by Charles Dickens
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Seven Novels by Jane Austen
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories by Lewis Carroll
Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton


Vintage and Regular Paperbacks
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (two editions)
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Beowulf
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories by Washington Irving
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Night by Elie Wiesel
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Hiroshima by John Hersey
The Prince by Machiavelli
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Penguin Classics
The Politics by Aristotle
The Republic by Plato
The Wealth of Nations: Books IV-V by Adam Smith
The Wealth of Nations: Books I-III by Adam Smith
Reflections of the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

Vintage and Regular Paperbacks
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (six editions)
1984 by George Orwell (two editions)
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding (two editions)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Political and American History Books
Living American Documents
The Ethics of Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard
A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left by Yuval Levin
To Begin the World Anew: The Genuis and Ambiguities of the American Founders by Bernard Bailyn
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment by Tom Shachtman
Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America by Kevin Gutzman
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America by Thomas Fleming
1775: A Good Year for Revolution by Kevin Phillips
The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined America, Then and Now by Thomas Fleming
Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State by William Voegeli
A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption by Jay Cost
1776 by David McCullough
The Anti-Federalist Papers
American History: 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About by John A. Garraty
Thoams Jefferson Biography Saul K. Padover
Political Writings of John Locke
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History by Fawn M. Brodie
Great Issues in American History: From Settlement to Revolution, 1584-1776 by Richard Hofstadter
Great Issues in American History: From the Revolution to the Civil War, 1765-1865 by Richard Hofstadter
Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty by Dumas Malone (two editions)
The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood
America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the First Contested Election by Bernard A. Weisberger
American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis
Thomas Jefferson: Author of America by Christopher Hitchens
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
The Founding Fathers on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence by Scott Liell
Miracle at Philadelphia: Story of the Constitutional Convention, May-September 1787 by Catherine Drinker Bowen
The Real History of the American Revolution by Alan Axelrod

Penguin Civic Classics
The Declaration of Independence & The United States Constitution
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The Federalist Papers


Miscellaneous & Non-Fiction
A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
Help! For Writers by Roy Peter Clark
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick
Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. Whitte
The Evils of Revolution by Edmund Burke
The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction by John Robertson
The Age of Enlightenment: The 18th Century Philosophers by Isaiah Berlin
Econmics in Minutes by Niall Kishtainy
World History in Minutes by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail


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