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The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books Set


A complete set of the 100 Greatest Books of All Time series from The Franklin Library. The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time series was produced between 1974 and 1982 and includes 100 volumes bound in full leather with hubbed spines, acid-neutral paper, 22K gold leaf imprinting, gilded page ends, sewn-in silk bookmarks, moiré fabric endsheets, and Smyth-sewn bindings. Volumes may have minor scuffs/scratches and slight areas of gilding loss on page ends.


  1. The Iliad by Homer
  2. The Odyssey by Homer
  3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  4. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
  5. Confessions of St. Augustine
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  9. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  10. Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
  11. Five Comedies by Aristophanes
  12. Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  13. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  14. Stories of Guy de Maupassant
  15. Plays by Anton Chekhov
  16. Politics by Aristotle
  17. Selected Writings of Sir Francis Bacon
  18. Oresteia by Aeschylus
  19. Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
  20. Tales From The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton
  21. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  22. Analects of Confucius
  23. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  24. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  25. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  26. Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
  27. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  28. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  29. Plays by Euripides
  30. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  31. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  32. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  33. Essays of Michel de Montaigne
  34. Philosophical Works of René Descartes
  35. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  36. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  37. Collected Poems (1909–1962) of T. S. Eliot
  38. Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  40. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  41. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  42. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  43. The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud
  44. The Poetry of Robert Frost
  45. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  46. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  47. Poems of John Donne
  48. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  49. Favorite Household Tales of the Brothers Grimm
  50. The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison and Jay
  51. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  52. The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
  53. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  54. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  55. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  56. Plays by Henrik Ibsen
  57. The Ambassadors by Henry James
  58. Nine Tales of Henry James
  59. Ulysses by James Joyce
  60. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  61. Poems of John Keats
  62. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
  63. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  64. Five Stories of Thomas Mann
  65. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  66. Comedies of William Shakespeare
  67. Poems of William Shakespeare
  68. Histories of William Shakespeare
  69. Tragedies of William Shakespeare
  70. Political Writings of John Stuart Mill
  71. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  72. Seven Plays by Molière
  73. Four Plays of Eugene O’Neill
  74. Political Writings of Thomas Paine
  75. Pensées by Blaise Pascal
  76. Satyricon by Petronius
  77. The Republic by Plato
  78. Twelve Illustrious Lives by Plutarch
  79. Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
  80. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  81. Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
  82. Six Tragedies by Jean Racine
  83. Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau
  84. Three Plays by Bernard Shaw
  85. The Tragedies of Sophocles
  86. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  87. Nana by Emile Zola
  88. Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  89. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  90. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  91. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  92. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  93. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  94. Walden by Henry D. Thoreau
  95. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  96. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  97. The Aeneid by Virgil
  98. Candide by Voltaire
  99. Selected Poems of William Butler Yeats
  100. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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