English 287: Great Books
Texts for the Course
Here are the works we will be focusing on for our course this semester. I have listed here the editions I have ordered at Claflin Books and Copies.
1. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Cat's Cradle. Dell paperback
2. Homer, The Odyssey. Translated by Robert Fagles, with an Introduction and Notes by Bernard Knox. Penguin papberback, 1997.
3. Sophocles, The Three Theban Plays (Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone). Translated by Robert Fagles. Notes by Bernard Knox. Viking Penguin paperback.
4. William Shakespeare, King Lear. Edited by James Hammersmith , David Scott Kastan, Robert Kean Turner, and David Bevington. Foreword by Joseph Papp. Bantam Doubleday paperback, 1988.
5. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote: The Ingenious Hidalgo de la Mancha. Translated by John Rutherford. Viking Penguin paperback, 2001.
6. Molière, Tartuffe: A Comedy in Five Acts Translated by Richard Wilbur. (Harcourt Brace paperback). OR: or The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. Translated by Richard Wilbur. Harvest paperback.
7. Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones. Edited by R.P. Mutter. Penguin Classics paperback.
8. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. Harper Collins paperback, 2000.
The above 8 works are the only purchases required for this course, and the only texts for which I have placed a class order at Claflin Books and Copies. There are a couple of extra items that some of you might be interested in acquiring. But since these are only recommended, and would have to be acquired individually, by special order, I have listed them only on the supplementary page on Alternative Editions of Texts for the Course.
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This page last updated 19 August 2003 .