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Card Catalogue: AUTHOR

Anglo-Saxon poets (anonymous)

English, 7th-8th centuries

(This image is of a scop, or Anglo-Saxon minstrel, from the 10th century Junius 11 Manuscript, folio 54, located in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The character represented is Jubal, a Biblical character said to be the ancestor of those who play the harp and flute.)

The Dream of the Rood


Chansons de Geste writers (anonymous)

French, 11th-14th centuries

(This image is of a minstrel playing an oud, from the E Codex of the 13th century Cantigas de Santa Maria, housed now in the Real Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Spain)

The Song of Roland


Icelandic Saga writers (anonymous)

Iceland, 13th-14th centuries

(This image is of Gunnar, a character from Njáls Saga.  It is a detail from a tapestry in the Skógasafn, or Skógar museum, in Iceland.)

Njáls Saga


The West Midlands Poet (anonymous)

English, 14th century

(This image is from an illustration of the Pearl poem’s narrator in the manuscript Cotton Nero A.x)



Matthew Arnold

English, 1822-1888


Arnold’s early poems


Bédier, Joseph

French, 1864-1938


The Romance of Tristan and Iseult


Burke, Edmund

Irish, 1729-1797


“On Taste”


Descartes, René

French, 1596-1650


Discourse on Method


Dickens, Charles

English, 1812-1870


Great Expectations


Donne, John

English, 1572-1631


Songs and Sonets


Doyle, Arthur Conan

Scottish, 1859-1930


The Hound of the Baskervilles



Greek, 480-406 BC




Faulkner, William

American, 1897-1962


Go Down, Moses


Ferber, Edna

American, 1885-1968




Fielding, Henry

English, 1707-1754


Tom Jones


Flaubert, Gustave

French, 1821-1880


Madame Bovary


Gautier, Théophile

French, 1811-1872


One of Cleopatra’s Nights


Gordimer, Nadine

South African, 1923-2014


July’s People


Graham Greene

English, 1904-1991


The Honorary Consul


Hardy, Thomas

English, 1840-1928


The Mayor of Casterbridge


Hawthorne, Nathaniel

American, 1804-1864


Passages from the American Notebooks


Hugo, Victor

French, 1802-1885


The Hunchback of Notre-Dame


Kafka, Franz

Czech, 1883-1924


“The Judgment”


Leopold, Aldo

American, 1887-1948


A Sand County Almanac


Orczy, Baroness Emmuska

Hungarian-English, 1865-1947


The Scarlet Pimpernel


Parkman, Francis

American, 1823-1893


The Oregon Trail



Greek, 420s BC – 348-7 BC


Apology of Socrates


Pliny the Younger

Roman, 61-112 AD


Pliny’s Letters


Polo, Marco

Italian, 1254-1324


The Travels


Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

French, 1900-1944


The Little Prince


Salinger, J. D.

American, 1919-2010


The Catcher in the Rye



Greek, 7th-6th centuries BC


Sappho’s poetic fragments


William Saroyan

Armenian-American, 1908-1981


My Name Is Aram


Sayers, Dorothy L.


English, 1893-1957


Whose Body?


Stowe, Harriet Beecher

American, 1811-1896


Uncle Tom’s Cabin


Thoreau, Henry David

American, 1817-1862




Tolkien, J. R. R.

English, 1892-1973


“On Fairy-stories”


Turgenev, Ivan

Russian, 1818-1883


First Love


Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

American, 1835-1910


Twain’s stories


Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

American, 1922-2007


Breakfast of Champions


Wells, H. G.

English, 1866-1946

The History of Mr. Polly

The Time Machine


Wolfe, Tom

American, 1931-2018


The Right Stuff


Wordsworth, William

English, 1770-1850


Lyrical Ballads, and other early poems


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  1. Hi David! Once again as I have said in the past – congratulations! I stand in awe of your many capabilities, and I am so proud to have you as my son (in law).
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