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Every Man Library Titles For Essays

(see the Author List)

  1. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  2. Emily Brontë, Wuthering Height
  3. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
  4. Joseph Conrad, Typhoon and Other Stories
  5. John Donne, The Complete English Poems
  6. George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
  7. Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy
  8. Charles Dickens, Bleak House
  9. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  10. Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  11. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
  12. William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
  13. Leo Tolstoy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth
  14. Anthony Trollope, The Warden
  15. Honore de Balzac, Cousin Bette
  16. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  17. Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Children / Fathers and Sons (UK)
  18. Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
  19. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (UK only)
  20. Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier

  21. Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd
  22. D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers
  23. Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard
  24. Emile Zola, Germinal
  25. E.M. Forster, Howards End
  26. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
  27. Samuel Coleridge, Poems of Samual Taylor Coleridge
  28. Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
  29. E.M. Forster, A Passage to India
  30. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

  31. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
  32. Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
  33. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  34. William Blake, Poems and Prophecies
  35. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
  36. Jane Austen, Emma
  37. Honore de Balzac, Old Goriot
  38. Stendahl, Scarlet and Black
  39. Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
  40. Henry Melville, Moby-Dick

  41. Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
  42. Oscar Wilde, Plays, Prose Writings and Poems
  43. Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes
  44. Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn
  45. Anton Chekhov, The Steppe and Other Stories (Stories, vol. 1)
  46. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
  47. Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Stories (US only)
  48. Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories
  49. James Joyce, Dubliners
  50. Henry James, The Princess Casamassima

  51. Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  52. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  53. John Keats, The Poems
  54. Ivan Turgenev, A Sportsman's Notebook
  55. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  56. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  57. Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers
  58. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  59. George Eliot, Adam Bede
  60. Homer, The Iliad

  61. Thomas More, Utopia
  62. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  63. R.L. Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  64. --- Hindu Scriptures
  65. Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
  66. Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
  67. Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
  68. Charlotte Brontë, Villette
  69. William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (UK only)
  70. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  71. Graham Greene, The Human Factor
  72. Jane Austen, Persuasion
  73. Charles Dickens, Hard Times
  74. Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales
  75. Franz Kafka, The Trial
  76. Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
  77. D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love
  78. Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time
  79. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
  80. Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus

  81. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty; Utilitarianism
  82. Henry James, The Bostonians
  83. Alexander Pushkin, The Captain's Daughter & Other Stories (UK only; superseded by #251)
  84. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions
  85. Virgil, The Aeneid
  86. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  87. --- The Arabian Nights I
  88. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo
  89. Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop
  90. Denis Diderot, Memoirs of a Nun

  91. William Shakespeare, Sonnets and Narrative Poems
  92. William Shakespeare, Tragedies I
  93. Sophocles, The Theban Plays
  94. Homer, The Odyssey
  95. Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire vols. I-III
  96. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (3 vols.)
  97. John Milton, The Complete English Poems
  98. Plato, The Republic
  99. Edgar Allen Poe, The Complete Stories
  100. James Joyce, Ulysses

  101. James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson
  102. Stendahl, The Charterhouse of Parma
  103. W.B. Yeats, Poems (UK only)
  104. Anthony Trollope, The Eustace Diamonds
  105. --- The Koran
  106. R.L. Stevenson, The Master of Ballantrae; Weir of Hermiston
  107. Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks
  108. Shikibu Murasaki, The Tale of Genji
  109. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  110. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

  111. Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
  112. George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
  113. Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews; Shamela
  114. Ford Madox Ford, Parade's End
  115. Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
  116. Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native
  117. Henry James, The Golden Bowl
  118. Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
  119. Honore de Balzac, Eugenie Grandet
  120. Anton Chekhov, My Life and Other Stories (Stories, vol.2)

  121. Carl von Clausewitz, On War
  122. Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone
  123. Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent
  124. Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov
  125. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
  126. James Hogg, Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  127. Franz Kafka, The Castle
  128. Augustine, The Confessions
  129. Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (2 vols.)
  130. Voltaire, Candide and Other Stories

  131. M.W. Montagu, Letters
  132. Kate Chopin, The Awakening
  133. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
  134. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
  135. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  136. Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  137. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
  138. Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
  139. Albert Camus, The Stranger / The Outsider (UK)
  140. Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

  141. George Eliot, Silas Marner
  142. --- The Arabian Nights II
  143. Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
  144. Joseph Conrad, Victory
  145. Franz Kafka, Collected Stories
  146. Graham Greene, Brighton Rock
  147. Günter Grass, The Tin Drum
  148. Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge
  149. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (UK only)
  150. George Orwell, Animal Farm

  151. Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk
  152. Henry James, The Awkward Age
  153. Andrew Marvell, The Complete Poems
  154. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  155. Junichiro Tanizaki, The Makioka Sisters
  156. Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall
  157. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
  158. Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching
  159. Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
  160. Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

  161. D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow
  162. J.-J. Rousseau, The Social Contract; The Discourses
  163. George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
  164. William Shakespeare, Tragedies II
  165. Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
  166. Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones
  167. Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
  168. --- The Mabinogion
  169. Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
  170. Leo Tolstoy, The Cossacks

  171. Anthony Trollope, Framley Parsonage
  172. Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  173. Evelyn Waugh, The Sword of Honour Trilogy
  174. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  175. --- The Old Testament
  176. W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (US only)
  177. William Shakespeare, Histories I
  178. Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling; The Book on Adler
  179. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
  180. D.H. Lawrence, Collected Stories (UK only)

  181. Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel
  182. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Demons
  183. Dante, The Divine Comedy
  184. Confucius, The Analects
  185. Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton
  186. Ernest Hemingway, Collected Stories (UK only)
  187. Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
  188. Thomas Paine, Rights of Man; Common Sense
  189. Evelyn Waugh, The Complete Short Stories

  190. Ivan Turgenev, First Love and Other Stories
  191. Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire vols. IV-VI
  192. William Shakespeare, Histories II
  193. Plato, Symposium and Phaedrus
  194. Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?
  195. Thomas Mann, Collected Stories (UK only)
  196. Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March
  197. Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country
  198. Rudyard Kipling, Collected Stories
  199. Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

  200. Edith Wharton, The Reef
  201. Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
  202. Rudyard Kipling, Kim
  203. George Herbert, Herbert: The Complete English Works
  204. William Shakespeare, Comedies I
  205. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin
  206. Christina Stead, The Man Who Loved Children
  207. Anthony Trollope, The Last Chronicle of Barset
  208. Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
  209. Walter Scott, Rob Roy

  210. Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
  211. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (US only)
  212. V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas
  213. John Updike, Rabbit Angstrom
  214. Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March
  215. Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
  216. Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
  217. Primo Levi, The Periodic Table
  218. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  219. Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  220. Primo Levi, If this is a Man and Truce (UK only)
  221. Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  222. Wm Langland et al., Piers Plowman; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;
        Pearl; Sir Orfeo
    (UK only)
  223. Jane Austen, Sanditon and Other Stories
  224. William Shakespeare, Comedies II
  225. F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
  226. Willa Cather, My Antonia
  227. William Shakespeare, Romances
  228. Henry James, The Wings of the Dove

  229. Hector Berlioz, The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz
  230. Herman Melville, Complete Shorter Fiction
  231. Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders
  232. Herodotus, The Histories
  233. Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Everyman's Library is a series of reprinted classic literature currently published in hardback by Random House. It was originally an imprint of J. M. Dent (latterly a division of Weidenfeld & Nicolson and presently an imprint of Orion Books), who continue to publish Everyman Paperbacks.

J. M. Dent and Company began to publish the series in 1906. It was conceived in 1905 by London publisher Joseph Malaby Dent, whose goal was to create a 1,000 volume library of world literature that was affordable for, and that appealed to, every kind of person, from students to the working classes to the cultural elite. Dent followed the design principles and to a certain extent the style established by William Morris in his Kelmscott Press. This was later replaced in 1935 by Eric Ravilious's designs.[1] Everyman's Library books were pocket-sized hardcovers that sold initially for what was then the remarkably low price of a shilling apiece. The original U.S. distribution rights were granted to New York City publishers, E. P. Dutton.


The first title published was Boswell'sLife of Johnson, published with a quotation on the title page from the works of John Milton: "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured upon purpose to a life beyond life." In 1910, 500 books had been published under the Everyman trademark, and in 1956 the thousandth volume (Dent's original goal) was published, with Aristotle's Metaphysics selected for the honour. By 1975, Dent's vision had been well surpassed, as Everyman's Library consisted of 994 titles published in 1,239 volumes.[2]

The name of the publication series was suggested by poet and editorErnest Rhys, who was named head editor of the series initially, and asked to find a suitable name to encompass Dent's goal. Rhys tried and discarded many ideas before recalling a quotation from the medieval play Everyman in which the character Knowledge says to Everyman:

Everyman, I will go with thee
and be thy guide,
In thy most need to go
by thy side.

This quotation appears on the title page of all Everyman's Library and Everyman Paperbacks volumes.

Each book belonged to one of the following genres: Travel, Science, Fiction, Theology & Philosophy, History, Classical, For Young People, Essays, Oratory, Poetry & Drama, Biography, Reference, and Romance. The appropriate genre was printed inside and used to organize lists of the series issued from time to time.[3]

After ceasing publication of new titles in the 1970s, the hardback rights to Everyman's Library were sold to the newly formed David Campbell Publishers in 1991 and relaunched with the support of the Random House Group in the United Kingdom and through Alfred A. Knopf (which had been acquired by Random House in 1960)[4] in the United States—a move which was praised by many notable authors. Control of Everyman's Library passed to US-based Random House in 2002, who continue to publish it under the Knopf Publishers imprint there and (albeit without changes) as Random House UK elsewhere.[5] The current membership of the Honorary Editorial Committee includes Harold Bloom, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick and Simon Schama.[6]

J. M. Dent & Sons was acquired by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 1988, itself acquired by the Orion Publishing Group in 1991, now both part of Hachette Livre (UK). Not to be confused with Everyman's Library, Orion continues to publish Everyman Paperbacks under the J. M. Dent imprint in the UK and through Charles E. Tuttle Co. in the US.[7]

Everyman's Encyclopedia[edit]

Main article: Everyman's Encyclopaedia

A notable addition to the library was a multi-volume encyclopedia, which was added to the range in 1913. Individual volumes could be purchased separately, enabling the set to be budgeted over time. The fifth edition was published in 1967, by which time it consisted of 12 volumes, containing 7763 pages.

The page size was 9 by 5 inches (23 by 13 cm), but as the printing was 8 point, a large amount of information was contained in each volume. As a volume only weighed about 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs), it was considered a better size for use by children.[citation needed]

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(click on thumbnail to view the image in its original size) Different incarnations of Everyman's Library throughout history. Left to right: the original J. M. Dent hardback with its distinctive yellow dust jacket, an early example of an Everyman Paperback also published by Dent from the 1960s, the present design of Everyman paperbacks published by Dent since the 1990s, an example of the initial 'plain' hardback Everyman volume published by David Campbell, an updated version of Campbell's Everyman hardbacks with a striated front cover and orange spine with black band.

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