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Peter Carey. My Life as a Fake. New York: Knopf, 2003. [169]
Danilo Kiš. A Tomb for Boris Davidovich. trans. D. Mikić-Mitchell. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 2001. [168]
Stuart Galbraith IV. The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune. London: Faber and Faber, 2001. [167]
Leon Edel. Henry James: the Middle Years 1882–1895. New York: Avon Books, 1962. [166]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Rashomon and Other Stories. trans. T. Kojima. Boston: Tuttle Press, 1954. [165]
Søren Kierkegaard. Fear and Trembling · Repetition. tr. H. V. Hong & E. H. Hong. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1983 (1843). [164]
Philip Pullman. Lyra’s Oxford. New York: Knopf, 2003. [163]
Wilhelm Busch. Max und Moritz. Zürich: Diogenes, 1974 (1865). [162]
Richard Jenkyns. The Victorians and Ancient Greece. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1980. [161]


Chris Ware. Jimmy Corrigan: the Smartest Kid on Earth. London: Jonathan Cape, 2003 (2001). [160]
¤ L. D. Reynolds & N. G. Wilson. Scribes and Scholars: a Guide to the Transmission of Greek & Latin Literature3. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991. [159]
Maria Edgeworth. Castle Rackrent. ed. George Watson. Oxford: OUP, 1964 (1800). [158]
Bromsgrove School. Alfred Edward Housman: recollections by Katharine E. Symons, A. W. Pollard, Laurence Housman, R. W. Chambers, Alan Ker, A. S. F. Gow, & John Sparrow. Bromsgrove: Housman Memorial Fund, 1936. [157]
Arnold van Gennep. The Rites of Passage. tr. M. B. Vizedom & G. L. Caffee. London: Routledge, 1960 (1908). [156]
A. D. Nuttall. Dead from the Waist Down. New Haven: Yale UP, 2003. [155]
A. S. Byatt. Little Black Book of Stories. London: Chatto & Windus, 2003. [154]
Susan Hockey. Electronic Texts in the Humanities. Oxford: OUP, 2000. [153]
Anthimus. De observatione ciborum (epistula ad Theudericum regem Francorum). ed. V. Rose. Leipzig: Teubner, 1927 (ca. 526). [152]
G. Norman Knight. Indexing, the Art of. A guide to the indexing of books and periodicals. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1979. [151]
E. E. Reynolds. Margaret Roper. Eldest Daughter of St. Thomas More. London: Bunes and Oates, 1960. [150]
Hazel K. Bell, ed. Indexers and Indexes in Fact and Fiction. London: the British Library, 2001. [149]
Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad. New York: Signet, 1980 (1869). [148]


Paul Zanker. The Mask of Socrates: the Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity. Berkeley: UC Press, 1996. [147]
¤ Gabriel Herman. Ritualised Friendship and the Greek City. Cambridge: CUP, 1987. [146]
M. L. Clarke. Richard Porson: a biographical essay. Cambridge: CUP, 1937. [145]
¤ E. D. Carney. Women and Monarchy in Macedonia. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000. [144]
Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart. London: Heinemann, 1986 (1958). [143]
¤ David M. Schaps. Economic Rights of Women in Ancient Greece. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1979. [142]
Alfred Habegger. My Wars are Laid Away in Books. The Life of Emily Dickinson. New York: Random House, 2001. [141]
Emily Dickinson. Poems (Reading Edition). ed. R. W. Franklin. Cambridge, MA: Belknap (Harvard U)P, 1999 (1850–86). [140]
¤ Sarah B. Pomeroy. Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity. London: Robert Hale, 1975. [139]
¤ G. W. Bowersock. Julian the Apostate. London: Duckworth, 1978. [138]
William Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra. ed. J. Wilder. Arden Shakespeare. London: Routledge, 1995 (ca. 1608). [137]
¤ K. J. Dover. Greek Homosexuality. London: Duckworth, 1978. [136]


Apollodorus. Bibliotheke. 2 vol. trans. J. G. Frazer. Cambridge, MA: LCL, 1921. [135]
Ahron Bregman. A History of Israel. London: Palgrave, 2003. [134]
William Beckford. Vathek. ed. R. Lonsdale. London: Oxford UP, 1970 (1786). [133]
Charles Dickens. Martin Chuzzlewit. London: Oxford UP, 1951 (1843). [132]
Henry James. The Bostonians. London: Penguin, 1984 (1886). [131]
Pat Barker. Double Vision. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2003. [130]
Güneli Gün. The Book of Trances. London: Julian Friedman, 1979. [129]
Richard Storry. A History of Modern Japan. London: Penguin, 1990 (1982). [128]
¤ Fernand Braudel. Memory and the Mediterranean. trans. Siân Reynols. New York: Vintage, 2001 (1998). [127]
Gilbert Adair. A Closed Book. London: Faber & Faber, 1999. [126]
¤ Theodor Mommsen. The History of Rome. trans. W. P. Dickson. vol. 1. London: Macmillan, 1901. [125]
Joseph Brodsky. Watermark. New York: FSG, 1992. [124]
Nicholas Mosley. Impossible Object. Elmwood, IL: Dalkey Archive, 1985 (1968). [123]


Upton Sinclair. The Jungle. New York: Cignet, 1980 (1906). [122]
Bilgé Karasu. Night. trans. Güneli Gün. Baton Rouge, LA: LA State UP, 1994 (1985). [121]
Orhan Pamuk. My Name is Red. trans. Erdag M. Göknar. New York: Knopf, 2001 (1998). [120]
Nicholas Mosley. Accident. Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive, 1985 (1965). [119]
Orhan Pamuk. The New Life. trans. Güneli Gün. New York: Vintage, 1997 (1994). [118]
John G. Neihardt, ed. Black Elk Speaks. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1988 (1932). [117]
Iris Murdoch. The Bell. London: Penguin, 2001 (1958). [116]
Don DeLillo. Cosmopolis. New York: Scribner, 2003. [115]
Patrick White. Voss. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976 (1957). [114]
Theodor Adorno. The Jargon of Authenticity. trans. K. Tarnowski & F. Will. London: Routledge, 2003 (1964). [113]
¤ Walter Burkert. The Orientalizing Revolution: New Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age. trans. M. E. Pindar & WB. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1992. [112]
Donna F. Wilson. Ransom, Revenge, and Heroic Identity in the ‘Iliad’. Cambridge: CUP, 2002. [111]
Bede. Ecclesiastical History of the English People. ed. J. McClure & R. Collins. Oxford: OUP, 1994 (731). [110]
C. S. Lewis. The Discarded Image. An introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Cambridge: CUP, 2002 (1964). [109]


A. J. A. Symons. The Quest for Corvo: an Experiment in Biography. London: Cassell & co., 1934. [108]
Beatrice Webb. My Apprenticeship. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971 (1926). [107]
Jonathan Rose. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001. [106]
Carolyne Larrington, trans. The Poetic Edda. Oxford: OUP, 1996. [105]
Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince. London: Vintage, 1999 (1973). [104]
Thornton Wilder. The Cabala. London: Longmans, 1928. [103]
J. R. Carter & M. Palihawanda, trans. The Dhammapada. London: OUP, 2000 (5th c. bc?). [102]
Robert Cook, trans. Njal’s Saga. London: Penguin, 1997 (13th c. ad). [101]
James Hogg. The Private Confessions of a Justified Sinner. ed. J. Carey. London: OUP, 1969 (1824). [100]
Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo). Hadrian the Seventh. New York: NYRB, 2001 (1904). [99]


Italo Svevo. As a Man Grows Older. trans. Beryl de Zoete. New York: NYRB, 2001 (1892, 1932). [98]
Seth Lerer. Error and the Academic Self: the Scholarly Imagination, Medieval to Modern. New York: Columbia UP, 2002. [97]
Josephine Kamm. How Different from Us. A Biography of Miss Buss and Miss Beale. London: Bodley Head, 1958. [96]
Helen DeWitt. The Last Samurai. London: Vintage, 2000. [95]
George Eliot. Adam Bede. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980 (1859). [94]
E. M. Forster. Collected Short Stories. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1954 (1947). [93]
Margaret Oliphant. Miss Marjoribanks. London: Penguin, 1998 (1866). [92]
Katherine Mansfield. The Garden Party. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984 (1922). [91]
L. P. Hartley. The Go-Between. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979 (1953). [90]
Antonia White. Frost in May. London: Harmonsworth, 1933. [89]
George Orwell. Keep the Aspidistra Flying. Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1973 (1936). [88]
Jean Rhys. Wide Sargasso Sea. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966. [87.1]
Barbara Pym. Quartet in Autumn. London: Grafton, 1977. [86]
E. Bulwer Lytton. Paul Clifford. London: Routledge, 1887 (1840). [85]
Deborah Smith. My Revelation. London: Houghton, 1933. [84]
Margaret Powell. Below Stairs. London: Peter Davies, 1968. [83]
Terry Eagleton. The Significance of Theory. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990. [82]
George Eliot. Daniel Deronda. London: Penguin, 1995 (1876). [81]
Ugo Foscolo. Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis. trans. J.G. Nichols. London: Hesperus, 2002 (1817). [80]
Suzanne L. Marchand. Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany 1750–1970. Princeton, NY: Princeton UP, 1996. [79]
George Eliot. Impressions of Theophrastus Such. New York: Harper & Bros., nd (1879). [78]
¤ Neilson C. Debevoise. A Political History of Parthia. New York: Greenwood, 1968. [77]
John Ford. [Selected Plays]. (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, 1633; The Broken Heart, ca. 1633; Love’s Sacrifice, 1633) ed. Havelock Ellis. New York: Scribner, (ca. 1888). [76]


Frances Yates. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment. London: Routledge, 1972. [75]
Catherine Sedgwick. Means and Ends; or, Self-training. London: Tilt, 1839. [74]
John Webster. Complete Works, volume I. (The White Devil, ca. 1611–12). ed. F. L. Lucas. London: Chatto & Windus, 1927. [73]
¤ Serge Lancel. Carthage. A History. trans. A. Nevill. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995 (1992). [72]
Ben Jonson. The Alchemist. ed. F.H. Mares. Revels Plays. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1967 (1610). [71]
Francis Beaumont. The Knight of the Burning Pestle. ed. J. Doebler. RRDS. London: Arnold, 1967 (ca.1607). [70]
John Webster. Complete Works, volume II. (The Duchess of Malfi, ca. 1614; The Devil’s Law-Case, ca. 1623). ed. F. L. Lucas. London: Chatto & Windus, 1966. [69]
Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher. The Maid’s Tragedy. ed. H.B. Norland. RRDS. London: Arnold, 1968 (ca. 1611). [68]
David Konstan. Pity Transformed. Classical Inter/Faces. London: Duckworth, 2001. [67]
Tom Stoppard. Galileo. Areté 11: spring-summer 2003. [66]
Alfred W. Pollard. Last Words on the History of the Title-page with notes on some colophons and twenty-seven fac-similes of title-pages. London: John C. Nimmo, 1891. [65]
Anne Conway. The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy concerning God, Christ and Creation, that is, concerning the Nature of Spirit and Matter, thanks to which all Problems can be resolved which could not be resolved by Scholastic Philosophy (…). ed. A.P. Coudert & T. Corse. CTHP. Cambridge: CUP, 1996 (ca. 1675). [64]
Frances A. Yates. The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age. London: Routledge, 1979. [63]
Henry James. The Reverberator, Madame de Mauves, a Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales. London: Macmillan, 1922. [62]
Fanny Trollope. Domestic Manners of the Americans. London: Penguin, 1997 (1832). [61]
¤ Susan Sherwin-White & Amélie Kuhrt. From Samarkhand to Sardis: a New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. London: Duckworth, 1993. [60]
W.W. Tarn. The Treasure of the Isle of Mist: a Tale of the Isle of Skye. Oxford: OUP, 1950. [59]
¤ Roger S. Bagnall. Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History. London: Routledge, 1995. [58]
Christopher Marlowe. Tamburlaine the Great (in two parts). ed. U.M. Ellis-Fermor. London: Methuen, 1930 (1590). [57]


Matthew Arnold. On Translating Homer. London: Smith, Elder, & co. 1896 (1861). [56]
Jasper Fforde. The Eyre Affair. London: NEI, 2001. [55]
Jan Tschichold. The Form of the Book: essays on the morality of good design. tr. H. Hodeler. London: Lund Humphries, 1991 (1975). [54]
Harold Bloom. The Anxiety of Influence. A theory of poetry2. New York: OUP, 1973 (1997). [53]
H.L. Mencken. In Defence of Women. London: Jonathan Cape, 1923. [52]
Robert Latham & William Matthews, ed. The Diary of Samuel Pepys. vol. 6 (1665). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972. [51]
Christopher Hitchens. The Elgin Marbles: Should They Be Returned to Greece?. London: Chatto & Windus, 1987. [50]
John Boardman. The Archaeology of Nostalgia: How the Greeks re-created their mythical past. London: Thames & Hudson, 2002. [49]
Michael Psellus. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers. tr. E.R.A. Sewter. London: Penguin, 1966 (11th C.). [48]
Tim Page, ed. The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1931–1965. South Royalton, VT: Steerforth, 1995. [47]
Randall Jarrell. Pictures from an Institution: a comedy. London: Faber & Faber, 1954. [46]
Claude Lévi-Strauss. Myth and Meaning. London: Routledge, 1978. [45]
John Dos Passos. U.S.A. London: Penguin, 1981 (1930–6). [44]
Claire Tomalin. Samuel Pepys: the Unequalled Self. London: Penguin, 2002. [43]
Günter Grass. Crabwalk. tr. K. Winston. New York: Harcourt, 2002. [42]
Barry Unsworth. The Songs of the Kings. New York: Doubleday, 2003. [41]


Oliver Goldsmith. The Vicar of Wakefield. Oxford: OUP, 1981 (1766). [40]
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. Pelham; or, the Adventures of a Gentleman2. London: Henry Colburn, 1846 (1840). [39]
Tobias Smollett. Roderick Random. Oxford: OUP, 1979 (1748). [38]
¤ Raffaella Cribiore. Gymnastics of the Mind. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Up, 2001. [37]
Laurence Sterne. The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy. London: Penguin, 1967 (1759–67). [36]
Joan Didion. Play it as it lays. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1971 (1971). [35]
Elizabeth Gaskell. Mary Barton. London: Penguin, 1970 (1848). [34]
F.J. Furnivall, ed. The Book of Quinte Essence, or the Fifth Being; that is to say, Man’s Heaven. London: EETS (#16), 1866 (ca. 1460–70). [33]
Joseph Roth. Hotel Savoy. tr. J. Hoare. London: Granta, 1986 (1923). [32]
¤ Dorothy J. Thompson. Memphis under the Ptolemies. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1988. [31]
Jean Kerr. Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. London: Heinemann, 1958. [30]
¤ Michael Rostovsteff. A Large Estate in Egypt in the Third Century B.C. A Study in Economic History. UWISSSH #6. Madison, WI: UWP, 1922. [29]
¤ F.X.J. Exler. The Form of the Ancient Greek Letter. A Study in Greek Epistolography. diss. Catholic University of America, 1923. [28]
José Tomás Cuéllar. The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve. tr. M. Carson. Oxford: OUP, 2000 (1872). [27]
Raymond Chandler. Chandler before Marlowe: Early Prose and Poetry, 1908-1912. ed. M. Bruccoli. Columbia, SC: USCP, 1973. [26]
Italo Calvino. The Castle of Crossed Destinies. tr. W. Weaver. New York: HBJ, 1977. [25]
Edward Gibbon. Memoirs of My Life. ed. B. Radice. London: Penguin, 1984 (1788–93). [24]
Theophrastus. The Characters2. tr. R.C. Jebb. London: Macmillan, 1909. [23]


¤ Raffaella Cribiore. Writing, Teachers, and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt. ASP #36. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996. [22]
Antal Szerb. Journey by Moonlight. tr. Len Rix. London: Pushkin, 2000 (1937). [21]
Henry James. The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories. London: Penguin, 1986 (1890s). [20]
¤ Carroll A. Nelson. Status Declarations in Roman Egypt. American Studies in Papyrology 19. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1979. [19]
¤ Alan E. Samuel. From Athens to Alexandria: Hellenism and Social Goals in Ptolemaic Egypt. Louvain: Studia Hellenistica (26), 1983. [18]
¤ John F. Oates. The Status Designation: ΠΕΡΣΗΣ, ΤΗΣ ΕΠΙΓΟΝΗΣ. YCS 18 (1963): 1–129. [17]
Ronald Syme.The Roman Revolution. Oxford: OUP, 1939. [16]
D.R. Shackleton Bailey, ed. Cicero’s Letters to Atticus. vol. 4 (of 7). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968. [15]
John Gardner. On Becoming a Novelist. New York: Harper & Row, 1983. [14]
Henry James. Daisy Miller and Other Stories. ed. J. Gooder. Oxford: OUP, 1985 (1877-88). [13]
Luciano Canfora. The Vanished Library. tr. M. Ryle. London: Vintage, 1991 (1987). [12]
Anna Comnena. The Alexiad. tr. E.R.A. Sewter. London: Penguin, 1969 (12th C.) [11]
Ngaio Marsh. Photo-finish. London: Harper-Collins, 1980. [10]


Olivier Razac. Barbed Wire: a Political History. tr. J. Kneight. London: Profile, 2002 (2000). [9]
Ernest Hatch Wilkins. Life of Petrarch. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961. [8]
¤ John Lee White. The Form and Structure of the Official Petition: a Study in Greek Epistolography. SBL diss. # 5, 1972. [7]
¤ Erich S. Gruen. Studies in Greek Culture and Roman Policy. Leiden: Brill, 1990. [6]
Henry James. What Maisie Knew. London: Penguin, 1981 (1897) [5]
Lewis Carroll. Sylvie and Bruno. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1988 (1889). [4]
Charlotte Forten Grimké. The Journals of…. ed. B. Stevenson. Oxford: OUP, 1988 (1854–64, 1885–92). [3]
Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton. The Compleat Angler. Oxford: OUP, 1982 (1676). [2]
¤ Peter Green. Alexander of Macedon, 356–323 B.C.: a Historical Biography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. [1]

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