The Private Book Collections Of 4 Famous Writers

In this post, we share the private book collections of four famous writers.

Emily Dickinson

  1. The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot
  2. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  3. The Poetical Works of George Herbert
  4. Confessions of an English opium-eater : and, Suspiria de profundis by Thomas De Quincey
  5. The poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  6. The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
  7. The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth
  8. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  9. The princess; a medley by Baron Alfred Tennyson
  10. The Poetical Works by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  11. The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakespeare
  12. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  13. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving
  14. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  16. The frugal housewife : dedicated to those who are not ashamed of economy by Mrs. Child
  17. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  18. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell (Emily Brontë)
  19. Prometheus Bound, and Other Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

David Foster Wallace

  1. Safety of Objects by A.M. Homes
  2. Darconville’s Cat by Alexander Theroux
  3. The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity by Amir D. Aczel
  4. Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting by J. Hoberman And Jeffrey Shandler
  5. The Principles of Mathematics by Bertrand Russell
  6. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  7. Writing Past Dark : Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life by Bonnie Friedman
  8. Myths to Live By by Joseph Campbell ; Foreword By Johnson E. Fairchild
  9. Desperate Characters: A Novel by Paula Fox ; With An Afterword By Irving Howe
  10. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  11. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
  12. Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
  13. The Puttermesser Papers: A Novel by Cynthia Ozick
  14. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
  15. The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
  16. The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra
  17. Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic by Geoffrey Hunter
  18. Insect Biology: A Textbook of Entomology by Howard E. Evans
  19. The Ultimate Rip-Off : A Taxing Tale by Iris Weil Collett
  20. Play It As It Lays: A Novel by Joan Didion
  21. Uses of Infinity by Leo Zippin
  22. Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form by Matthea Harvey
  23. Compassion and Self Hate: An Alternative to Despair by Theodore I. Rubin
  24. Change Your Mind: A practical guide to Buddhist meditation by Paramananda
  25. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Translated, and with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; afterword by Neil D. Isaacs
  26. Pretty much all of Don DeLillo

Mark Twain

  1. Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses by Rudyard Kipling
  2. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  3. The Club of Queer Trades by G.K. Chesterson
  4. Memoirs of Hans Hendrik by the Arctic Traveller
  5. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion by Jane Austen
  6. The Cats’ Convention by Eunice Gibbs Allyn
  7. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  8. The Log of a Sea-Waif: Being Recollections of the First Four Years of my Sea Life by F.T Bullen
  9. Oriental Rambles by George W., Dr Caldwell
  10. Bird Homes. The Nests Eggs and Breeding Habits of the land Birds by Arthur R. Dugmore
  11. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  12. A Boy I Knew, Four Dogs and Some More Dogs by Laurence Hutton
  13. The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles Kinglsey
  14. Letters of Edward Lear Author of “The Book of Nonsense, to Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford and Frances, Countess Waldegrave. Edited by Constance, Lady Strachey, Edward Lear

Charles Darwin

  1. The American beaver and his works by Lewis H. Morgan
  2. The anatomy and philosophy of expression by Charles Bell
  3. The beginnings of life : being some account of the nature, modes of origin and transformations of lower organisms. Vol. I. by Henry Charlton Bastian
  4. Botany for young people: Part 2, How plants behave by Asa Gray
  5. Cattle: Their breeds, management, and diseases by William Youatt
  6. Conjectures concerning the cause, and observations upon the phaenomena of earthquakes by John Michell
  7. The dovecote and the aviary by Edmund Saul Dixon
  8. Flowers and their unbidden guests by Anton Kerner von Marilaun
  9. Inquiries concerning the intellectual powers and the investigation of truth by John Abercrombie
  10. The Italian alp-bee by H.C. Hermann
  11. The physiology or mechanism of blushing by Thomas Henry Burgess
  12. Seasons with the Sea-Horses : or, sporting adventures in the northern seas by James Lamont

Taken from The Private Book Collections of 10 Famous Readers

Sources for Images: Darwin Dickinson Foster Wallace Twain

Posted on: 19th January 2013