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NOTE ABOUT SUGGESTIONS

Please - DO NOT suggest any book which you or someone else has recently written. This site is for Great Books and classics, and there is simply no way that a new book can be considered a classic, let alone a Great Book.

Some of you might be wondering why I felt the need to state the patently obvious. Well, apparently this is NOT obvious to far too many people. I have had dozens of people ask me to add their brand-new book to my site, and the most recent one could not understand why I wouldn't just read his book and judge for myself whether it was "Great", even after I tried - twice - to explain why it doesn't work that way.

Up until now I have not had any explicit, "set in stone" rules for suggestions, but after this last incident I'm formalizing two of my rules-of-thumb. I will not even consider any suggestions where:

  1. The work was written or first published within the last ten years; or
  2. The person suggesting the work is also its author.

All suggestions which fall under one or both of these categories will be deleted without reply. Note that this DOES NOT apply to new translations or editions of older works, only to newly-authored works.

The Enneads (250)
On the Incarnation (c. 318)
Ecclesiastical History (c. 325)
Life of Antony (c. 356-362)
Sermons (Chrysostom) (c. 370-404)
Letters (Chrysostom) (c. 370-404)
On the Priesthood (c. 386)
On the Teacher (c. 388)
Commentary on Galatians (c. 390?)
Christian Doctrine (397-426)
On the Trinity (400-416)
Confessions (Augustine) (c. 401)
The City of God (413-426)
Enchiridion (Augustine) (421)
The Rule of St. Benedict (c. 530?)
The Quran (c. 632)
Beowulf (c. 725)
Tales from the 1001 Nights (c. 850?)
The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel (c. 900?; mss. c. 1100)
The Tale of Genji (c. 1008-1021)
Shahnameh (1010)
The Mabinogion (c. 1050?)
Monologium (1077)
Proslogium (1087)
The Song of Roland (c. 1100)
The Rubaiyat (c. 1120)
Letters of Abelard and Heloise (c. 1130-1136)
On Loving God (c. 1130?)
Sermons on the Song of Songs (1136-1153)
The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (12th century)
Guide of the Perplexed (1180-1190)
The Nibelungenlied (c. 1200)
Magna Carta (1215)
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1250-1261)
The Saga of Burnt Njal (13th century)
On the Principles of Nature (1252-1256)
Summa Contra Gentiles (1261-1264)
Summa Theologica (1265-1273)
The New Life (c. 1292-1294)
The Cloud of Unknowing (c. 1300)
The Divine Comedy (c. 1306-1321)
Inferno (c. 1306-1314)
On Monarchy (c. 1309-1313)
Purgatorio (c. 1315-1318)
Paradiso (c. 1319-1321)
Sonnets (Petrarch) (c. 1327-1374)
Ascent of Mt. Ventoux (c. 1336)
The Decameron (1351)
The Spiritual Dialogue (St. Catherine of Siena) (1370)
Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385)
Canterbury Tales (c. 1386)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Late 14th century)
On the Imitation of Christ (1418)
The Spiritual Dialogue (St. Catherine of Genoa) (1447)
Le Morte d'Arthur (c. 1470)
Notebooks (da Vinci) (c. 1478-1518)
The Dignity of Man (c. 1486)
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