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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 Prince (c. 1505-1515; pub. 1532)
The Praise of Folly (1509)
Orlando Furioso (1516; rev. 1521&1532)
Utopia (1516)
Ninety-Five Theses (1517)
The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520)
On Christian Liberty (1520)
To the Christian Nobility (1520)
Concerning the Bondage of the Will (1525)
The Courtier (1528)
Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy (pub. 1531)
Gargantua and Pantagruel (pub.c. 1532-1564)
Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
Spiritual Exercises (c. 1541)
On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (1543)
The Book of Common Prayer (1549)
Table-Talk (pub. 1566)
The Way of Perfection (c. 1566)
Essays (Montaigne) (1575)
Interior Castle (1577)
The Ascent of Mt. Carmel (c. 1585)
The Dark Night of the Soul (c. 1588)
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth (1591)
The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth (1591)
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth (1592)
The Comedy of Errors (1593)
Doctor Faustus (1593?; pub. 1604)
King Richard the Third (1593)
Edward the Second (1594)
The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (pub. 1594-1662)
The Taming of the Shrew (1594)
Titus Andronicus (1594)
Love's Labour's Lost (1595)
Poems (Donne) (c. 1595-1631)
Romeo and Juliet (1595)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1595)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1596)
Prothalamion (1596)
King Richard the Second (1596)
The Faerie Queene (1596)
King John (1597)
The Merchant of Venice (1597)
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth (1598)
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth (1598)
The Life of King Henry the Fifth (1599)
Julius Caesar (1599)
Much Ado About Nothing (1599)
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