Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books / Robert Kanigel.

Just stumbled upon this at our library website.

I checked this out of the library once, but I didn't have time to really look at it. It overlaps with so many of my favorite books. 

Table of Contents
   Look Homeward, Angelp. 8
   xThe Portrait of a Lady p. 11
   xAs I Lay Dyingp. 14
   xWuthering Heightsp. 17
   Kimp. 20
   xAlice's Adventures in Wonderlandp. 23
   Justinep. 25
   xOliver Twistp. 27
   xPride and Prejudicep. 30
   xA Passage to Indiap. 32
   xMy Antoniap. 35
   xMadame Bovaryp. 38
   Stories (Heretics, subversives, demagogues) - Dorothy Parkerp. 42
   xThe Princep. 44
   The Devil's Dictionaryp. 47
   xMein Kampfp. 50
   Nana - Emile Zolap. 53
   Ten Days That Shook the World - John Reedp. 55
   xNative Sonp. 58
   xEssays (Books that shaped the western world) - Montaignep. 62
   xDialogues - Platop. 65
   The Wealth of Nations - Platop. 68
   An Essay on the Principle of Population - Thomas Malthusp. 71
   xThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empirep. 74
   The Origin of Speciesp. 77
   xThe Historiesp. 80
   The Federalist Papersp. 83
   The Annals of Imperial Romep. 86
   xThe Peloponnesian Warp. 89
   xDemocracy in Americap. 92
   Only Yesterday - Frederick Lewis Allenp. 96
   Microbe Hunters - Paul de Kruifp. 99
   Selected Works - Cicerop. 102
   Coming of Age in Samoa - Margaret Meadp. 104
   The Outermost House - Henry Bestonp. 107
   The Amiable Baltimoreans - Francis F. Beirnep. 110
   What to Listen for in Music - Aaron Coplandp. 113
   Gods, Graves, and Scholars - C.W. Ceramp. 116
   The Stress of Life - Hans Selvep. 118
   The Greek Way - Edith Hamiltonp. 121
   A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoep. 126
   The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxleyp. 129
   Elective Affinities - Goethep. 132
   Homage to Catalonia -George Orwellp. 135
   Civilization and Its Discontents - Sigmund Freudp. 138
   Arrowsmith - Sinclair Lewisp. 141
   Roughing It - Mark Twainp. 144
   A Study in Scarlet p. 148
 x  The Song of Hiawathap. 150
   The Rise of David Levinsky - p. 153
   Java Headp. 156
   Mr. Pottermack's Oversightp. 159
   A Bell for Adanop. 161
   The Martian Chroniclesp. 164
   Gentleman's Agreementp. 167
   The Ten Books of Architecturep. 172
   The Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptorsp. 175
   The Seven Lamps of Architecturep. 177
   The Nude: A Study in Ideal Formp. 180
   The Elements of Stylep. 182
   A Room of One's Ownp. 186
   The American Languagep. 189
   The Little Princep. 192
   The Education of Henry Adamsp. 195
   Flatlandp. 198
  x Their Eyes Were Watching Godp. 201
   A Mathematician's Apologyp. 204
   My Lifep. 207
   The Structure of Scientific Revolutionsp. 210
 x Gilgameshp. 214
 x  Confessionsp. 217
   The Golemp. 219
   The Razor's Edgep. 221
 x  The Seven Storey Mountainp. 224
   Death Be Not Proudp. 227
  x Ecclesiastesp. 230
   Lost Horizonp. 233
   The Bhagavad Gitap. 236
   xNight - p. 239
   The Varieties of Religious Experience - William Jamesp. 242
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