Table of contents for Classics for pleasure / Michael Dirda.

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CONTENTS
Introduction
LOVE¿S MYSTERIES
Sappho
Arthurian Romance
Marie Madeleine de La Fayette
Soren Kierkegaard
George Meredith
C.P. Cavafy
Georgette Heyer
Anna Akhmatova
Daphne Du Maurier
WORDS FROM THE WISE
Lao-tse
Heraclitus
Cicero
Desiderius Erasmus
The English Religious Tradition
Benedict Spinoza
Samuel Johnson
PLAYFUL IMAGINATIONS
Lucian
Denis Diderot
Thomas Love Peacock
Max Beerbohm
Jaroslave Hasek
Ivy Compton-Burnett
S.J. Perelman
Edward Gorey
Italo Calvino
HEROES OF THEIR TIME
Beowulf
Alboqasem Ferdowsi
Icelandic Sagas
Christopher Marlowe
Emile Zola
Ernst Junger
James Agee
EVERYDAY MAGIC
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Classic Fairy Tales
E.T. A. Hoffmann
Prosper Merimee
Frances Hodgson Burnett
E Nesbit/John Masefield
Walter de la Mare
Italo Calvino
LIVES OF CONSEQUENCE
Plutarch
Girolamo Cardano
John Aubrey
Alexander Pope
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Burckhardt
Henry James
W.H. Auden
THE DARK SIDE
John Webster
James Hogg
Mary Shelley
Sheridan Le Fanu
Bram Stoker
M.R. James
William Roughead
H.P. Lovecraft
TRAVELER¿S TALES
Thomas More
Daniel Defoe
Xavier de Maistre
Jules Verne
J.K. Huysmans
Isak Dinesen
Robert Byron
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW
Petronius
Elizabeth Gaskell
Ivan Goncharov
Eda de Queiros
Anton Chekhov
Jean Toomer
Willa Cather
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Zora Neale Hurston
Eudora Welty
REALMS OF ADVENTURE
H. Rider Haggard
Arthur Conan Doyle
Rudyard Kipling
H.G. Wells
G.K. Chesterton
Agatha Christie
Dashiell Hammett
ENCYCLOPEDIC VISIONS
Ovid
Robert Burton
Edward Gibbon
J.G. Frazer
H.W. Fowler
Ezra Pound
Andre Malraux
Philip K. Dick

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Literature -- History and criticism.
Canon (Literature).