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Book List


Though subject to minor changes year-to-year, the following texts are typical for a standard Center year. (Additional texts of interest to individual students can be added and studied during one-on-one tutorial time.) The Center also informs all incoming students on what specific editions and versions to buy so that every one is (literally) on the same page.


The Abolition of ManC.S. Lewis

Arts and Ideas (9th Ed.), William Fleming

The Odyssey (trans. Fagles), Homer

The OrestiaAeschylus

The RepublicPlato

The ConfessionsAugustine

The Consolation of PhilosophyBoethius

The InfernoDante

Ethics, Aristotle

Social Contract, Rousseau

Ideas Have Consequences, Richard Weaver

Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx

Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington

Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad

The Wasteland & The Four QuartetsT.S. Eliot

Short Stories, Flannery O’Connor

OrthodoxyG.K. Chesterton

Roots of the American Order, Russell Kirk

Reflections on the Revolution in FranceEdmund Burke

A Midsummer's Night Dream, King Lear, HamletShakespeare

The Fairy Queene, Spenser