800 B.C. the Iliad, and the Odyssey, Homer 700 B.C. Works and Days, Hesiod 600 B.C. Aesop's Fables 551 B.C. Analects, Confucius 400 B.C. Prometheus Bond, Aeschyius 200 B.C. Bhagavad-Gita 400 B.C.-100 A.D. The Bible 50 B.C. Gallic Wars, Julius Caesar 400 A.D. The Talmud 700 Beowulf 800 Song of Roland 1000 Arthurian Legends 1100 El Cid 1270 Marco Polo's Travels 1300 The Divine Comedy, Dante 1351 The Decameron, Boccaccio 1375 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 1386 Canterbury Tales, Chaucer 1399 Piers Plowman, Langlied 1500 Everyman, Anonymous 1513 The Prince, Machiavelli 1518 Utopia, Sir Thomas More 1530 Gargantua, Rabelais 1595 The Faerie Queen, Spencer 1599 Julius Caesar, Shakespeare 1615 Don Quixote, Cervantes 1653 The Compleat Angler, Walton 1660 Samuel Pepys diary begins 1662 School for Wives, Moliere 1667 Paradise Lost, John Milton 1677 Phedre, Racine 1704 1001 Arabian Nights, Gallard 1719 Robinson Crusoe, Defoe 1726 Gulliver's Travels, Swift 1759 Candide, Voltaire 1776 Declaration of Independence 1780-1800 Poetry by William Blake 1816 The Prisoner of Chillon, Lord Byron 1818 Frankenstein, Shelly 1820 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving 1823 Tales of the Brothers Grimm 1830 Doctor Faustus, Goethe 1831 Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin 1842 The Overcoat, Gogol 1843 Christmas Carol, Dickens 1851 Moby Dick, Melville 1852 A Wonder Book, Hawthorne Uncle's Tom's Cabin, Stowe 1855 Leaves of Grass, Whitman 1859 Tale of Two Cities, Dickens 1861 Les Miserables, Hugo 1865 Experimental Medicine, Bernard 1867 Alice in Wonderland, Carroll 1875 Tom Sawyer, Twain 1887 A Study in Scarlet, A.C. Doyle 1888 Looking Backward, Bellamy 1890 The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde 1894 Red Badge of Courage, Crane 1900 Wizard of Oz, Baum 1901 The Octopus, Norris 1902 Peter Rabbit, Potter 1906 The Jungle, Sinclair 1912 Just So Stories, Kipling 1912 Metamophosis, Kafka 1916 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce 1922 Ulysses, Joyce 1924 How to Write Short Stories, Lardner 1926 Winnie The Pooh, Milne 1936 How to Win Friends and Influence People, Carnegie 1937 The Devil and Daniel Webster, Benet 1951 Catcher in the Rye, Salinger 1952 Charlotte's Web, Whitef excessive regulation.