Henry Miller Recommends…

Nothing shockingly unique in this list of books Henry Miller compiled as greatest literature ever; not terribly surprising that the ladies are conspicuously absent from the list. Miller does show restraint in keeping his name off the roll.


Various. Stories from the Arabian Nights (for children).
Various. Greek Legends (for children).
Various. Knights of King Arthur’s Court.
Grimm. Fairy Tales.
Anderson. Fairy Tales.
Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe.
Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels.
Peck, George W. Peck’s Bad Boy.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Twain, Mark. Huckleberry Finn.
Dumas, Alexander. The Three Musqueteers.
Cooper, James Fennimore. The Leather-stocking tales.
Sienkiewicz, Henry. Quo Vadis?
Hugo, Victor. Les Misirables.
O’Henry. Complete Works.
Scott, Walter. Ivanhoe.
Bulwer-Lytton. The Last Days of Pompei.
Haggard, Rider. She.
Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward.
Cellini, Benvenuto. Autobiography.
Rolland, Romain. Jean-Christophe.
Prescott. Conquest of Mexico and Peru.
du Maurier, George. Trilby.
Various. Ancient Greek Dramatists.
Emerson. Ralph Waldo. Representative Men.
Tennyson, Alfred. Idylls of the King.
Anonymous. Diary of a Lost One.
Thoreau, Henry Davis. Civil Disobedience, and Other Essays.
Sinnett, W. P. Esoteric Buddhism.
Strindberg. L’Orage.
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass.
Spencer, Herbert. Autobiography.
Fabre, Henvi. Complete Works.
Maeterlinck, Maurice. Complete Works.
Petronius. The Satyricon.
Boccaccio. The Decameron.
Rabelais. Gargantua and Pantagruel.
Nietzsche. Complete Works.
Various. European Dramatists of the 19th Century.
Eltzbacher, Paul. Anarchism.
Kropotkin. Mutual Aid.
Powys, John Cowper. Visions and Revisions.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Complete Works.
Huysmans, J.-K. A Rebours.
Macken, Arthur. The Hill of Dreams.
Conrad, Joseph. Complete Works.
Mencken, Heni L. Prejudices.
Dreiser, Theodore. Complete Works.
Saltus, Edgar. The Imperial Purple.
Brontk, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
Weigall, Arthur. Almaton.
Belloc, Hilaire. The Path to Rome.
Hudson, W. H. Complete Works.
Hamsun, Knut. Complete Works.
Eckermann. Conversations with Goethe.
Latzko, Andreas. Men in War.
Van Gogh, Vincent. Letters to Theo.
Faure, Ilie. History of Art.
Spengler, Oswald. The Decline of the West.
Proust, Marcel. Remembrance of Things Past.
Mann, Thomas. The Magic Mountain.
Joyce, James. Ulysses.
Duhamel. Life and Adventures of Salavin.
Abilard. History of my Misfortunes.
Gutkind, Erich. The Absolute Collective.
Suzuki. Zen Buddhism.
Lao-Tse. Tae te Ching.
Alain-Fournier. Le Grand Meaulnes.
Gide, Andri. Dostoevsky.
Breton, Andri. Nadja.
Keyserling. South American Meditations.
Fenollosa. The Chinese Written Characters as a Medium for Poetry.
Nostrodamus. The Centuries.
Giono, Jean. Refus d’Obiissance; Que ma Joie demeure; Jean le Bleu.
Ciline. Voyage to the End of the Night.
Nerval, Girard de. Complete Works.
Rimbaud, Arthur. Complete Works.
Nikinsky. Nijinsky’s Diary.
Rudhyar, Dane. The Astrology of Personality.
Balzac. Seraphita; Louis Lambert.
Suarhs, Carlo. Krishnamurti.
Blavatsky. The Secret Doctrine.
Various. Letters from the Mahatmas.
Rolland, Romain. Prophhtes de la Nouvelle-Inde.
Various. Gospel of Ramakrishna.
Cendrars, Blaise. Complete Works.
Sikilianos, Anghelos. Proanakrousma.
Percival, W. O. William Blake’s Circle of Destiny.
Chsterson, W. K. Saint Francis of Assisi.
Wasserman, Jacob. The Mauritzius Affair.
Nordhoff & Hall. Pitcairn Island.
Welsh, Golbraith. Timbuctoo.
Werfel. The Star of the Unborn.
Hesse, Herman. Siddhartha.
Long, Haniel. Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca.