Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time

The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time series includes 100 leather bound titles, and was published by Franklin Library from 1974 to 1982. All books in the 100 Greatest Books of All Time series were bound in genuine leather binding with 22k gold accents and sewn-in bookmarks.

It’s important to note that the Franklin Library did publish the 100 Greatest Books of All Time outside of the ’74-’82 time range, and those versions of the books used the faux leather, leatherette bindings. The leatherette versions of the 100 Greatest Books of All Time are easily identifiable because they do not include the sewn-in bookmark that the genuine leather bound version has. Thus if the book includes a sewn-in bookmark, then it is genuine leather binding. If it does not have the bookmark, then it is the faux leather.

As Franklin Library closed in 2000, all titles in the 100 Greatest Books of All Time series are out of print and only available via secondary sources, including high-end collectible booksellers, and via ebay.

List of Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Leather Bound Series

 

  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
  • Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
  • Five Comedies by Aristophanes
  • Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Stories of Guy de Maupassant
  • Plays by Anton Chekhov
  • Politics by Aristotle
  • Selected Writings of Sir Francis Bacon
  • Oresteia by Aeschylus
  • Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
  • Tales From The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Analects of Confucius
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
  • The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  • The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • Plays by Euripides
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Essays of Michel de Montaigne
  • Philosophical Works of René Descartes
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  • Collected Poems (1909–1962) of T. S. Eliot
  • Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin
  • The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud
  • The Poetry of Robert Frost
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Poems of John Donne
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Favorite Household Tales of the Brothers GrimmBrothers Grimm
  • The Federalist by Hamilton, Madison and Jay
  • The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  • The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
  • Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Plays by Henrik Ibsen
  • The Ambassadors by Henry James
  • Nine Tales of Henry James
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • Poems of John Keats
  • Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Five Stories of Thomas Mann
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Eight Comedies by William Shakespeare
  • Poems of William Shakespeare
  • Six Histories by William Shakespeare
  • Six Tragedies by William Shakespeare
  • Political Writings of John Stuart Mill
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Seven Plays by Molière
  • Four Plays of Eugene O’Neill
  • Political Writings of Thomas Paine
  • Pensees by Blaise Pascal
  • Satyricon by Petronius
  • The Republic by Plato
  • Twelve Illustrious Lives by Plutarch
  • Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
  • Six Tragedies by Jean Racine
  • Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Three Plays by Bernard Shaw
  • The Tragedies of Sophocles
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Nana by Emile Zola
  • Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Walden by Henry D. Thoreau
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Selected Poems of William Butler Yeats
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

     

     

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