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What are your top ten works of literature that you would bring with you to a des

  1. Der Meister profile image70
    Der Meisterposted 6 years ago

    What are your top ten works of literature that you would bring with you to a deserted island?

    Or if you are going to be stuck on an island for the rest of your life, what are the top 10 works of literature that you would bring with you?

  2. JayeWisdom profile image92
    JayeWisdomposted 6 years ago

    Since I own both the complete works of William Shakespeare in one (very large) volume, I get to count that as one, right?  Also, I have the complete Sherlock Holmes canon in a two-volume set, so that's two more. That requires me to choose my other seven favorite reads--which would mean looking through my vast personal library and dithering over "this one?" or "that one?" for possibly hours. Let me just say that, were I never to be near a library again for the rest of my life (and at my age, I'm in late innings), I would be prepared. I can't go to sleep at night without reading. Thank goodness this is a hypothetical question!

  3. collegatariat profile image81
    collegatariatposted 6 years ago

    Being on a deserted island with ten works of literature sounds slightly dreamy, actually, as long as I knew that it would come to an end.  Here's my list:

    1. The Bible
    2. Shakespeare
    3. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    4. Persuasion by Jane Austen
    5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    9. The Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor
    10. Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Bible

    Do I have to stop at ten?

  4. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 6 years ago

    Ooh, great question. I'd take the following for sure:

    1. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

    2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    3. The Complete Edgar Allan Poe

    4. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

    5. The Ultimate Voltaire

    6. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

    7. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    8. A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison

    9. Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner

    10. Submissive by Anya Howard (that's my pen name, but hey if I'm on a desert island, who is going to care if I read one of my own?)

  5. Elfranko profile image60
    Elfrankoposted 6 years ago

    the biggest, thickest books I could find so i have a large supply of kindling and a weapon in case of animal attack.

  6. Aley Martin profile image77
    Aley Martinposted 6 years ago

    Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham
    Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
    Don Quixote, Cervantes
    An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
    Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens
    Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence
    Song of Myself, Walt Whitman
    Women Who Run with the Wolves, CP Estes
    Maturity, Osho.