Books, Periodicals, and Comics Referenced in Season One


Emma by Jane Austen

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Timeline by Michael Chrichton

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Chikara!: A Sweeping Novel of Japan and America by Robert Skimin

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Short Stories

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm


Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect by Robert Burns

Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson

An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare

New Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by William Shurr et al


Love for Love by William Congreve

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man by Susan Faludi

The Art of Eating by M.F. K. Fisher

James Joyce’s Ulysses by Stuart Gilbert

The Walter Hagen Story by Walter Hagen

Partial Portraits by Henry James

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath edited by Karen V. Kukil

To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation by Martin Luther

John Adams by David McCullough

The Days of H.L. Mencken by H.L. Mencken

A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken

The Total Woman by Marabel Morgan

Who’s Who and What’s What in Shakespeare by Evangeline M. O’Connor

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

The Republic by Plato

Etiquette by Emily Post

Everybody’s Autobiography by Gertrude Stein

Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf


The Bible

The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford Shakespeare

Webster’s Dictionary



The Financial Times

The Hartford Courant

The New York Times 

The Wall Street Journal






Highlights for Children



The New Yorker




Mister Miracle



Francis Bacon

Honore de Balzac

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Judy Blume

Charlotte Bronte



Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sigmund Freud

Václav Havel


Ben Jonson

Stephen King

Christopher Marlowe

John Muir

Friedrich Nietzsche

Edna O’Brien

George Sand

Jean-Paul Sartre

John Webster

Edith Wharton

Walt Whitman

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