20 Great Books

Every Montfort Student Will Read


The Holy Bible

Virgil’s Aeneid

Dante’s Divine Comedy

Machiavelli’s The Prince

Pericles Funeral Oration

Homer’s Odyssey

Aristotle’s Metaphysics

Dickens's Great Expectations

Galileo Galilei’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray 

Plato’s The Republic

Augustine’s Confessions 

Shakespeare’s King Lear

Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales

Smith's The Wealth of Nations

Locke's Concerning Civil Government

Newton Principia Mathematica

Abraham Lincoln Selected Speeches

Frederick Douglas Selected Speeches

de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Madison, Hamilton, and Jay, The Federalist (Papers)