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I was thrilled to read about the 16 works Ernest Hemingway encouraged young writers to read, and even more thrilled to find links to the books that include, Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert and Stephen Crane's Blue Hotel and The Open Boat.  While I do agree that these are highly recommended reads for young writers, I do not think they are limited to young writers.  As a matter of fact, any aspiring writer is encouraged to read these books, especially, Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Below are the list of some of the recommended books, with links to the full scripts. Be sure to download them to your reading library for safe keeping:

  1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  3. The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
  4. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  5. Dubliners by James Joyce
  6. The Red and the Black by Marie Henri-Beyle (later known as Stendhal)
  7. Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
  8. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  9. The Oxford Book of English Verse
  10. The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
  11. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  12. The American by Henry James

 


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