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Literature by period:

a. Slavery

Hesiod, around 700 B.C. – an author of “Theogony”, treating the origin of the Universe

b. Feudalism

Machiavelli , 1469-1527 - "The Prince"

Thomas More1478-1535 - "Utopia"

Sir Edward Dyer1543-1607 - a peom "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"

Christopher Marlowe1564-1593 - an early version of the drama of Dr. Faustus

Cervantes , 1547-1616 - "Don Quixote"

c. Capitalism

Vasari1511-1574 - "Lives of Eminent Painters"

Daniel Defoe , 1660-1731 - "Robinson Crusoe"

Swift, 1667-1745 - "Gulliver's Travels"

John Cleland, 1709-1789 - "Fanny Hill"

Ben Franklin , 1711-1790 – “Autobiography”

G. Casanova , 1725-1798 – an excellent autobiography, sexual liberator.

Marquis De Sade, 1740-1814 - "Justine"

Goethe, 1749-1832 - "Faustus"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge , 1772-1834, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

James Cooper, 1789-1851 - "The Last of the Mohicans"

Victor Hugo, 1802-1885 - "Les Miserables"

Georges Sand, 1804-1876

Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, "David Copperfield"

Jules Verne, 1828-1905 - "In Search of Castaways"

Mark Twain, 1835-1910

Joshua Slocum, 1844-1909 - "Sailing Alone Around the World"

L. Frank Baum , 1856-1919, "The Wizard of Oz"

Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936 - "If"

Jack London, 1876-1916 - "White Fang", "The Call of the Wild", "Sea Wolf"

Lion Feuchtwanger, 1884-1958 – a German writer on various historical topics.  Best writings: “Success”, “Jean-Jacques Rousseau”, “Foxes in the Vineyard”, etc.

Charles Chaplin, 1889-1977, - "My trip abroad"

Earnest Hemingway, 1899-1961 - "Farewell to Arms"

Antoine Saint-Exupery, 1900-1944 – a flyer and a writer, known for “The Little Prince”

Arthur Clark , 1917-2008 – a science fiction writer and popularized science. Best known for “Space Odyssey 2001”.

Isaac Asimov , 1920-1992 - "Foundation", comprehensive knowledge as central category for power

Richard Bach , b. 1936 - "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull", a fairy tale for adults

Eric Segal, 1937-2010 - "Love Story"

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