Genre :: Philosophy (57 books)

  • In Search of Lost Time


    In Search of Lost Time

    by Marcel Proust

    (7 Reviews)

    455 Points

    "For a long time, I would go to bed early. [Fr., Longtemps, je me suis couche de bonne heure.]"

  • The Stranger


    The Stranger

    by Albert Camus

    (13 Reviews)

    331 Points

    "Mother died today. (Stuart Gilbert translation)Maman died today. (Matthew Ward translation)Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas."

  • The Trial


    The Trial

    by Franz Kafka

    (9 Reviews)

    304 Points

    "Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.Jemand mußte Josef K. verleumdet haben, denn ohne daß er etwas Böses..."

  • Crime and Punishment


    Crime and Punishment

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (17 Reviews)

    298 Points

    "On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. (Garnett..."

  • The Magic Mountain


    The Magic Mountain

    by Thomas Mann

    (6 Reviews)

    203 Points

    "Die Geschichte Hans Castorps, die wir erzählen wollen, - nicht um seinetwillen (denn der Leser wird einen einfachen, wenn auch ansprechenden jungen Mann in ihm kennenlernen), sondern um der..."

  • Commedia



    by Dante Alighieri

    (4 Reviews)

    180 Points

    "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita/mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,/chè la diritta via era smarrita.Mildway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the..."

  • The Brothers Karamazov


    The Brothers Karamazov

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    (9 Reviews)

    168 Points

    "Alexey Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his tragic and obscure..."

  • Journey to the End of the Night


    Journey to the End of the Night

    by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

    (4 Reviews)

    145 Points

  • Waiting for Godot


    Waiting for Godot

    by Samuel Beckett

    (11 Reviews)

    139 Points

    "Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot. He pulls at it with both hands, panting. He gives up, exhausted, rests, tries again. As before. Enter Vladimir ESTRAGON: (giving up..."

  • Being and Nothingness


    Being and Nothingness

    by Jean-Paul Sartre

    (1 Review)

    138 Points

    "Modern thought has realized considerable progress by reducing the existent to the series of appearances which manifest it."