Would you all add anything to the list?
Full List: Dr. de Rosset's recommended book list
FOREIGN CLASSIC LITERATURE (WORLD LITERATURE)Camus, Albert. The Plague; The Stranger (French)
Cervantes, Miguel de. Don Quixote (Spanish)
Dante. The Inferno* (Italian)
Dumas, Alexander. The Count of Monte Cristo; The Three Musketeers (French)
Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary (French)
Frank, Anne. Diary of a Young Girl (Dutch)
Homer. The Iliad; The Odyssey (Greek)
Hugo, Victor. Hunchback of Notre Dame; Les Miserables (French)
Ibsen. The Doll’s House/An Enemv of the People (dramatic) (Scandinavian)
Kafka, Franz. The Castle; Metamorphosis (German)
Koestler, Arthur. Darkness at Noon (Russian Revolution) (English)
Mann, Thomas. The Magic Mountain; Tonio Kroger; A Death in Venice (German)
Pasternak, Boris. Dr. Zhivago (Russian)
Sartre, Jean Paul. Nausea; The Wall (French)
Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina*; War and Peace* (Russian)
Verne, Jules. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Vergil. The Aeneid (Latin)
Voltaire. Candide (French)
Wiesel, Elie. Night*; Dawn; A Beggar at Jerusalem
* works using Biblical themes, showing Christian influences/themes
About Dr. de Rosset: One of the wonderful things about undergrad at Moody Bible Institute (it wasn't all wonderful) was Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, arguably my favorite professor (except there's also Nancy Kane and Dr. Schmutzer and Dr. Sauer and.... dang it, I can't choose).
De Rosset is a legend, and a hero of mine. She is a brilliant teacher and a lover of literature, beauty, and meaning. Those things combined made her classes dynamic and actually life-changing for bibliophile. She just published a book for young women that I would love to read. She's a great speaker too, with fantastic sarcasm and ability to tell a good story.
And... she's a strong woman. Single all her life and yet classy, engaging, and successful. Her reasons for staying single, even when she was in love, are a thing of principal that I deeply respect. She effectively fought for women in leadership in a patriarchal evangelical world and managed to stick around Moody for generations against all odds! I mean really, in a school that for a while didn't agree with women preaching, de Rosset got away with teaching homiletics for women.