Books for a desert island

Many of us readers, for good or ill, daydream about what books we would have with us if we were stranded on a desert island. Let’s say you had the complete works of Shakespeare with you. That would keep you busy enough reading for the rest of your life.

I find myself choosing Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and the whole of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time as book companions. That way I would not forget about the busy doings of the world in my splendid isolation.

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