The Classics Club

I am taking part in the Classics Club, but since changing to this blog I have slightly modified my list and, looking reality in the eye, I have pushed my finish date one year back to 29/7/2017, my tweny-first birthday. 
However, I still fully intend to reward myself once I have finished half of these titles.



1. The Theban Plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Sophocles
2. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
3. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
4. The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
5. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
6. The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
7. The Iliad, Homer
8. The Odyssey, Homer
9. Paradise Lost, John Milton
10. The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser
11. Il Decamerone, Govanni Boccaccio
12. Macbeth, William Shakespeare
13. Richard III, William Shakespeare
14. As you like it, William Shakespeare
15. Henry VIII, William Shakespeare
16. Much Ado about Nothing, William Shakespeare


17. Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
18. Clarissa, Samuel Richardson
19. Tom Jones, Henry Fielding
20. Nathan der Weise, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
21. Die Leiden des jungen Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
22. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
23. Candide, Voltaire


24. The Last of the Mohicans, James F. Cooper
25. The Devil’s Elixirs, E.T.A. Hoffman
26. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
27. The Count of Monte Christo, Alexandre Dumas
28. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
29. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
30. The strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
31. Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott
32. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
33. Villette, Charlotte Brontë
34. Crime and Punishment, Fjodor Dostojewski
35. The Brothers Karamasow, Fjodor Dostoyevsky
36. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
37. Middlemarch, George Elliot
38. Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
39. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
40. The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
41. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
42. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
43. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
44. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
45. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
46. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
47. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
48. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
49. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
50. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
51. The Fall of the House of Usher & other short stories, E. A. Poe
53. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
54. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
55. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
56. Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
57. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
58. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
59. The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens


60. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
61. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
62. Ulysses, James Joyce
63. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
64. I know why the Caged Birds sing, Maya Angelou
65. A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
66. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
67. The Good Earth, Pearl Buck
68. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino
69. Heart of Darkness, Conrad Joseph
70. Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
71. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
72. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
73. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
74. The Sun also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
75. Brave New World, Alduous Huxley
76. 1984, George Orwell
77. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
78. The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot
79. The Heart is a lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
80. Beloved, Toni Morrison
81. Siddharta, Hermann Hesse
82. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
83. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Wollf
84. Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
85. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
86. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
87. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
88. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
89. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
90. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
91. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
92. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasterna
93. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
95. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
96. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
97. The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
98. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
99. Collected Poems, Robert Frost
100. A Passage to India, E.M. Foster

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