The Classics Club

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  1. Homer: The Iliad
  2. Homer: The Odyssey
  3. Virgil: The Aenid

Middle Ages 

  1. Anonymous: One Thousand and One Nights
  2. Boccaccio, Giovanni: The Decameron
  3. Dante: The Divine Comedy
  4. Lady Muraski: The Tale of the Genji
  5. Shonagon, Sei: The Pillow Book


  1. Shakespeare, William: Henry IV
  2. Shakespeare, William: Much Ado About Nothing
  3. Shakespeare, William: The Comedy of Errors
  4. Shakespeare, William: King Lear
  5. Shakespeare, William: The Merry Wives of Windsor
  6. Shakespeare, William: The Tempest
  7. Shakespeare, William: Twelfth Night

17th, 18th, and 19th Century 

  1. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Men
  2. Austen, Jane: Emma
  3. Austen, Jane: Lady Susan
  4. Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park
  5. Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey
  6. Austen, Jane: Persuasion
  7. Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
  8. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility
  9. Balzac, Honore: Eugenie Grandet
  10. Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Lady Audley’s Secret
  11. Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  12. Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  13. Bronte, Charlotte: The Professor
  14. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  15. Burney, Frances: Evelina
  16. Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland
  17. Chopin, Kate: Desiree’s Baby
  18. Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
  19. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  20. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
  21. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Pioneers
  22. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  23. de Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
  24. de Laclos, Choderlos: Dangerous Liaisons
  25. de Quincy, Thomas: Confessions of an English Opium Eater
  26. Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe
  27. Dickens, Charles: Bleak House
  28. Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield
  29. Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist
  30. Dickens, Charles: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
  31. Dorr, David: Colored Man Round the World
  32. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  33. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  34. Dumas, Alexandre: The Man in the Iron Mask
  35. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers
  36. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  37. Eliot, George: Silas Marner
  38. Equiano, Olaudah: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
  39. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  40. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters
  41. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  42. Grossmith, George and Weedon: The Diary of a Nobody
  43. Haggard, Henry Rider: King Solomon’s Mines
  44. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  45. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The House of the Seven Gables
  46. Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables
  47. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  48. Irving, Washington: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  49. James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
  50. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  51. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  52. Moliere: Misanthrope
  53. Pushkin, Alexander: Tales of Belkin
  54. Pyle, Howard: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  55. Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa
  56. Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe
  57. Scott, Sir Walter: Lady of the Lake
  58. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  59. Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
  60. Stoker, Bram: Dracula
  61. Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  62. Swift, Jonathon: Gulliver’s Travels
  63. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
  64. Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  65. Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
  66. Trollope, Anthony: The Last Chronicle of Barset
  67. Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
  68. Turgenev, Ivan: First Love
  69. Twain, Mark: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  70. Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  71. Verne, Jules: Around the World in Eighty Days
  72. Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth
  73. Verne, Jules: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  74. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine
  75. Wells, H.G.: The War of the Worlds
  76. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  77. Xueqin, Cao: Dream of the Red Chamber
  78. Zola, Emile: Germinal

20th and 21th Century 

  1.  Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart
  2. Albee, Edward: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  3. Allende, Isabel: Stories of Eva Luna
  4. Allende, Isabel: The House of the Spirits
  5. Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  6. Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin
  7. Baldwin, James: Giovanni’s Room
  8. Baldwin, James: Go Tell it on the Mountain
  9. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
  10. Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  11. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  12. Bellow, Saul: Seize the Day
  13. Borges, Jorge Luis: Ficciones
  14. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
  15. Bradbury, Ray: The Illustrated Man
  16. Bradbury, Ray: The Martian Chronicles
  17. Buck, Pearl S: The Good Earth
  18. Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
  19. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess
  20. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  21. Camus, Albert: The Fall
  22. Camus, Albert: The Plague
  23. Camus, Albert: Stranger
  24. Cather, Willa: Death Comes for the Archbishop
  25. Cather, Willa: My Antonia
  26. Cather, Willa: O Pioneers!
  27. Chekhov, Anton: Three Sisters
  28. Colette: Sido
  29. Conrad, Joseph: Lord Jim
  30. Danielwski, Mark Z.: House of Leaves
  31. de Saint-Exupery, Antoine: The Little Prince
  32. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Complete Sherlock Holmes
  33. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Lost World
  34. Dreiser, Theodore: American Tragedy
  35. Du Maurier, Daphne: Echoes from the Macabre
  36. Eliot, T.S.: Murder in the Cathedral
  37. Eliot, T.S.: The Waste Land
  38. Ellison, Ralph: Invisible Man
  39. Faulkner, William: Absalom, Absalom!
  40. Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying
  41. Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
  42. Faulkner, William: The Unvanquished
  43. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Beautiful and Damned
  44. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
  45. Forster, E.M.: Passage to India
  46. Forster, E.M.: Room With a View
  47. Fowles, John: The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  48. Frank, Pat: Alas, Babylon
  49. Gaines, Ernest: A Lesson Before Dying
  50. Gibbons, Stella: Cold Comfort Farm
  51. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  52. Hamilton, Edith: Mythology
  53. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  54. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  55. Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls
  56. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
  57. Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises
  58. Hurston, Zora Neale: Dust Tracks on a Road
  59. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  60. Irving, John: A Prayer for Owen Meany
  61. Irving, John: The World According to Garp
  62. Ishiguro, Kazuo: Remains of the Day
  63. Joyce, James: The Dubliners
  64. Kawabata, Yasunari: Snow Country
  65. Kerouac, Jack: On the Road
  66. Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  67. Kipling, Rudyard: Kim
  68. Laurence, Margaret: The Stone Angel
  69. le Carre, John: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  70. Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird
  71. Leroux, Gaston: The Phantom of Opera
  72. Lewis, Sinclair: Babbitt
  73. Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
  74. Mailer, Norman: An American Dream
  75. Mann, Thomas: Death in Venice
  76. Mann, Thomas: The Magic Mountain
  77. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera
  78. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  79. Miller, Arthur: Death of a Salesman
  80. Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas
  81. Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind
  82. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables
  83. Morrison, Toni: Song of Solomon
  84. Morrison, Toni: Sula
  85. Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye
  86. Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
  87. Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita
  88. O, Brien: Tim: The Things They Carried
  89. O’Connor, Flannery: A Good Man is Hard to Find
  90. O’Connor, Flannery: Everything that Rises must Converge
  91. O’Connor, Flannery: Wise Blood
  92. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  93. Orwell, George: Homage to Catalonia
  94. Pasternak, Boris: Doctor Zhivago
  95. Paton, Alan: Cry, the Beloved Country
  96. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  97. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  98. Pyle, Howard: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
  99. Rand, Ayn: Anthem
  100. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  101. Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
  102. Shaw, George Bernard: Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  103. Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  104. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
  105. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
  106. Steinbeck, John: Tortilla Flat
  107. Stoppard, Tom: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  108. Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club
  109. Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five
  110. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple
  111. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
  112. Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
  113. Whitman, Walt: Leaves of Grass
  114. Wilder, Thornton: Our Town
  115. Williams, Tennessee: A Streetcar Named Desire
  116. Williams, Tennessee: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  117. Williams, Tennessee: The Glass Menagerie
  118. Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse
  119. Wouk, Herman: The Winds of War
  120. Wright, Richard: Native Son
  121. Wyndham, John: The Day of the Triffids
  122. Yates, Richard: Revolutionary Road
  123. Zamyatin, Yevgeny: We




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