The Classics Club

These are the fifty classics that I pledge to read over the next five years for the Classics Club, and I’m sure that this list will continue to grow!

  1. Othello, William Shakespeare
  2. The Tempest, William Shakespeare
  3. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  4. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  5. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  6. The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu
  7. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  8. Gigi, Colette
  9. Dubliners, James Joyce
  10. The Magus, John Fowles
  11. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
  12. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  13. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
  14. The Code of the Woosters, P.G. Wodehouse
  15. Rabbit Redux, John Updike
  16. Aesop’s Fables
  17. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  18. To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
  19. Women in Love, D.H.Lawrence
  20. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  21. Vanity Fair, William Thackeray
  22. The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford
  23. The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope
  24. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  25. Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Coleridge
  26. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  27. Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
  28. Don Quixote, Miguel De Cervantes
  29. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
  30. The Bottle Factory Outing, Beryl Bainbridge
  31. Evalina, Fanny Burney
  32. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
  33. The Birds and Other Stories, Daphne Du Maurier
  34. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  35. The Count of Monte Christo, Alexandre Dumas
  36. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
  37. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  38. My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin
  39. Villette, Charlotte Bronte
  40. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  41. Madame Bovary, Gustav Flaubert
  42. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemmingway
  43. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo
  44. Selected Stories, Guy De Maupassant
  45. Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral
  46. The Story of an African Farm, Olive Shreiner
  47. Excellent Women, Barbara Pym
  48. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
  49. All Quiet on the Western Front, E.M. Remarque
  50. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott

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