Classics I Want to Read

  This is a list of classics that I would like to eventually read. Most likely, when I finish my Classics Club project, I will use this list as a stepping stone to choose more classics to read. A lot of these classics I got from the latest edition of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. Some of the books listed might also be on one of my other lists of books but I am not going to check to see if I’ve listed every single one before because I am lazy 🙂 Anyway, here’s the list, organized by date:
The Thousand and One Nights,  c. 700-1200
The Golden Ass by Apuleuis, c. late 200s
Simplicius Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, 1668
Love in Excess; Or, The Fatal Enquiry by Eliza Heywood, 1720
A Modest Proposal by Johnathon Swift, 1729
Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson, 1748
The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox, 1752
The Vicar of Wakefield  by Oliver Goldsmith, 1766
The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollett, 1771
Evelina by Frances Burney, 1778
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe, 1794
Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot, 1796
The Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth by Dorothy Wordsworth, 1798-1802
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, 1800
Ourika by Duchess Clare de Durfort Durass, 1823
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo, 1831
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, 1833
The Nose by Nikolai Gogol, 1835
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe, 1839
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Yurevitch Lermontov, 1839
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, 1844
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1851
The Warden by Anthony Trollope, 1855
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 1856
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, 1862
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1868
Ben-Hur by Law Wallance, 1880
Germinal by Emile Zola, 1885
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
Under the Yoke by Ivan Vazov, 1888
Hunger by Knut Hamsun, 1890
The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith, 1892
Pharaoh by Boleslaw Prus, 1894
Eclipse of the Crescent Moon by Geza Gardonyi, 1899
Kim by Rudyard Kipling, 1901
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 1906
A Room with a View by E. M. Foster, 1908
Howard’s End by E. M. Foster, 1910
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, 1915
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West, 1918
Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger, 1920
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley, 1921
The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, 1923
Mrs. Dolloway by Virginia Woolf, 1925
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, 1926
Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson, 1927
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, 1927
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh, 1928
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin, 1929
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, 1929
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, 1930
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, 1933
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers, 1933
Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse, 1934
Independent People by Halldor Laxness, 1934
In Parenthesis by David Jones, 1937
Loving by Henry Green , 1945
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym, 1952
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 1953
The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley, 1953
No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1961
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges, 1962
The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carols Fuentes, 1962
The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark, 1963
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carre, 1963
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor, 1965
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, 1966
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, 1967
The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna, 1975
Dispatches by Michael Herr, 1977
On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin, 1982
Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, 1982
Waterland by Graham Swift, 1983
Professor Marten’s Departure by Jaan Kross, 1984
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 1984
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd, 1985
The Enigma of an Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections by v. Naipaul, 1987
The Pigeon by Patrick Suskind, 1988
Regeneration by Pat Baker, 1991
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, 1992
The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch, 1992
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1993


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