Classics Club

I pledge to read and/or re-read 140 books/collected works over the next five years, starting on the 7th of January 2014 and ending on the 7th of January 2019.
*Bolded books are ones I have read. Italised books are ones I am currently reading. 

25/140

Pre-1600

Aesop’s Fables – Aesop
Tales from the Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
The Saga of the Volsungs Anonymous
 Sir Gawain and
the Green Knight– Anonymous
The Mabinogion – Anonymous  
The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
The Metaphysics – Aristotle
The Decameron – Giovanni Boccaccio
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
Inferno – Dante 
Ion – Euripides
Alcestis – Euripides
The Bacchae – Euripides
Helen – Euripides
Hippolytus – Euripides
Women of Troy – Euripides  

The Lais – Marie de France
The Odyssey – Homer
The Iliad – Homer

The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
Le Morte D’Arthur – Thomas Mallory
Paradise Lost –  John Milton
Utopia – Thomas More
Metamorphosis – Ovid

The Republic – Plato
Fall of the Roman Republic – Plutarch
The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives – Plutarch
On Sparta – Plutarch
Shakespeare’s Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet
The Faerie Queen – Edmund Spenser
Theban Plays – Sophocles
Oedipus Rex – Sophocles
Arthurian Romances – Chretien De Troyes  
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
The Aeneid – Virgil

1600-1800

Vathek – William Beckford
Don Quixote
– Miguel Cervantes
Complete Poems – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
The Monk – Matthew Lewis
Tartuffe – Moliere
Pensees – Blaise Pascal
The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
Candide – Voltaire
The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole 

(14)


1800-1900

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Anderson

Emma – Jane Austen
Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
Persuasion – Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Professor – Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  – Lewis Carroll
The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
The Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens

Bleak House – Charles Dickens
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Poor Folk -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Gambler – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Notes From the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Silas Marner – George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of CasterbridgeThomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Complete Stories and Poems – Edgar Allan Poe

Eugene Onegin – Aleksandr Pushkin
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle
Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Treasure Island – Robert Lewis Stevenson
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Warden – Anthony Trollope
Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
Ben Hur – Lew Wallace
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
(55)

1900-Present

Tristan and Iseult– Joseph Bedier
Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges
Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
The Stranger – Albert Camus
The Plague – Albert Camus
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemmingway
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Ulysses – James Joyce
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
Lady Cha
tterley’s Lover – D.H Lawrence
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carre
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S Lewis
Love in
the Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Emmuska Orczy
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
In The First Circle – Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R Tolkien
The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
Orlando – Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
We – Yevgeny Zamyati

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