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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11 thoughts on “Classics Club”

    1. Thank you, I worked for a long time on it. I still have a feeling something is missing but has probably my perfectionist side coming out. I’m almost done with my first book so here should be a review up soon (:

      1. Wonderful! And don’t worry, I’ve had to edit my list before because I’ve forgotten things. My problem is that I’m ready to update it again which will make it so much longer. There are so many wonderful books out there, especially classics.

    1. I actually haven’t read it! I’s been sitting on my shelf for years waiting to be read but it’s just very intimidating. Says the person that has read War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

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