The Classics Club

A List of classics I will be reading for The Classics Club. Basically, the idea is to read 50+ classics in 5 years at most. It also sounds like an encouraging, friendly-networking-providing place.

I have more than 50 on my list, but I’m going for 50, the minimum. This list is just a suggestion – I might read all of the titles listed, I might read only 50 of them. I’ll update it as I go.

Status: 25/50

1. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen FINISHED: February 23rd 2015 review of Sense and Sensibility
2. Dubliners – James Joyce  FINISHED: JANUARY 9th 2016
3. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
4. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen  FINISHED: JANUARY 25th 2016
5. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
6. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
7. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
8. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
9. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
10. The Professor – Charlotte Brontë
11. Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
12. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
13. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
14. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
15. Vathek – William Beckford
16. Nightmare Abbey – Thomas Love Peacock
17. The Fortune of the Rougons – Émile Zola
18. The Ladies’ Paradise – Émile Zola
19. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
20. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
21. Candide – Voltaire
22. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas (senior)
23. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (senior)
24. Best Short Stories – Guy de Maupassant (Wordsworth Editions)
25. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
26. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
25. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
26. Maggie: A Girl of Streets – Stephen Crane
27. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
28. A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man – James Joyce
29. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
30. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
31. King Lear – William Shakespeare
32. Measure for Measure – William Shakespeare
33. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
34. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
35. Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
36. Tempest – William Shakespeare
37. The Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Editions)
38. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yates (Wordsworth Editions)
39. Paradise Lost – John Milton
40. The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Editions)
41. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
42. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
43. Complete Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
44. Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
45. A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett FINISHED: DECEMBER 25th 2014 review of A Little Princess
46. Emily of New Moon – L. M. Montgomery
47. Blue Castle – L. M. Montgomery
48. Little Men – Louisa May Alcott  FINISHED: MARCH 7th 2014 review of Little Men
49. Jo’s Boys – Louisa May Alcott FINISHED: OCTOBER 12th 2014  review of Jo’s Boys
50. Persuasion – Jane Austen FINISHED: FEBRUARY 8th 2015 review of Persuasion
51. Emma – Jane Austen FINISHED: MARCH 22nd 2014 review of Emma
52. Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell
53. The Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens
54. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell FINISHED: JANUARY 1st 2017
55. Middlemarch – George Eliot (aka Mary Anne Evans)
56. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
57. Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
58. The Warden – Anthony Trollope
59. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
60. The Old Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens
61. The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien FINISHED: AUGUST 6th 2015 review of The Fellowship of the Ring
62. The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien FINISHED: JANUARY 18th 2016
63. The Return of the King – J. R. R. Tolkien
64. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
65. 1984 – George Orwell
66. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
67. Resurrection – Leo Tolstoy
68. First Love – Ivan Trugenev
69. Brothers Karamasov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
70. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Trugenev
71. The Lord of the Flies – William Golding
72. Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy
73. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
74. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell FINISHED: SEPTEMBER 16th 2016
75. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
76. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
77. Maurice – E. M. Forster
78. Howards End – E.M. Forster
79. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf FINISHED: MARCH 11th 2015  review of A Room of One’s Own
80. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions – Elizabeth Gaskell FINISHED: MAY 23rd 2014 review of Mr. Harrison’s Confessions
81. A Room With a View – E. M. Forster
82. Ruth – Elizabeth Gaskell
83. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf FINISHED: JANUARY 9th 2017
84. Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
85. The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare FINISHED: SEPTEMBER 16th 2015 review of The Merry Wives of Windsor
86. Henry V – William Shakespeare
87. The Merchant of Venice – William Shakesepare
88. Macbeth – William Shakespeare
89. Othello – William Shakespeare
90. Antony & Cleopatra – William Shakespeare
91. The Emperor Jones – Eugene O’Neill FINISHED: JANUARY 17th 2017
92. Our Town – Thornton Wilder FINISHED: JANUARY 25th 2017
93. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf FINISHED: NOVEMBER 29th 2016
94. The Connection – Jack Gelber FINISHED: FEBRUARY 2nd 2017
95. Die Verwandlung – Franz Kafka FINISHED: NOVEMBER 5th 2017
96. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett FINISHED: JANUARY 8th 2016
97. On the Shortness of Life – Seneca FINISHED: OCTOBER 20th 2015
98. Daisy Miller – Henry James FINISHED: DECEMBER 3rd 2015
99. Self-Reliance – Ralph Waldo Emerson FINISHED: DECEMBER 16th 2015

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