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My Classics List

I browsed through a bunch of “classics” lists and compiled my own. These are the books I think are classics. This doesn’t necessarily mean I like the book, only that I think it deserves to be listed as a classic. The list will probably change as I read more. Anything in orange is a link to my review of the book.

  1. Adams, Douglas – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  2. Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
  3. Alighieri, Dante – The Divine Comedy
  4. Angelou, Maya – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  5. Austen, Jane
    • Emma
    • Persuasion
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Sense and Sensibility
    • Mansfield Park
  6. Baum, L. Frank – The Wizard of Oz
  7. Beowulf
  8. The Bible
  9. Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
  10. Brontë, Anne
  11. Brontë, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
  12. Brontë, Emily – Wuthering Heights
  13. Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden
  14. Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  15. Cervante, Miguel de – Don Quixote
  16. Chaucer, Geoffrey – The Canterbury Tales
  17. Conrad, Joseph – The Heart of Darkness
  18. Cooper, James Fenimore
    • The Deerslayer
    • The Last of the Mohicans
  19. Crane, Stephen – The Red Badge of Courage
  20. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. –  Two Years Before the Mast
  21. Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe
  22. Dickens, Charles
    • A Christmas Carol
    • A Tale of Two Cities
    • Great Expectations
    • Oliver Twist
  23. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
    • The Brothers Karamazov
    • Crime and Punishment
  24. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
  25. Dumas, Alexander
    • The Count of Monte Cristo
    • The Man in the Iron Mask
    • The Three Musketeers
  26. Eliot, George – Middlemarch
  27. Ellison, Ralph – The Invisible Man
  28. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  29. Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby
  30. Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary
  31. Frank, Anne – Diary of a Young Girl
  32. Faulkner, William
    • As I Lay Dying
    • The Sound and the Fury
  33. Galland, Antony – Arabian Nights
  34. Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
  35. Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows
  36. Hardy, Thomas – Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  37. Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter
  38. Heller, Joseph – Catch-22
  39. Hemingway, Ernest
  40. Homer
    • The Iliad
    • The Odyssey
  41. Hugo, Victor
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    • Les Miserables
  42. Hurston, Zora Neale – Their Eyes Were Watching God
  43. Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World
  44. Joyce, James – Ulysses
  45. Kafka, Franz – The Metamorphosis
  46. Kasey, Ken – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  47. Kipling, Rudyard – The Jungle Book
  48. Knowles, John – A Separate Peace
  49. Lee, Harper – To Kill A Mockingbird
  50. Lewis, C. S. – The Chronicles of Narnia
  51. London, Jack
    • The Call of the Wild
    • The Sea Wolf
    • White Fang
  52. Lucas, Victoria – The Bell Jar
  53. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – One Hundred Years of Solitude
  54. Maurier, Daphne du – Rebecca
  55. Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick
  56. Mitchell, Margaret – Gone With the Wind
  57. Morrison, Toni – Beloved
  58. Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita
  59. Orwell, George
    • Animal Farm
    • 1984
  60. Paine, Thomas – Common Sense
  61. Pyle, HowardThe Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  62. Rand, Ayn – Atlas Shrugged
  63. Remarque, Erich Maria – All Quiet on the Western Front
  64. Salinger, J. D. – The Catcher in the Rye
  65. Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de – The Little Prince
  66. Scott, Sir WalterIvanhoe
  67. Sewell, Anna – Black Beauty
  68. Shakespeare, William
    • Hamlet
    • Macbeth
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Romeo and Juliet
  69. Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
  70. Steinbeck, John
    • The Grapes of Wrath
    • Of Mice and Men
  71. Stevenson, Robert Louis
  72. Stoker, Bram – Dracula
  73. Stowe, Harriet Beecher – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  74. Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels
  75. Thoreau, Henry David – Walden
  76. Tolkien, J. R. R.
    • The Hobbit
    • The Lord of the Rings
      • The Fellowship of the Ring
      • The Two Towers
      • The Return of the King
  77. Tolstoy, Leo
  78. Twain, Mark
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  79. Tzu, Sun – The Art of War
  80. Verne, Jules
    • Around the World in Eighty Days
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  81. Virgil – Aeneid 
  82. Voltaire – Candide
  83. Vonnegut, Kurt – Slaughterhouse Five
  84. Walker, Alice – The Color Purple
  85. Wallace, Lew – Ben Hur
  86. Wells, H. G.  – The Invisible Man
  87. Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence
  88. Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
  89. Woolf, Virginia – Mrs. Dalloway
  90. Wright, Richard – Native Son

One response »

  1. There are many of my favourites there!

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