Classic Books List

List of Books for the Classics Club

1910-1940
Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham
A Passage to India – E. M. Forster
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
Tender Is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

19th Century Women
Persuasion – Jane Austen
Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
The Professor – Charlotte Bronte
Silas Marner – George Eliot
Collected Short Stories – Kate Chopin

20th Century Women
The Garden Party and Other Stories – Katherine Mansfield
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Complete Poems Of
Sappho
Emily Dickinson
Christina Rossetti
T. S. Eliot
Dylan Thomas

Famous Works of the 19th Century
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
The Warden – Anthony Trollope
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Middlemarch – George Eliot
The Way We Live Now – Anthony Trollope

Fantasy/Mythology
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Le Morte d’Arthur – Sir Thomas Mallory
Watership Down – Richard Adams

Latin-American Authors
Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
The Truce – Mario Benedetti
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Plays
Lysistrata – Aristophanes
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw
The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov

Post-1950
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Welcome to the Monkey House – Kurt Vonnegut

Queer Literature
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood
The Price of Salt – Patricia Highsmith

Shakespeare
Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Macbeth – William Shakespeare
The Tempest – William Shakespeare

Science Fiction
The War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells
1984 – George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Alas, Babylon – Pat Frank
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Tales of the Eerie and Mysterious
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

Subs:
05/06/14 – subbed The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith for Maurice by E. M. Forster

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 21:52:28

    Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel! Enjoy!

    Reply

    • bridget hunter
      Mar 01, 2014 @ 05:35:04

      It’s technically a reread, but I read it about 13-14 years ago, so I don’t remember it very well at all. I love the miniseries, though, so I’m quite exited for it :D.

      Reply

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