Classics

Books Read (Classic Literature)

A selection of classics I’ve read through the years, organized first by author, then by date read (most recently read books at the bottom of each listing).

Alcott, Louisa May

  • Little Women
  • Little Men


Alighieri, Dante

Austen, Jane

  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Emma
  • Mansfield Park
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Persuasion
  • Love and Freindship [sic]

Barrie, J. M. 

Baum, L. Frank

Benson, Robert Hugh

Bierce, Ambrose

  • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”

Boyle, Frederick

Bronte; Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

  • Jane Eyre
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Villette
  • Shirley
  • Agnes Grey
  • The Professor

Brown, Charles Brockden

Browning, Robert

Burnett, Frances Hodgson

  • The Secret Garden
  • A Little Princess (abridged)

Capote, Truman

Carroll, Lewis

Chekov, Anton

Chesterton, G. K.

Christie, Agatha

  • Miss Marple
    • The Thirteen Problems
    • The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
    • A Caribbean Mystery
    • Nemesis
    • 4.50 from Paddington, or What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!
    • The Body in the Library
    • A Murder is Announced
    • They Do It with Mirrors, or Murder With Mirrors
    • A Pocket Full of Rye
    • At Bertram’s Hotel
    • The Moving Finger
    • The Murder at the Vicarage
    • Sleeping Murder
  • Tommy and Tuppence
    • N or M?
    • By the Pricking of My Thumbs
    • The Secret Adversary
    • Postern of Fate
    • Partners in Crime
  • Hercule Poirot
    • The Murder of Roger Acroyd
    • Death on the Nile
    • Curtain
    • Thirteen At Dinner, or Lord Edgware Dies
    • The ABC Murders, or Alphabet Murders
    • The Murder on the Links
    • Elephants Can Remember
    • Cards on the Table
    • Murder on the Orient Express, or Murder in the Calais Coach
    • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas,or Murder for Christmas, or Holiday for Murder
    • Hercule Poirot’s Casebook (short stories)

•    Poirot Investigates
•    Dead Man’s Mirror
•    The Regatta Mystery
•    The Labors of Hercules
•    Three Blind Mice
•    The Under Dog
•    Double Sin

    • Third Girl
    • Poirot Loses a Client, or Dumb Witness
    • Evil Under the Sun
    • The Hollow, or Murder After Hours
    • Funerals Are Fatal, or After the Funeral
    • Crooked House
    • Hickory Dickory Dock, or Hickory Dickory Death
    • Peril at End House
    • Mrs. McGinty’s Dead
    • The Mystery of the Blue Train
    • The Patriotic Murders, or One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, or An Overdose of Death
    • There is a Tide, or Taken At the Flood
    • Dead Man’s Folly
    • Murder in Three Acts, or Three Act Tragedy
    • Death in the Air, or Death in the Clouds
    • The Big Four
  • The Witness for the Prosecution
  • And Then There Were None, or Ten Little Indians
  • The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Mysteries
  • Ordeal by Innocence
  • The Pale Horse
  • The Mysterious Mr Quin

Collins, Wilkie

  • The Woman in White – skim read

Collodi, Carlo

  • Pinocchio

Conrad, Joseph


Cooper, James Fenimore

Corbeau, Adrien Le

Crane, Stephen

  • The Red Badge of Courage

Dickens, Charles

  • Great Expectations
  • Oliver Twist
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
  • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • “Hunted Down”

Dickinson, Emily

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

  • Sherlock Holmes
    • A Study in Scarlet
    • The Sign of Four
    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
    • The Hound of the Baskervilles
    • The Return of Sherlock Holmes
    • His Last Bow
    • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
    • Two Parodies by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

•    The Field Bazaar
•    How Watson Learned the Trick

  • The Complete Brigadier Gerard
  • The Refugees
  • The White Company
  • Sir Nigel
  • Professor Challenger
    • The Lost World
    • When the World Screamed
    • The Disintegration Machine
    • The Poison Belt

Dumas, Alexandre

  • The Tale of the Nutcracker

Du Maurier, Daphne

  • Rebecca

Eliot, George

  • Silas Marner

Endo, Shusaku

Faulkner, William

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Forester, C. S.

  • Horatio Hornblower
    • Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
    • Lieutenant Hornblower

Forster, E. M.

Gaskell, Elizabeth

  • North & South

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

  • “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Golding, William

Grossmith, George

  • The Diary of a Nobody

Haggard, H. Rider

Hardy, Thomas

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hemingway, Ernest

  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories (Read all of them except “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “Fifty Grand,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”)

Henty, G. A.

  • In Freedom’s Cause
  • In the Reign of Terror
  • Under Drake’s Flag
  • Winning His Spurs

Hoffmann, E. T. A.

Homer

  • The Odyssey

Ibsen, Henrik

  • An Enemy of the People

Irving, Washington

Ishiguro, Kazuo

Jerome, Jerome K.

 

Kafka, Franz


Kierkegaard, Søren 

Kipling, Rudyard

Krzhizhanovsky, Sigizmund

  • Memories of the Future

Lindsay, Joan

Lee, Harper

Leroux, Gaston

  • The Phantom of the Opera

Lewis, C.S.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London, Jack


Machiavelli, Niccolo

Márai, Sándor

Marryat, Captain Frederick

  • Percival Keene

Melville, Herman

Miller, Arthur

Montgomery, Lucy Maud

  • Anne Shirley
    • Anne of Green Gables
    • Anne of Avonlea
    • Anne of the Island
    • Anne of Windy Poplars, or Anne of Windy Willows*
    • Anne’s House of Dreams
    • Anne of Ingleside
    • Rainbow Valley
    • Rilla of Ingleside*

*Am 98% sure I read these.  It was so many years ago, I don’t much remember. 

More, Sir Thomas

Nordoff, Charles; and Hall, James Norman

  • The Bounty Trilogy






O’Connor, Flannery

Orczy, Baroness Emmuska

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • El Dorado

Orwell, George

  • “Shooting an Elephant”
  • 1984

Poe, Edgar Allan

Pólya, George

Pushkin, Alexander

Rand, Ayn

Robida, Albert

Salten, Felix

  • Bambi: A Life in the Woods

Scott, Sir Walter

  • Ivanhoe

Shakespeare, William

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth

Shaw, George Bernard

  • Too True to be Good

Shelley, Mary and Percy

  • Frankenstein

Shiga, Naoya

  • The Paper Door and Other Stories

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stoker, Bram

Sun Tzu

Tolkien, J. R. R.


Tranströmer, Tomas

Turgenev, Ivan

Twain, Mark

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Unknown


Verne, Jules

Wallace, Lew

  • Ben-Hur

Wallis, Velma

  • Two Old Women

Wells, H. G.

  • The Time Machine
  • Short Stories
    • The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
    • In the Avu Observatory

Wilde, Oscar

Wodehouse, P. G.

Woolf, Virginia

Wordsworth, William

Yonge, Charlotte Mary

  • The Heir of Redclyffe

Zamyatin, Yevgeny

Zola, Émile

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