Classics Club Master List

For this project, I included short stories and novellas as well as novels. My books to read by 2021 are:

Women Authors

Herland and Other Selected Stories, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Read Jan. 30-March 1, 2016

Middlemarch, George Eliot

Orlando, Virginia Woolf Read Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017

Lady Audley’s Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell

Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier

The Art of Eating, M.F.K. Fisher (omnibus edition)

World Literature and Translations 

The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio

The Arabian Nights, translated by Richard Burton

One Thousand and One Nights, translated and retold by Hanan al-Shaykh

The Mabinogion, Anonymous

The Odyssey, Homer

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera

The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes

The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu

The Street of Crocodiles, Bruno Schulz

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Favorite Classic Authors

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities, The Old Curiosity Shop
Louisa May Alcott: The Inheritance, Behind a Mask

Lady Susan and Other Stories, Jane Austen

Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy 

Looking Backward 2000-1887, Edward Bellamy

Dracula, Bram Stoker

Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

The Dark Eidolon and Other Stories, Clark Ashton Smith

Lord Dunsany: The King of Elfland’s Daughter, In the Land of Time and Other Fantasy Tales

The Complete Fairy Tales, George MacDonald

The Country of the Blind and Other Science Fiction Stories, H.G. Wells

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories, Algernon Blackwood

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

Books Assigned in High School or College 

Paradise Lost, John Milton

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot

Howards End, E.M. Forster

Banned Books

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawerence

The Berlin Stories, Christopher Isherwood

Gothic Novels

The Castle of Wolfenbach, Eliza Parsons

The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe

The Monk, Matthew Lewis

Late Victorian Gothic Tales, ed. Robert Lackhurst

Other Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Novels

The Red Pony, John Steinbeck

He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone, Armadale

Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, Arthur Frommer

The 39 Steps, John Buchan


The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Laurence Sterne

Auntie Mame, Patrick Dennis