300 Classics To Read in 20 Years

 

1             Achebe, Chinua                             Things Fall Apart

2             Adams, Richard                             Watership Down

3             Alighieri, Dante                             Vita Nuova

4             Alighieri, Dante                             The Divine Comedy

5             Anonymous                                    The Bhagavad Gita

6             Asimov, Isaac                                 I, Robot

7             Augustine of Hyppo                       City of God

8             Aurelius, Marcus                            Meditations

9             Austen, Jane                                   Mansfield Park

10          Baldwin, James                               Go Tell It on the Mountain

11          Balzac, Honore de                           Eugenie Grandet

12          Balzac, Honore de                          A Distinguished Provincial in Paris

13          Bellow, Saul                                   The Adventures of Augie March

14          Blackmore, R. D.                            Lorna Doone

15          Bond, Michael                                A Bear Called Paddington

16          Bradbury, Ray                                Fahrenheit 451

17          Bradbury, Ray                                Something Wicked This Way Comes

18          Braddon, Mary Elizabeth              Lady Audley's Secret

19          Bronte, Anne                                 The Tenant of Wildfel Hall**

20          Bronte, Charlotte                           Shirley

21          Bunyan                                          The Pilgrim's Progress

22          Burnett, Frances Hodgson             The Making of A Marchioness

23          Burney, Frances                             Eveline

24          Cather, Willa                                  My Antonia

25          Cather, Willa                                  One of Ours

26          Cather, Willa                                  A Lost Lady

27          Cather, Willa                                  The Professor's House

28          Cather, Willa                                  My Mortal Enemy

29          Cather, Willa                                  Shadows on the Rock

30          Cather, Willa                                  Lucy Gayheart

31          Cather, Willa                                  Sapphira and the Slave Girl

32          Chesnutt, Charles W.                     The House Behind the Cedars

33          Collins, Wilkie                               Basil

34          Collins, Wilkie                               No Name

35          Collins, Wilkie                               Armadale

36          Conrad, Joseph                               Heart of Darkness**

37          Conrad, Joseph                               Lord Jim

38          Cooper, Susan Fennimore              Rural Hours

39          Crane, Stephen                               The Red Badge of Courage

40          Defoe, Daniel                                 Moll Flanders

41          Dickens, Charles                            Nicholas Nickleby

42          Dickens, Charles                            Martin Chuzzlewit

43          Dickens, Charles                            Barnaby Rudge

44          Dickens, Charles                            David Copperfield**

45          Dickens, Charles                            The Old Curiosity Shop**

46          Dickens, Charles                            Great Expectations**

47          du Maurier, Daphne                       My Cousin Rachel

48          du Maurier, Daphne                       Jamaica Inn

49          du Maurier, Daphne                       Rebecca**

50          Dumas, Alexandre                         The Count of Monte Cristo**

51          Dumas, Alexandre                         The Vicomte de Bragelonne

52          Dumas, Alexandre                         Louise de la Valliere

53          Dumas, Alexandre                         The Man in the Iron Mask**

54          Dumas, Alexandre                         Twenty Years After**

55          Dumas, Alexandre                         La Reine Margot

56          Eliot, George                                  Middlemarch

57          Eliot, George                                  Daniel Deronda

58          Eliot, T.S.                                       Murder in the Cathedral

59          Elison, Ralph                                 Invisible Man

60          Euripides                                        Alcestis

61          Fielding, Henry                             Tom Jones

62          Fitzgerlad, F. Scott                        The Last Tycoon

63          Fitzgerlad, F. Scott                        The Beautiful and Damned

64          Fitzgerlad, F. Scott                        Flappers and Philosophers

65          Fleming, Ian                                  Casino Royale

66          Forster, E.M.                                A Room with a View

67          Forster, E.M.                                A Passage to India

68          Freeman, Don                               Corduroy

69          Galsworthy, John                          The Forsyte Saga

70          Gaskel, Elizabeth                         Mary Barton

71          Gaskel, Elizabeth                         Cranford

72          Gaskel, Elizabeth                         Wives and Daughters

73          Gissing, George                            New Grub Street

74          Gogol, Nikolai                              Dead Souls

75          Golding, William                          Lord of the Flies**

76          Goldman, William                        The Princess Bride

77          Hammet, Dashiel                          Maltese Falcon

78          Hanff, Helene                               84, Charing Cross Road

79          Hardy, Thomas                             A Pair of Blue Eyes

80          Hardy, Thomas                              Jude the Obscure

81          Hardy, Thomas                              The Major of Casterbridge

82          Hardy, Thomas                              The Woodlanders

83          Hardy, Thomas                               Under the Greenwood Tree

84          Hardy, Thomas                              Return of the Native

85          Hawthorne, Nathaniel                    House of Seven Gables

86          Heyer, Georgette                            Cotillion

87          Heyer, Georgette                            These Old Shades

88          Hoffmann, E.T.A.                          The Nutcracker

89          Homer                                            The Odyssey **

90          Hope, Anthony                              The Prisoner of Zenda

91          Hugo, Victor                                  The Hunchback of Notre Dame**

92          Hurston, Zora Neale                      Their Eyes Were Watching God

93          Huxley, Elspeth                             The Flame Trees of Thika

94          Irving, John                                    A Prayer for Owen Meany

95          Irving, Washington                        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

96          Irving, Washington                        Tales of Alhambra

97          Irving, Washington                        Rip van Winkle

98          Jackson, Shirley                             We Have Always Lived in the Castle

99          James, Henry                                  Daisy Miller

100        James, Henry                                  The Wings of the Dove

101        Jewett, Sarah Orne                         A Country Doctor

102        Kempis, Thomas A.                       The Immitation of Christ

103        Kingsley, Charles                           The Water Babies

104        Konigsburg, E. L.                           From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

105        Leroux, Gaston                               The Mystery of the Yellow Room

106        Lewis, C.S.                                     The Screwtape Letters

107        Lewis, Sinclair                               Babbitt

108        London, Jack                                  Northland Stories

109        Louisa May Alcott                         A Merry Christmas

110        Lovecraft, H.P.                               The Shadow Over Innsmouth

111        Mann, Thomas                               Death in Venice

112        Maugham, W. Sommerset             The Razor's Edge

113        Miller, Arthur                                 Death of the Salesman

114        Miller, Arthur                                The Crucible

115        Milne, A.A.                                    Winnie the Pooh

116        Milton, John                                  Paradise Lost

117        Moore, George                              Esther Waters

118        Morrison, Toni                              The Bluest Eye

119        Murdoch, Iris                                Under the Net

120        Nesbit, E.                                       The Lark

121        Oliphant, Mrs.                              Miss Marjoribanks

122        Orczy, Baroness                           The Scarlett Pimpernel

123        Ovid                                                Metamorphoses

124        Pirandello, Luigi                           The Late Mattia Pascal

125        Pushkin, Alexander                       Eugene Onegin

126        Pym, Barbara                                 Excellent Women

127        Rawls, Wilson                               Where the Red Fern Grows

128        Reeve, Clara                                 The Old English Baron

129        Remarque, Erich Maria                All Quiet on the Western Front

130        Richardson, Samuel                      Clarissa

131        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone**

132        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret**

133        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban**

134        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire**

135        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix**

136        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows**

137        Rowling, J.K.                                 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince**

138        Salten, Felix                                  Bambi

139        Sayers, Dorothy L.                       Whose Body?

140        Scott, Sir Walter                            Waverley

141        Scott, Sir Walter                            Rob Roy

142        Scott, Sir Walter                            Kenilworth

143        Scott, Sir Walter                            The Heart of Midlothian

144        Scott, Sir Walter                            The Bride of Lammermoor

145        Shakespeare, William                    Henry IV - 1

146        Shakespeare, William                    Henry IV - 2

147        Shakespeare, William                    Henry V

148        Shakespeare, William                    Cymbeline

149        Shakespeare, William                    Othello

150        Shaw, George Bernard                  Pygmalion

151        Shelley, Mary                               Frankenstein

152        Shikibu, Murasaki                        The Tale of Genji

153        Smollett, Tobias                            Humphry Clinker

154        Spark, Muriel                                The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

155        Steinbeck, John                             Red Pony

156        Steinbeck, John                             East of Eden**

157        Steinbeck, John                             Sweet Thursday

158        Stern, Laurence                             Tristram Shandy

159        Stevenson, Robert Louis              The Master of Ballantrae

160        Stevenson, Robert Louis              The Black Arrow

161        Tey, Josephine                              Brat Farrar

162        Thackeray, William M.                 Vanity Fair

163        Tolkien, J.R.R.                              Letter from Father Christmas

164        Tolstoy, Leo                                  Anna Karenina

165        Trollope, Anthony                         Barchester Towers

166        Trollope, Anthony                         Doctor Thorne

167        Trollope, Anthony                         Framley Parsonage

168        Trollope, Anthony                         The Small House at Allington

169        Trollope, Anthony                         The Last Chronicle of Barset

170        Trollope, Anthony                         The Way We Live Now

171        Turgenev, Ivan                               Fathers and Sons

172        Twain, Mark                                  The Huckleberry Finn**

173        Twain, Mark                                  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

174        von Arnim, Elizabeth                   The Enchanted April

175        von Arnim, Elizabeth                   Elizabeth and her German Garden

176        Vonegut, Kurt                               Cat's Cradle

177        Vonegut, Kurt                               Slaughterhouse 5

178        Walpole, Horace                           The Castle of Otranto

179        Warren, Robert Penn                    All the King's Men

180        Waugh, Evelyn                             Brideshead Revisited

181        Wharton, Edith                            The Custom of the Country

182        Wharton, Edith                            Summer

183        Wharton, Edith                            The Mother's Recompense

184        Wharton, Edith                            The Valley of Decision

185        Wharton, Edith                            The Fruit of the Tree

186        Wharton, Edith                            The Reef

187        Wharton, Edith                            The Marne

188        Wharton, Edith                            The Glimpses of the Moon

189        Wharton, Edith                            A Son at the Front

190        Wharton, Edith                            Twilight Sleep

191        Wharton, Edith                            The Children

192        Wharton, Edith                            Hudson River Bracketed

193        Wharton, Edith                            The Gods Arrive

194        Wharton, Edith                            The Buccaneers

195        Wilde, Oscar                                 The Plays of Oscar Wilde

196        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   Little House in the Big Woods

197        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   Farmer Boy

198        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   On the Banks of Plum Creek

199        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   Liitle Town on the Prairie

200        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   The Long Winter

201        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   These Happy Golden Years

202        Wilder, Laura Ingalls                   The First Four Years

203        Wilder, Thornton                         Our Town

204        Williams, Tennessee                   The Glass Menagerie

205        Wodehouse, P.G.                        The Code of the Woodsters

206        Wodehouse, P.G.                        The Inimitable Jeeves

207        Wood, Ellen                                  East Lynne

208        Wright, Richard                            Native Son

209        Zola, Emile                                    Lourdes

210        Zola, Emile                                    Paris

211        Zola, Emile                                    Rome

212        Zola, Emile                                    Fruitfulness

213        Zola, Emile                                    Work

214        Zola, Emile                                    Truth

215        Zola, Emile                                    Justice

216        Zola, Emile                                    Therese Raquin**

217        Zola, Emile                                    Doctor Pascal

218        Zola, Emile                                    Germinal**

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