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... for several years to come! Okay, here we go... The ones I've read are in bold. The once I've read at some point (like in scool back in the years pinecone and cow) and plan to reread, are in italics. There's some I think I've read at some point, but have forgotten really well, too, so I will read them again, and act like I haven't read them earlier.

 

ENGLAND

 

Daniel Defoe: Moll Flanders

 

Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels

 

Samuel Richardson: Clarissa

Samuel Richardson: Pamela

 

Henry Fielding: Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding: Tom Jones

 

John Cleland: Fanny Hill, or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

 

Jane Austen: Emma

Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

 

William M. Thackeray: Vanity Fair

 

Charles Dickens: David Copperfield

Charles Dickens: Great Expectations

Charles Dickens: Hard Times

Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

 

Anthony Trollope: Barchester Town

Anthony Trollope: The Way We Live Now

 

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë: Villette

 

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

 

George Elliot: Adam Bede

George Elliot: Middlemarch

George Elliot: Mill on the Floss

George Elliot: Silas Marner

George Elliot: Daniel Deronda

 

William Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone

William Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White

 

Thomas Hardy: Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy: The Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Ubervilles

 

Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden

 

H. G. Wells: The Invisible Man

H. G. Wells: The Island of Dr. Moreau

H. G. Wells: The Time Machine

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

 

W. Somerset Maugham: Of Human Bondage

 

E. M. Forster: Howard's End

E. M. Forster: A Passage to India

E. M. Forster: A Room with a View

E. M. Forster: Where Angels Fear to Tread

 

Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse

 

D. H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterlay's Lover

D. H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence: Women in Love

 

George Orwell: Animal Farm

George Orwell: 1984

 

William Golding: Lord of the Flies

 

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FRANCE

 

Voltaire: Candide

 

Marquis de Sade: The 120 Days of Sodom

Marquis de Sade: Juliette

Marquis de Sade: Justine

 

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos: Dangerous Liaisons

 

Stendhal: The Charterhouse of Parma

Stendhal: The Red and the Black

 

Honore de Balzac: La Rabouilleuse (The Black Sheep)

Honore de Balzac: La Com

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RUSSIA

 

Alexander Pushkin: Boris Gudunov

Alexander Pushkin: Eugene Onegin (verse)

 

Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol: Diary of a Madman

Nikolai Gogol: The Inspector General

 

Ivan Goncharov: Oblomov

 

Ivan Turgenev: Fathers and Sons

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Devils (The Possessed)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Notes from Underground (novella)

 

Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

 

Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago

 

IRELAND

 

Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels

 

Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy

 

Oliver Goldsmith: The Vicar of Wakefield

 

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

James Joyce: Dubliners

James Joyce: Finnegan's Wake

James Joyce: Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

James Joyce: Olysses

 

SCOTLAND

 

Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott: The Lady of the Lake

 

Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island

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UNITED STATES

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin

 

Herman Melville: Billy Budd

Herman Melville: Moby-Dick

Herman Melville: Typee

 

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

 

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain: A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain: The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain: Pudd'nhead Wilson

 

Henry James: The Ambassadors

Henry James: The American

Henry James: Daisy Miller

Henry James: Portrait of a Lady

Henry James: The Turn of the Screw (novella)

Henry James: Washington Square

 

Edith Wharton: Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth

 

Aldolus Huxley: Brave New World

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Last Tycoon

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender Is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise

 

William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

 

Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and The Sea (novella)

Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

 

Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind

 

John Steinbeck: East Of Eden

John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men

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WORLD (i.e. the rest)

 

Franz Kafka: America

Franz Kafka: The Castle

Franz Kafka: The Trial

Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis (short)

 

Alan Paton: Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton: Too Late the Phalarope

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Wow! That's an impressive list already! I've read some of them and there are others I have waiting to be read, as well as still others I plan to read at some point in the future. I'll look forward to hearing what you think of them all as you read them. :eek2: :D

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Well, this is The Big List, I'll edit it and chop away from it most likely as I go along. I mean, there's no way I can read these all in a year or even three! But these are the classics I'm planning to read at some point or another.

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That's one long list!! Larger than mine. Some good reads coming up especially Jude the Obsxure, Woman in White, Portrait of a Lady and Mill on the Floss.

 

Many are also on my TBR mountain - both declared and undeclared!!

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Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden

 

H. G. Wells: The Invisible Man

H. G. Wells: The Island of Dr. Moreau

H. G. Wells: The Time Machine

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

 

George Orwell: Animal Farm

George Orwell: 1984

 

William Golding: Lord of the Flies

 

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I saw a film adaptation of The Secret Garden recently, very moving.

The Island of Dr. Moreau is genuinely quite spooky..:lol:

 

Animal Farm

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I must be the only person who has read Of Mice and Men and didn't really enjoy it. Not for everyone I suppose.

 

Billy Budd. Now there is an excellent book. Very sad. Short too, which is unusual for a classic I suppose. And a book about the sea which is always good.

 

Lord of the Flies. I can see the message there, but not for me. Dreadful..(see above about Mice and Men.) Had to read it every time I changed schools as a teen. Couldn't believe my luck.

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I loved Of Mice and Men, although it was the ending that made the story for me. :welcome2:

 

I agree on Lord of the Flies though. I didn't enjoy that a great deal. Like you, I saw the message, but just wasn't thrilled with the story.

 

Are you planning on updating this list ii because I'd love to see your progress and hear your thoughts. I'm interested in reading a lot of these books as well.

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Are you planning on updating this list ii because I'd love to see your progress and hear your thoughts. I'm interested in reading a lot of these books as well.

 

Well, as of late I haven't done much of reading, simply due to school work. Or, revise that, I've read a ton, but 99,9% of it has been for school. And apart from Smith's Wealth of Nation and Nash's theories, none of it really classifies as "classics". But I'll take a look when I have time, I'm sure there's some I can knock off that list, either due to having read them or to trying to read and finding out they're just not my cup of tea...

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Thank you! It's going to be shortened, though. That's the list of books I'm planning to give a try at some point. I think. I'm just compiling a more immediate list out of that one.

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My more immediate list of classics I'm planning to read:

 

- John Cleland: Fanny Hill, or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

- Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

- George Elliot: Mill on the Floss

- E. M. Forster: A Room With the View (I've only seen the movie)

- George Orwell: 1984 (I've started like 20 times)

- Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

- Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago

- Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Day

- Henry James: Portrait of a Lady

- Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms

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