Friday, March 23, 2012

The Classics Club

I'm joining the Classics Club, that has a set list of classics to read by a given date. Part of the problem for me is that I've read a LOT of classics in my history. I mean a LOT. We had to read a lot of them at the school I went to and I read them just for fun in high school. So my list of 50 is a bit problematic.

1. The Red Redmaynes- Eden Phillpotts
2. Catch-22- Joseph Heller
3. Gone with the Wind- Margaret Mitchell
4. Lord of the Flies- William Golding
5. The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins
6. Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh
7. Pamela- Samuel Richardson
8. Sylvia's Lovers- Elizabeth Gaskell
9. Cousin Henry- Anthony Trollope
10. The Vicomte de Bragelonne- Alexandre Dumas
11. Quo Vadis- Henryk Sienkiewicz
12. Ben-Hur- Lew Wallace
13. The Lost Estate- Henri Alain-Fournier
14. Little Lord Fauntleroy- Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. The Red and the Black- Donald Frame
16. Wulf the Saxon- G. A. Henty
17. How Green Was My Valley- Richard Llewellyn
18. Man and Wife- Wilkie Collins
19. The Outsiders- S. E. Hinton
20. The Magnificent Ambersons- Booth Tarkington
21. Butterfield 8- John O'Hara
22. The Monk- M. G. Lewis
23. Lucky Jim- Kingsley Amis
24. No Name- Wilkie Collins
25. Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
26. The Castle of Otranto- Horace Walpole
27. Dead Souls- Nikolai Gogol
28. Fantastic Fables- Ambrose Bierce
29. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes- Anita Loos
30. Popular Tales from Norse Mythology- George Webbe Dasent
31. A Journal of the Plague Year- Daniel Defoe
32. The Master of Ballantrae- Robert Lewis Stevenson
33. Riders of the Purple Sage- Zane Grey
34. Sentimental Education- Gustave Flaubert
35. A Sentimental Journey- Laurence Sterne
36. Sister Carrie- Theodore Dreiser
37. The Tale of Genji- Lady Murasaki
38. Kwaidan- Lafcadio Hearn
39. Tarzan of the Apes- Edgar Rice Burroughs
40. The Thirty-Nine Steps- John Buchan
41. The Princess of Mars- Edgar Rice Burroughs
42. The Iron Heel- Jack London
43. The Mark of the Beast- Rudyard Kipling
44. The Red House- A. A. Milne
45. The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu- Sax Rohmer
46. Fantomas- Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
47. The Golem- Gustav Meyrink
48. The House on the Borderland- William Hope Hodgson
49. The Worm Ouroboros- E. R. Eddison
50. Hide and Seek- Wilkie Collins

Plus Two
52. Wonder Tales- Lord Dunsany
53. The King in Yellow- Robert Chambers

Let's say I'd like to get through these within three years, so I'd like to be done by March of 2015.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Gone With the Wind made your list! That's my favorite -- I highly recommend it.

    I'm glad that you've joined, Heather. Best wishes with your list. So many great titles. :)