Complete Classics Book List

Here is a list of the 50 classics I plan to read in the next five years. This challenge comes from The Classics Club blog. Here is the list:

  1. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  5. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  6. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  7. Don Quixote – Miguel De Cervantes
  8. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  9. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  10. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  11. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
  12. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
  13. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. The Black Arrow – Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  16. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  17. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  18. 1984 – George Orwell
  19. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  20. Le Père Goriot (Father Goriot) – Honoré de Balzac
  21. Cyrano de Bergerac  – Edmond Rostand
  22. Le Grand Meaulnes (The Lost Estate) – Alain-Fournier
  23. Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  24. Vingt Mile Lieues Sous Les Mers (20000 Leagues Under the Sea) – Jules Verne
  25. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) – Victor Hugo
  26. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  27. Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black) – Stendhal
  28. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (A Middle-Class Gentleman) – Molière
  29. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  30. Don Juan – Molière
  31. La Princesse de Clèves (The Princesse de Clèves) – Madame de Lafayette
  32. Le Roman de Tristan (The Romance of Tristan and Iseult)- Thomas
  33. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
  34. Germinal – Emile Zola
  35. De la Terre à la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon) – Jules Verne
  36. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  37. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  38. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (The Count of Monte Cristo) – Alexandre Dumas
  39. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  40. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  41. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  42. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  43. The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain
  44. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  45. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  46. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  47. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  48. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  49. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  50. Dracula – Bram Stoker

12 thoughts on “Complete Classics Book List”

  1. I really like how you are reading classics in both English and French. I’m sure that will make your challenge much more interesting. What book(s) are you planning to read to start 2014?

    1. I recently finished reading and reviewing Anne of Green Gables. Before that, I read Wind in the Willows. This week, I plan to also reread three Roald Dahl books (The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, the Minpins, and Esio Trot) as well as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I am also rereading Le Grand Meaulnes (The Lost Estate). Trying to get a lot out of the way before I go back to college for the spring semester.

      What books do you have planned?

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