Mal’s Classic Books List

This is the list of books that I am classifying as the “Classics”. Its been put together by scouring the net for some lists (there doesn’t seem to be one definitive list) and some opinions from friends & family as well. If you think something is missing, please say so and I might just add it!

Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
The Art of Warfare – Sun Tzu
The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
1984 – George Orwell
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Trial – Franz Kafka
The Histories – Herodotus
The Republic – Plato
Utopia – Sir Thomas More
Agamemnon – Aeschylus
Oedipus the King – Sophocles
Medea – Euripides
The Birds – Aristophanes
Poetics – Aristotle
Richard III – William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Tartuffe – Moliere
The Way of the World – William Congreve
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
Saint Joan – George Bernard Shaw
No Exit – Jean Paul Sartre
The Iliad – Homer
The Odyssey – Homer
Odes – Horace
Inferno -Dante Alighieri
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
Sonnets – William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Call of the Wild – Jack London
How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – Edmund Morris
Swiss Family Robinson – Johann David Wyss
Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Bluebeard – Kurt Vonnegut
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Ulysses – James Joyce
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West – Cormac McCarthy
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
The Rough Riders – Theodore Roosevelt
The Thin Red Line – James Jones
Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes
The Politics – Aristotle
The Naked and The Dead – Norman Mailer
Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
Animal Farm – George Orwell
Beyond Good and Evil – Freidrich Nietzsche
Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly
A Farewell To Arms – Ernest Hemingway
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Dafoe
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Great Railway Bazaar – Paul Theroux
Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
All Quiet on The Western Front – Erich Maria Remarq
The Bible
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
Tales from the Arabian Nights – Richard Francis Burton
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll
The Man Who Was Thursday – G.K. Chesterton
The Napoleon of Notting Hill – G.K. Chesterton
The Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
Bleak House – Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Man in the Iron Mask – Alexandre Dumas
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Silas Marner – George Eliot
The Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
Allan Quatermain – Henry Rider Haggard
King Solomon’s Mines – Henry Rider Haggard
Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Four Million – O. Henry
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame – Victor Hugo
Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
The Man Who Would Be King – Rudyard Kipling
The Call of the Wild – Jack London
White Fang – Jack London
Rights of Man – Thomas Paine
Tales of Mystery & Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe
Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
Waverley – Sir Walter Scott
Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
MacBeth – William Shakespeare
Othello, The Moor of Venice – William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare
The Tempest – William Shakespeare
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
Barchester Towers – Anthony Trollope
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Bold – Books Completed
Italic – Currently Reading