The Classics Club


Here is my list of Classics for the Classics Club. My intention is to read the majority of these books by 2021. If I don’t then I will just carry these forward. I intend to keep the list fairly flexible- adding and changing titles if I change my mind. A small minority of these books are re reads. I intend to re read the Austen books in order to see whether I have changed my views on them.

1) The Warden- Anthony Trollope
2) Barchester Towers
3) Doctor Thorne
4) Framley Parsonage
5) The Small House at Allington
6) The Last Chronicle of Barset
7) Bleak House-Charles Dickens
8) Great Expectations
9) David Copperfield
10) The Pickwick Papers
11) Nicholas Nickleby
12) A Tale of Two Cities
13) Cranford-Mrs Gaskell
14) North and South
15) Wives and Daughters
16) Middlemarch by George Eliot
17) Mill on the Floss
18) Silas Marner
19) Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
20) Jude the Obscure
21) The Mayor of Casterbridge
22) A Pair of Blue Eyes
23)Far From the Madding Crowd
24)The Moonstone- Wilkie Collins
25)Woman in White
26)Vanity Fair-William Makepeace Thackeray
27)The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexander Dumas
28)Lady Susan-Jane Austen
30)Northanger Abbey
31)Mansfield Park
33)Villette-Charlotte Bronte
35)Tenant of Wildfell Hall-Anne Bronte
36)The Brothers Karamazov-Fyodor Dostoevsky
37)Frankenstein-Mary Shelley
38)The Dubliners-James Joyce
39)Swann’s Way-Marcel Proust
40)Around The World in Eighty Days
41)The Magic Mountain-Thomas Mann
42)Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
43)Anna Karenina-Leo Tolstoy
44)Custom of the Country-Edith Wharton
45)The House of Mirth
46)Lady Audley’s Secret-Mary Elizabeth Braddon
47)To the Lighthouse-Virginia Woolf
48)Mrs Dalloway
49)A Room of One’s Own
50)Sons and Lovers-DH Lawrence