The Classics Club v.2

(Introductory Post)

More Classics Club

  1. Anonymous: The Epic of Gilgaesh (Sumerian, c. 2150-1000 BCE)
  2. Homer: The Iliad (Greece, c. 8th century BCE)
  3. Homer: The Odyssey (Greece, c. 8th century BCE)*
  4. Aeschylus (Aiskhulos) (Greece):
    1. Prometheus Bound (c. 480-410 BCE)
    2. The Persians (472 BCE)
    3. Seven Against Thebes (467 BCE)
    4. The Suppliants (462 BCE)
  5. Herodotus: The Histories (Greece, c. 450-420 BCE)
  6. Sophocles (Sophoklēs):
    1. Antigone (Greece, c. 442 BCE)*
    2. Oedipus Rex [Oedipus the King] (Greece, c. 429 BCE)*
    3. Oedipus at Colonus (Greece, c. 406 BCE)
  7. Euripides (Greece):
    1. Alcestis [Alkēstis] (438 BCE)
    2. Medea [Mēdeia] (431 BCE)*
    3. Hippolytus (428 BCE)
    4. Electra [Ēlektra] (c. 420. BCE)
    5. Trojan Women [Troades] (415 BCE)
    6. The Bacchae (405 BCE)
  8. Carson, Anne, translator: An Oresteia (Greece, 5th century BCE)
  9. Aesop: Fables (Greece, c. 5th century BCE)
  10. Thucydides (Thoukydides): The Peloponnesian War (Greece, 5th century BCE)
  11. Plato: The Apology of Socrates (Greece, c. 4th century BCE)
  12. Aristotle: The Poetics (Greece, c. 4th century BCE)
  13. Virgil: The Aeneid [Aeneis] (Rome, 29-19 BCE)
  14. Ovid: Metamorphoses (Rome, 8)*
  15. Augustine: Confessions (Rome, early 5th century)
  16. Boethius: The Theological Tractates and Consolation of Philosophy (Rome, 523)
  17. Anonymous: Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon, between 8th-11th centuries)*
  18. Anonymous: The Poem of the Cid [El Cantar del Mío Cid] (Spain, 12th century)
  19. Anonymous: Njal’s Saga (Iceland, 13th century)
  20. Anonymous: Nibelungenlied (Germany, 13th century)
  21. Anonymous: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (England, 14th century)
  22. Alighieri, Dante: The Divine Comedy (Italy, 1308-21)*
  23. Boccaccio: The Decameron (Italy, 1350-53)
  24. Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury Tales (England, 1380s)
  25. Montalvo, Garci Rodríguez de: Amadis of Gaul [Amadis de Gaula] (Spain, 1508)
  26. More, Sir Thomas: Utopia (England, 1516)
  27. Machiavelli, Niccolò: The Prince (Italy, 1532)
  28. Camões, Luís Vaz de: The Lusiad (Portugal, 1572)
  29. Shakespeare, William (England):
    1. Merchant of Venice (1596)
    2. Hamlet (1599-1601)*
    3. Othello (1603-04)
    4. King Lear (1605-06)
    5. The Tempest (1610-11)*
  30. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: Don Quixote (Spain, 1605, 1615)
  31. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: Three Exemplary Novels (Spain, 1613)†§
  32. Milton, John: Paradise Lost (England, 1667)
  33. Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim’s Progress (England, 1678)
  34. Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe (England, 1719)
  35. Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver’s Travels (England, 1726)
  36. Voltaire: Candide (France, 1759)
  37. Burney, Fanny: Evelina (England, 1778)
  38. Radcliffe, Ann: The Italian (England, 1797)
  39. Austen, Jane: Lady Susan (England, c. 1794)*
  40. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: Faust I, Faust II (Germany, 1808, 1832)
  41. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility (England, 1811)*
  42. Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park (England, 1814)*
  43. Austen, Jane: Emma (England, 1816)*
  44. Austen, Jane: Persuasion (England, 1818)*
  45. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Norte Dame (France, 1831)
  46. Poe, Edgar Allan: Tales of Mystery and Imagination (U.S., 1830s-40s)
  47. Stendhal: The Charterhouse of Parma (France, 1839)
  48. Brontë, Anne: Agnes Grey (England, 1847)
  49. Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre (England, 1847)*
  50. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Mary Barton (England, 1848)
  51. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick (U.S., 1851)
  52. Dickens, Charles: Bleak House (England, 1853)
  53. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford (England, 1853)
  54. Trollope, Anthony: The Warden (England, 1855)
  55. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South (England, 1855)*
  56. Trollope, Anthony: Barchester Towers (England, 1857)
  57. Dickens, Charles: A Tale of Two Cities (England, 1859)
  58. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White (England, 1860)
  59. Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations (England, 1861)*
  60. Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables (France, 1862)
  61. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters (England, 1865)
  62. Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace (Russia, 1869)
  63. Verne, Jules: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (France, 1870)
  64. Eliot, George: Middlemarch (England, 1871-72)
  65. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd (England, 1874)
  66. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina (Russia, 1877)
  67. James, Henry: The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction (U.S., 1878-1908)‡
  68. James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady (U.S., 1881)
  69. Zola, Émile: Germinal (France, 1885)
  70. Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories (Russia, 1886-1912)
  71. Howells, William Dean: The Rise of Silas Lapham (U.S.-Ohio, 1885)
  72. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (England, 1891)
  73. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Ireland, 1891)*
  74. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine (England, 1895)
  75. Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie (U.S., 1900)
  76. Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness (Poland-Britain, 1902)
  77. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth (U.S., 1905)
  78. Forster, E.M.: A Room with a View (England, 1908)
  79. Eliot, T.S.: Collected Poems (Britain, 1909-62)
  80. Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome (U.S., 1911)
  81. Grey, Zane: Riders of the Purple Sage (U.S.-Ohio, 1912)
  82. Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers (England, 1913)
  83. Unamuno, Miguel de: Mist [Niebla] (Spain, 1914)
  84. Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Ireland, 1916)
  85. Anderson, Sherwood: Winesburg, Ohio (U.S.-Ohio, 1919)
  86. Joyce, James: Ulysses (Ireland, 1922)
  87. Eliot, T.S.: The Wasteland (Britain, 1922)
  88. Mann, Thomas: The Magic Mountain (Germany, 1924)
  89. Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India (England, 1924)
  90. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby (U.S., 1925)*
  91. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway (England, 1925)
  92. Kafka, Franz: “Metamorphosis” and The Trial (Austria-Hungary, 1915, 1925)
  93. Cather, Willa: Death Comes for the Archbishop (U.S., 1927)
  94. Ford, Ford Madox: Parade’s End (England, 1928)
  95. Arlt, Roberto: Seven Madmen [Los siete locos] (Argentina, 1929)
  96. Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury (U.S., 1929)
  97. Faulkner, William: Light in August (U.S., 1932)
  98. Gibbons, Stella: Cold Comfort Farm (England, 1932)
  99. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World (England, 1932)
  100. Bromfield, Louis: The Farm (U.S.-Ohio, 1933)
  101. Dinesen, Isak (Karen Blixen): Out of Africa (Denmark, 1937)
  102. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath (U.S., 1939)*
  103. Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls (U.S., 1940)
  104. Wright, Richard: Native Son (U.S., 1940)
  105. Smith, Dodie: I Capture the Castle (England, 1940)
  106. Green, Henry: Loving (England, 1945)
  107. Orwell, George: Animal Farm (England, 1945)
  108. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited (England, 1945)
  109. Carpentier, Alego: Kingdom of This World [El reino de este mundo] (Cuba, 1949)
  110. Orwell, George: Nineteen Eighty-Four (England, 1949)
  111. Bradbury, Ray: The Martian Chonicles (U.S., 1950)
  112. Cela, Camilo José: The Hive [La colmena] (Spain, 1951)
  113. Asimov, Isaac: Foundation Trilogy (U.S., 1951-53)
  114. Ellison, Ralph: Invisible Man (U.S., 1952)
  115. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayev: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Russia, 1952)
  116. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden (U.S., 1952)
  117. Baldwin, James: Go Tell It on the Mountain (U.S., 1953)
  118. Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita (Russia-U.S., 1955)
  119. Keroac, Jack: On the Road (U.S., 1957)
  120. Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe: The Leopard [Il Gattopardo] (Italy (Sicily), 1958)
  121. Achabe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart (Nigeria, 1958)*
  122. Jackson, Shirley: The Haunting of Hill House (U.S., 1959)
  123. Spark, Muriel: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Scotland, 1961)
  124. Sciascia, Leonardo: The Day of the Owl [Il giorno della civetta] (Italy (Sicily), 1961)
  125. Faulkner, William: The Reivers (U.S., 1962)
  126. Fuentes, Carlos: The Death of Artemio Cruz [La muerte de Artemio Cruz] (Mexico, 1962)
  127. Borges, Jorge Luis: Ficciones (Argentina, 1962)
  128. Vargas Llosa, Mario: The Time of the Heroes [La ciudad y los perros] (Peru, 1962)
  129. Cortázar, Julio: Hopscotch [Rayuela] (Argentina, 1963)
  130. Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49 (U.S., 1966)
  131. García Márquez, Gabriel: Cien años de soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude] (Colombia, 1967)*§
  132. Dick, Philip K.: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (U.S., 1968)
  133. Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt: Slaughterhouse-Five (U.S., 1969)
  134. Fowles, John: The French Lieutenant’s Woman (England, 1969)
  135. Calvino, Italo: Invisible Cities [Le città invisibili] (Italy, 1972)
  136. Doctorow, E.L.: Ragtime (U.S., 1975)
  137. Calvino, Italo: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler [Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore] (Italy, 1979)
  138. McCarthy, Cormac: Suttree (U.S., 1979)
  139. Rushdie, Salman: Midnight’s Children (British-Indian, 1980)
  140. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple (U.S., 1982)
  141. Saer, Juan José: The Witness [El entenado] (Argentina, 1983)
  142. García Márquez, Gabriel: Love in the Time of Cholera [El amor en los tiempos del cólera] (Colombia, 1985)
  143. Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid’s Tale (Canada, 1985)
  144. Marías, Javier: All Souls [Todas las almas] (Spain, 1987)
  145. Morrison, Toni: Beloved (U.S., 1987)
  146. Ondaatje, Michael: The English Patient (Sri-Lanka/Canada, 1992)
  147. Wallace, David Foster: Infinite Jest (U.S., 1996)
  148. Bolaño, Roberto: Nazi Literature in the Americas [La literatura nazi en América] (Chile, 1996)
  149. Vargas Llosa, Mario: The Feast of the Goat [La fiesta del chivo] (Peru, 2000)
  150. Bolaño, Roberto: 2666 (Chile, 2004)

(My previous list)

* Indicates a reread.
† Vicente Llorens, ed., 1964. Includes El Licenciado Vidriera, El Casamiento Enganoso, and El Coloquio de los Perros
‡ Includes The Turn of the Screw, Daisy Miller*, Washington Square, The Beast in the Jungle, and The Jolly Corner
§ I hope to read in Spanish

Last updated 22.1.2017

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