The Classics Club III

The Classics Club is a group of people who have listed a minimum of fifty classics and aim to read them within a specific time frame. This is my third list (the first was completed in 2014, the second in 2017) and I aim to finish by 7th April 2022.

Progress: 102 / 300

♔ Ancient (20th Century B.C. - 6th Century A.D.) ♔

The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (5th Century A.D.)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (2100 B.C.)
The New Testament (1st Century A.D.)


 Medieval (5th Century - 15th Century) 

♔ High Middle Ages (1001–1300) ♔

Amman, Mir - A Tale of Four Dervishes (13th Century)
As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (11th Century) 
Gerald of Wales - The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales (1191)
Gower, John - Confessio Amantis (1386-90)
Gurgani, Fakhruddin As'ad - Vis and Rāmin (1050 - 1055)
Khayyám, Omar - Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
de Lorris, Guillaume and de Meun, Jean - Romance of the Rose (1230-75)
Njáls saga (13th Century)
The Song of Roland (1040 - 1115)
de Troyes, Chrétien - Arthurian Romances (12th Century)

♔ Late Middle Ages (1301–1500) ♔

The Cloud of Unknowing (14th Century)
Hilton, Walter - The Ladder of Perfection (14th Century)
Mandeville, John - The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (1357-71)
Malory, Thomas - Le Morte D'Arthur (1485)
Rolle, Richard - Fire of Love (14th Century)

♔ Early modern period (Asia, Europe; 1450–1750) ♔

♔ 16th Century ♔

Ariosto, Ludovico - Orlando Furioso (1516)
Camões, Luís Vaz de - The Lusiads (1572)
Ch'êng-ên, Wu - Monkey (16th Century)
Erasmus, Desiderius - Praise of Folly (1511)
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities (1554)
Machiavelli, Niccolò - The Prince (1532)
Vasari, Giorgio - The Lives of the Artists (1550)

♔ 17th Century ♔ 

Bashō, Matsuo - The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Sketches (late 17th Century)
de La Bruyère, Jean - Characters (1688)
Cervantes, Miguel de - Don Quixote (1605-15)
La Fontaine, Jean de - Selected Fables (1668-94)
Moliére - Don Juan (1665)
Moliére - The Would-Be Gentleman (1670)
Perrault, Charles - Complete Fairy Tales
de Quevedo, Francisco - The Swindler (1625)
Racine, Jean - Andromaque (1667)


♔ Early modern period (Great Britain; 1450–1750) ♔

♔ Elizabethan (1558–1603) ♔

Arden of Feversham (1592)
Elizabethan Love Stories
Gammer Gurton's Nedle (1553)
Jacke Jugeler (1565)
Jonson, Ben - Every Man in His Humour (1598)
Lyly, John - Campaspe (1584)
Lyly, John - Mother Bombie (1594)
Marlowe, Christopher - The Complete Poems and Translations 
Shakespeare, William - Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589-93)
Shakespeare, William - The Merchant of Venice (1596-97)
Shakespeare, William - As You Like It (1599)
Sidney, Philip - Astrophel and Stella (c. 1580s)
Sidney, Philip - The Old Arcadia (1580)
Spenser, Edmund - The Shepheardes Calender (1579)

♔ Jacobean (1603–1625) ♔

Chapman, George, Jonson, Ben, and Marston, John - Eastward Ho! (1605)
The Merry Devil of Edmonton (1600-04)
Shakespeare, William - All's Well That Ends Well (1604-05)
Shakespeare, William - Measure for Measure (1604)
Shakespeare, William - Sonnets (1609)

♔ Caroline Era (1625–1649) ♔

Bacon, Francis - New Atlantis (1627)

♔ Restoration (1660–1688) and Post-Restoration ♔

Milton, John - Paradise Lost (1667)
Milton, John - Paradise Found (1671)
Neville, Henry - The Isle of Pines (1668)

 Modern (European, Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia; 1700 - present) ♔

♔ 18th Century ♔

Diderot, Denis - The Nun (1796)
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774)
Romantic Fairy Tales (edited by Carol Tully)
Rousseau, Jean- Jacques - The Social Contract (1762)
Voltaire - Zadig (1747)
Voltaire - L'Ingénu (1767)
Xueqin, Cao - Dream of the Red Chamber (18th Century)

♔ 19th Century ♔

Andersen, Hans Christian - Fairy Tales
Aksakov, Sergei - A Russian Gentleman (1856)
Baudelaire, Charles - The Flowers of Evil (1857)
Bazán, Emilia Pardo - The House of Ulloa (1886)
Chernyshevsky, Nikolai - What is to be Done? (1863)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - A Gentle Creature and Other Stories (1848-77)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The House of the Dead (1862)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment (1866)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The Devils (1872)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers (1844)
Flaubert, Gustave - Flaubert in Egypt (1849)
Flaubert, Gustave - Sentimental Education (1869)
Flaubert, Gustave - The Temptation of St. Anthony (1874)
Flaubert, Gustave - Three Tales (1877)
Hugo, Victor - The Last Day of a Condemned Man (1829)
Ibsen, Henrik - The League Of Youth (1869)
Ibsen, Henrik - An Enemy of the People (1882)
Ibsen, Henrik - Ghosts (1882)
Ibsen, Henrik - Rosmersholm (1886)
Ibsen, Henrik - The Lady From The Sea (1888)
Ibsen, Henrik - The Master Builder (1892)
Ibsen, Henrik - Little Eyolf (1895)
Ibsen, Henrik - John Gabriel Borkman (1896)
Ibsen, Henrik - When We Dead Wake (1899)
Lautréamont, Comte de - Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-69)
Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich - The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Maupassant, Guy de - Bel Ami (1885)
Maupassant, Guy de - Pierre and Jean (1887)
Nietzsche, Friedrich - Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-91)
Pushkin, Alexander - The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (1833)
Spyri, Johanna - Heidi (1881)
Strindberg, August - The Father (1887)
Strindberg, August - Miss Julia (1889)
Tolstoy, Leo - Happy Ever After (1859)
Tolstoy, Leo - The Cossacks (1863)
Tolstoy, Leo - The Death Of Ivan Ilyich (1886)
Tolstoy, Leo - The Sebastopol Sketches (1855)
Verne, Jules - Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
Zola, Émile - For a Night of Love
Zola, Émile - The Mysteries of Marseille (1867)
Zola, Émile - Madeleine Férat (1868)
Zola, Émile - Fruitfulness (1899)

♔ 20th Century ♔

Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart (1958)
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke - Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories (1915)
Arnim, Elizabeth von - The Enchanted April (1922)
Borges, Jorge Luis - Fictions (1941)
Bulgakov, Mikhail - The White Guard (1926)
Camus, Albert - The Stranger (1942)
Carpentier, Alejo - Explosion in a Cathedral (1962)
Darío, Rubén - Selected Writings
Eliade, Mircea - From Primitives to Zen (1967)
Gibran, Kahlil - The Prophet (1923)
Hašek, Jaroslav - The Good Soldier Švejk (1923)
Jansson, Tove - Finn Family Moomintroll (1948)
Kazantzakis, Nikos - Zorba the Greek (1946)
Kerouac, Jack - The Dharma Bums (1958)
Lindsay, Joan - Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967)
Márquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
Mansfield, Katherine - Bliss and Other Stories (1918)
Mitchell, Margaret - Gone with the Wind (1936)
Naipaul, V. S. - A House for Mr Biswas (1961)
Paz, Octavio - The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950)
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar (1963)
Post, Laurens van der - The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958)
Rand, Ayn - Atlas Shrugged (1957)
Rhys, Jean - Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)
Salih, Tayeb - The Wedding of Zein (1962)
Schnitzler, Arthur - Dream Story (1926)
Singer, Isaac Bashevis - The Slave (1962)
Steinbeck, John - Tortilla Flat (1935)
Steinbeck, John - Of Mice and Men (1937)
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Steinbeck, John - Cannery Row (1945)
Steinbeck, John - The Pearl (1947)
Steinbeck, John - The Wayward Bus (1947)
Steinbeck, John - East of Eden (1952)
Steinbeck, John - Sweet Thursday (1954)
Steinbeck, John - The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
Steinbeck, John - Travels with Charley (1962)
Strindberg, August - Easter (1901)
Tesla, Nikola - My Inventions (1919)
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth (1905)
Yourcenar, Marguerite - Memoirs of Hadrian (1951)
Zamyatin, Yevgeny - We (1921)
Zola, Émile - Labour (1901)
Zola, Émile - Truth (1903)

♔ Modern (Great Britain and Ireland; 1700 - present) ♔

♔ Georgian (1714–1837) ♔

Burke, Edmund - The Sublime and the Beautiful (1757)
Cobbett, William - Rural Rides (1830)
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Defoe, Daniel - A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
Defoe, Daniel - Moll Flanders (1722)
Dickens, Charles - Sketches by Boz (1836)
Fielding, Henry - The Tragedy of Tragedies (1731)
Fielding, Henry - Shamela (1741)
Goldsmith, Oliver - The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
Hogg, James - The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824)
Keble, John - The Christian Year (1827)
Owen, Robert - A New View of Society (1813)
Richardson, Samuel - Pamela (1740)
Scott, Walter - Ivanhoe (1820)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe - Prometheus Unbound (1820)
Walpole, Horace - The Castle of Otranto (1764)
White, Gilbert - The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
Wollstonecraft, Mary - A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)

♔ Victorian (1837–1901) ♔

Butler, Samuel - Erewhon (1872)
Burnett, Frances Hodgson - Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)
Collins, Wilkie - The Dead Secret (1856)
Collins, Wilkie - Armadale (1864-66)
Collins, Wilkie - The Law and the Lady (1875)
Darwin, Charles - On the Origin of Species (1859)
Dickens, Charles - Barnaby Rudge (1841)
Dickens, Charles - Dombey and Son (1846-48)
Dickens, Charles - Bleak House (1852-53)
Dickens, Charles - David Copperfield (1850)
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Dickens, Charles - Our Mutual Friend (1865)
Dickens, Charles - Best Ghost Stories (1836-70)
Eliot, George - Brother Jacob (1864)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Cranford (1853)
Gissing, George - The Nether World (1889)
Gissing, George - The Odd Women (1893)
Hardy, Thomas - Life's Little Ironies (1894)
Hardy, Thomas - Jude the Obscure (1895)
Hardy, Thomas - Wessex Poems and Other Verses (1898)
Jerome, Jerome K. - Three Men on the Bummel (1900)
Kingsley, Charles - The Water-Babies (1863)
Mayhew, Henry - London Labour and the London Poor (1851)
Meredith, George - The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859)
Meredith, George - The Egoist (1879)
Mill, J. S. - Utilitarianism (1863)
Moore, George - Esther Waters (1894)
Shaw, George Bernard - The Unsocial Socialist (1883)
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Kidnapped (1886)
Stevenson, Robert Louis - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)
Tennyson, Lord Alfred - Idylls of the King (1859-85)
Trollope, Anthony - Nina Balatka (1866)
Trollope, Anthony - He Knew He Was Right (1869)
Trollope, Anthony - The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870)
Trollope, Anthony - The Way We Live Now (1875)
Victorian Fairy Tales
Wilde, Oscar - Vera (1880)
Wilde, Oscar - The Duchess of Padua (1883)
Wilde, Oscar - The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888)
Wilde, Oscar - The Portrait of Mr. W. H. (1889)
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
Wilde, Oscar - A House of Pomegranates (1891)
Wilde, Oscar - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891)
Wilde, Oscar - Poems in Prose (1893)

♔ Edwardian (1901–1914) ♔

Barrie, J. M. - Peter Pan (1911)
Burnett, Frances Hodgson - A Little Princess (1905)
Butler, Samuel - Erewhon Revisited (1901)
Butler, Samuel - The Way of All Flesh (1903)
Forster, E. M. - Howards End (1910)
Hardy, Thomas - Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)
Nesbit, Edith - The Railway Children (1906)
Wells, H. G. - The First Men in the Moon (1901)
Wells, H. G. - A Modern Utopia (1905)
Wells, H. G. - The History of Mr Polly (1910)
Wilde, Oscar - A Florentine Tragedy (1908)
Wilde, Oscar - La Sainte Courtisane (1908)
Woolf, Leonard - The Wise Virgins (1913)
Yeats, W. B. and Augusta, Lady Gregory - Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902)
Yeats, W. B. -  On Baile's Strand (1904)
Yeats, W. B. - Deidre (1904)

♔ First World War (1914–1918) ♔

Barrie, J. M. - Dear Brutus (1917)
Joyce, James - The Dubliners (1914)
Lewis, Wyndham - Tarr (1916-17)
Milne, A. A. - Belinda (1918)

♔ Interwar (1918–1939) ♔

Barrie, J. M. - The Admirable Crichton (1920)
Delafield, E. M. - Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930)
Delafield, E. M. - The Provincial Lady Goes Further (1932)
Delafield, E. M. - The Provincial Lady in America (1935)
Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort Farm (1932)
Hardy, Thomas - The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall (1923)
Huxley, Aldous - Chrome Yellow (1921)
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World (1932)
Lawrence, D. H. - Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
Maugham, W. Somerset - The Moon and Sixpence (1919)
Milne, A. A. - Mr. Pim Passes By (1919)
Milne, A. A. - The Dover Road (1921)
Milne, A. A. - To Have the Honour (1924)
Milne, A. A. - Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
Milne, A. A. - The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
Orwell, George - Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
Orwell, George - A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)
Orwell, George - The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)
Ransome, Arthur - Swallows and Amazons (1930)
Ransome, Arthur - Swallowdale (1931)
Ransome, Arthur - Peter Duck (1932)
Ransome, Arthur - Winter Holiday (1933)
Sackville West, Vita - The Edwardians (1930)
Sackville West, Vita - All Passion Spent (1931)
Strachey,  Lytton - Elizabeth and Essex (1928)
Watson, Winifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938)
Waugh, Evelyn - Vile Bodies (1930)
Woolf, Virginia - Monday or Tuesday (1921) 
Yeats, W. B. - The Player Queen (1922)
Yeats, W. B. - The Only Jealousy of Emer (1922)
Yeats, W. B. - Resurrection (1927)
Yeats, W. B. - The Words Upon the Window Pane (1934)
Yeats, W. B. - A Full Moon in March (1935)

♔ Second World War (1939–1945) ♔

Delafield, E. M. - The Provincial Lady in Wartime (1940)
Hamilton, Patrick - Hangover Square (1941)
Mitford, Nancy - The Pursuit of Love (1945)
Orwell, George - Coming Up for Air (1939)
♔ Postwar (1945–present) ♔

Bates, H. E. - The Darling Buds of May (1958)
Bates, H. E. - A Breath of French Air (1959)
Bates, H. E. - When the Green Woods Laugh (1960)
Bates, H. E. - Oh! to be in England (1963)
Bates, H. E. - A Little of What You Fancy (1970)
Goodland, Norman - Old Stan's Diary (1963)
Orwell, George - Such, Such Were the Joys (1952)
Spark, Muriel - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

 ♔ Biographies / Autobiographies / Diaries / Letters 

Bell, Vanessa - Sketches in Pen and Ink
Boswell, James - Journals (1762-95)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)
Glendinning, Victoria - Vita: The Life of Vita Sackville West (1980)
Gorky, Maxim - My Childhood (1913)
Gorky, Maxim - My Apprenticeship (1916)
Lee, Hermione - Virginia Woolf (1996)
Lee, Laurie - Cider with Rosie (1959)
Montgomery, L. M. - My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. Macmillan from L.M. Montgomery (1903-42)
The Paston Letters (1422 - 1509)
Tolstoy, Leo - Childhood, Boyhood, Youth (1852-56)

Woolf, Virginia - The Letters of Virginia Woolf: The Flight of the Mind (1888 - 1912)
Woolf, Virginia - The Letters of Virginia Woolf: The Question of Things Happening (1912 - 1922)
Woolf, Virginia - The Letters of Virginia Woolf: A Change of Perspective (1923 - 1928)
Woolf, Virginia - The Letters of Virginia Woolf: A Reflection of the Other Person (1929 - 1931)
Woolf, Virginia - The Letters of Virginia Woolf: The Sickle Side of the Moon (1932 - 1935)
Woolf, Virginia - The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Leave the Letters Till We're Dead (1936 - 1941)
Wordsworth, Dorothy - Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (1798 - 1803)

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