11 / 12A 19th century classic: Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
A 20th century classic: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck.
A classic by a woman author: The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bázan.
A classic in translation: Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont.
A children's classic: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction: The Swindler by Francisco de Quevedo.
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
A classic with a single-word title: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
A classic with a colour in the title: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov.
A classic by an author that's new to you: Vis and Rāmin by Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani.
A classic that scares you: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Re-read a favourite classic: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
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Ace: The Negro of Peter The Great by Alexander Pushkin.
King: Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin.
Queen: The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin.
Jack: White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Ten: The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Nine: A Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Eight: The House with the Mezzanine by Anton Chekhov.
Seven: Man in a Case by Anton Chekhov.
Six: Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov.
Five: About Love by Anton Chekhov.
Four: For a Night of Love by Émile Zola.
Three: Fasting by Émile Zola.
Two: Nantas by Émile Zola.
King: That Scoundrel Scapin by Moliére.
Queen: The Miser by Moliére.
Jack: Love's the Best Doctor by Moliére.
Ten: Don Juan by Moliére.
Nine: Gammer Gurton's Nedle by William Stevenson.
Eight: Volpone by Ben Jonson.
Seven: Cato by Joseph Addison.
Six: Venus Preserv'd by Thomas Otway.
Five: The Phoenician Women by Seneca the Younger.
Two: Hercules by Seneca the Younger.
King: Westminster Hall by Oliver Goldsmith.
Queen: The Stagecoach by Samuel Johnson.
Jack: Witches, and Other Night Fears by Charles Lamb.
Ten: My First Play by Charles Lamb.
Nine: Of Persons One Would Wish to have Seen by William Hazlitt.
Eight: Book-Buying by Augustine Birrell.
Seven: On the Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt.
Six: July Grass by Richard Jeffries.
Five: The Whole Duty of a Woman by Edmund Gosse.
Four: A Meditation upon a Broomstick by Jonathan Swift.
Three: The Scholar's Complaint of his Own Bashfulness by Samuel Johnson.
Two: A Vision by Samuel Coleridge.
Ace: The Wanderings of Oisin by W. B. Yeats.
Jack: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe.
Ten: The Lady of May by Philip Sidney.
Nine: Lamon's Tale by Philip Sidney.
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Austria: Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud.France: Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
Germany: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Greece: Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius.
Ireland: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Italy: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
Norway: John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen.
Portugal: The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões.
Spain: The Swindler by Francisco de Quevedo.
Ukraine: The White Guard by Mikhaíl Bulgakov.
United Kingdom: Coming Up for Air by George Orwell.
10 / 25
- Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart.
- Joseph Addison - Cato.
- Emilia Pardo Bázan - The House of Ulloa.
- Luís Vaz de Camões - The Lusiads.
- Alejo Carpentier - Explosion in a Cathedral.
- Catullus - Poems.
- Benvenuto Cellini - Autobiography.
- Cicero - The Nature of the Gods.
- Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani - Vis and Rāmin.
- John Gower - Confessio Amantis.
- Walter Hilton - The Ladder of Perfection.
- Comte de Lautréamont - Les Chants de Maldoror.
- Livy - An Early History of Rome.
- Lucretius - On the Nature of Things.
- Petronius - The Satyricon.
- Laurens van der Post - The Lost World of the Kalahari.
- Propertius - Elegies.
- Thomas Otway - Venus Preserv'd.
- Francisco de Quevedo - The Swindler.
- William Stevenson - Gammer Gurton's Nedle.
- Philip Sidney - Astrophel and Stella.
- Achilles Tatius - Leucippe and Clitophon.
- Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days.
- Leonard Woolf - The Wise Virgins.
- Yevgeny Zamyatin - We.
12 / 12Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões.
The Temptation of St. Anthony by Gustave Flaubert.
Vis and Rāmin by Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani.
Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont.
On the Nature of Things by Lucretius.
Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Coming Up for Air by George Orwell.
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf.
Twelve Caesars by Suetonius.
Fruitfulness by Émile Zola.
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A: Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
D: Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.
E: The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels.
G: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.
H: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo.
J: Three Men in a Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome.
K: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
O: Oblomov by Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov.
P: Against Sainte-Beuve by Marcel Proust.
S: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
T: The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev.
U: Utilitarianism by J. S. Mill.
X: The Happiest of the Three by Eugène Labiche and Edmond Gondient.
Y: The Wanderings of Oisin by W. B. Yeats.
Z: Fruitfulness by Émile Zola.
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- Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius.
- Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
- Poems by Catulus.
- The Gallic War by Julius Caesar.
- The Nature of the Gods by Cicero.
- Epistles I by Horace.
- Epistles II by Horace.
- Odes by Horace.
- Satires by Horace.
- The Satires by Juvenal.
- An Early History of Rome by Livy.
- On the Nature of Things by Lucretius.
- Amores by Ovid.
- The Art of Love by Ovid.
- Cures for Love by Ovid.
- Fasti by Ovid.
- On Facial Treatments for the Ladies by Ovid.
- Elegies by Propertius.
- The Phoenician Women by Seneca the Younger.
- Medea by Seneca the Younger.
- Agamemnon by Seneca the Younger.
- Hercules by Seneca the Younger.
- Twelve Caesars by Suetonius.
- The Georgics by Virgil.
- The Eclogues by Virgil.