Several people of different social classes are travelling together to the Canterbury Cathedral and set up a 'tale contest' to keep themselves entertained. Only about 1/4 of the planned tales were written but are a very good read nevertheless.
c. 700 BC
A Greek Epic Poem, it tells the battles and happenings in the last few weeks of the Trojan War between king Agamemnon of Troy (also called Ilion), and the Greek armies, with the Myrmidon leader Achilles as the most prominent figure. Along with The Odissey, it is the oldest work in Western literature.
c. 700 BC
Sequel to The Illiad, it narrates the journeys and many bloody adventures of Odysseus returning home to Ithaca after the events of The Illiad.
c. 900 CE
The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha
de Cervantes, Miguel
Alonso Quijano, an old retired gentleman, spends his days reading books of chivalry, and he eventually goes insane and believes he is a knight himself. He goes off in a quest to perform heroic deeds, which are actually a part of his imagination. The most important book in Spanish literature.
Pride and Prejudice
A Christmas Carol
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
L'Assommoir (The Dram Shop)
The Brothers Karamazov
Stephenson, Robert Louis
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories
Doyle, Arthur Conan
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Jungle Book
Jonathan Harker, an English lawyer, travels to the old Transylvanian castle of the eccentric Count Dracula, to aid him in his moving to England. SPOILER: HE TURNS OUT TO BE A VAMPIRE.