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Classic FictionEdit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Canterbury Tales Chauncer, Geoffrey c. 1380 412 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.
Iliad The Illiad Homer c. 700 BC 576 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.
Odissey The Odyssey Homer c. 700 BC 416 Sequel to The Illiad, it narrates the journeys and many bloody adventures of Odysseus returning home to Ithaca after the events of The Illiad.
Beowulf (unknown) c. 900 CE 3182 lines
The Prince Machiavelli, Niccolo 1532 160
Quixote The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha de Cervantes, Miguel 1605 1120 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.
Paradise Lost Milton, John 1667 112
Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel 1719 400
Candide Voltaire 1759 130
Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane 1813 392
Ivanhoe Scott, William 1819 544
Dead Souls Gogol, Nikolai 1842 432
A Christmas Carol Dickens, Charles 1843 96
The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas, Alexandre 1844 1312
Wuthering Heights Bronté, Emily 1847 260
Jane Eyre Brontë, Charlotte 1847 352
David Copperfield Dickens, Charles 1849 1024
Moby Dick Melville, Hermann 1851 822
Madame Bovary Flaubert, Gustave 1856 384
Les Miserables Hugo, Victor 1862 334
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carrol, Lewis 1865 140
Middlemarch Eliot, George 1869 904
Anna Karenina Tolstoy, Leo 1877 864
L'Assommoir (The Dram Shop) Zola, Émile 1877 528
The Brothers Karamazov Dostoevsky, Fyodor 1880 1072
Treasure Island Stephenson, Robert Louis 1883 160
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark 1884 366
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories Doyle, Arthur Conan 1887 944
The Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde, Oscar 1890 178
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Hardy, Thomas 1891 592
The Jungle Book Kipling, Rudyard 1894 240
Dracula Dracula Stoker, Bram 1897 266 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.
Heart of Darkness Conrad, Joseph 1899 544

Modern Classics (20th Century)Edit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Immoralist Gidé, Andre 1902 144
Swann's Way Proust, Marcel 1913 276
Sons and Lovers Lawrence, David H. 1913 423
Life with Jeeves, A Jeeves and Bertie Compendium Wodehouse, Pelham G. 1915 560
Ulysses Joyce, James 1922 1056
The Magic Mountain Mann, Thomas 1924 720
The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, Francis Scott 1925 230
To the Lighthouse Woolf, Virginia 1927 154
Brave New World Huxley, Aldous 1931 288
Of Mice And Men Steinbeck, John 1937 107
Nausea Sartre, Jean-Paul 1938 192
Ten Little Niggers (And Then There Were None) Christie, Agatha 1939 256
The Grapes Of Wrath Steinbeck, John 1939 619
The Big Sleep Chandler, Raymond 1939 277
Native Son Wright, Richard 1940 213
The Stranger Camus, Alfred 1943 117
The Fountainhead Rand, Ayn 1943 752
Animal Farm Orwell, George 1945 112
Nineteen Eighty-Four Orwell, George 1949 326
The Catcher in the Rye Salinger, Jerome D. 1951 276
The Old Man and The Sea Hemingway, Ernest 1952 127
Invisible Man Ellison, Ralph 1952 581
Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury, Ray 1953 201
Casino Royale Fleming, Ian 1953 213
Lord of the Flies Golding, William 1954 248
Lolita Nabokov, Vladimir 1955 368
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Mishima, Yukio 1956 247
Atlas Shrugged Rand, Ayn 1957 1368
Naked Lunch Burroughs, William S. 1959 320
To Kill A Mockingbird Lee, Harper 1960 296
Catch-22 Heller, Joseph 1961 453
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Kessey, Ken 1962 320
A Clockwork Orange Burgess, Anthony 1962 192
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr 1963 158
The Magus Fowles, John 1966 672
One Hundred Years of Solitude García Márquez, Gabriel 1967 464
Slaughterhouse-Five Vonnegut, Kurt 1969 215
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Thompson, Hunter S. 1971 204
Watership Down Adams, Richard 1972 413
Gravity's Rainbow Pynchon, Thomas 1973 760
A Scanner Darkly Dick, Phillip K. 1977 220
The Shining King, Stephen 1977 447
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Kundera, Milan 1984 320
White Noise DeLillio, Don 1985 326
Beloved Morrison, Toni 1987 324
The Giver Lowry, Lois 1993 179
Brazil Updike, John 1994 272
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Murakami, Haruhi 1994 607
Blindness Saramago, José 1995 326
High Fidelity Hornby, Nick 1995 253
Fight Club Palahniuk, Chuck 1996 208
American Pastoral Roth, Phillip 1997 423
House of Leaves Danielewski, Mark Z. 2000 709
Looking for Alaska Green, John 2005 221
The Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne 2008 374

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