Author Challenge

I have a few favourite (classic) authors who I feel compelled to read everything they have ever written.

One day I would like to read (or reread) them in chronological order, but for now, this page is to help me keep track of where I'm up to....which books I've read, which ones I own and which ones I still need to source from somewhere.

Own it
Read it (pre-blogging days)

Charles Dickens

Novels

  • The Pickwick Papers – 1836
  • Oliver Twist – 1837
  • Nicholas Nickleby – 1838
  • The Old Curiosity Shop – 1840
  • Barnaby Rudge – 1841
  • Martin Chuzzlewit – 1843
  • A Christmas Carol - 1843
  • Dombey and Son – 1846
  • David Copperfield – 1849
  • Bleak House – 1852
  • Hard Times – 1854
  • Little Dorrit – 1855
  • A Tale of Two Cities – 1859
  • Great Expectations – 1860
  • Our Mutual Friend – 1864
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood – 1870


Ada Cambridge

Novels

  • The Two Surplices (1865)
  • My Guardian : A Story of the Fen Country (1874)
  • Up the Murray (1875)
  • In Two Years Time (1879)
  • Dinah (1880)
  • A Mere Chance (1880)
  • Missed in the Crowd (1882)
  • A Girl's Ideal (1882)
  • Across the Grain (1882)
  • The Three Miss Kings (1883)
  • A Marriage Ceremony (1884)
  • A Little Minx (1885)
  • Against the Rules (1886)
  • A Black Sheep (1889)
  • A Woman's Friendship (1889) (Serialised in the Age, 1889; first published in book form in 1988)
  • Not All in Vain (1891)
  • Fidelis (1895)
  • Materfamilias (1898)
  • Path and Goal (1900)
  • The Devastators (1901)
  • Sisters (1904)
  • A Platonic Friendship (1905)
  • A Happy Marriage (1906)
  • The Eternal Feminine (1907)
  • The Making of Rachel Rowe (1914)

Autobiography

  • Thirty Years in Australia (1903)
  • The Retrospect (1912)

Willa Cather

Novels

  • Alexander's Bridge (1912)
  • O Pioneers! (1913)
  • The Song of the Lark (1915)
  • My Ántonia (1918)
  • One of Ours (1922)
  • A Lost Lady (1923)
  • The Professor's House (1925)
  • My Mortal Enemy (1926)
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
  • Shadows on the Rock (1931)
  • Lucy Gayheart (1935)
  • Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940)

Wilkie Collins

Novels

  • Basil (1852)
  • Hide and Seek (1854)
  • The Dead Secret (1856)
  • The Woman in White (1860)
  • No Name (1862)
  • Armadale (1866)
  • No Thoroughfare (1867), a story and play co-written with Charles Dickens
  • The Moonstone (1868)
  • Man and Wife (1870)
  • Poor Miss Finch (1872)
  • The New Magdalen (1873)
  • John Jago's Ghost or The Dead Alive (1874)
  • The Law and the Lady (1875)
  • The Two Destinies (1876)
  • The Haunted Hotel, (1879) 
  • The Fallen Leaves (1879)
  • Who Killed Zebedee? (1881)
  • The Black Robe (1881)
  • Heart And Science (1882-1883)
  • The Evil Genius (1885)
  • The Guilty River (1886)
  • Legacy Of Cain (1888)
  • Blind Love (1890 – unfinished, completed by Walter Besant)

Edith Wharton

Novels

  • The Touchstone, 1900 
  • The Valley of Decision, 1902
  • Sanctuary, 1903
  • The House of Mirth, 1905
  • Madame de Treymes, 1907
  • The Fruit of the Tree, 1907
  • Ethan Frome, 1911 
  • The Reef, 1912
  • The Custom of the Country, 1913
  • Bunner Sisters, 1916 (novella)
  • Summer, 1917
  • The Marne, 1918
  • The Age of Innocence, 1920 
  • The Glimpses of the Moon, 1922
  • A Son at the Front, 1923
  • The Mother's Recompense, 1925
  • Twilight Sleep, 1927
  • The Children, 1928
  • Hudson River Bracketed, 1929
  • The Gods Arrive, 1932
  • The Buccaneers, 1938 (unfinished)

Short Stories

  • The Greater Inclination, 1899, includes Souls Belated.
  • Crucial Instances, 1901
  • The Descent of Man and Other Stories, 1904
  • The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories, 1908
  • Tales of Men and Ghosts, 1910
  • Xingu and Other Stories, 1916
  • Old New York: False Dawn, The Old Maid, The Spark, New Year's Day, 1924
  • Here and Beyond, 1926
  • Certain People, 1930
  • Human Nature, 1933
  • The World Over, 1936
  • Ghosts, 1937
  • Roman Fever and Other Stories, 1964
  • "Madame de Treymes and Others: Four Novelettes", 1970
  • "The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton", 1973
  • "The New York Stories of Edith Wharton", 2007

Non-fiction

  • The Decoration of Houses, 1897
  • Italian Villas and Their Gardens, 1904
  • Italian Backgrounds, 1905
  • A Motor-Flight Through France, 1908 
  • Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort, 1915 
  • French Ways and Their Meaning, 1919
  • In Morocco, 1920 
  • The Writing of Fiction, 1925 
  • A Backward Glance, 1934 

Virginia Woolf

Novels

  • The Voyage Out (1915)
  • Night and Day (1919)
  • Jacob's Room (1922)
  • Mrs Dalloway (1925)
  • To the Lighthouse (1927)
  • Orlando (1928)
  • The Waves (1931)
  • The Years (1937)
  • Between the Acts (1941)

Short story collections
  • Kew Gardens (short story) (1919)
  • Monday or Tuesday (1921)
  • A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (1944)
  • Mrs Dalloway's Party (1973)
  • The Complete Shorter Fiction (1985)
  • Carlyle's House and Other Sketches (2003)

Non-fiction
  • Modern Fiction (1919)
  • The Common Reader (1925)
  • A Room of One's Own (1929)
  • On Being Ill (1930)
  • The London Scene (1931)
  • The Common Reader: Second Series (1932)
  • Three Guineas (1938)
  • The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (1942)
  • The Moment and Other Essays (1947)
  • The Captain's Death Bed And Other Essays (1950)
  • Granite and Rainbow (1958)
  • Books and Portraits (1978)
  • Women And Writing (1979)
  • Collected Essays (six volumes)

Biographies
  • Orlando: A Biography (1928)
  • Flush: A Biography (1933) 
  • Roger Fry: A Biography (1940)

Emile Zola

  • Contes à Ninon (1864) 
  • La Confession de Claude (1865) 
  • Les Mystères de Marseille (1867) 
  • Thérèse Raquin (1867) 
  • Madeleine Férat (1868) 
  • Nouveaux Contes à Ninon (1874) 
  • Le Roman Experimental (1880) 

Les Rougon-Macquart:

  • La Fortune des Rougon (1871)                        
  • La Curée (1871–2)  The Kill                    
  • Le Ventre de Paris (1873)  The Belly of Paris                               
  • La Conquête de Plassans (1874)                      
  • La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret (1875)  The Sin of Father Mouret
  • Son Excellence Eugène Rougon (1876)  His Excellency
  • L'Assommoir (1877)  The Dram Shop                                      
  • Une Page d'amour (1878)  A Love Episode
  • Nana (1880)
  • Pot-Bouille (1882)  Pot Luck
  • Au Bonheur des Dames (1883)  The Ladies Paradise
  • La Joie de vivre (1884)
  • Germinal (1885)
  • L'Œuvre (1886)  The Masterpiece
  • La Terre (1887)  The Earth
  • Le Rêve (1888)  The Dream
  • La Bête humaine (1890)  The Beast Within
  • L'Argent (1891)  Money
  • La Débâcle (1892)
  • Le Docteur Pascal (1893)
Zola's Recommended Reading Order: 
  • La Fortune des Rougon (1871)
  • Son Excellence Eugène Rougon (1876)
  • La Curée (1871-2)
  • L'Argent (1891)
  • Le Rêve (1888)
  • La Conquête de Plassans (1874)
  • Pot-Bouille (1882)
  • Au Bonheur des Dames (1883)
  • La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret (1875)
  • Une Page d'amour (1878)
  • Le Ventre de Paris (1873)
  • La Joie de vivre (1884)
  • L'Assommoir (1877)
  • L'Œuvre (1886)
  • La Bête humaine (1890)
  • Germinal (1885)
  • Nana (1880)
  • La Terre (1887)
  • La Débâcle (1892)
  • Le Docteur Pascal (1893)

Les Trois Villes:

  • Lourdes (1894)
  • Rome (1896)
  • Paris (1898)

Les Quatre Évangiles:

  • Fécondité (1899)   Fruitfulness
  • Travail (1901)     Labour
  • Vérité (1903 published posthumously)     Truth
  • Justice (unfinished)

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