Classics Club Take Two

I have a problem.

I keep accumulating classic books!
I can't help it.
I'm attracted by lovely covers, serendipitous finds in second hand book stores and impulse purchases.

I figure that one day (probably not the Sept 2017 date I've set myself) I will eventually complete my first Classics Club list.

And when that momentous day finally arrives I will be ready to go with this list.

There are a lot of rereads on this list, because I really want to revisit those books that I read during my younger (pre-blogging) years to see if they hold up in my memory and to see what new things they might reveal to me with a more mature reading.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Agnes Grey by Bronte
Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
Animal Farm by George Orwell (reread)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (reread)
L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
8. (A) Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton


The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Basil by Wilkie Collins
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
Best Short Stories by Guy du Maupassant
La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (reread)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (reread)
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
21. Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara


Camilla by Frances Burney
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Cimarron by Edna Ferber
Civil to Strangers by Barbara Pym
The Children by Edith Wharton
Cold Spring Harbour by Richard Yates
The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy
(A) Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym
32. The Crysalids by John Wyndham (reread)


A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
        (33. Spring, 34. Summer, 35. Autumn & 36. Winter)
37. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (reread)
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (reread)
The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins
Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Death of Ivan Ilyvich by Leo Tolstoy
The Debacle by Emile Zola
Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (reread)
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
The Dream by Emile Zola
The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi (reread)
51. (A) The Dyehouse by Mena Calthorpe


The Earth by Emile Zola
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (reread)
The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates
56. End of the Affair by Graham Greene (reread)
Evelina by Frances Burney


Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
The Flight From the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch
The Forgotten Smile by Margaret Kennedy
The Forsyte Saga Vol 1 by John Galsworthy (reread)
The Forsyte Sage Vol 2 by John Galsworthy
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (reread)
65. Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier


A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
A Good School by Richard Yates
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (reread)


70. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
The Histories by Herodotus (reread)
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (reread)
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (reread)
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
78. Howard's End by E.M. Forster (reread)


If Not Now, When by Primo Levi (reread)
If This is a Man by Primo Levi (reread)
The Iliad by Homer (reread)
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
83. (A) It's Raining in Mango by Thea Astley


Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Jane Austen's Letters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (reread)
87. The Jew's Beech by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff


The Kill by Emile Zola
89. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset


The Ladies Delight by Emile Zola
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (reread)
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Last Chronicles of Barset by Anthony Trollope
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
Letters of Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (reread)
A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas
Love and Freindship (sic) by Jane Austen
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (reread)
103. Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather


Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier (reread)
The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
(A) Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Middlemarch by George Eliot (reread)
Midwich Cuckoo by John Wyndham (reread)
Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf
Money by Emile Zola
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (reread)
(A) My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill
(A) My Place by Sally Morgan (reread)
119. Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens


Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Narrow Road to the Interior by Basho
Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (reread)
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (reread)
124. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke


O Pioneers by Willa Cather
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (reread)
Old New York by Edith Wharton
One of Ours by Willa Cather
129. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin


A Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (reread)
(A) The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley
Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge
Plan for Chaos by John Wyndham
Plays of George Bernard Shaw
Poems of John Donne
Poems of John Keats
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (reread)
Pot Luck by Emile Zola
The Princess de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
The Professor's House by Willa Cather
145. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford


Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
147. The Quiet American by Graham Greene (reread)


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (reread)
Le Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas
The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster (reread)
155. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell


(A) The Salzburg Tales by Christina Stead
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sin of Abbe Mouret by Emile Zola
(A) Sisters by Ada Cambridge
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
(A) The Slow Natives by Thea Astley
A Small House in Arlington by Anthony Trollope
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
Sophie's Choice by William Styron (reread)
South Riding by Winifred Holtby
A Special Providence by Richard Yates
Stoner by John Williams
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (reread)
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (reread)
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor (reread)
(A) The Timeless Land by Elenor Dark
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy
The Tortoises by Veza Canetti
183. The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)


Under the Net by Iris Murdoch


The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
Vet Stories by James Herriot (reread)
The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
187. Voltaire in Love by Nancy Mitford


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (reread)
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Washington Square by Henry James
The Watsons by Jane Austen
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster (reread)
The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (reread)

Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates

10/197 books

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