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.

(A) 1788 by Watkin Tench

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Agnes Grey by Bronte
Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
The Annotated Mansfield Park by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
the Annotated by Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
(A) Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton

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
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
21. Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara

Camilla by Frances Burney
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
(A) The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd
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
Consuelo by George Sand
(A) Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Countess von Rudolstadt by George Sand
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
        (33. Spring, 34. Summer, 35. Autumn & 36. Winter)
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
The Devil's Pool by George Sand
Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Dream by Emile Zola
51. (A) The Dyehouse by Mena Calthorpe

The Earth by Emile Zola
The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates
Evelina by Frances Burney

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Flight From the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch
The Forgotten Smile by Margaret Kennedy
The Forsyte Sage Vol 2 by John Galsworthy
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford
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

70. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen

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
87. The Jew's Beech by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

89. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

The Ladies Delight by Emile Zola
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
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Lost Illusions by Balzac
A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas
Love and Freindship (sic) by Jane Austen
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
Marianne by George Sand
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
(A) Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
(A) A Mere Chance by Ada Cambridge
A Memoir of Jane Austen by J E Austen-Leigh
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf
Money by Emile Zola
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
(A) My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill
119. Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Narrow Road to the Interior by Basho
The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
124. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

O Pioneers by Willa Cather
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) The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley
Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge
Plan for Chaos by John Wyndham
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

Le Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
155. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

(A) The Salzburg Tales by Christina Stead
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
The Secret People by John Wyndham
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 at Arlington by Anthony Trollope
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
A Special Providence by Richard Yates
Stoner by John Williams
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(A) The Three Miss Kings by Ada Cambridge
(A) The Timeless Land by Elenor Dark
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy
The Tortoises by Veza Canetti

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Valentine by George Sand
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
187. Voltaire in Love by Nancy Mitford

The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Washington Square by Henry James
The Watsons by Jane Austen
The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates

9/162 books

The REreads

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The Crysalids by John Wyndham 

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

The Forsyte Saga Vol 1 by John Galsworthy 
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles 

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Histories by Herodotus
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Howard's End by E.M. Forster 

If Not Now, When by Primo Levi
If This is a Man by Primo Levi
The Iliad by Homer

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence 
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford 

Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier 
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Midwich Cuckoo by John Wyndham
Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 
(A) My Place by Sally Morgan 

Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster 
Plays of George Bernard Shaw
Poems of John Donne
Poems of John Keats
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Quiet American by Graham Greene 

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster 

Sophie's Choice by William Styron 
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor 

Vet Stories by James Herriot 

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster 
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 


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