The Classics Club III

The Classics Club is a group of people who have listed a minimum of fifty classics and aim to read them within a specific time frame. This is my third list (the first was completed in 2014, the second in 2017) and I aim to finish by 7th April 2022.

Progress: 48 / 300

♔ Ancient (20th Century B.C. - 6th Century A.D.) ♔

The Bhagavad Gita (5th - 2nd Century B.C.)
Buddhist Scriptures
The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (5th Century A.D.)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (2100 B.C.)
Laozi - Tao Te Ching (6th Century B.C.)
The New Testament (1st Century A.D.)
The Upanishads


 Medieval (5th Century - 15th Century) 


♔ Early Middle Ages (5th century - 10th century) 

Early Fiction in England: from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Chaucer

♔ High Middle Ages (1001–1300) ♔

Amman, Mir - A Tale of Four Dervishes (13th Century)
As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (11th Century) 
Gerald of Wales - The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales (1191)
Gower, John - Confessio Amantis (1386-90)
Gurgani, Fakhruddin As'ad - Vis and Rāmin (11th Century)
Khayyám, Omar - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám (11th - 12th Century)
de Lorris, Guillaume and de Meun, Jean - Romance of the Rose (1230-75)
Medieval English Verse
Njáls saga (13th Century)
Polo, Marco - The Travels of Marco Polo (1276-91)
de Troyes, Chrétien - Arthurian Romances (12th Century)
The Vinland Sagas (1220-80)

♔ Late Middle Ages (1301–1500) ♔

The Cloud of Unknowing (14th Century)
Hilton, Walter - The Ladder of Perfection (14th Century)
Mandeville, John - The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (1357-71)
Malory, Thomas - Le Morte D'Arthur (1485)
de Pisan, Christine - Treasure of City of Ladies (1405)
Rolle, Richard - Fire of Love (14th Century)
Thomas à Kempis - The Imitation of Christ (1418-27)

♔ Early modern period (Asia, Europe; 1450–1750) ♔

♔ 16th Century ♔

Ariosto, Ludovico - Orlando Furioso (1516)
Camões, Luís Vaz de - The Lusiads (1572)
Ch'êng-ên, Wu - Monkey (16th Century)
Erasmus, Desiderius - Praise of Folly (1511)
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities (1554)
Machiavelli, Niccolò - The Prince (1532)
Vasari, Giorgio - The Lives of the Artists (1550)

♔ 17th Century ♔ 

de La Bruyère, Jean - Characters (1688)
Cervantes, Miguel de - Don Quixote (1605-15)
Descartes, René - Discourse on Methods and Other Writings (1637)
Hobbes, Thomas - Leviathian (1651)
Moliére - Tartuffe (1664)
Moliére - Don Juan (1665)
Moliére - Love's the Best Doctor (1665)
Moliére - A Doctor in Spite of Himself (1666)
Moliére - The Sicilian (1667)
Moliére - The Miser (1668)
Moliére - The Would-Be Gentleman (1670)
Moliére - That Scoundrel Scapin (1671)
Moliére - The Imaginary Invalid (1673)
Pascal, Blaise - Pensées (1670)
Perrault, Charles - Complete Fairy Tales
de Quevedo, Francisco - The Swindler (1604)
Racine, Jean - Andromaque (1667)
Racine, Jean - Iphigénie (1674)
de la Rochefoucauld, François - Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

♔ Early modern period (Great Britain; 1450–1750) ♔

♔ Elizabethan (1558–1603) ♔

Arden of Feversham (1592)
Elizabethan Love Stories
Lyly, John - Campaspe (1584)
Lyly, John - Mother Bombie (1594)
Jacke Jugeler (1565)
Lindsay, David - A Satire of the Three Estates (1555)
Marlowe, Christopher - The Complete Poems and Translations 
Norton, Thomas and Sackville, Thomas - Gorboduc (1561)
Peele, George - David and Bethsabe (1588)
Preston, Thomas - Cambyses, King of Persia (1584)
Shakespeare, William - Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589-93)
Shakespeare, William - The Merchant of Venice (1596-97)
Shakespeare, William - As You Like It (1599)
Sidney, Philip - Astrophel and Stella (c. 1580s)
Sidney, Philip - The Defence of Poesy (1595)
Stevenson, William - Gammer Gurton's Nedle (1575)

♔ Jacobean (1603–1625) ♔

Jonson, Ben - Volpone (1607)
Jonson, Ben - Bartholomew Fair (1614)
The Merry Devil of Edmonton (1600-04)
Shakespeare, William - All's Well That Ends Well (1604-05)
Shakespeare, William - Measure for Measure (1604)
Shakespeare, William - Sonnets (1609)

♔ Caroline Era (1625–1649) ♔

Bacon, Francis - New Atlantis (1627)

♔ Restoration (1660–1688) and Post-Restoration ♔

Addison, Joseph - Cato (1712)
Farquhar, George - The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
Milton, John - Paradise Lost (1667)
Milton, John - Paradise Found (1671)
Neville, Henry - The Isle of Pines (1668)
Otway, Thomas - Venus Preserv'd (1682)
Vanbrugh, John - The Provok'd Wife (1697)
Wycherley, William - The Country Wife (1675)

 Modern (European, Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia; 1700 - present) ♔

♔ 18th Century ♔

Diderot, Denis - The Nun (1796)
Kant, Immanuel - Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
Laclos, Choderlos de - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1782)
Voltaire - Zadig and L'Ingénu (1747 - 1767)

♔ 19th Century ♔

Andersen, Hans Christian - Fairy Tales
Balzac, Honoré de - Eugénie Grandet (1833)
Balzac Honoré de - Cousin Bette (1846)
Baudelaire, Charles - The Flowers of Evil (1857)
Bazán, Pardo - The House of Ulloa (1886)
Chekhov, Anton - The Lady with a Lapdog and Other Stories
Constant, Benjamin - Adolphe (1866)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - A Gentle Creature and Other Stories (1848-77)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment (1866)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The Devils (1872)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
Dumas, Alexandre - The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers (1844)
Engels, Friedrich - The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)
Feydeau, Georges - Get Out of My Hair! (1894)
Flaubert, Gustave - Flaubert in Egypt (1849)
Flaubert, Gustave - Sentimental Education (1869)
Flaubert, Gustave - The Temptation of St. Anthony (1874)
Flaubert, Gustave - Three Tales (1877)
Goncharov, Ivan Alexandrovich - Oblomov (1859)
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm - Grimm Fairy Tales (1812)
Ibsen, Henrik - The League Of Youth (1869)
Ibsen, Henrik - Ghosts (1881)
Ibsen, Henrik - A Public Enemy (1882)
Ibsen, Henrik - Rosmersholm (1886)
Ibsen, Henrik - The Lady From The Sea (1888)
Ibsen, Henrik - The Master Builder (1892)
Ibsen, Henrik - Little Eyolf (1894)
Ibsen, Henrik - John Gabriel Borkman (1896)
Ibsen, Henrik - When We Dead Wake (1899)
Labiche, Eugène and Gondient, Edmond - The Happiest of the Three (1870)
Lautréamont, Comte de - Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-69)
Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich - The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Maupassant, Guy de - Bel Ami (1885)
Nietzsche, Friedrich - Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-91)
Proust, Marcel - Against Sainte-Beuve (written between 1895 - 1900)
Pushkin, Alexander - The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (1833)
Spyri, Johanna - Heidi (1881)
Stendhal - Scarlet and Black (1830)
Stendhal - The Charterhouse of Parma (1839)
Strindberg, August - The Father (1887)
Strindberg, August - Miss Julia (1889)
Tolstoy, Leo - The Cossacks, The Death Of Ivan Ilyich, and Happy Ever After
Tolstoy, Leo - The Sebastopol Sketches (1855)
Tolstoy, Leo - What is Art? (1897)
Turgenev, Ivan - The Torrents of Spring (1870-71)
Verne, Jules - Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
Zola, Émile - For a Night of Love
Zola, Émile - The Mysteries of Marseille (1867)
Zola, Émile - Madeleine Férat (1868)
Zola, Émile - Fruitfulness (1899)

♔ 20th Century ♔

Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart (1958)
Arnim, Elizabeth von - The Enchanted April (1922)
Borges, Jorge Luis - Fictions (1941)
Camus, Albert - The Stranger (1942)
Darío, Rubén - Selected Writings
Eliade, Mircea - From Primitives to Zen (1967)
Fariña, Richard - Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1966)
Gibran, Kahlil - The Prophet (1923)
Kazantzakis, Nikos - Zorba the Greek (1946)
Kerouac, Jack - The Dharma Bums (1958)
Lindsay, Joan - Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967)
Márquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
Mansfield, Katherine - Bliss and Other Stories (1918)
Mitchell, Margaret - Gone with the Wind (1936)
Naipaul, V. S. - A House for Mr Biswas (1961)
Paz, Octavio - The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950)
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar (1963)
Post, Laurens van der - The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958)
Rand, Ayn - Atlas Shrugged (1957)
Rhys, Jean - Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)
Singer, Isaac Bashevis - The Slave (1962)
Steinbeck, John - Tortilla Flat (1935)
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Steinbeck, John - Cannery Row (1945)
Steinbeck, John - Travels with Charley (1962)
Strindberg, August - Easter (1901)
Weber, Max - The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905)
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth (1905)
Zamyatin, Yevgeny - We (1921)
Zola, Émile - Labour (1901)
Zola, Émile - Truth (1903)

♔ Modern (Great Britain and Ireland; 1700 - present) ♔

♔ Georgian (1714–1837) ♔

Burke, Edmund - The Sublime and the Beautiful (1757)
Burke, Edmund - Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
Cobbett, William - Rural Rides (1830)
Dickens, Charles - Sketches by Boz (1836)
Fielding, Henry - The Tragedy of Tragedies (1731)
Fielding, Henry - Shamela (1741)
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones (1749)
Gay, John - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
Goldsmith, Oliver - She Stoops to Conquer (1771)
Goldsmith, Oliver - The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
Inchbald, Elizabeth - A Simple Story (1791)
Johnson, Samuel - Rasselas (1759)
Keble, John - The Christian Year (1827)
Lillo, George - The London Merchant (1731)
Owen, Robert - A New View of Society (1813)
Richardson, Samuel - Pamela (1740)
Scott, Walter - Ivanhoe (1820)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe - Prometheus Unbound (1820)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley - The Rivals (1775)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley - The School for Scandal (1777)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley - The Critic (1779)
Steele, Richard - The Conscious Lovers (1722)
Trollope, Fanny - The Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832)
Walpole, Horace - The Castle of Otranto (1764)
White, Gilbert - The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
Wollstonecraft, Mary - A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)
Wordsworth, William - The Prelude (1805)

♔ Victorian (1837–1901) ♔

Butler, Samuel - Erewhon (1872)
Burnett, Frances Hodgson - Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)
Collins, Wilkie - The Dead Secret (1856)
Collins, Wilkie - Armadale (1864-66)
Collins, Wilkie - Man and Wife (1870).
Collins, Wilkie - The Law and the Lady (1875)
Darwin, Charles - On the Origin of Species (1859)
Dickens, Charles - Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39)
Dickens, Charles - Our Mutual Friend (1864-65)
Dickens, Charles - Dombey and Son (1846-48)
Dickens, Charles - Bleak House (1852-53)
Dickens, Charles - David Copperfield (1850)
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Gothic Tales
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Cranford (1853)
Hardy, Thomas - Life's Little Ironies (1894)
Hardy, Thomas - Jude the Obscure (1895)
Hardy, Thomas - Wessex Poems and Other Verses (1898)
Jerome, Jerome K. - Three Men in a Bummel (1900)
Kingsley, Charles - The Water-Babies (1863)
Mayhew, Henry - London Labour and the London Poor (1851)
Meredith, George - The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859)
Meredith, George - The Egoist (1879)
Mill, J. S. - On Liberty (1859)
Mill, J. S. - Utilitarianism (1863)
Mill, J. S. - Considerations on a Representative Government (1861)
Mill, J. S. - The Subjection of Women (1869)
Shaw, George Bernard - The Unsocial Socialist (1883)
Tennyson, Lord Alfred - Idylls of the King (1859-85)
Trollope, Anthony - Nina Balatka (1866)
Trollope, Anthony - He Knew He Was Right (1869)
Trollope, Anthony - The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870)
Trollope, Anthony - The Way We Live Now (1875)
Trollope, Fanny - The Widow Barnaby (1839)
Victorian Fairy Tales
Wilde, Oscar - Vera (1880)
Wilde, Oscar - The Duchess of Padua (1883)
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
Wilde, Oscar - De Profundis (1897)

♔ Edwardian (1901–1914) ♔

Barrie, J. M. - Peter Pan (1911)
Burnett, Frances Hodgson - A Little Princess (1905)
Butler, Samuel - Erewhon Revisited (1901)
Butler, Samuel - The Way of All Flesh (1903)
Forster, E. M. - Howards End (1910)
Hardy, Thomas - Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)
Hardy, Thomas - The Dynasts (1904-08)
Hardy, Thomas - Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses (1909)
Hardy, Thomas - A Changed Man and Other Stories (1913)
Nesbit, Edith - The Railway Children (1906)
Wells, H. G. - The First Men in the Moon (1901)
Wells, H. G. - The History of Mr Polly (1910)
Wilde, Oscar - A Florentine Tragedy (1908)
Wilde, Oscar - La Sainte Courtisane (1908)
Woolf, Leonard - The Wise Virgins (1913)

♔ First World War (1914–1918) ♔

Hardy, Thomas - Satires of Circumstance (1914)
Hardy, Thomas - Moments of Vision (1917)
Joyce, James - The Dubliners (1914)

♔ Interwar (1918–1939) ♔

Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort Farm (1932)
Hardy, Thomas - Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses (1922)
Hardy, Thomas - The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall (1923)
Hardy, Thomas - Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and Trifles (1925)
Hardy, Thomas - Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres (1928)
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World (1932)
Lawrence, D. H. - Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
Maugham, W. Somerset - The Moon and Sixpence (1919)
Orwell, George - Collected Essays
Orwell, George - Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
Orwell, George - A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)
Orwell, George - The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)
Ransome, Arthur - Swallows and Amazons (1930)
Ransome, Arthur - Swallowdale (1931)
Ransome, Arthur - Peter Duck (1932)
Ransome, Arthur - Winter Holiday (1933)
Sackville West, Vita - The Edwardians (1930)
Sackville West, Vita - All Passion Spent (1931)
Woolf, Virginia - Monday or Tuesday (1921) 

♔ Second World War (1939–1945) ♔

Hamilton, Patrick - Hangover Square (1941)
Orwell, George - Coming Up for Air (1939)
Waugh, Evelyn - Brideshead Revisited (1945)

♔ Postwar (1945–present) ♔

Bates, H. E. - The Pop Larkin Chronicles (1958 - 1970)
Bell, Quentin - A New and Noble School: The Pre-Raphaelites (1982)
Spark, Muriel - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

 ♔ Biographies / Autobiographies / Diaries / Letters 

Boswell, James - Journals (1762-95)
Brown, Frederick - Flaubert: A Life (2006)
Cellini, Benvenuto - Autobiography (1558 - 1563)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)
Hardy, Emma - Some Reflections (1961)
Hardy, Florence Emily - The Life of Thomas Hardy (1930)
Hughes, Ann - The Diary of a Farmer's Wife 1796 - 1797
Lee, Hermione - Virginia Woolf (1996)
Lee, Laurie - Cider with Rosie (1959)
Montgomery, L. M. - My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. Macmillan from L.M. Montgomery (1903-42)
Pearson, Roger - Voltaire Almighty (2005)
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques - Confessions (1789)
The Paston Letters (1422 - 1509)
Tolstoy, Leo - Childhood, Boyhood, Youth (1852-56)

Tomalin, Claire - Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self (2001)
Tomalin, Claire - Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man (2006)

Tomalin, Claire - Charles Dickens: A Life (2011)
Shōnagon, Sei - The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon (10th-11th Century)
Woolf, Virginia - Complete Letters (1888 - 1941) 
Woolf, Virginia - Roger Fry: A Biography (1940)
Wordsworth, Dorothy - Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (1798 - 1803)

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