Classics Club List

This page is my central list for my Classics Club list, where I will work to read 103 classics by March 9, 2017. You can see more information in my original post here. As I complete books on this list, I will add links with my final thoughts. Without further adieu, here’s the list of 103 classics:

The 103 classics are:

  1. John Adams – The Portable John Adams
  2. Appian – The Civil Wars
  3. Aristotle – The Art of Rhetoric
  4. Aristotle – The Athenian Constitution
  5. Aristotle – The Metaphysics
  6. Aristotle – The Nicomachean Ethics
  7. Aristotle – The Politics
  8. Jane Austen – Mansfield Park
  9. Jane Austen – Northranger Abbey
  10. Jane Austen – Persuasion
  11. Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility
  12. Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
  13. Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights
  14. Julius Caesar – The Civil War
  15. Julius Caesar – The Conquest of Gaul
  16. Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales
  17. Erskine Childers – The Riddle of the Sands
  18. Marcus Cicero – Murder Trials
  19. Marcus Cicero – On Government
  20. Carl von Clausewitz – On War
  21. Charles Darwin – The Descent of Man
  22. Charles Darwin – On the Origin of Species
  23. Charles Dickens – David Copperfield
  24. Charles Dickens – Bleak House
  25. Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities
  26. Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist
  27. Charles Dickens – The Pickwick Papers
  28. Charles Dickens – The Old Curiosity Shop
  29. Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Possessed
  30. Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Idiot
  31. Frederick Douglass – My Bondage, My Freedom
  32. Frederick Douglass – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  33. Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers
  34. Alexandre Dumas – The Man in the Iron Mask
  35. Albert Einstein – Relativity
  36. George Eliot – Middlemarch
  37. Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary
  38. Sigmund Freud – The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
  39. Elizabeth Gaskell – North and South
  40. Edward Gibbon – The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  41. Johann Goethe – Faust
  42. Knut Hamsun – Hunger
  43. Thomas Hardy – Tess of the D’urbervilles
  44. Thomas Hobbes – Leviathan
  45. Homer – The Odyssey
  46. Victor Hugo – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  47. Washington Irving – A History of New York
  48. Henry James – The Portrait of a Lady
  49. James Joyce – Dubliners
  50. James Joyce – Ulysses
  51. Anna Komnene – The Alexiad
  52. D.H. Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  53. Mikhail Lermontov – A Hero of Our Time
  54. Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology
  55. Thomas Malory – Le Morte D’Arthur
  56. Herman Melville – Moby Dick
  57. John Milton – Paradise Lost
  58. Margaret MitchellGone With the Wind
  59. Thomas More – Utopia
  60. Friedrich Nietzsche – Thus Spake Zarathustra
  61. Friedrich Nietzsche – Beyond Good and Evil
  62. George Orwell – Animal Farm
  63. George Orwell – 1984
  64. Ovid – The Metamorphoses
  65. Plato – The Laws
  66. Plutarch – On Sparta
  67. Plutarch – The Rise and Fall of Athens
  68. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – The Social Contract
  69. J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye
  70. Walter Scott – Rob Roy
  71. Ernest Shackleton – South
  72. William Shakespeare – Hamlet
  73. William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
  74. William Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew
  75. William Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing
  76. William Shakespeare – MacBeth
  77. William Shakespeare – The Tempest
  78. William Shakespeare – Julius Caesar
  79. William Shakespeare – The Comedy of Errors
  80. William Shakespeare – Twelfth Night
  81. William Shakespeare – King Lear
  82. William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  83. William Shakespeare – Othello
  84. William Shakespeare – The Merchant of Venice
  85. William Shakespeare – Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  86. William Shakespeare – Henry IV Part I
  87. William Shakespeare – Henry V
  88. Upton Sinclair – The Jungle
  89. Natsume Soseki – Kokero
  90. John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
  91. Harriet Beecher Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  92. William Thackeray – Vanity Fair
  93. Henry David Thoreau – Walden
  94. Alexis Tocqueville – Democracy in America
  95. Leo Tolstoy – The Death of Ivan Ilych
  96. Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  97. Mark Twain – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  98. Mark Twain – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  99. Mark Twain – The Gilded Age
  100. Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching
  101. Sun Tzu – The Art of War
  102. Virgil – The Aeneid
  103. Voltaire – Candide

5 Responses to “Classics Club List”

  1. Your list is great. I lead a classical literature club for kids 7-17. We have two groups: high school/adult and younger than high school. We read 10 classics a year in each group. It’s awesome. Good luck with your list.

  2. Wow! That’s some really heavy reading you’re aiming at! I’ve often wanted to give Julius Caesar a try, but I strongly suspect I’m not going to be too interested in reading about war strategies. :-/

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