100 Classic Books

I decided to tackle Penguin Classic’s list of “100 Classic Books You Must Read Before You Die.” I am starting from scratch and reading everything, including books previously read since most of them were read back in high school. And high school was a long time ago. 

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
2. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories – Nikolai Gogol
3. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
4. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5. Notes From Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
7. Spy In House Of Love: V4 In Nin’S Continuous Novel – Anais Nin
8. Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H.Lawrence
9. Venus in Furs – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
10. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
11. The Karamazov Brothers – Fyodor Dostoevsky
12. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
13. Diamonds Are Forever – Ian Fleming
14. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
15. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
16. A Room With a View – E. M. Forster
17. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
18. Don Juan – Lord George Gordon Byron
19. Love in a Cold Climate- Nancy Mitford
20. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Tennessee Williams
21. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
22. Middlemarch – George Eliot
23. She: A History of Adventure – H. Rider Haggard
24. The Fight – by Norman Mailer
25. No Easy Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
26. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
27. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
28. Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) – Victor Hugo
29. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
30. The Old Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens
31. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
32. Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Bram Stoker
33. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
34. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
35. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
36. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
37. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
38. Baby doll – Tennessee Williams
39. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
40. Emma – Jane Austen
41. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
42. The Odyssey – Homer
43. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
44. Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
45. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
46. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
47. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
48. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde 
49. The Beautiful and Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald
50. Against Nature – Joris-Karl Huysmans 
51. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X
52. The Outsider – Albert Camus
53. Animal Farm – George Orwell
54. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
55. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
56. The Time Machine – H. G. Wells
57. The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick
58. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
59. The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
60. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
61. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
62. Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga – Hunter S. Thompson
63. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
64. Another Country – James Baldwin
65. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
66. Junky: The Definitive Text of Junk – William S. Burroughs
67. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
68. Confessions of an English Opium Eater – Thomas De Quincey
69. Subterraneans – Jack Kerouac
70. Monsieur Monde Vanishes – Georges Simenon 
71. Nineteen Eighty-four – George Orwell
72. The Monkey Wrench Gang – Edward Abbey
73. The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli 
74. Bound for Glory – Arthur Miller
75. Death of a Salesman – Georges Simenon
76. Maigret and the Ghost – Georges Simenon 
77. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
78. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
79. A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle
80. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
81. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
82. Therese Raquin – Ãmile Zola
83. Les Liaisons dangereuses – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
84. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
85. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
86. I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 – Robert Graves
87. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
88. The Beggar’s Opera – John Gay
89. The Twelve Caesars – Suetonius
90. Guys and Dolls – Hal Leonard Corporation 
91. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
92. The Iliad of Homer – Homer
93. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
94. From Russia with Love – Ian Fleming
95. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
96. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
97. The Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith
98. Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens
99. Scoop – Evelyn Waugh
100. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

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