Classic Novels📘

Here are some of my favorite novels (85+ novels from 60+ authors – for now).  More to come!


*If I have written a review for any novel on this list, I have marked it with an asterisk.  Search author, country, or novel in the sidebar.

Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart

Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women

Austen, Jane: Emma, *Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice, and Sense & Sensibility

Ballard, J.G.: Empire of the Sun

Balzac, Honoré de: Père Goriot

Beckett, Samuel: Murphy

Blackmore, R.D.: Lorna Doone

Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre

Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights

Buck, Pearl: The Good Earth

Byatt, A.S.: Possession

Camus, Albert: The Plague

Chopin, Kate: The Awakening

Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness

Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage

Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Oliver Twist, and Our Mutual Friend

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment, The Gambler, The Brothers Karamazov, and Notes from Underground

Douglas, Lloyd C.: The Robe

Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo

Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose

Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans): Middlemarch and Silas Marner

Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying

Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby

Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India and Howards End

Galsworthy, John: The Forsyte Saga

Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford

Golding, William: The Lord of the Flies

Graves, Robert: I Claudius

Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Hartley, L.P.: The Go-Between

Hilton, James: Goodbye Mr. Chips and Lost Horizon

Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables

Ishiguro, Kazuo: The Remains of the Day

Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Laclos, Choderlos de: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Lee, Harper: *To Kill a Mockingbird

Mann, Thomas: Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain

Maugham, Somerset: Of Human Bondage and The Moon and Sixpence

Mitchell, Margaret: Gone With the Wind

Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye

Némirovsky, Irène: Suite Française

Pasternak, Boris: Dr. Zhivago

Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front

Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea

Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe and Waverly

Sagan, Françoise: *Bonjour Tristesse

Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein

Smith, Dodie: I Capture the Castle

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and Cancer Ward

Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle): The Red and the Black

Stevenson, Robert Louis: Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stoker, Bram: *Dracula

Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver’s Travels

Thackeray, William Makepiece: Vanity Fair

Tolstoy Leo: Anna Karenina and *The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons

Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Wallace, Lew: Ben Hur

Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth

White, T.H.: The Once and Future King

Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse

Carpe Librum! 📚Seize the Book…and let the page-turning begin!



4 responses to “Classic Novels📘

  1. An excellent list. I can recommend the Anne and Emily series by L.M. Montgomery and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Also, you might like Rumer Godden.


  2. Marcus J Copley

    A varied and excellent selection Sarah. I have read some of these too – a few of them can be life-changing in their own way don’t you think?

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