5-Year Classics Challenge: Reading World Classics

November 23, 2014


Here’s a tentative list of classics I want to read and reread. I hope to complete or read as much that is on the list within 5 years.



Philippines Classics
  1. Jose Rizal - Noli Me Tangere (Reread)

  2. Jose Rizal - El Filibusterismo (Reread)
American Classics
  1. Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence

  2. Edith Wharton - House of Myrth

  3. Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises

  4. Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

  5. Ernest Hemingway - The Garden of Eden

  6. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

  7. F. Scott Fitzgerald - This Side of Paradise

  8. Herman Melville - Moby Dick

  9. Mark Twain - The Prince and the Pauper

  10. Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Reread)

  11. Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Reread)

  12. Richard Harding Davis - Cinderella

  13. Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Dutch Classics
  1. Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl

  2. Harry Mulisch - The Discovery of Heaven
English Classics
  1. Bram Stoker - Dracula

  2. Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

  3. Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (Reread)

  4. Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

  5. Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (Reread)

  6. Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (Reread)

  7. Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights

  8. Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden (Reread)

  9. Frances Hodgson Burnett - A Little Princess

  10. George Orwell - Animal Farm

  11. George Orwell - 1984

  12. H.G. Wells - The Island of Dr. Moreau

  13. Jane Austen - Persuasion (Reread)

  14. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park

  15. Jane Austen - Emma

  16. Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility

  17. Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey

  18. Jonathan Swift - Gulliver’s Travel (Reread)

  19. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings

  20. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

  21. Lewis Carroll - Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland (Reread)

  22. Louisa May Alcott - Little Women (Reread)

  23. Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D’Urbervilles

  24. William Makepeace Thakeray - Vanity Fair

  25. William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

  26. William Shakespeare - Merchant of Venice

  27. William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Reread)

  28. William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

  29. Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway

  30. Virginia Woolf - A Room of One’s Own
French Classics
  1. Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers

  2. Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

  3. Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary

  4. Honore de Balzac - The Recruit

  5. Honore de Balzac - A Daughter of Eve

  6. Honore de Balzac - A Passion in the Desert

  7. Honore de Balzac - A Prince of Bohemia

  8. Victor Hugo - Les Miserables

  9. Victor Hugo - The History of a Crime
German Classics
  1. Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
Russian Classics
  1. Anton Chekhov - The Schoolmaster

  2. Andrei Bely - Petersburg

  3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov

  4. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev - A House of Gentlefolk

  5. Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

  6. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
South African Classics

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Some reference: http://www.penguinclassics.com/
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