Thursday, October 30, 2014

Penguin Classic's List of "100 Classic Books to Read Before You Die"

I've found the Penguin Classic's list of books to read before you die. I'm disappointed to say that I've only read 7 of these. As an English teacher, I feel like this is unacceptable. I'm going to try to read at least 10 next year. If you're interested in widening your experience with classic literature, this is for you.

Frankly, I'm a bit upset that Jane Eyre isn't on the list. Which books would you add? 

100 Classic Novels You Must Read Before You Die
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 РVictor 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 – Woody Guthrie
75. Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
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 РÃmile 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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