My Classics Club List #2

My second classics list for The Classics Club.  This time I played it smart and am challenging myself to read 50 classics from the dates November 30, 2018 to November 29, 2023.

Ancients  (5000 B.C. – A.D. 400):

Theogony (8th century) – Hesiod

Works and Days (8th century) – Hesiod

Homeric Hymns (6th-7th century)

Meno (4th century) – Plato

Gorgias (382 B.C.) – Plato

The Republic (380 B.C.) – Plato

Aristotle, Ethics (330 B.C.) – Aristotle

Letters (1st century) – Pliny the Younger

On The Good Life (75 – 71 B.C.) – Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Gallic Wars (58 – 49 B.C.) – Caesar

Lives (75) – Plutarch

The Twelve Ceasars (121) – Suetonius

Meditations (170-180) – Marcus Aurelius

The Voyage of Argo (3rd century) – Apollonius of Rhodes

Address to Young Men (363) – Saint Basil

 

Medieval/Early Renaissance (400 – 1600 A.D.):

The City of God (426) – Augustine

The Consolation of Philosophy (524) – Boethius

Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731) – Bede

The History of the Kings of Britain (1136) – Geoffrey Monmouth

The Romance of Tristan (c. 12th century) – Beroul

The Journey Through Wales (1191) – Gerald of Wales

The Decameron (1353) – Giovanni Boccaccio

Troilus & Criseyde (1382-86) – Geoffrey Chaucer

Revelations of Divine Love (1395) – Julian of Norwich

On the Imitation of Christ (1418-1427) – Thomas à Kempis

The Praise of Folly (1509) – Eramus

The Prince (1513) – Niccolo Machiavelli

Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1564) – François Rabelais

Heptaméron (1558) – Marguerite of Navarre

The Faerie Queene (1590-1596) – Edmund Spenser

 

Late Renaissance/Early Modern (1600 – 1850 A.D.):

Richard III (1592) – William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice (1596-1598) – William Shakespeare

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1607-1608) – William Shakespeare

Pensées (1669) – Blaise Pascal

Tartuffe (1669) – Molière

The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678) – John Bunyan

The Complete Fairy Tales (1691-97) – Charles Perrault

Moll Flanders (1722) – Daniel Defoe

She Stoops to Conquer (1773) – Oliver Goldsmith

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1775) – Samuel Johnson

Reveries of a Solitary Walker (1782) – Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) – James Boswell

The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) – Ann Radcliffe

Ivanhoe (1820) – Sir Walter Scott

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) – Victor Hugo

Fairy Tales (1831) – Hans Christian Andersen

Dead Souls (1842) – Nikolai Gogol

Mary Barton (1848) – Elizabeth Gaskell

Shirley (1849) – Charlotte Brontë

 

Modern (1850 – Present):

Moby Dick (1851) – Herman Melville

Bleak House (1852/53) – Charles Dickens

The Professor (1857) – Charlotte Brontë

Tom Brown’s School Days (1857) – Thomas Hughes

Adam Bede (1859) – George Eliot

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Great Expectations (1860/61) – Charles Dickens

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) – Jules Verne

Wives and Daughters (1864/66) – Elizabeth Gaskell

Crime and Punishment (1866) – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Tom Sawyer (1876) – Mark Twain

Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain

Bel Ami (1885) – Guy Maupassant

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1886) – Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped (1886) – Robert Louis Stevenson

News from Nowhere (1890) – William Morris

Tevye the Dairyman and Moti the Cantor’s Son (1894) – Sholem Aleichem

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1898) – Jerome K. Jerome

The Observations of Henry (1901) – Jerome K. Jerome

The Forsyte Saga (1906-21) – John Galsworthy

The Enchanted April (1922) – Elizabeth von Arnim

The Good Soldier Svejk (1923) – Jaroslav Hasek

The Metamorphosis (1936) – Franz Kafka

The Grapes of Wrath (1939) – John Steinbeck

The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus

Animal Farm (1945) – George Orwell

1984 (1949) – George Orwell

The Lord of the Flies (1954) – William Golding

One Day in the LIfe of Ivan Denisovitch (1962) – Alexander Solzhenitsyn