Classics Club List #2

I completed my first Classics Club list in April 2018 - 7 months behind schedule.

Part of the reason for that was starting CC List #2 before I had finished the first - in August 2017.
CC List #2 is a healthy mix of Australian, Asian, non-fiction, biographies of classic authors as well as the usual European & American contenders.

(A) 1788 by Watkin Tench

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated Mansfield Park by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M Shapard                          (8)
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & David M Shapard

Basil by Wilkie Collins
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote                         (3)

(A) The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd
(A) Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard

A Dance to the Music of Time: Spring by Anthony Powell
The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins
The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
(A) The Dyehouse by Mena Calthorpe

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson
Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
Elizabeth Gaskell by Jenny Uglow

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy                    (6)
The Flight From the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch                      (5)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley                         (10)

Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
Hiroshima by John Hersey
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf

The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki

L'Assommoir (The Dram Shop) by Emile Zola
La Conquête de Plassans by Emile Zola
La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret (The Sin of Father Mouret) by Emile Zola
Laura: A Journey into the Crystal by George Sand
Le Ventre de Paris (The Belly of Paris) by Emile Zola
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Letters on Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
Lucy Maud Montgomery by Mary Henley Rubio

The Mabinogion translated by Sioned Davies
Magic Island: The Fictions of L M Montgomery by Elizabeth Waterson
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
(A) A Mere Chance by Ada Cambridge
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Narrow Road to the Interior by Basho
The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch         (9)
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Petersburg by Andrei Bely

Red Sky at Sunrise trilogy by Laurie Lee
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon                    (11)

(A) The Salzburg Tales by Christina Stead                                 (2)
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch  
Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Son Excellence Eugène Rougon (His Excellency) by Emile Zola
The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Testament of Friendship by Vera Brittain

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch                             (4)
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch                    (7)

Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee

The Watsons by Jane Austen                        (1)

August 2017 - August 2022


  1. Allons-y ! (Let's get going!)

  2. Have you included some Nobel Winners?

    1. Not consciously - I forgot...I'll make a point of reading some of the more recent/modern Nobel winners instead :-)

    2. My "Nobel reads"......low on my priority list.
      Better luck next year...

  3. Fabulous. It's an excellent combination of old and new(ish), long works and short works, with the heady inclusion of both well known and (somewhat) obscure books.

  4. "Edith Wharton by Virginia Lee" - LOL. Do you mean Hermione Lee? :)

    I spy Testament of Friendship! EXCELLENT book.

    1. Whooops! Thanks for picking that up Jillian - for some reason I always struggle with that one :-)

  5. I love the Annotated Jane Austen series, I've read three of them and they're wonderful. I own a lot of these books! The Makioka Sisters is wonderful, also all the Willa Cathers. Also a fan of Wilkie Collins and I haven't read any of those yet, so I look forward to your posts about those! And so much Zola, I'm verklempt.


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