Classics Club List #2

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

Part of the reason for the time lag was my impatience to start CC List #2 before I had finished the first!

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 Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M Shapard                          (8)
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard

Basil by Wilkie Collins
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch                     (25)
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote                         (3)

(A) The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd                            (32)
A Cat, A Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki                  (23)
(A) Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas                    (24)

A Dance to the Music of Time: Spring by Anthony Powell
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes                              (18)
The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
(A) The Dyehouse by Mena Calthorpe                    (27)

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson         (13)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Armin                      (37)

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

Hiroshima by John Hersey
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn                  (17)

(A) In the Mist of the Mountain by Ethel Turner                  (15)

Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier                   (21)

The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki

La Conquête de Plassans by Emile Zola                         (31) 
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                (19)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo                   (12)
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius

(A) A Mere Chance by Ada Cambridge
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville                      (28)
(A) My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill

Narrow Road to the Interior by Basho                 (14)
The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch                 (9)
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez          (30)

(A) The Pea Pickers by Eve Langley
The Plague by Albert Camus        (33) 

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                            (22)
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
(A) The Story of a Baby by Ethel Turner                (16)
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle               (34)

The Tempest by William Shakespeare                (27)
Testament of Friendship by Vera Brittain

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch                             (4)
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas                        (29)
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch                    (7)

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft                 (20)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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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