Classics Club Take Two

I have a problem.

I keep accumulating classic books!
I can't help it.
I'm attracted by lovely covers, serendipitous finds in second hand book stores and impulse purchases.

I figure that one day (probably not the Sept 2017 date I've set myself) I will eventually complete my first Classics Club list.

And when that momentous day finally arrives I will be ready to go with this list.

There are a lot of rereads on this list, because I really want to revisit those books that I read during my younger (pre-blogging) years to see if they hold up in my memory and to see what new things they might reveal to me with a more mature reading.

(A) 1788 by Watkin Tench

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Agnes Grey by Bronte
Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov
The Annotated Mansfield Park by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated by Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
(A) Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Basil by Wilkie Collins
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
Best Short Stories by Guy du Maupassant
La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
21. Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara

Camilla by Frances Burney
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
(A) The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd
Cimarron by Edna Ferber
Civil to Strangers by Barbara Pym
The Children by Edith Wharton
Cold Spring Harbour by Richard Yates
The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy
Consuelo by George Sand
(A) Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Countess von Rudolstadt by George Sand
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
        (33. Spring, 34. Summer, 35. Autumn & 36. Winter)
Dead Men Tell No Tales by Emile Zola
The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins
Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Death of Ivan Ilyvich by Leo Tolstoy
The Debacle by Emile Zola
The Devil's Pool by George Sand
Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Dream by Emile Zola
51. (A) The Dyehouse by Mena Calthorpe

The Earth by Emile Zola
The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates
Evelina by Frances Burney

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Flight From the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch
The Forgotten Smile by Margaret Kennedy
The Forsyte Sage Vol 2 by John Galsworthy
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford
65. Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
A Good School by Richard Yates
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

70. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hellenistic Lives by Plutarch
Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen

I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
83. (A) It's Raining in Mango by Thea Astley

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Jane Austen's Letters
87. The Jew's Beech by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

89. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

The Ladies Delight by Emile Zola
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Last Chronicles of Barset by Anthony Trollope
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
Laura: A Journey into the Crystal by George Sand
Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
Letters of Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
Lost Illusions by Balzac
A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas
Love and Freindship (sic) by Jane Austen
A Love Story by Emile Zola
103. Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather

Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
Marianne by George Sand
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
(A) Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
(A) A Mere Chance by Ada Cambridge
A Memoir of Jane Austen by J E Austen-Leigh
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf
Money by Emile Zola
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
(A) My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill
119. Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Narrow Road to the Interior by Basho
The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
124. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

O Pioneers by Willa Cather
Old New York by Edith Wharton
One of Ours by Willa Cather
129. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

A Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
(A) The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley
Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge
Plan for Chaos by John Wyndham
Pot Luck by Emile Zola
The Princess de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
The Professor's House by Willa Cather
145. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

Le Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Rise of Rome by Plutarch
155. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

(A) The Salzburg Tales by Christina Stead
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
The Secret People by John Wyndham
Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sin of Abbe Mouret by Emile Zola
(A) Sisters by Ada Cambridge
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
(A) The Slow Natives by Thea Astley
A Small House at Arlington by Anthony Trollope
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
A Special Providence by Richard Yates
Stoner by John Williams
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
Tales From the Arabian Nights
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(A) The Three Miss Kings by Ada Cambridge
(A) The Timeless Land by Elenor Dark
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy
The Tortoises by Veza Canetti

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Valentine by George Sand
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
187. Voltaire in Love by Nancy Mitford

The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Washington Square by Henry James
The Watsons by Jane Austen
The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates

10/172 books

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