03 February 2012

Novels everyone must read on Gutenberg

Three years ago The Guardian carried a list of 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read.

Many of them are available for free on Gutenberg.org in html, Kindle, epub and other formats.

Here is a listing:

Comedy

Queen Lucia by EF Benson
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Just William by Richmal Crompton
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Bouvard et Pecuchet by Gustave Flaubert
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Brewster's Millions by Richard Greaves (George Barr McCutcheon)
Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett
The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
Penrod by Booth Tarkington
The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
Tono Bungay by HG Wells
Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse
Piccadilly Jim by PG Wodehouse

Crime

Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary E Braddon
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Greenmantle by John Buchan
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Great Impersonation by E Phillips Oppenheim
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

Family and Self

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
Evelina by Fanny Burney
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Roxana by Daniel Defoe (The Fortunate Mistress)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Howards End by EM Forster
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
The Ambassadors by Henry James
Washington Square by Henry James
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Ulysses by James Joyce
Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
Martin Eden by Jack London
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith
Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
The Three Sisters by May Sinclair
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
The History of Mr Polly by HG Wells
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Love

Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Vilette by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Victory: An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad
The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
Adam Bede by George Eliot
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
A Room with a View by EM Forster
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by WH Hudson
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
The Rainbow by DH Lawrence
Women in Love by DH Lawrence
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
The Egoist by George Meredith
Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost
Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
East Lynne by Ellen Wood

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Vathek by William Beckford
Wieland by Charles Brockden Brown
The Coming Race by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Erewhon by Samuel Butler
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
News from Nowhere by William Morris
(to be completed)


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