Sunday, October 15, 2006

E-BOOK: Books to Read Before You Die, Part 3

This one took forever to compile :) Firstly, the previous posts in this series:
Now, onto today's entry: the 1800's
  1. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  2. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
  3. The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
  4. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
  5. What Maisie Knew, Henry James
  6. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  7. Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
  8. The Island of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells
  9. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  10. Effi Briest, Theodore Fontane
  11. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  12. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  13. Born in Exile, George Gissing
  14. Diary of a Nobody, George & Weedon Grossmith
  15. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. News from Nowhere, William Morris
  17. New Grub Street, George Gissing
  18. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  19. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  20. The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy
  21. Hunger, Knut Hamsun
  22. The Master of Ballantrae, Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy
  24. She, H. Rider Haggard
  25. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
  27. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard
  29. Germinal, Émile Zola
  30. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  31. Marius the Epicurean, Walter Pater
  32. Against the Grain, Joris-Karl Huysmans
  33. A Woman’s Life, Guy de Maupassant
  34. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  35. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  36. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  37. Nana, Émile Zola
  38. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  39. Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy
  40. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  41. Virgin Soil, Ivan Turgenev
  42. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
  43. The Hand of Ethelberta, Thomas Hardy
  44. Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  45. Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
  46. The Devils, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  47. Erewhon, Samuel Butler
  48. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  49. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll
  50. He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope
  51. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  52. Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope
  53. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  54. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  55. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  56. Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola
  57. The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
  58. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne
  59. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  60. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  61. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
  62. Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu
  63. Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  64. The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley
  65. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
  66. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  67. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  68. On the Eve, Ivan Turgenev
  69. Castle Richmond, Anthony Trollope
  70. The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  71. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  72. The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  73. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  74. Adam Bede, George Eliot
  75. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  76. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  77. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  78. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
  79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  80. Villette, Charlotte Brontë
  81. Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell
  82. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  83. The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  84. The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  85. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  86. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  87. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  88. Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
  89. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
  90. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  91. Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë
  92. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  93. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
  94. The Count of Monte-Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  95. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  96. The Purloined Letter, Edgar Allan Poe
  97. Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens
  98. The Pit and the Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe
  99. Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac
  100. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  101. Dead Souls, Nikolay Gogol
  102. The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
  103. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
  104. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  105. Le Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac
  106. Eugénie Grandet, Honoré de Balzac
  107. Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  108. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, James Hogg
  109. The Monastery, Sir Walter Scott
  110. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
  111. Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  112. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  113. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  114. Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott
  115. Emma, Jane Austen
  116. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
  117. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  118. The Absentee, Maria Edgeworth
  119. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
  120. Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth

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At 4:08 PM, Blogger David Rothman said...

Hi, Ficbot. Keep up the great work. I have a very friendly suggestion--you might make clear that the list apparently reflects the publication order (backwards) rather than mentioning the best books at the top. After I picked up your item at and, an alert reader noticed the pattern. Thanks. David Rothman

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Ficbot said...

Thanks! I'll make that clear in the last post, which should be ready tomorrow.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger metacade said...

No A'Rebours?! Blasphemy!

At 9:07 PM, Blogger em2histbuff33 said...

Here is one to consider putting on your list that is available online:
Mark Twain's The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc


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