1001 Penguins To Read Before You Die: 1800s

This is carrying on from the last post with Penguin’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die where I posted the list for pre-1700s and 1700s. Following is the list for 1800s and the next in line will be part one of the 1900s

1800s

  • Adam Bede – George Eliot
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  • Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • The Ambassadors – Henry James
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • Around The World In Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  • Awakening and Selected Stories – Kate Chopin
  • Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
  • Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  • Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • A Christmas Carol & Other Pieces – Charles Dickens
  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  • Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  • Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
  • The Death of Ivan Llych & Other Stories – Leo Tolstoy
  • Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane
  • Emma – Jane Austen
  • Erewhon – Samuel Butler
  • Eugenie Grandet – Honore de Balzac
  • The Fall of House of Usher and Other Writings – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas hardy
  • Father and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
  • Faust: Part One & Two – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Germinal – Emile Zola
  • The Golden Bowl – Henry James
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  • The Hound of The Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  • Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  • The Idiot  – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  • The Island of Dr Moreau – H.G. Wells
  • Ivanhoe – Walter Scott
  • The Journey To The Centre of The Earth – Jules Verne
  • Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  • Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • King Solomon’s Mines – H Rider Haggard
  • The Last of The Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • Lost Illusions – Honore de Balzac
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  • Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  • Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
  • Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
  • Moby Dick – Henry Mellville
  • The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  • Nana – Emile Zola
  • New Grub Street – George Gissing
  • Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
  • North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  • Notes From Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Oblomov – Ivan Goncharov
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  • Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wiled
  • Pierre and Jean – Guy De Maupassant
  • Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • The Red and The Black – Stendhal
  • Return of The Native – Thomas Hardy
  • Rob Roy – Walter Scott
  • The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  • Sentimental Education – Gustav Flaubert
  • Shirley – Charlotte Bronte
  • Silas Marner – George Eliot
  • Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jeklyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Tales of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte
  • Tess of The D’ubervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • Therese Raquin – Emile Zola
  • The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  • Through The Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
  • The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  • Tono Bungay – H.G. Wells
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Turn of The Screw and The Aspern Papers – Henry James
  • Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher stowe
  • Vanity Fair – William Thackeray
  • Villette – Charlotte Bronte
  • Walden and Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau
  • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  • The War of The Worlds – H.G. Wells
  • The Water Babies – Charles Kingsley
  • What Maisie Knew – Paul Theroux
  • Wings of The Dove – Henry James
  • The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  • The oodlanders – Thomas Hardy
  • Wuthering Heights – Emilie Bronte

1001 Penguins To Read Before You Die: Pre-1700s & 1700s

This was going to be a Fun Fridays post, but then I realised just how long a post it was so I have decided to post them in parts divided by the years or centuries they were around. I figured it might not only be something for those who like lists (especially these types with the read these before you die sort of thing), but also for those who like to create challenges or decided what they are reading for the year beforehand.

Just about everyone would have heard of some list somewhere stating what they should read before they die, especially 1001 things. In my travels through the intraweb I have found that Penguin Books also has a list and I have taken the time to type it out for everyone, but you can also find it at it’s source.

Pre 1700s

  • Aesop: Complete Fables – Aesop
  • Don Quixote – Miguel d Cervantes
  • The Golden Ass – Apuleius
  • Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel – Francois Rabelais
  • Metamorphoses by Ovid
  • The Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • Tales from the Thousand & One Nights – N.J. Dawood
  • The Princess of Cleves (La Princesses de Cleves) – Madame de La Fayette

1700s

  • Candide – Voltaire
  • The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
  • Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure – John Cleland
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  • The History of Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
  • Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
  • Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
  • The Monk – Matthew Lewis
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  • Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  • Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne

The 1800s only will be the next post (there’s a lot of 1800s)