The Book List

c 8-1100 Beowulf  
c 13– Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  
1485 Morte D’Arthur Sir Thomas Mallory
1588 Tamburlaine Christopher Marlowe
1590 The Faerie Queen Edmund Spenser
1599 Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
1606 Volpone Ben Johnson
1606 King Lear William Shakespeare
1607 Macbeth William Shakespeare
1611 The Tempest William Shakespeare
1623 As You Like It William Shakespeare
1637 New English Canaan Thomas Morton
1647 Of Plymouth Plantation William Bradford
1662 The Day of Doom Michael Wigglesworth
1667 Pardise Lost John Milton
1679 Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
1682 Narrative of Captivity Mary Rolandson
1693 The Old Bachelor William Congreve
1694 The Double Dealer William Congreve
1695 Love For Love William Congreve
1700 The Way of the World William Congreve
1719 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
1722 A Journal of the Plague Year Daniel Defoe
1729 A Modest Proposal Jonathon Swift
1748 Clarissa Samuel Richardson
1749 Tom Jones Henry Fielding
1764 The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole
1766 The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
1773 She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith
1778 Evelina Fanny Burney
1784 Elegiac Sonnets Charlotte Turner Smith
1786 Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect Robert Burns
1786 Poems Phillip Freneau
1790 Poems Sarah Wentworth Morton
1791 Charlotte Temple Susanna Rowson
1795 The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe
1798 Lyrical Ballads Wordsworth and Coleridge
1800 Castle Rackrent Maria Edgeworth
1801 Belinda Maria Edgeworth
1810 Curse of Kehama Robert Southey
1810 Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott
1811 Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
1813 Queen Mab Percy Bysshe Shelley
1813 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
1814 Waverley Sir Walter Scott
1814 The Corsair Lord Byron
1814 Mansfield Park Jane Austen
1815 Emma Jane Austen
1817 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
1818 Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving
1818 Persuasion Jane Austen
1818 Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1819 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving
1819 Vampyre John William Polidori
1820 Don Juan Lord Byron
1820 The Witch of the Atlas Percy Bysshe Shelley
1820 Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems John Keats
1824 Last of the Mohicans James Fenimoore Cooper
1826 Hope   Leslie Catharine Maria Sedgwick
1828 The   Mummy Jane C Loudon
1830 Paul   Clifford Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1830 Poems, Chiefly Lyrical Lord Alfred Tennyson
1834 A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett David Crockett
1836 The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
1836 The Big Bear of Arkansas TB Thorpe
1837 Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
1838 Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin
1841 Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
1842 Poems Including Lockley Hall Lord Alfred Tennyson
1842 Dramatic Lyrics Robert Browning
1845 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
1846 Book of Nonsense Edward Lear
1847 Evangeline Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1847 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
1847 Agnes Grey Anne Bronte
1848 Vanity Fair William Makepiece Thackeray
1848 The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall Anne Bronte
1849 David Copperfield Charles Dickens
1850 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
1850 House of Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne
1850 Sonnets from the Portuguese Elizabeth Barret Browning
1851 Moby Dick Herman Melville
1851 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
1852 Ruth Hall Fanny Fern
1852 Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
1852 Poems Matthew Arnold
1853 Bleak House Charles Dickens
1853 Bartleby the Scrivener Herman Melville
1853 Villete Charlotte Bronte
1853 The Heir of Redclyffe Charlotte M Yonge
1853 Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell
1854 North And South Elizabeth Gaskell
1854 The Angel in the House Coventry Patmore
1854 Tempest and Sunshine Mary Jane Holmes
1855 The Warden Anthony Trollope
1855 Men and Women Robert Browning
1855 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman
1855 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
1855 On the Law of the Introduction of New Species Wallace
1856 Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barret Browning
1858 Phantastes George MacDonald
1858 Our American Cousin Tom Taylor
1857 Barestshire Towers Anthony Trollope
1859 The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
1859 Poems Emily Dickenson
1859 Adam Bede George Eliot
1860 Circumstance Harriet Prescott Spofford
1860 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Anne Jacobs
1860 Great Expectations Charles Dickens
1861 Lois the Witch Elizabeth Gaskell
1861 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
1862 Goblin’s Market and Other Poems Christina Rosetti
1862 The Morgesons Elizabeth Stoddard
1863 Short Stories Elizabeth Gaskell
1865 Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Gaskell
1865 Hans Brinker, of the Silver Skates Mary Mapes Dodge
1866 A Long Fatal Love Chase Louisa May Alcott
1866 Poems John Greenleaf Whittier
1866 Daniel Deronda George Eliot
1867 Miss Ravenel’s Conversion from Secession to Loyalty John William DeForest
1867 The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Mark Twain
1867 New Poems Including Dover Beach Matthew Arnold
1868 Little Women Louisa May Alcott
1868 The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
1869 Good Wives Louisa May Alcott
1869 The Ring and the Book Robert Browning
1869 Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge Blackmore
1870 Poems Dante Gabriel Rosetti
1870 Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll
1871 Little Men Louisa May Alcott
1871 Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
1871 Under the Greenwood Tree Thomas Hardy
1872 The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald
1872 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
1872 Erewhon Samuel Butler
1872 Camilla Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1872 What Katy Did Susan Coolidge
1873 A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
1873 Charity W. S. Gilbert
1873 Song of the Southern Seas John Boyle O’Reilly
1874 Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
1874 Middlemarch George Eliot
1875 The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
1875 Our Boys Henry James Byron
1876 Helen’s Babies John Habberton
1876 The Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
1876 The Hunting of the Snark Lewis Carroll
1876 The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
1877 Black Beauty Anna Sewell
1878 The Leavenworth Case Anna Katherine Green
1878 For the Major Constance Fennimore Cooper
1880 Washington Square Henry James
1880 The Netherworld George Gissing
1880 The Trumpet-Major Thomas Hardy
1880 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Lew Wallace
1880 Across the Zodiac Percy Greg
1881 Portrait of a Lady Henry James
1881 Laodicean Thomas Hardy
1881 The Sins of the Cities of the Plain Jack Saul
1883 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
1883 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
1883 Life Among the Paiutes Sarah Winnemucca
1883 Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain
1883 A Country Doctor Sarah Orne Jewett
1884 Flatland Ewin Abbott Abbott
1884 Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
1884 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
1885 The Squater and the Don Maria Ruiz de Burton
1885 Song of Hiawatha Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1885 The Rise of Silas Lapham William Dean Howells
1885 After London Richard Jeffries
1885 Idylls of the King Lord Alfred Tennyson
1885 The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
1886 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
1886 The Bostonians Henry James
1886 Jo’s Boys Louisa May Alcott
1886 The Woodlanders Thomas Hardy
1886 The Princess Casamassina Henry James
1886 Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
1887 Saracinesca F. Marion Crawford
1887 The Awakening Kate Chopin
1888 Wessex Tales Thomas Hardy
1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain
1889 The Conjure Woman Charles W. Chesnutt
1889 The Turn of the Screw Henry James
1889 Anno Domini 2000-A Woman’s Destiny Julius Vogel
1889 The Marrow of Tradition Charles W. Chesnutt
1889 Stories Charlotte Perkins Gilman
1890 The Picture of Dorian Grey Oscar Wilde
1890 Stories Ambrose Pierce
1891 Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Stephen Crane
1891 Khaled: A Tale of Arabia F. Marion Crawford
1891 Tess of the D’Urberbvilles Thomas Hardy
1891 A New England Nun Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
1892 The Fate of Fenella Everybody
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
1892 Lady Windermere’s Fan Oscar Wilde
1893 George’s Mother Stephen Crane
1893 The Odd Women George Gissing
1894 The Green Carnation Robert Hichens
1894 Esther Waters George Moore
1894 The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
1894 New Woman Ella Hepworth Dixon
1895 The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
1895 Time Machine H. G. Wells
1895 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
1896 Ode to Ethiopia Paul Laurence Dunbar
1896 Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
1896 Poems Edwin Arlington Robinson
1897 The Invisible Man H. G. Wells
1897 The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
1897 Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
1897 Dracula Bram Stoker
1898 The Open Boat and Other Tales Stephen Crane
1898 Wessex Poems and Other Verses Thomas Hardy
1898 Arms and the Man George Bernard Shaw
1900 Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
1902 The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
1901 Kim Rudyard Kipling
1901 The Land of the Little Rain Mary Austin
1903 The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois
1903 The Jungle Upton Sinclair
1904 Green Mansions William Henry Hudson
1906 Peter Pan J. M. Barrie
1906 Howards End E.M. Forster
1910 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock T.S. Eliot
1910 The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man James Weldon Johnson
1912 Sons and Lovers D.H. Lawrence
1913 O’Pioneers Willa Cather
1913 Dubliners James Joyce
1914 Poems Amy Lowell
1916 A Jury of Her Peers Susan Glaspell
1916 A Trifle Susan Glaspell
1916 A Few Figs From Thistles Edna St. Vincent Millay
1920 Kora in Hell William Carlos Williams
1920 Beyond the Horizon Eugene O’Neil
1920 This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
1920 Ulysses James Joyce
1922 Poems ee cummings
192- Rootabago Stories Carl Sandburg
1922 Spring and All William Carlos Williams
1923 The Great American Novel William Carlos Williams
1923 Poems Wallace Stevens
1923 Cane Jane Toomer
1923 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
1925 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
1926 Orlando Virginia Woolf
1928 Lady Chatterly’s Lover D.H. Lawrence
1928 Quicksand Nella Larsen
1928 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
1929 A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway
1929 Poems Langston Hughes
193- Memories of an Infantry Officer Seigfried Sassoon
1930 Alison’s House Susan Glaspell
1930 Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
1931 Mourning Becomes Electra Eugene O’Neil
1931 Black Elk Speaks Black Elk
1932 Southern Road Sterling Brown
1933 Tender Is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
1934 Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner
1936 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
1939 Poems Carlos Bolosan
194- Poems HD
194- Poems Marriane Moore
194- For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
1940 You Can’t Go Home Again Thomas Wolfe
1940 A Curtain of Greene Eudora Welty
1941 Dust Tracks on a Road Zora Neal Hurston
1942 Collected Stories Katherine Anne Porter
1944 Black Boy Richard Wright
1945 The Iceman Cometh Eugene O’Neil
1946 All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren
1946 Poems Robert Penn Warren
1946 Poems Charles Olson
195- The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway
1951 Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor
1952 East of Eden John Steinbeck
1952 The Waking Theodore Roethke
1953 The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
1953 Poems Randall Jarell
1954 A Good Man Is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor
1955 A Journey to Love William Carlos Williams
1955 The Quiet American Graham Greene
1955 Howl Allen Ginsberg
1955 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams
1955 Poems Elizabeth Bishop
1956 Poems Richard Wilbur
1957 The Country Girls Edna O’Brien
1960 Poems Robert Lowell
1960 The Golden Notebook Doris Lessing
1962 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Ken Kesey
1962 Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems William Carlos Williams
1962 Paterson William Carlos Williams
1963 Poems Robert Creeley
1963 Poems Sylvia Plath
1963 Sometimes a Great Notion Ken Kesey
1964 Herzog Saul Bellow
1964 Dream Songs John Berryman
1964 Everything that Rises Must Converge Flannery O’Connor
1965 Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
1966 Poems Anne Sexton
1967 King, Queen, Knave Vladimir Nabokov
1968 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe
1968 Stories Donald Barthelme
1968 Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone James Baldwin
1968 Poems Denise Levertov
197- Poems Robert Hayden
1970 Poems Michael S. Harper
1970 Old Times Harold Pinter
1971 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard
1971 The Lives of Women and Girls Alice Munroe
1971 Gorilla My Love Toni Cade Bambera
1972 Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 Hunter S. Thompson
1972 The Optimist’s Daughter Eudora Welty
1972 Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
1973 Poems A. R. Ammons
1973 Poems Gallway Kinnel
1973 Collected Works Grace Paley
1973 Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
1973 High Windows Philip Larkin
1974 Poems Adrienne Rich
1974 The Woman Warrior Maxine
1974 Turtle Island Gary Snyder
1975 The Changing Light at Sandover James Merrill
1975 Poems John Ashberry
1976 Love Story Erich Segal
1976 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
1977 Ceremony Leslie Mormon Silko
1977 The Stories of John Cheever
1979 Waiting for the Barbarians J. M. Coetzee
1980 What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Raymond Carver
1981 Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
1981 Poems Simon J Ortiz
1981 The Color Purple Alice Walker
1982 The Real Thing Tom Stoppard
1982 Poems Cathy Song
1982 Love Medicine Louise Erdich
1984 Cathedral Raymond Carver
1984 Beloved Toni Morrison
1987 Where I’m Calling From Raymond Carver
1987 Speed-the-Plow David Mamet
1988 Bad Behavior Mary Gaitskill
1988 The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
1990 Woman Hollering Creek Sandra Cisneros
1991 Poems Louise Gluck
1993 Arcadia Tom Stoppard
1993 The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Sherman Alexie
1994 Billy Collins Poems
1995 Poems Li-Young
1995 Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
1996 Underworld Don DeLillo
1997 Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahi
1999 City of God E. L. Doctorow
2000 Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai
2000 Coast of Ethiopia Tom Stoppard
2002 The Beet Queen Louise Erdich
2006 Lavinia Ursula K Le Guin
2008 A Mercy Toni Morrison
2008 A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore
2009 The Plague of Doves Louise Erdich
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5 thoughts on “The Book List

  1. Hi Sydney,

    I absolutely love your blog! Like love love love love love how you review. Taking pictures is so cool! If possible, I need to know how to get on the list. Granted, I’m not a 19th century author, but if there’s a way for you to review my book, I would love to know it!

    – Dan

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