CLASSIC LITERATURE
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The following is a list of books considered classics. What makes a book a classic? Authorities say that it is enriched by timeless symbols, its theme is a profound, mature and significant appraisal of human life; and, of course, the familiar clichť that the classic ďhas stood the test of time.Ē

 Unless call numbers are noted below, the majority of these works can be found in our fiction section under the authorís last name. We may also have copies in other formats, such as paperback or sound recordings. If you have trouble locating this material, please ask a Reference Librarian. 

882

Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound (1956)

FIC

Bunyan

Pilgrimís Progress (1895)

821.1

Chaucer, G.

Canterbury Tales (1934)

851.1

Dante

Divine Comedy (1950)

880.9

Hamilton, E.

The Greek Way (1942)

883

Homer

The Iliad (1956)

883.01

Homer

Odyssey (1909)

320.8

Machiavelli

The Prince (1938)

888

Plato

The Republic (1930)

882

Sophocles

Oedipus, The King (1954)

220.5

 

The Bible

 

 

 

FIC

Austen, Jane

Pride and Prejudice (1940)

FIC

Austen, Jane

Sense and Sensibility (1957)

FIC

Balzac, H.

Pere Goriot (1950)

FIC

Bellamy, Edward

Looking Backward (1951)

FIC

Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre (1943)

FIC

Bronte, Emily

Wuthering Heights (1962)

FIC

Butler, Samuel

Way of All Flesh (1944)

FIC

Carroll, Lewis

Alice in Wonderland (1955)

FIC

Cervantes, S.

Don Quixote (1930)

FIC

Cooper, James F.

Last of the Mohicans (1957)

FIC

Crane, Stephen

Red Badge of Courage (1925)

FIC

Defoe, Daniel

Robinson Crusoe (1946)

FIC

Dickens, Charles

David Copperfield (1912)

FIC

Dickens, Charles

Tale of Two Cities (1922)

FIC

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Brothers Karamazov (1949)

FIC

Doyle, Arthur Conan

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1949)

FIC

Dumas, Alexander

Three Musketeers (1920)

FIC

Flaubert, Gustave

Madame Bovary (1949)

FIC

Galsworthy, John

Forsyte Saga (1922)

FIC

Gogol, Nikolai

Dead Souls (1937)

FIC

Hardy, Thomas

Return of the Native (1922)

FIC

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Scarlet Letter (1948)

FIC

Henry, O.

Complete Works of O Henry (1911)

FIC

Hugo, Victor

Les Miserables (1962)

FIC

Kipling, Rudyard

Captainís Courageous (1897)

FIC

McCullers, Carson

Member of the Wedding (1946)

FIC

Melville, Herman

Moby Dick (1933)

FIC

Mitchell, Margaret

Gone With the Wind (1936)

FIC

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Cruel Sea (1951)

FIC

Nordhoff, Charles

Mutiny on the Bounty (1932)

FIC

Norris, Frank

Octopus (1956)

FIC

Oates, Joyce Carol

Them (1969)

FIC

Orwell, George

Animal Farm (1946)

FIC

Orczy, Emmuska

Scarlet Pimpernell (1966)

FIC

Paton, Alan

Cry, The Beloved Country (1948)

818.3

Poe, Edgar Allan

Complete Tales (1938)

FIC

Rawlings, Marjorie

Yearling (1938)

FIC

Remarque, Erich

All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)

FIC

Richter, Conrad

Sea of Grass (1937)

FIC

Roberts, Kenneth

Northwest Passage (1937)

FIC

Salinger, J.D.

Catcher in the Rye (1951)

FIC

Saroyan, William

Human Comedy (1943)

FIC

Scott, Walter

Ivanhoe (1933)

FIC

Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein (1957)

FIC

Shute, Nevil

On the Beach (1957)

FIC

Sinclair, Upton

Jungle (1906)

FIC

Stegner, Wallace

Crossing to Safety (1987)

FIC

Steinbeck, John

East of Eden (1952)

FIC

Steinbeck, John

Grapes of Wrath (1939)

FIC

Stevenson, Robert L.

Treasure Island (1943)

FIC

Stoker, Bram

Dracula (1897)

FIC

Stone, Irving

Love is Eternal (1954)

FIC

Stowe, Harriet B

Uncle Tomís Cabin (1851)

FIC

Styron, William

Confessions of Nat Turner (1967)

FIC

Swift, Jonathan

Gulliverís Travels (1947)

FIC

Thackeray, William

Vanity Fair (1943)

FIC

Thoreau, Henry

Walden (1910)

FIC

Tolstoy, Leo

War and Peace (1942)

FIC

Twain, Mark

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)

FIC

Twain, Mark

Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1903)

FIC

Updike, John

Rabbit Run (1960)

FIC

Verne, Jules

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1962)

843

Voltaire

Candide (1929)

FIC

Vonnegut, Kurt

Slaughterhouse Five (1969)

FIC

Walker, Alice

Color Purple (1982)

FIC

Well, H.G.

War of the Worlds (1926)

FIC

Wharton, Edith

Ethan Frome (1911)

FIC

White, T.H.

Once and Future King (1958)

FIC

Wilde, Oscar

Picture of Dorian Grey (1909)

FIC

Wilder, Thornton

Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

FIC

Wolfe, Thomas

Look Homeward Angel (1929)

FIC

Wouk, Herman

Caine Mutiny (1951)

FIC

Wright, Richard

Native Son (1940)

FIC

Wyss, Johann

Swiss Family Robinson (1947)

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