Tag Archives: Classic

Read any

of these books?

Jane Eyre (still haven’t found a movie adaptation that I can sit through) Villette, Shirley, The Professor, all by Charlotte Bronte

Pride and Prejudice (1995 adaptation I love, 2005 a dud) Northanger Abbey, Emma, Sense and Sensibility (adaptation was okay) Persuasion, Mansfield Park, all by Jane Austen

Pamela by Samuel Richardson

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (the book was better than the movie; but I must admit that I hated the movie when I first saw it. That’s change) The Hobbit, all by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Crime and Punishment, Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

As You Like It, Othello, The Tempest, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, all by William Shakespeare

Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Wuthering Heights (saw the black and white version with Laurence Olivier, loved it) by Emily Bronte

Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (adaptation – couldn’t get past the few minutes) by Anne Bronte

The Great Gatsby (a book I loved but finding it hard to read again. Read it again) This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of d’ Urbervilles, Mayor of Casterbridge, Under the Greenwood Tree, Jude the Obscure, The Woodlanders, all by Thomas Hardy

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

North and South (saw the adaptation, like/hate) by Elizabeth Gaskell

House of Mirth (saw the adaptation with Gillian Anderson. Loved) by Edith Wharton

The Adventures of Hukleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Last of the Mohicans (saw the movie. Loved it. If I’d read the book before the movie, I don’t think I would’ve watched it) by James Fenimore Cooper

The Phantom of the Opera (saw the movie. It was okay) by Gaston Leroux

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

What Every Woman Knows by J.M.Barrie

The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Things Fall Apart by Chiuna Achebe

Animal Farm, 1984, by George Orwell

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Hatter Fox by Marilyn Harris

The Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Native Son by Richard Wright

The Warden, Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Father Brown Mysteries by G.K. Chesterton

The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett

A Declaration of Independence by W. H. Canaway

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (watched the movie version with Susan Sarandon)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (saw the movie with Gregory Peck. Loved it)

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island by L.M.  Montgomery

Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (Um, what an imagination)

To Sir With Love by E.R. Braithwaite (Saw the movie. Loved it)

Waverley by Sir Walter Scott

Madame Bovary by Gustave Falubert (what a bore)

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Diary of a Young Woman by Anne Frank

Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

The Hunchback of Notre Dame & Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham


The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill

A Raisin in the Sun (saw the movie with Sidney Poitier. Loved) by Lorraine Hansberry

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert

Odeipus Rex, Antigone by Sophocles

Tartuffe by Moilere

Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen

The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge

Trifles by Susan Glaspell

The Man in a Case by Wendy Wassertein

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Shakespeare should be down here under plays. Ah well.

Presently reading Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Have a moon morning and a starry night. 🙂

Have a lovely, sunflower day. 🙂

Somewhere around the world someone is having a birthday. Happy Birthday. 🙂