101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

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1. Beowulf


2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe


3. A Death in the Family by James Agee by James Agee


4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen by Jane Austen


5. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin by James Baldwin


6. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett


7. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow by Saul Bellow


8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte by Charlotte Bronte


9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte by Emily Bronte


10. The Stranger by Albert Camus by Albert Camus


11. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather by Willa Cather


12. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer


13. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov


14. The Awakening by Kate Chopin by Kate Chopin


15. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad by Joseph Conrad


16. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper by James Fenimore Cooper


17. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane by Stephen Crane


18. Inferno by Dante by Dante


19. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes


20. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe


21. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens


22. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


23. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass


24. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser by Theodore Dreiser


25. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas by Alexandre Dumas


26. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot by George Eliot


27. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison by Ralph Ellison


28. Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson


29. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner by William Faulkner


30. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner by William Faulkner


31. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding by Henry Fielding


32. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald


33. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert by Gustave Flaubert


34. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford by Ford Madox Ford


35. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


36. Lord of the Flies by William Golding by William Golding


37. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy


38. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne


39. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller by Joseph Heller


40. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway


41. The Iliad by Homer by Homer


42. The Odyssey by Homer by Homer


43. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo by Victor Hugo


44. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Zora Neale Hurston


45. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley by Aldous Huxley


46. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen


47. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James by Henry James


48. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James by Henry James


49. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce by James Joyce


50. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka


51. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston by Maxine Hong Kingston


52. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Harper Lee


53. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis


54. The Call of the Wild by Jack London by Jack London


55. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann by Thomas Mann


56. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


57. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville by Herman Melville


58. Moby Dick by Herman Melville by Herman Melville


59. The Crucible by Arthur Miller by Arthur Miller


60. Beloved by Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison


61. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor


62. Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill by Eugene O’Neill


63. Animal Farm by George Orwell by George Orwell


64. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak by Boris Pasternak


65. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath


66. Selected Tales by Edgar Allen Poe by Edgar Allen Poe


67. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust by Marcel Proust


68. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon by Thomas Pynchon


69. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque by Erich Maria Remarque


70. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand by Edmond Rostand


71. Call it Sleep by Henry Roth by Henry Roth


72. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger by J.D. Salinger


73. Hamlet by William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare


74. Macbeth by William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare


75. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare


76. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare


77. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw by George Bernard Shaw


78. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley by Mary Shelley


79. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko by Leslie Marmon Silko


80. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn by Alexander Solzhenitsyn


81. Antigone by Sophocles by Sophocles


82. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles by Sophocles


83. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck


84. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson


85. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe by Harriet Beecher Stowe


86. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift


87. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray by William Thackeray


88. Walden by Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau


89. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy


90. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev by Ivan Turgenev


91. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain by Mark Twain


92. Candide by Voltaire by Voltaire


93. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut by Kurt Vonnegut


94. The Color Purple by Alice Walker by Alice Walker


95. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton


96. Collected Stories by Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty


97. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman


98. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde


99. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams


100. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf by Virginia Woolf


101. Native Son by Richard Wright by Richard Wright


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