The Best Classics by The Times


The Times selection of the best classic works of literature.

1. The Iliad by Homer

2. The Odyssey by Homer

3. Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius

4. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

5. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

6. The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story by Horace Walpole

7. Dangerous Liaison by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

8. The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

9. Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

10. Emma by Jane Austen

11. Don Juan: A Poem by Lord Byron

12. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

13. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

14. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

15. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

16. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

18. Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

19. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

20. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

21. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

22. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

24. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

25. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

26. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

27. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola

29. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

30. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

31. Venus in Furs by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch

32. Middlemarch by George Eliot

33. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

34. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

35. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

36. Against Nature by J. K. Huysmans

37. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

38. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

39. She by H. Rider Haggard

40. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

41. The Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith

42. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

43. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

44. Dracula by Bram Stoker

45. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

46. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

47. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

48. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

49. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

50. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

51. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Xun Lu

52. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

53. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

54. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

55. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

56. Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille

57. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

58. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

59. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

60. I, Claudius by Robert Graves

61. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

62. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

63. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

64. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

65. Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl’s Court by Patrick Hamilton

66. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

67. Animal Farm by George Orwell

68. The Stranger by Albert Camus

69. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

70. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

71. Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller

72. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

73. Junky by William S. Burroughs

74. A Spy In The House Of Love by Anais Nin

75. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

76. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

77. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

78. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming

79. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming

80. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

81. The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac

82. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

83. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

84. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

85. Another Country by James Baldwin

86. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

87. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

88. Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

89. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

90. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

91. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

92. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

93. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela

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