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The Western World's Greatest Books

More than 500 Classics

Set out below are more than 500 of the western world's greatest books, spanning the period from BC to 1954. Included are works by authors who died before 1955, and whose works are thus in the public domain in Australia. Information about the authors and details about the books can be obtained by clicking on the links to "Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia". The works themselves may be accessed by clicking the link to Project Gutenberg (PG) or Project Gutenberg Australia (PGA) as the case may be.

The list has been compiled from some of the titles appearing in 500 Classics Reviewed, Salem Press, 1995 and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Ed. Peter Boxall, ABC Books, 2006.

How does one decide which books are "great"? Wikipedia, has an article on the Western Canon which aims to address this issue. The article contains references and links to other web sites.

The number in brackets after the Title, is the year first published or the year written.

The works are presented, on this page, in Author order. They may also be viewed in Title and Year of first publication order.

For a list of some of Australia's greatest books, go to the Australia's Greatest Books page.



Listing by Author

Henry Adams (1838-1918) Wikipedia The Education of Henry Adams (1907) PGA
Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) Wikipedia Oresteia (-458) PGA
Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) Wikipedia Prometheus Bound (-460) PG
Aesop (c620bc-560bc) Wikipedia Aesop's Fables (1475) PG
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Wikipedia Little Women (1868) PGA
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Wikipedia The Divine Comedy (1320) PG
Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) Wikipedia Winesburg, Ohio (1919) PGA
Anonymous (-) Wikipedia The Thousand and One nights (850) PG
Lucius Apuleius (c123-170) Wikipedia The Golden Ass (1469) PG
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Wikipedia Summa Theologica (1265) PG
Aristophanes (c446bc-c385bc) Wikipedia Lysistrata (-411) PG
Aristophanes (c446bc-c385bc) Wikipedia The Birds (-414) PG
Aristotle (384bc-322bc) Wikipedia Ethica Nicomachea (-384) PG
Aristotle (384bc-322bc) Wikipedia The Poetics (-334) PG
Saint Augustine (354-430) Wikipedia Confessions (400) PG
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Emma (1816) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Mansfield Park (1814) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Northanger Abbey (1818) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Persuasion (1818) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Pride and Prejudice (1813) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Sense and Sensibility (1811) PGA
Various Authors (-) Wikipedia The Bible (-2000) PG
Henri Barbusse (1873-1935) Wikipedia The Inferno (1908) PGA
Henri Barbusse (1873-1935) Wikipedia Under Fire (1916) PGA
James M Barrie (1860-1937) Wikipedia Peter Pan (1904) PGA
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) Wikipedia The Flowers of Evil (1847)
William Beckford (1760-1844) Wikipedia Vathek (1786) PG
Aphra Behn (1640-1689) Wikipedia Oroonoko (1688) PGA
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) Wikipedia The Old Wives' Tale (1908) PGA
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) Wikipedia An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1891) PGA
William Blake (1757-1827) Wikipedia Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789) PG
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) Wikipedia The Decameron (1353) PG
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (480-c524) Wikipedia The Consolation of Philosophy (523) PG
James Boswell (1740-1795) Wikipedia Boswell's London Journal: 1762-1763 (1762)
James Boswell (1740-1795) Wikipedia The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD (191) PG
Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Wikipedia Agnes Grey (1847) PG
Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Wikipedia The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) PG
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Jane Eyre (1847) PG
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Shirley (1849) PGA
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Villette (1853) PG
Emily Brontë (1818-1848) Wikipedia Wuthering Heights (1847) PG
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) Wikipedia Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) PG
Robert Browning (1812-1889) Wikipedia The Ring and the Book (1868) PGA
John Buchan (1875-1940) Wikipedia The Thirty-Nine Steps (1913) PGA
John Bunyan (1647-1688) Wikipedia The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) PG
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Camilla (1796) PGA
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Cecilia (1782) PG
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Evelina (1778) PG
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) Wikipedia Tarzan of the Apes (1914) PGA
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) Wikipedia Erewhon (1872) PG
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) Wikipedia The Way of All Flesh (1903) PGA
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) PG
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Don Juan (1819) PGA
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Manfred (1817) PGA
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Wikipedia Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) PG
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Wikipedia Throught the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) PG
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) PGA
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia My Antonia (1918) PGA
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia O Pioneers! (1913) PGA
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia Paul's Case (1905)
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia The Professor's House (1925) PGA
Chariton (c50-) Wikipedia Chaireas and Kallirhoe (1750)
Geoffrey Chaucer (c1343-1400) Wikipedia The Canterbury Tales (1380) PG
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Wikipedia The Cherry Orchard (1904) PGA
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Wikipedia The Kiss (1887) PGA
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Wikipedia The Sea-gull (1896) PGA
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Wikipedia The Three Sisters (1901) PGA
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Wikipedia Uncle Vanya (1899) PGA
Robert Erskine Childers (1870-1922) Wikipedia The Riddle of the Sands (1903) PGA
Kate Chopin (1851-1904) Wikipedia The Awakening (1899) PGA
John Cleland (1709-1789) Wikipedia Fanny Hill (1749) PGA
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia Biographia Literaria (1817) PG
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia Kubla Khan (1816) PG
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) PG
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) Wikipedia The Moonstone (1868) PG
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) Wikipedia The Woman in White (1860) PG
Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870) Wikipedia Maldoror (1868)
William Congreve (1670-1729) Wikipedia The Way of the World (1700) PG
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia Heart of Darkness (1902) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia Lord Jim (1900) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia Nostromo (1904) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia The Secret Agent (1906) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia The Secret Sharer (1912) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia The Shadow Line (1917) PGA
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Wikipedia The Deerslayer (1841) PG
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Wikipedia The Last of the Mohicans (1826) PG
Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) Wikipedia The Cid (El Cid) (1636) PG
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893) PGA
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia The Blue Hotel (1898) PGA
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (1898) PGA
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia The Open Boat (1898) PGA
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia The Red Badge of Courage (1895) PGA
Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882) Wikipedia Two Years Before the Mast (1840) PG
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Wikipedia The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) PG
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Eugénie Grandet (1834) PG
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Le Père Goriot (Father Goriot) (1834) PG
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Lost Illusions (1843) PG
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) Wikipedia Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) PG
Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681) Wikipedia Life Is a Dream (1635) PG
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) Wikipedia Dangerous Liaisons (1782)
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia A Woman's Life (1883)
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia Bel-Ami (1885) PG
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia Pierre and Jean (1888) PG
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) Wikipedia Essays (1580) PG
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Wikipedia Democracy in America (1835) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Moll Flanders (1722) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Robinson Crusoe (1719) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Roxana (1724) PGA
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia A Christmas Carol (1843) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia A Tale of Two Cities (1859) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Bleak House (1852) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia David Copperfield (1850) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Great Expectations (1861) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Hard Times (1854) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Nicholas Nickleby (1839) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Oliver Twist (1838) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Our Mutual Friend (1865) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Pickwick Papers (1836) PG
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Wikipedia Poetry of Emily Dickinson (1890) PG
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia Jacques the Fatalist (1796)
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia Rameau's Nephew (1805) PGA
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia The Nun (1796)
John Donne (1572-1631) Wikipedia A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (1633) PGA
Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Possessed (1871) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia Crime and Punishment (1866) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia Notes from the Underground (1864) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Brothers Karamazov (1879) PGA
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Devils (1872) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Idiot (1868) PG
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Wikipedia The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) PGA
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Wikipedia The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) PGA
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) Wikipedia An American Tragedy (1903) PGA
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) Wikipedia Sister Carrie (1900) PGA
John Dryden (1631-1700) Wikipedia Absalom and Achitophel (1681) PG
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia Le Reine Margot (1845)
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia The Count of Monte-Cristo (1845) PG
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia The Three Musketeers (1844) PG
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia Castle Rackrent (1800) PG
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia Ormond (1817) PG
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia The Absentee (1812) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Adam Bede (1859) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Daniel Deronda (1876) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Middlemarch (1871) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Silas Marner (1861) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia The Mill on the Floss (1860) PG
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Wikipedia Representative Men (1850) PG
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) Wikipedia The Interesting Narrative (1794) PG
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Wikipedia The Praise of Folly (1511) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Andromache (-426)
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Electra (-413) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Hippolytus (-428) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia The Bacchae (-405) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia The Trojan Women (-415) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Amelia (1751) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Joseph Andrews (1742) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Tom Jones (1749) PG
Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883) Wikipedia The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859) PG
F Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Wikipedia Tender is the Night (1934) PGA
F Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Wikipedia The Great Gatsby (1925) PGA
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia A Sentimental Education (1869)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia A Simple Heart (a.k.a. A Simple Soul) (1877) PG
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia Madame Bovary (1857) PG
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia The Temptation of saint Anthony (1874)
Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) Wikipedia Effi Briest (1895)
Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) Wikipedia The Stechlin (1899)
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) Wikipedia Parade's End (1928) PGA
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) Wikipedia The Good Soldier (1915) PGA
Anne Frank (1929-1945) Wikipedia The Diary of Anne Frank (1952)
Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920) Wikipedia Fortunata and Jacinta (1887)
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) Wikipedia The Forsyte Saga (1906) PGA
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia Cranford (1853) PG
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia Mary Barton (1848) PG
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia North and South (1855) PG
John Gay (1685-1732) Wikipedia The Beggar's Opera (1728) PG
Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1901-1935) Wikipedia A Scot's Quair (Sunset Song) (1932) PGA
André Gide (1869-1951) Wikipedia Fruits of the Earth (1897)
André Gide (1869-1951) Wikipedia Strait is the Gate (1909)
André Gide (1869-1951) Wikipedia The Counterfeiters (1925)
André Gide (1869-1951) Wikipedia The Immoralist (1902)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Wikipedia The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) PGA
George Gissing (1857-1903) Wikipedia Born in Exile (1892) PGA
George Gissing (1857-1903) Wikipedia New Grub Street (1891) PGA
Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) Wikipedia Barren Ground (1925) PGA
William Godwin (1756-1836) Wikipedia The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia Dead Souls (1842) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia The Diary of a Madman (1835)
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia The Nose (1836)
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia The Overcoat (1842)
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Wikipedia She Stoops to Conquer (1773) PG
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Wikipedia The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) PG
Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) Wikipedia Oblomovka (1859)
Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) Wikipedia Mother (1907) PGA
Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) Wikipedia The Artamonov Business (1925)
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) Wikipedia The Wind in the Willows (1908) PGA
George and Weedon Grossmith (1847/1852-1912/1919) Wikipedia Diary of a Nobody (1892) PGA
H Rider Haggard (1856-1925) Wikipedia King Solomon's Mines (1885) PG
H Rider Haggard (1856-1925) Wikipedia She (1887) PG
Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943) Wikipedia The Well of Loneliness (1928) PGA
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) Wikipedia Growth of the Soil (1917) PGA
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) Wikipedia Hunger (1890) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Jude the Obscure (1895) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Tess of the D'Ubervilles (1891) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia The Hand of Ethelberta (1876) PG
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia The Return of the Native (1878) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia The Woodlanders (1887) PGA
Bret Harte (1836-1902) Wikipedia The Luck of Roaring Camp (1870) PG
Bret Harte (1836-1902) Wikipedia The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1869) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Blithedale Romance (1852) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The House of Seven Gables (1851) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Marble Faun (1860) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Scarlet Letter (1850) PG
Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) Wikipedia Love in Excess (1719)
Heliodorus (c3rdcentury-) Wikipedia Aethiopika (1534)
O Henry (1862-1910) Wikipedia The Gift of the Magi (1906) PGA
William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) Wikipedia The House on the Borderland (1908) PGA
James Hogg (1770-1835) Wikipedia The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824) PG
Friedrich Holderlin (1779-1843) Wikipedia Hyperion (1797)
Homer (c700bc-) Wikipedia The Iliad (-500) PG
Homer (c700bc-) Wikipedia The Odyssey (-800) PG
William Dean Howells (1837-1920) Wikipedia The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) PG
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Wikipedia Les Misérables (1862) PG
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Wikipedia The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) PG
Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) Wikipedia Against the Grain (1884) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia A Doll's House (1879) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia An Enemy of the People (1883) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Ghosts (1881) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Hedda Gabler (1890) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Peer Gynt (1867) PGA
Washington Irving (1783-1859) Wikipedia Rip Van Winkle (1819) PG
Washington Irving (1783-1859) Wikipedia The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia Daisy Miller (1878) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Ambassadors (1903) PGA
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Bostonians (1886) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Golden Bowl (1904) PGA
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Portrait of a Lady (1881) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Turn of the Screw (1898) PGA
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Wings of the Dove (1902) PGA
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia Washington Square (1861) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia What Maisie Knew (1897) PGA
William James (1842-1910) Wikipedia Pragmatism (1907) PGA
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) Wikipedia The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) PGA
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Wikipedia Lives of the Poets (1779) PG
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Wikipedia Rasselas (1759) PG
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia Bartholomew Fair (1614)
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia The Alchemist (1610) PG
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia Volpone (1605) PG
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) PGA
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia Dubliners (1914) PGA
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia Finnegans Wake (1939)
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia Ulysses (1922) PGA
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia Amerika (1927)
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia Metamorphosis (1915) PG
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia The Castle (1926)
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia The Trial (1925) PG
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Wikipedia Critique of Pure Reason (1781) PG
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Hyperion (1856) PGA
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Ode on a Grecian Urn (1820) PGA
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Ode to a Nightingale (1819) PGA
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia The Eve of St Agnes (1820) PGA
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Wikipedia Fear and Trembling (1843)
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Wikipedia The Sickness unto Death (1849)
Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) Wikipedia The Water Babies (1863) PG
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Wikipedia Captains Courageous (1897) PGA
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Wikipedia Kim (1901) PGA
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Wikipedia The Jungle Books (2 titles) (1894) PGA
Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Wikipedia The Last Days of Humanity (1922)
Thomas Kyd (1558-1594) Wikipedia The Spanish Tragedy (1586) PG
Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) Wikipedia Gösta Berlin's Saga (1891)
Lao-tzu (Laozi) (c600bc-) Wikipedia Tao Te Ching (-300) PG
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Aaron's Rod (1922) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Sons and Lovers (1913) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia The Fox (1922) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia The Plumed Serpent (1926) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia The Prussian Officer (1914) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia The Rainbow (1915) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia The Rocking-Horse Winner (1933) PGA
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Women in Love (1920) PGA
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) Wikipedia In a Glass Darkly (5 stories) (1872) PGA
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) Wikipedia Uncle Silas (1864) PG
Charlotte Lennox (1727-1804) Wikipedia The Female Quixote (or, The Adventures of Arabella) (1752)
Nicolai Leskov (1831-1895) Wikipedia The Enchanted Wanderer (1873)
M G Lewis (1755-1818) Wikipedia The Monk (1796) PG
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Wikipedia Arrowsmith (1925) PGA
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Wikipedia Babbitt (1922) PGA
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Wikipedia Main Street (1920) PGA
Jack London (1876-1916) Wikipedia Martin Eden (1909) PGA
Jack London (1876-1916) Wikipedia The Call of the Wild (1903) PGA
Jack London (1876-1916) Wikipedia The Iron Heel (1908) PGA
Jack London (1876-1916) Wikipedia The Sea Wolf (1904) PGA
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Wikipedia The Song of Hiawatha (1855) PG
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Wikipedia In Memoriam (1850) PGA
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Wikipedia The Idylls of the King (1859) PG
H P Lovecraft (1890-1937) Wikipedia At the Mountains of Madness (1936) PGA
Lucretius (c94bc-c49bc) Wikipedia On the Nature of Things (-55) PG
John Lyly (1553-1606) Wikipedia Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578)
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Wikipedia The Prince (1532) PG
Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831) Wikipedia The Man of Feeling (1771) PG
Ian Macpherson (1905-1944) Wikipedia Wild Harbour (1936)
Sir Thomas Malory (1405-1471) Wikipedia Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) PG
Frederic Manning (1882-1935) Wikipedia Her Privates We (1930) PGA
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) Wikipedia The Garden Party (1922) PGA
Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) Wikipedia The Betrothed (1827)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Wikipedia Doctor Faustus (1588) PG
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Wikipedia Tamburlaine the Great (1587) PG
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) Wikipedia Justine (1791)
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) Wikipedia The 120 Days of Sodom (1785)
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) Wikipedia Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) PGA
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) Wikipedia The Albigenses (1824)
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Bartleby the Scrivener (1853) PG
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Billy Budd, Foretopman (1924) PGA
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Moby Dick (1851) PG
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) Wikipedia On Liberty (1859)
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Areopagitica (1644) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Paradise Lost (1667) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Paradise Regained (1671) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Samson Agonistes (1671)
Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) Wikipedia Gone With the Wind (1936) PGA
Molière (1622-1673) Wikipedia The Misanthrope (1666)
Mollère (1622-1673) Wikipedia Tartuffe (1669) PG
Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) Wikipedia Utopia (1516) PG
William Morris (1834-1896) Wikipedia News from Nowhere (1891) PGA
Multatuli (1820-1887) Wikipedia Max Havelaar (1860)
Robert Musil (1880-1942) Wikipedia The Man Without Qualities (1933)
Robert Musil (1880-1942) Wikipedia Young Törless (1906)
Thomas Nashe (1567-1601) Wikipedia The Unfortunate Traveller (1594)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) Wikipedia Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883) PG
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Wikipedia Anna Christie (1921) PGA
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Wikipedia Desire Under the Elms (1924) PGA
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Wikipedia Strange Interlude (1928) PGA
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