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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 Year of First Publication order. They may also be viewed in Author and Title order.

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



Listing by Publication Date

Various Authors (-) Wikipedia The Bible (-2000) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia The Epic of Gilgamesh (-2000) PG
Homer (c700bc-) Wikipedia The Odyssey (-800) PG
Sappho (c620bc-c570bc) Wikipedia Ode to Aphrodite (-600) PG
Homer (c700bc-) Wikipedia The Iliad (-500) PG
Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) Wikipedia Prometheus Bound (-460) PG
Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) Wikipedia Oresteia (-458) PGA
Sophocles (497bc-406bc) Wikipedia Antigone (-441) PG
Sophocles (497bc-406bc) Wikipedia Oedipus Tyrannus (-429) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Hippolytus (-428) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Andromache (-426)
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia The Trojan Women (-415) PG
Aristophanes (c446bc-c385bc) Wikipedia The Birds (-414) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Electra (-413) PG
Aristophanes (c446bc-c385bc) Wikipedia Lysistrata (-411) PG
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia The Bacchae (-405) PG
Sophocles (497bc-406bc) Wikipedia Oedipus at Colonus (-401) PG
Plato (c427bc-c347bc) Wikipedia The Republic (-400) PG
Plato (c427bc-c347bc) Wikipedia The Dialogues of Plato (-387)
Aristotle (384bc-322bc) Wikipedia Ethica Nicomachea (-384) PG
Aristotle (384bc-322bc) Wikipedia The Poetics (-334) PG
Lao-tzu (Laozi) (c600bc-) Wikipedia Tao Te Ching (-300) PG
Lucretius (c94bc-c49bc) Wikipedia On the Nature of Things (-55) PG
Virgil (70bc-19bc) Wikipedia The Aeneid (-19) PGA
Ovid (43bc-17) Wikipedia Metamorhoses (8)
Plutarch (46-127) Wikipedia The Lives of the Noble Romans (100) PG
James Boswell (1740-1795) Wikipedia The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD (191) PG
Saint Augustine (354-430) Wikipedia Confessions (400) PG
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (480-c524) Wikipedia The Consolation of Philosophy (523) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Beowulf (700) PG
Anonymous (-) Wikipedia The Thousand and One nights (850) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia The Wanderer (900)
Unknown (-) Wikipedia The Seafarer (970)
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Wikipedia Summa Theologica (1265) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1300) PG
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Wikipedia The Divine Comedy (1320) PG
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) Wikipedia The Decameron (1353) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Pearl (1375)
Geoffrey Chaucer (c1343-1400) Wikipedia The Canterbury Tales (1380) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia The Arabian Nights' Entertainments (1400) PG
Lucius Apuleius (c123-170) Wikipedia The Golden Ass (1469) PG
Aesop (c620bc-560bc) Wikipedia Aesop's Fables (1475) PG
Sir Thomas Malory (1405-1471) Wikipedia Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Everyman (1508) PG
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Wikipedia The Praise of Folly (1511) PG
Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) Wikipedia Utopia (1516) PG
Francois Rabelais (c1494-1553) Wikipedia Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532) PG
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Wikipedia The Prince (1532) PG
Heliodorus (c.3rd century-) Wikipedia Aethiopika (1534)
John Lyly (1553-1606) Wikipedia Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578)
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) Wikipedia Essays (1580) PG
Thomas Kyd (1558-1594) Wikipedia The Spanish Tragedy (1586) PG
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Wikipedia Tamburlaine the Great (1587) PG
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Wikipedia Doctor Faustus (1588) PG
Edmund Spenser (c1552-1599) Wikipedia The Faerie Queene (1590) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia The Comedy of Errors (1592) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Richard the Third (1593) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia The Taming of the Shrew (1593) PG
Thomas Nashe (1567-1601) Wikipedia The Unfortunate Traveller (1594)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) PGA
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Richard the Second (1595) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Romeo and Juliet (1595) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Henry the Fourth, Part One (1596) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia The Merchant of Venice (1596) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Henry the Fourth, Part Two (1597) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Much Ado About Nothing (1598) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia As You Like It (1600) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Henry the Fifth (1600) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Twelfth Night (1600) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Julius Caesar (1601) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia All's Well That Ends Well (1602) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1602) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Measure for Measure (1603) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Othello (1604) PG
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) Wikipedia Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia King Lear (1605) PG
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia Volpone (1605) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Antony and Cleopatra (1606) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Macbeth (1606) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Sonnets (1609) PG
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia The Alchemist (1610) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia The Tempest (1610) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia The Winter's Tale (1611) PG
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia Bartholomew Fair (1614)
John Donne (1572-1631) Wikipedia A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (1633) PGA
Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681) Wikipedia Life Is a Dream (1635) PG
Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) Wikipedia The Cid (El Cid) (1636) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Areopagitica (1644) PG
Molière (1622-1673) Wikipedia The Misanthrope (1666)
Jean Racine (1639-1699) Wikipedia Andromache (1667)
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Paradise Lost (1667) PG
Mollère (1622-1673) Wikipedia Tartuffe (1669) PG
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) Wikipedia Pensees (1670) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Paradise Regained (1671) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Samson Agonistes (1671)
William Wycherley (c1640-1716) Wikipedia The Country Wife (1673)
Benedictus de Spinoza (1633-1677) Wikipedia Ethics (1677) PG
Jean Racine (1639-1699) Wikipedia Phedra (Phaedra, Phedre) (1677) PG
John Bunyan (1647-1688) Wikipedia The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) PG
Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne (1634-1693) Wikipedia The Princess of Cleves (1678) PG
John Dryden (1631-1700) Wikipedia Absalom and Achitophel (1681) PG
Aphra Behn (1640-1689) Wikipedia Oroonoko (1688) PGA
William Congreve (1670-1729) Wikipedia The Way of the World (1700) PG
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Wikipedia A Tale of a Tub (1704) PG
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Wikipedia The Rape of the Lock (1712) PG
Various (-) Wikipedia Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus (1714)
Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) Wikipedia Love in Excess (1719)
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Robinson Crusoe (1719) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Moll Flanders (1722) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Roxana (1724) PGA
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Wikipedia Gulliver's Travels (1726) PG
John Gay (1685-1732) Wikipedia The Beggar's Opera (1728) PG
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Wikipedia The Dunciad (1728) PG
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Wikipedia A Modest Proposal (1729) PG
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Wikipedia Essay on Man (1733) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Joseph Andrews (1742) PG
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) Wikipedia Pamela (1742) PG
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) Wikipedia Clarissa (1749) PG
John Cleland (1709-1789) Wikipedia Fanny Hill (1749) PGA
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Wikipedia Roderick Random (1749) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Tom Jones (1749) PG
Chariton (c50-) Wikipedia Chaireas and Kallirhoe (1750)
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Amelia (1751) PG
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Wikipedia Peregrine Pickle (1751) PG
Charlotte Lennox (1727-1804) Wikipedia The Female Quixote (or, The Adventures of Arabella) (1752)
Voltaire (1694-1778) Wikipedia Candide (1759)
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Wikipedia Rasselas (1759) PG
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Wikipedia Tristram Shandy (1759) PG
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Julie; or the New Eloise (1760)
James Boswell (1740-1795) Wikipedia Boswell's London Journal: 1762-1763 (1762)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Emile; or, On Education (1762) PG
Horace Walpole (1717-1797) Wikipedia The Castle of Otranto (1765) PG
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Wikipedia The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) PG
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Wikipedia A Sentimental Journey (1768) PG
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Wikipedia Humphrey Clinker (1771) PG
Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831) Wikipedia The Man of Feeling (1771) PG
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Wikipedia She Stoops to Conquer (1773) PG
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Wikipedia The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) PG
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Evelina (1778) PG
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Wikipedia Lives of the Poets (1779) PG
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Wikipedia Critique of Pure Reason (1781) PG
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Cecilia (1782) PG
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Confessions (1782) PG
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) Wikipedia Dangerous Liaisons (1782)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Reveries of a Solitary Walker (1782)
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) Wikipedia The 120 Days of Sodom (1785)
William Beckford (1760-1844) Wikipedia Vathek (1786) PG
William Blake (1757-1827) Wikipedia Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789) PG
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Wikipedia Faust (1790) PG
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) Wikipedia Justine (1791)
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) Wikipedia Rights of Man (1791) PG
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Wikipedia A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) PG
William Godwin (1756-1836) Wikipedia The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794) PG
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) Wikipedia The Interesting Narrative (1794) PG
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) Wikipedia The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) PG
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Wikipedia Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (1795)
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Camilla (1796) PGA
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia Jacques the Fatalist (1796)
M G Lewis (1755-1818) Wikipedia The Monk (1796) PG
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia The Nun (1796)
Friedrich Holderlin (1779-1843) Wikipedia Hyperion (1797)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Wikipedia Lines: Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (1798) PG
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) PG
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia Castle Rackrent (1800) PG
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia Rameau's Nephew (1805) PGA
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Wikipedia Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1807) PG
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Wikipedia Elective Affinities (1809)
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Sense and Sensibility (1811) PGA
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) PG
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia The Absentee (1812) PG
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Pride and Prejudice (1813) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Mansfield Park (1814) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Emma (1816) PGA
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia Kubla Khan (1816) PG
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia Biographia Literaria (1817) PG
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Manfred (1817) PGA
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia Ormond (1817) PG
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Wikipedia Rob Roy (1817) PG
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) Wikipedia Frankenstein (1818) PG
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Northanger Abbey (1818) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Persuasion (1818) PGA
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Don Juan (1819) PGA
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Ode to a Nightingale (1819) PGA
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Wikipedia Ozymandias (1819) PG
Washington Irving (1783-1859) Wikipedia Rip Van Winkle (1819) PG
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Wikipedia Ivanhoe (1820) PG
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) Wikipedia Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) PGA
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Ode on a Grecian Urn (1820) PGA
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Wikipedia Prometheus Unbound (1820) PG
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia The Eve of St Agnes (1820) PGA
Washington Irving (1783-1859) Wikipedia The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) PG
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Wikipedia The Monastery (1820) PG
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Wikipedia Adonais (1821) PG
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) Wikipedia The Albigenses (1824)
James Hogg (1770-1835) Wikipedia The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824) PG
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Wikipedia The Last of the Mohicans (1826) PG
Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) Wikipedia The Betrothed (1827)
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Wikipedia The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) PG
Stendahl (1783-1842) Wikipedia The Red and the Black (1831) PGA
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) Wikipedia Eugene Onegin (1833)
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Eugénie Grandet (1834) PG
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Le Père Goriot (Father Goriot) (1834) PG
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Wikipedia Democracy in America (1835) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia The Diary of a Madman (1835)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Pickwick Papers (1836) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia The Nose (1836)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Oliver Twist (1838) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Nicholas Nickleby (1839) PG
Stendahl (1783-1842) Wikipedia The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) PGA
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia Ligeia (1840) PG
Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882) Wikipedia Two Years Before the Mast (1840) PG
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Wikipedia The Deerslayer (1841) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia Dead Souls (1842) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Masque of the Red Death (1842) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia The Overcoat (1842)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia A Christmas Carol (1843) PG
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Wikipedia Fear and Trembling (1843)
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Lost Illusions (1843) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Pit and the Pendulum (1843) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Purloined Letter (1844) PG
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia The Three Musketeers (1844) PG
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia Le Reine Margot (1845)
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia The Count of Monte-Cristo (1845) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1845) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Cask of Amontillado (1846) PG
Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Wikipedia Agnes Grey (1847) PG
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Jane Eyre (1847) PG
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) Wikipedia The Flowers of Evil (1847)
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Wikipedia Vanity Fair (1847) PG
Emily Brontë (1818-1848) Wikipedia Wuthering Heights (1847) PG
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia Mary Barton (1848) PG
Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Wikipedia The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) PG
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Wikipedia Civil Disobedience (1849) PG
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Shirley (1849) PGA
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Wikipedia The Sickness unto Death (1849)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia David Copperfield (1850) PG
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Wikipedia In Memoriam (1850) PGA
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Wikipedia Representative Men (1850) PG
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) Wikipedia Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) PG
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Wikipedia The Prelude (1850) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Scarlet Letter (1850) PG
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Moby Dick (1851) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The House of Seven Gables (1851) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Bleak House (1852) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Blithedale Romance (1852) PG
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) Wikipedia Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) PG
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Bartleby the Scrivener (1853) PG
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia Cranford (1853) PG
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Villette (1853) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Hard Times (1854) PG
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Wikipedia Walden (1854) PG
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Wikipedia Leaves of Grass (1855) PG
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia North and South (1855) PG
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Wikipedia The Song of Hiawatha (1855) PG
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Hyperion (1856) PGA
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia Barchester Towers (1857) PG
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia Madame Bovary (1857) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia A Tale of Two Cities (1859) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Adam Bede (1859) PG
Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) Wikipedia Oblomovka (1859)
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) Wikipedia On Liberty (1859) PG
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Wikipedia The Idylls of the King (1859) PG
Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883) Wikipedia The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859) PG
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia Castle Richmond (1860) PG
Multatuli (1820-1887) Wikipedia Max Havelaar (1860)
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia On the Eve (1860) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Marble Faun (1860) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia The Mill on the Floss (1860) PG
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) Wikipedia The Woman in White (1860) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Great Expectations (1861) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Silas Marner (1861) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia Washington Square (1861) PG
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia Fathers and Sons (1862)
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Wikipedia Les Misérables (1862) PG
Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) Wikipedia The Water Babies (1863) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia Notes from the Underground (1864) PG
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) Wikipedia Uncle Silas (1864) PG
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Wikipedia Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Our Mutual Friend (1865) PG
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Wikipedia War and Peace (1865) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia Crime and Punishment (1866) PG
Jules Verne (1828-1905) Wikipedia Journey to the Center of the Earth (1866) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Peer Gynt (1867) PGA
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1867)
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) PG
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia Thérèse Raquin (1867) PG
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Wikipedia Little Women (1868) PGA
Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870) Wikipedia Maldoror (1868)
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Idiot (1868) PG
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) Wikipedia The Moonstone (1868) PG
Robert Browning (1812-1889) Wikipedia The Ring and the Book (1868) PGA
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia A Sentimental Education (1869)
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia He Knew He Was Right (1869) PG
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia Phineas Finn (1869) PG
Bret Harte (1836-1902) Wikipedia The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1869) PG
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia King Lear of the Steppes (1870)
Bret Harte (1836-1902) Wikipedia The Luck of Roaring Camp (1870) PG
Jules Verne (1828-1905) Wikipedia Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Middlemarch (1871) PG
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Wikipedia The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) PG
Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Possessed (1871) PG
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Wikipedia Throught the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) PG
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) Wikipedia Erewhon (1872) PG
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) Wikipedia In a Glass Darkly (5 stories) (1872) PGA
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Devils (1872) PG
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia The Torrents of Spring (1872) PG
Jules Verne (1828-1905) Wikipedia Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) PG
Nicolai Leskov (1831-1895) Wikipedia The Enchanted Wanderer (1873)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) PGA
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia The Temptation of saint Anthony (1874)
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Wikipedia Anna Karenina (1875) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Daniel Deronda (1876) PG
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) PG
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia The Hand of Ethelberta (1876) PG
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia A Simple Heart (a.k.a. A Simple Soul) (1877) PG
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia Drunkard (1877)
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia Virgin Soil (1877) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia Daisy Miller (1878) PG
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia The Return of the Native (1878) PGA
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia A Doll's House (1879) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Brothers Karamazov (1879) PGA
August Strindberg (1849-1912) Wikipedia The Red Room (1879)
Lew Wallace (1827-1905) Wikipedia Ben-Hur (1880) PG
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia Nana (1880)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881)
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Ghosts (1881) PG
Giovanni Verga (1840-1922) Wikipedia The House by the Medlar Tree (1881)
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Portrait of a Lady (1881) PG
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia The Prince and the Pauper (1882) PG
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia A Woman's Life (1883)
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia An Enemy of the People (1883) PG
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) Wikipedia Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883) PG
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Wikipedia Treasure Island (1883) PG
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