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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 Title order. They may also be viewed in Author 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 Title

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia A Christmas Carol (1843) PG
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) PG
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia A Doll's House (1879) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) PG
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Wikipedia A Modest Proposal (1729) PG
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) PGA
Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1901-1935) Wikipedia A Scot's Quair (Sunset Song) (1932) PGA
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia A Sentimental Education (1869)
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Wikipedia A Sentimental Journey (1768) PG
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia A Simple Heart (a.k.a. A Simple Soul) (1877) PG
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Wikipedia A Tale of a Tub (1704) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia A Tale of Two Cities (1859) PG
John Donne (1572-1631) Wikipedia A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (1633) PGA
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Wikipedia A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) PG
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia A Woman's Life (1883)
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Aaron's Rod (1922) PGA
John Dryden (1631-1700) Wikipedia Absalom and Achitophel (1681) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Adam Bede (1859) PG
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Wikipedia Adonais (1821) PG
Aesop (c620bc-560bc) Wikipedia Aesop's Fables (1475) PG
Heliodorus (c3rdcentury-) Wikipedia Aethiopika (1534)
Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) Wikipedia Against the Grain (1884) PG
Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Wikipedia Agnes Grey (1847) PG
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Wikipedia Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia All's Well That Ends Well (1602) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Amelia (1751) PG
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia Amerika (1927)
Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) Wikipedia Amok (1922)
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) Wikipedia An American Tragedy (1903) PGA
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia An Enemy of the People (1883) PG
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) Wikipedia An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1891) PGA
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Andromache (-426)
Jean Racine (1639-1699) Wikipedia Andromache (1667)
George Orwell (1903-1950) Wikipedia Animal Farm (1945) PGA
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Wikipedia Anna Christie (1921) PGA
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Wikipedia Anna Karenina (1875) PG
Sophocles (497bc-406bc) Wikipedia Antigone (-441) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Antony and Cleopatra (1606) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Areopagitica (1644) PG
Jules Verne (1828-1905) Wikipedia Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) PG
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Wikipedia Arrowsmith (1925) PGA
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia As You Like It (1600) PG
H P Lovecraft (1890-1937) Wikipedia At the Mountains of Madness (1936) PGA
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Wikipedia Babbitt (1922) PGA
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia Barchester Towers (1857) PG
Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) Wikipedia Barren Ground (1925) PGA
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia Bartholomew Fair (1614)
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Bartleby the Scrivener (1853) PG
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia Bel-Ami (1885) PG
Lew Wallace (1827-1905) Wikipedia Ben-Hur (1880) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Beowulf (700) PG
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Wikipedia Between the Acts (1941) PGA
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Billy Budd, Foretopman (1924) PGA
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia Biographia Literaria (1817) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Bleak House (1852) PG
George Gissing (1857-1903) Wikipedia Born in Exile (1892) PGA
James Boswell (1740-1795) Wikipedia Boswell's London Journal: 1762-1763 (1762)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Wikipedia Bunner Sisters (1916) PGA
George Orwell (1903-1950) Wikipedia Burmese Days (1934) PGA
August Strindberg (1849-1912) Wikipedia By the Open Sea (1890)
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Camilla (1796) PGA
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Wikipedia Candida (1897) PGA
Voltaire (1694-1778) Wikipedia Candide (1759)
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Wikipedia Captains Courageous (1897) PGA
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia Castle Rackrent (1800) PG
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia Castle Richmond (1860) PG
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Cecilia (1782) PG
Chariton (c50-) Wikipedia Chaireas and Kallirhoe (1750)
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) PG
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Wikipedia Civil Disobedience (1849) PG
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) Wikipedia Clarissa (1749) PG
George Orwell (1903-1950) Wikipedia Coming Up for Air (1939) PGA
Saint Augustine (354-430) Wikipedia Confessions (400) PG
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Confessions (1782) PG
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia Cranford (1853) PG
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia Crime and Punishment (1866) PG
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Wikipedia Critique of Pure Reason (1781) PG
Edmond Rostand (1868-1918) Wikipedia Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) PGA
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia Daisy Miller (1878) PG
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) Wikipedia Dangerous Liaisons (1782)
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Daniel Deronda (1876) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia David Copperfield (1850) PG
Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Wikipedia Dead Souls (1842) PG
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) PGA
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Wikipedia Democracy in America (1835) PG
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Wikipedia Desire Under the Elms (1924) PGA
George and Weedon Grossmith (1847/1852-1912/1919) Wikipedia Diary of a Nobody (1892) PGA
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Wikipedia Doctor Faustus (1588) PG
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Don Juan (1819) PGA
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) Wikipedia Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) PG
Bram Stoker (1847-1912) Wikipedia Dracula (1897) PGA
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia Drunkard (1877)
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia Dubliners (1914) PGA
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Wikipedia Easter 1916 (1916) PGA
Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) Wikipedia Effi Briest (1895)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Wikipedia Elective Affinities (1809)
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Electra (-413) PG
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Emile; or, On Education (1762) PG
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Emma (1816) PGA
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) Wikipedia Erewhon (1872) PG
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Wikipedia Essay on Man (1733) PG
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) Wikipedia Essays (1580) PG
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Wikipedia Ethan Frome (1911) PGA
Aristotle (384bc-322bc) Wikipedia Ethica Nicomachea (-384) PG
Benedictus de Spinoza (1633-1677) Wikipedia Ethics (1677) PG
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) Wikipedia Eugene Onegin (1833)
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Eugénie Grandet (1834) PG
John Lyly (1553-1606) Wikipedia Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578)
Fanny Burney (1752-1840) Wikipedia Evelina (1778) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Everyman (1508) PG
John Cleland (1709-1789) Wikipedia Fanny Hill (1749) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) PGA
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia Fathers and Sons (1862)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Wikipedia Faust (1790) PG
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Wikipedia Fear and Trembling (1843)
James Joyce (1882-1941) Wikipedia Finnegans Wake (1939)
Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920) Wikipedia Fortunata and Jacinta (1887)
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) Wikipedia Frankenstein (1818) PG
André Gide (1869-1951) Wikipedia Fruits of the Earth (1897)
Francois Rabelais (c1494-1553) Wikipedia Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532) PG
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia Germinal (1885)
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Ghosts (1881) PG
Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) Wikipedia Gone With the Wind (1936) PGA
Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) Wikipedia Gösta Berlin's Saga (1891)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Great Expectations (1861) PG
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) Wikipedia Growth of the Soil (1917) PGA
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Wikipedia Gulliver's Travels (1726) PG
Frederick Rolfe (1860-1913) Wikipedia Hadrian the Seventh (1904)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1602) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Hard Times (1854) PG
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia He Knew He Was Right (1869) PG
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia Heart of Darkness (1902) PGA
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Hedda Gabler (1890) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Henry the Fifth (1600) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Henry the Fourth, Part One (1596) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Henry the Fourth, Part Two (1597) PG
Frederic Manning (1882-1935) Wikipedia Her Privates We (1930) PGA
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia Hippolytus (-428) PG
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Wikipedia Humphrey Clinker (1771) PG
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) Wikipedia Hunger (1890) PGA
Friedrich Holderlin (1779-1843) Wikipedia Hyperion (1797)
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Hyperion (1856) PGA
Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) Wikipedia Impressions of Africa (1910)
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) Wikipedia In a Glass Darkly (5 stories) (1872) PGA
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) Wikipedia In Memoriam (1850) PGA
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Wikipedia Ivanhoe (1820) PG
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Wikipedia Jacob's Room (1922) PGA
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia Jacques the Fatalist (1796)
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Jane Eyre (1847) PG
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Wikipedia Joseph Andrews (1742) PG
Jules Verne (1828-1905) Wikipedia Journey to the Center of the Earth (1866) PG
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Jude the Obscure (1895) PGA
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Julie; or the New Eloise (1760)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Julius Caesar (1601) PG
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) Wikipedia Justine (1791)
George Orwell (1903-1950) Wikipedia Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936) PGA
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Wikipedia Kidnapped (1886) PG
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Wikipedia Kim (1901) PGA
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia King Lear (1605) PG
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia King Lear of the Steppes (1870)
H Rider Haggard (1856-1925) Wikipedia King Solomon's Mines (1885) PG
Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) Wikipedia Kokoro (1914)
Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) Wikipedia Kristin Lavransdatter (1922)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Wikipedia Kubla Khan (1816) PG
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia La Bête Humaine (1890)
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) PGA
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Wikipedia Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) PGA
Sir Thomas Malory (1405-1471) Wikipedia Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) PG
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Le Père Goriot (Father Goriot) (1834) PG
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Wikipedia Le Reine Margot (1845)
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Wikipedia Leaves of Grass (1855) PG
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Wikipedia Leda and the Swan (1923) PGA
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Wikipedia Les Misérables (1862) PG
May Sinclair (1862-1946) Wikipedia Life and Death of Harriett Frean (1922) PGA
Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681) Wikipedia Life Is a Dream (1635) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia Ligeia (1840) PG
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Wikipedia Lines: Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (1798) PG
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Wikipedia Little Women (1868) PGA
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Wikipedia Lives of the Poets (1779) PG
Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) Wikipedia Locus Solus (1914)
Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) Wikipedia Look Homeward Angel (1929) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia Lord Jim (1900) PGA
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Wikipedia Lost Illusions (1843) PG
Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) Wikipedia Love in Excess (1719)
Aristophanes (c446bc-c385bc) Wikipedia Lysistrata (-411) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Macbeth (1606) PG
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Wikipedia Madame Bovary (1857) PG
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893) PGA
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Wikipedia Main Street (1920) PGA
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Wikipedia Major Barbara (1905) PGA
Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870) Wikipedia Maldoror (1868)
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Wikipedia Man and Superman (1905) PGA
Lord Byron (1788-1824) Wikipedia Manfred (1817) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Mansfield Park (1814) PGA
Walter Pater (1839-1894) Wikipedia Marius the Epicurean (1885) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) PG
Jack London (1876-1916) Wikipedia Martin Eden (1909) PGA
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia Mary Barton (1848) PG
Multatuli (1820-1887) Wikipedia Max Havelaar (1860)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Measure for Measure (1603) PG
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) Wikipedia Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) PGA
Various (-) Wikipedia Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus (1714)
Ovid (43bc-17) Wikipedia Metamorhoses (8)
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia Metamorphosis (1915) PG
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Middlemarch (1871) PG
August Strindberg (1849-1912) Wikipedia Miss Julie (1888)
Nathanael West (1903-1940) Wikipedia Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) PGA
Herman Melville (1819-1891) Wikipedia Moby Dick (1851) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Moll Flanders (1722) PG
Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) Wikipedia Mother (1907) PGA
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Wikipedia Mrs Dalloway (1925) PGA
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Much Ado About Nothing (1598) PG
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia My Antonia (1918) PGA
Émile Zola (1840-1902) Wikipedia Nana (1880)
George Gissing (1857-1903) Wikipedia New Grub Street (1891) PGA
William Morris (1834-1896) Wikipedia News from Nowhere (1891) PGA
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Nicholas Nickleby (1839) PG
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Wikipedia Night and Day (1941) PGA
George Orwell (1903-1950) Wikipedia Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) PGA
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Wikipedia North and South (1855) PG
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Northanger Abbey (1818) PGA
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia Nostromo (1904) PGA
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia Notes from the Underground (1864) PG
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia O Pioneers! (1913) PGA
Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) Wikipedia Oblomovka (1859)
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Ode on a Grecian Urn (1820) PGA
John Keats (1795-1821) Wikipedia Ode to a Nightingale (1819) PGA
Sappho (c620bc-c570bc) Wikipedia Ode to Aphrodite (-600)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Wikipedia Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1807) PG
Sophocles (497bc-406bc) Wikipedia Oedipus at Colonus (-401) PG
Sophocles (497bc-406bc) Wikipedia Oedipus Tyrannus (-429) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Oliver Twist (1838) PG
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) Wikipedia On Liberty (1859)
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Wikipedia On the Eve (1860) PG
Lucretius (c94bc-c49bc) Wikipedia On the Nature of Things (-55) PG
Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) Wikipedia One, None and a Hundred Thousand (1926)
Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) Wikipedia Oresteia (-458) PGA
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Wikipedia Orlando (1928) PGA
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia Ormond (1817) PG
Aphra Behn (1640-1689) Wikipedia Oroonoko (1688) PGA
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Othello (1604) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Our Mutual Friend (1865) PG
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Wikipedia Ozymandias (1819) PG
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) Wikipedia Pamela (1742) PG
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) Wikipedia Parade's End (1928) PGA
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Paradise Lost (1667) PG
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Paradise Regained (1671) PG
Willa Cather (1873-1947) Wikipedia Paul's Case (1905)
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Pearl (1375)
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Wikipedia Peer Gynt (1867) PGA
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) Wikipedia Pensees (1670) PG
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Wikipedia Peregrine Pickle (1751) PG
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Persuasion (1818) PGA
James M Barrie (1860-1937) Wikipedia Peter Pan (1904) PGA
Jean Racine (1639-1699) Wikipedia Phedra (Phaedra, Phedre) (1677) PG
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) Wikipedia Phineas Finn (1869) PG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Wikipedia Pickwick Papers (1836) PG
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Wikipedia Pierre and Jean (1888) PG
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Wikipedia Poetry of Emily Dickinson (1890) PG
William James (1842-1910) Wikipedia Pragmatism (1907) PGA
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Pride and Prejudice (1813) PGA
Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) Wikipedia Prometheus Bound (-460) PG
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Wikipedia Prometheus Unbound (1820) PG
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Wikipedia Pygmalion (1913) PGA
Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) Wikipedia Quo Vadis (1896) PGA
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Wikipedia Rameau's Nephew (1805) PGA
Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) Wikipedia Rashomon (1915)
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Wikipedia Rasselas (1759) PG
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) Wikipedia Remembrance of Things Past (1913) PGA
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Wikipedia Representative Men (1850) PG
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Wikipedia Reveries of a Solitary Walker (1782)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Richard the Second (1595) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Richard the Third (1593) PG
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) Wikipedia Rights of Man (1791) PG
Washington Irving (1783-1859) Wikipedia Rip Van Winkle (1819) PG
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Wikipedia Rob Roy (1817) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Robinson Crusoe (1719) PG
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) Wikipedia Roderick Random (1749) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Romeo and Juliet (1595) PG
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Wikipedia Roxana (1724) PGA
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Wikipedia Sailing to Byzantium (1928) PGA
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Wikipedia Saint Joan (1923) PGA
John Milton (1608-1674) Wikipedia Samson Agonistes (1671)
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Wikipedia Sense and Sensibility (1811) PGA
H Rider Haggard (1856-1925) Wikipedia She (1887) PG
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Wikipedia She Stoops to Conquer (1773) PG
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Wikipedia Shirley (1849) PGA
George Eliot (1819-1880) Wikipedia Silas Marner (1861) PG
Unknown (-) Wikipedia Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1300) PG
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) Wikipedia Sister Carrie (1900) PGA
Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) Wikipedia Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) PGA
Somerville/Ross (1858/1862-1949/1915) Wikipedia Some Experiences of an Irish R M (1899)
William Blake (1757-1827) Wikipedia Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789) PG
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Wikipedia Sonnets (1609) PG
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) Wikipedia Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) PG
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Wikipedia Sonnets to Orpheus (1923)
D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Wikipedia Sons and Lovers (1913) PGA
André Gide (1869-1951) Wikipedia Strait is the Gate (1909)
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Wikipedia Strange Interlude (1928) PGA
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Wikipedia Summa Theologica (1265) PG
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Wikipedia Summer (1917) PGA
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Wikipedia Tamburlaine the Great (1587) PG
Lao-tzu (Laozi) (c600bc-) Wikipedia Tao Te Ching (-300) PG
Mollère (1622-1673) Wikipedia Tartuffe (1669) PG
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) Wikipedia Tarzan of the Apes (1914) PGA
John Reed (1887-1920) Wikipedia Ten Days That Shook the World (1919) PGA
F Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Wikipedia Tender is the Night (1934) PGA
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Wikipedia Tess of the D'Ubervilles (1891) PGA
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) Wikipedia The 120 Days of Sodom (1785)
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Wikipedia The Absentee (1812) PG
William Godwin (1756-1836) Wikipedia The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794) PG
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) PG
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Wikipedia The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) PGA
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) PG
Virgil (70bc-19bc) Wikipedia The Aeneid (-19) HTML
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Wikipedia The Age of Innocence (1920) PGA
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) Wikipedia The Albigenses (1824)
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Wikipedia The Alchemist (1610) PG
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Ambassadors (1903) PGA
Unknown (-) Wikipedia The Arabian Nights' Entertainments (1400) PG
Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) Wikipedia The Artamonov Business (1925)
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) Wikipedia The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (1933) PGA
Kate Chopin (1851-1904) Wikipedia The Awakening (1899) PGA
Euripides (480bc-406bc) Wikipedia The Bacchae (-405) PG
John Gay (1685-1732) Wikipedia The Beggar's Opera (1728) PG
Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) Wikipedia The Betrothed (1827)
Various Authors (-) Wikipedia The Bible (-2000) PG
Aristophanes (c446bc-c385bc) Wikipedia The Birds (-414) PG
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Wikipedia The Blithedale Romance (1852) PG
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia The Blue Hotel (1898) PGA
Henry James (1843-1916) Wikipedia The Bostonians (1886) PG
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Wikipedia The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (1898) PGA
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Wikipedia The Brothers Karamazov (1879) PGA
Jack London (1876-1916) Wikipedia The Call of the Wild (1903) PGA
Geoffrey Chaucer (c1343-1400) Wikipedia The Canterbury Tales (1380) PG
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia The Cask of Amontillado (1846) PG
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Wikipedia The Castle (1926)
Horace Walpole (1717-1797) Wikipedia The Castle of Otranto (1765) PG
Mark Twain (1835-1910) Wikipedia The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1867)
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