Conquering the Classics


It has always been my goal to read as many "classic" pieces of literature as possible, and when I found 95% of the below titles for FREE on Amazon (for the Kindle), I knew it was finally possible to attempt this goal! I have downloaded all of the titles below and am going to try and do reviews of each after I have finished them. I have no set timeline for this, but I'd like to get through more than half in 2014.

Here goes!
To Read:

 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy*

As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner   

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand  


Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche           

Candide - Voltaire     

Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau  

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages - S. Baring-Gould         

Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy    

Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes  

Dracula - Bram Stoker           

Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works 

Emma - Jane Austen  

Ethics - Aristotle     

Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe          

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - Patrick Henry 

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens           

Grimm's Fairy Tales - Brothers Grimm          

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad   

Hegel's Philosophy of Mind - Georg Hegel   

Heidi - Johanna Spyri

History of the Donner Party - C. F. McGlashan

House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne  

In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado - G. A. Henty       

In the Year 2889 - Jules Verne          

Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott     

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë 

Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes  

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott   

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky           

Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham          

On the origin of species - Charles Darwin     

Once on a Time - A.A. Milne

Paradise Lost - John Milton   

Poems by Emily Dickinson    

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen     

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy     

The American Revolution - John Fiske          

The Call of the Wild - Jack London  

The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems - Geoffrey Chaucer           

The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde

The Federalist Papers  - Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, & James Madison

The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky       

The Jefferson Bible - Thomas Jefferson        

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair   

The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper 

The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doye          

The People of the Mist - Henry Rider Haggard        

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

The Razors Edge - W. Somerset Maugham   

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne     

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 

The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien   

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner 

The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann David Wyss   

The Time Machine - H. G. Wells       

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame          

The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman   

This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald    

Thus Spake Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche           

Titanic - Filson Young

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson     

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Jules Verne       

Ulysses - James Joyce

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe 

Utopia - Sir Saint Thomas More        

Walden - Henry David Thoreau        

White Fang - Jack London    

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

*Italics denote a re-reading


 Aesop's Fables

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen   

Recently Read (or re-read):

The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

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