Racine List

The following is a list of “classics” that my sister picked up at the Racine, Wisconsin library. I started reading it, then gave up. Too much Conrad and Ibsen and Faulkner for my taste. The list isn’t all bad — it’s pointed me to some good books such as Time and Again and The Nine Tailors. But on the other hand, it’s responsible for making me read On the Road and The Awakening. Here it is — but this isn’t a recommendation.

  1. James Agee — A Death in the Family — 3/04 — 5
  2. Sherwood Anderson — Winesburg, Ohio — 7/92 — 5
  3. Jane Austen — Emma — 8/92 — 6
  4. Jane Austen — Northanger Abbey — 1/91 — 8
  5. Jane Austen — Pride and Prejudice — 12/90 — 10
  6. Jane Austen — Sense and Sensibility — 1/92 — 8
  7. James Baldwin — Go Tell It on the Mountain — 6/09 — 4
  8. James Baldwin — If Beale Street Could Talk — 9/95 — 1
  9. Honore de Balzac — Le Pere Goriot — 11/94 — 7
  10. Samuel Beckett — Waiting for Godot — 11/93 — 3
  11. Robert Bolt — A Man for All Seasons — 7/97 — 5
  12. Hal Borland — When the Legends Die — 3/06 — 6
  13. Ray Bradbury — The Martian Chronicles — 1/97 — 6
  14. Emily Bronte — Wuthering Heights — 10/93 — 5
  15. Robert Browning — Poems — 5/05 — 4
  16. Pearl Buck — The Good Earth — 10/95 — 5
  17. Samuel Butler — The Way of All Flesh — 12/96 — 5
  18. Albert Camus — The Plague — 4/93 — 7
  19. Albert Camus — The Stranger — 3/06 — 4
  20. Willa Cather — Death Comes for the Archbishop — 12/05 — 7
  21. Willa Cather — My Antonia — 10/93 — 6
  22. Miguel Cervantes — Don Quixote — 2/94 — 6
  23. Geoffrey Chaucer — The Canterbury Tales — 2/94 — 6
  24. Anton Chekhov — The Cherry Orchard — 12/05 — 5
  25. Kate Chopin — The Awakening — 10/94 — 4
  26. Wilkie Collins — The Moonstone — 10/94 — 7
  27. Joseph Conrad — Heart of Darkness — 5/93 — 4
  28. Joseph Conrad — Lord Jim — 3/92 — 5
  29. Joseph Conrad — The Secret Sharer — 11/09 — 5
  30. Joseph Conrad — Victory — 9/09 — 6
  31. Stephen Crane — The Red Badge of Courage — 6/88 — 7
  32. Dante Alighieri — The Divine Comedy — 10/92 — 3
  33. Daniel Defoe — Moll Flanders — 4/94 — 5
  34. Charles Dickens — Bleak House — 2/93 — 10
  35. Charles Dickens — David Copperfield — 3/97 — 9
  36. Charles Dickens — Great Expectations — 11/93 — 7
  37. Charles Dickens — Hard Times — 5/95 — 6
  38. Charles Dickens — Oliver Twist — 5/89 — 6
  39. Charles Dickens — A Tale of Two Cities — 3/88 — 8
  40. Emily Dickinson — Poems — 4/09 — 5
  41. Isak Dinesen — Out of Africa — 2/97 — 8
  42. Fyodor Dostoevski — The Brothers Karamazov — 7/93 — 5
  43. Fyodor Dostoevski — Crime and Punishment — 12/96 — 6
  44. Arthur Conan Doyle — Sherlock Holmes Short Stories — 12/91 — 8
  45. Theodore Dreiser — An American Tragedy — 4/95 — 6
  46. Theodore Dreiser — Sister Carrie — 7/93 — 4
  47. Daphne du Maurier — Rebecca — 8/94 — 8
  48. George Eliot — Adam Bede — 6/97 — 9
  49. George Eliot — Middlemarch — 8/95 — 6
  50. George Eliot — Mill on the Floss — 8/93 — 8
  51. George Eliot — Silas Marner — 1/88 — 8
  52. T. S. Eliot — Murder in the Cathedral — 12/09 — 4
  53. Ralph Ellison — Invisible Man — 3/06 — 2
  54. Ralph Waldo Emerson — Essays — 12/94 — 3
  55. William Faulkner — Absalom, Absalom — 2/06 — 5
  56. William Faulkner — As I Lay Dying — 7/09 — 5
  57. William Faulkner — The Bear — 4/05 — 5
  58. William Faulkner — Intruder in the Dust — 11/09 — 6
  59. William Faulkner — Light in August — 11/09 — 5
  60. William Faulkner — The Sound and the Fury — 3/93 — 1
  61. Henry Fielding — Joseph Andrews — 2/96 — 6
  62. Henry Fielding — Tom Jones — 4/91 — 7
  63. Jack Finney — Time and Again — 2/96 — 10
  64. F. Scott Fitzgerald — The Great Gatsby — 2/92 — 7
  65. F. Scott Fitzgerald — Tender Is the Night — 7/97 — 4
  66. Gustave Flaubert — Madame Bovary — 3/96 — 6
  67. E. M. Forster — A Passage to India — 9/93 — 4
  68. E. M. Forster — A Room With a View — 12/96 — 7
  69. Benjamin Franklin — Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin — 3/94 — 8
  70. John Galsworthy — The Forsyte Sage — 2/98 — 6
  71. William Golding — The Lord of the Flies — 1/86 — 5
  72. Oliver Goldsmith — She Stoops to Conquer — 1/96 — 8
  73. Robert Graves — I, Claudius — 3/95 — 7
  74. Graham Greene — The Heart of the Matter — 2/06 — 5
  75. Graham Greene — The Power and the Glory — 12/09 — 7
  76. Edith Hamilton — Mythology — 1/93 — 5
  77. Thomas Hardy — Far From the Madding Crowd — 11/97 — 7
  78. Thomas Hardy — The Mayor of Casterbridge — 11/92 — 7
  79. Thomas Hardy — The Return of the Native — 2/93 — 8
  80. Thomas Hardy — Tess of the D’Urbervilles — 9/96 — 8
  81. Nathaniel Hawthorne — The House of the Seven Gables — 8/88 — 7
  82. Nathaniel Hawthorne — The Scarlet Letter — 5/89 — 8
  83. Joseph Heller — Catch-22 — 7/87 — 6
  84. Ernest Hemingway — A Farewell to Arms — 9/90 — 6
  85. Ernest Hemingway — For Whom the Bell Tolls — 3/94 — 6
  86. Ernest Hemingway — The Sun Also Rises — 3/97 — 4
  87. O. Henry — Short Stories — 1/93 — 7
  88. Frank Herbert — Dune — 4/97 — 7
  89. John Hersey — A Single Pebble — 12/05 — 5
  90. John Hersey — The Wall — 01/10 — 8
  91. Hermann Hesse — Demian — 10/09 — 2
  92. Hermann Hesse — Siddhartha — 9/09 — 2
  93. Hermann Hesse — Steppenwolf — 5/93 — 4
  94. Homer — Iliad — 8/92 — 5
  95. Homer — Odyssey — 3/94 — 5
  96. Langston Hughes — Poems — 11/05 — 5
  97. Victor Hugo — Les Miserables — 12/92 — 8
  98. Aldous Huxley — Brave New World — 4/89 — 6
  99. Henrik Ibsen — A Doll’s House — 11/92 — 5
  100. Henrik Ibsen — An Enemy of the People — 11/92 — 7
  101. Henrik Ibsen — Ghosts — 11/93 — 5
  102. Henrik Ibsen — Hedda Gabler — 2/06 — 4
  103. Henrik Ibsen — The Master Builder — 2/06 — 4
  104. Henrik Ibsen — The Wild Duck — 2/06 — 3
  105. Henry James — The American — 3/92 — 7
  106. Henry James — Daisy Miller — 8/96 — 4
  107. Henry James — Portrait of a Lady — 4/99 — 5
  108. Henry James — The Turn of the Screw — 3/93 — 7
  109. James Joyce — Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — 1/93 — 2
  110. James Joyce — Dubliners — 12/09 — 3
  111. Franz Kafka — The Castle — 8/09 — 3
  112. Franz Kafka — Metamorphosis — 2/96 — 4
  113. Franz Kafka — The Trial — 12/09 — 4
  114. John Keats — Poems — 11/09 — 4
  115. Jack Kerouac — On the Road — 1/93 — 3
  116. Ken Kesey — One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — 8/97 — 5
  117. John Knowles — A Separate Peace — 3/97 — 6
  118. Arthur Koestler — Darkness at Noon — 4/93 — 7
  119. D. H. Lawrence — Sons and Lovers — 10/09 — 4
  120. Lawrence, Jerome and Lee, Robert E. — Inherit the Wind — 3/97 — 7
  121. Harper Lee — To Kill a Mockingbird — 1/86 — 6
  122. Ursula Leguin — The Left Hand of Darkness — 1/97 — 6
  123. Sinclair Lewis — Arrowsmith — 12/05 — 7
  124. Sinclair Lewis — Babbitt — 8/92 — 5
  125. Sinclair Lewis — Main Street — 2/97 — 4
  126. Richard Llewellyn — How Green Was My Valley — 6/97 — 7
  127. Niccolo Machiavelli — The Prince — 8/88 — 6
  128. Archibald MacLeish — J. B. — 9/06 — 5
  129. Bernard Malamud — The Fixer — 10/09 — 5
  130. Thomas Mann — Buddenbrooks — 01/10 — 5
  131. Thomas Mann — The Magic Mountain — 10-09 — 2
  132. Christopher Marlowe — Dr. Faustus — 4/99 — 5
  133. Somerset Maugham — Of Human Bondage — 4/99 — 5
  134. Carson McCullers — The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter — 11/09 — 5
  135. Herman Melville — Billy Budd — 4/89 — 5
  136. Herman Melville — Moby Dick — 4/93 — 7
  137. Herman Melville — Typee — 6/97 — 8
  138. Arthur Miller — The Crucible — 12/09 — 6
  139. Arthur Miller — Death of a Salesman — 10/88 — 5
  140. Nicholas Monsarrat — The Cruel Sea — 2/06 — 8
  141. Tim O’Brien — Going After Cacciato — 12/09 — 7
  142. Tillie Olsen — Tell Me a Riddle — 11/09 — 3
  143. Eugene O’Neill — The Emperor Jones — 11/09 — 4
  144. Eugene O’Neill — A Long Day’s Journey Into Night — 4/99 — 2
  145. Eugene O’Neill — Mourning Becomes Electra — 12/09 — 4
  146. George Orwell — Animal Farm — 1/89 — 7
  147. George Orwell — 1984 — 3/94 — 6
  148. Boris Pasternak — Doctor Zhivago — 4/99 — 3
  149. Alan Paton — Cry the Beloved Country — 2/96 — 7
  150. Edgar Allen Poe — Short Stories — 5/94 — 6
  151. Erich Remarque — All Quiet on the Western Front — 11/93 — 5
  152. O. E. Rolvaag — Giants in the Earth — 5/99 — 5
  153. Edmond Rostand — Cyrano de Bergerac — 4/94 — 6
  154. J. D. Salinger — The Catcher in the Rye — 9/92 — 6
  155. Carl Sandburg — Abraham Lincoln — 10/91 — 6
  156. William Saroyan — The Human Comedy — 07/09 — 5
  157. Dorothy Sayers — The Nine Tailors — 2/96 — 8
  158. William Shakespeare — Complete Works — 8/97 — 7
  159. George Bernard Shaw — Arms and the Man — 3/06 — 7
  160. George Bernard Shaw — Major Barbara — 11/09 — 5
  161. George Bernard Shaw — Pygmalion — 2/92 — 6
  162. George Bernard Shaw — Saint Joan — 11/09 — 5
  163. Richard Sheridan — The School for Scandal — 11/94 — 7
  164. Nevil Shute — On the Beach — 8/87 — 8
  165. Upton Sinclair — The Jungle — 7/88 — 5
  166. Isaac Bashevis Singer — The Slave — 12/09 — 6
  167. Alexander Solzhenitsyn — One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich — 11/94 — 6
  168. Sophocles — Antigone — 9/94 — 6
  169. Sophocles — Oedipus Rex — 9/94 — 6
  170. John Steinbeck — East of Eden — 1/86 — 6
  171. John Steinbeck — The Grapes of Wrath — 1/93 — 8
  172. John Steinbeck — Of Mice and Men — 4/89 — 6
  173. Bram Stoker — Dracula — 7/93 — 4
  174. Harriet Beecher Stowe — Uncle Tom’s Cabin — 9/93 — 7
  175. Jonathan Swift — Gulliver’s Travels — 2/93 — 6
  176. William Makepeace Thackeray — Vanity Fair — 8/91 — 8
  177. Henry David Thoreau — Walden — 9/92 — 7
  178. J. R. R. Tolkien — The Lord of the Rings — 1/87 — 6
  179. Leo Tolstoy — Anna Karenina — 5/99 — 5
  180. Leo Tolstoy — War and Peace — 9/88 — 8
  181. Anthony Trollope — Barchester Towers — 9/94 — 7
  182. Ivan Turgenev — Fathers and Sons — 3/06 — 5
  183. Mark Twain — The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — 9/96 — 7
  184. Mark Twain — Pudd’nhead Wilson — 11/92 — 8
  185. John Updike — Rabbit Run — 11/05 — 3
  186. Vergil — Aeneid — 10/96 — 5
  187. Voltaire — Candide — 1/93 — 5
  188. Kurt Vonnegut — Slaughterhouse Five — 12/92 — 6
  189. Robert Penn Warren — All the King’s Men 3/95 — 7
  190. Evelyn Waugh — Brideshead Revisited — 11/03 — 2
  191. Evelyn Waugh — A Handful of Dust — 12/05 — 7
  192. Edith Wharton — An Age of Innocence — 10/96 — 4
  193. William Wharton — Birdy — 9/09 — 5
  194. T. H. White — The Once and Future King — 4/98 — 7
  195. Oscar Wilde — The Importance of Being Earnest — 9/93 — 7
  196. Oscar Wilde — The Picture of Dorian Gray — 1/96 — 6
  197. Thornton Wilder — Our Town — 9/92 — 5
  198. Tennessee Williams — The Glass Menagerie — 1/86 — 3
  199. Tennessee Williams — A Streetcar Named Desire — 1/96 — 3
  200. Thomas Wolfe — Look Homeward, Angel — 4/04 — 6
  201. Virginia Woolf — Mrs. Dalloway — 8/09 — 4
  202. Virginia Woolf — To the Lighthouse — 11/94 — 4
  203. Herman Wouk — The Caine Mutiny — 10/91 — 9
  204. Richard Wright — Black Boy — 6/93 — 6
  205. Richard Wright — Native Son — 8/09 — 5
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