100 English Literature Classics

English literature has produced some of the most outstanding works of literature in the world. From Shakespeare’s plays to Charles Dickens’ novels, there’s no shortage of literary classics that have stood the test of time. Here are 100 English literature classics to add to your reading list:

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

6. Dracula by Bram Stoker

7. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

8. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

9. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

10. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

11. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

12. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

13. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

14. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

15. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

16. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

17. Animal Farm by George Orwell

18. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

19. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

20. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

21. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

22. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

23. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

24. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

25. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

26. Beloved by Toni Morrison

27. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

28. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

29. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

30. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

31. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

32. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

33. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

34. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

35. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

36. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

37. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

38. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

39. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

40. Othello by William Shakespeare

41. King Lear by William Shakespeare

42. Paradise Lost by John Milton

43. Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

44. Beowulf by Anonymous

45. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous

46. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

47. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

48. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

49. Pamela by Samuel Richardson

50. Emma by Jane Austen

51. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

52. Persuasion by Jane Austen

53. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

54. Howards End by E.M. Forster

55. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

56. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

57. The Waves by Virginia Woolf

58. Dubliners by James Joyce

59. Ulysses by James Joyce

60. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

61. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

62. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

63. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

64. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

65. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

66. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

67. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

68. Light in August by William Faulkner

69. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

70. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

71. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

72. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

73. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

74. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

75. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

76. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

77. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

78. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

79. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

80. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

81. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

82. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

83. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

84. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

85. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

86. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

87. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

88. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

89. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

90. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

91. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

92. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

93. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

94. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

95. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

96. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

97. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

98. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

99. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

100. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

These 100 English literature classics span over several centuries and different genres, offering readers endless options to choose from. So, whether you’re an avid reader or just starting, these books are a must for your reading list.

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