Monday, January 5, 2009

List-o-Phile Monday

Continuing the 1,001 Books list…here is the last group from the 1800s (reverse chronological order). NOTE: on these posts, red (or a link) indicates that I've read it. I haven’t written too many blog posts on books pre-1900 because most of these I read a long time ago. Also note how short the list of books from the 1800s is compared to the 1900s. To some extent I think this can be attributed time - the bad books of the 1800s have fallen away, and we're left with the gems. That hasn't happened yet really for the 20th century. Also, of course, probably more books were published in the 1900s. But still, 600+ from the 20th century and only 157 from the 1800s?

The 2000s
The first 100 of the 1900s
The second 100 of the 1900s
The third 100 of the 1900s
The fourth 100 of the 1900s
The fifth 100 of the 1900s
The sixth 100 of the 1900s
The last group from the 1900s
The first 100 of the 1800s

  1. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  2. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  3. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  4. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  5. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  6. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
  7. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  9. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  11. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  12. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  14. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
  15. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  16. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
  17. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  18. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
  19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  20. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  21. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  22. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
  23. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  24. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  25. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
  26. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  27. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
  28. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  29. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  30. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  31. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  32. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
  33. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  34. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
  35. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  36. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  37. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  38. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  39. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
  40. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  41. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
  42. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
  43. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
  44. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
  45. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  46. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  47. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  48. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  49. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
  50. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
  51. Emma – Jane Austen
  52. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  53. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  54. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
  55. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  56. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  57. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth

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