pinsky's "Classic books I want to read before my inevitable death"

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They’re only classics in my opinion, I’m sure.

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  1. 1.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, Centennial Edition
    by George Orwell

  2. 2.
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Puffin Classics)
    by Jules Verne

  3. 3.
    Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  4. 4.
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classic)
    by Mark Twain

  5. 5.
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics)
    by Mark Twain

  6. 7.
    Anna Karenina
    by Leo Tolstoy

  7. 8.
    Anne of Green Gables
    by L. M. Montgomery

  8. 9.
    Animal Farm
    by George Orwell

  9. 10.
    Around the World in Eighty Days (Signet Classics)
    by Jules Verne

  10. 11.
    As I Lay Dying (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
    by William Faulkner

  11. 12.
    Atlas Shrugged
    by Ayn Rand

  12. 13.
    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
    by Gertrude Stein

  13. 14.
    The Bell Jar
    by Sylvia Plath

  14. 15.
    Beloved
    by Toni Morrison

  15. 17.
    The Bonfire of the Vanities
    by Tom Wolfe

  16. 18.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  17. 19.
    Brideshead Revisited
    by Evelyn Waugh

  18. 20.
    The Brothers Karamazov
    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  19. 21.
    The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
    by Jack London

  20. 22.
    Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
    by Voltaire

  21. 23.
    The Canterbury Tales
    by Geoffrey Chaucer

  22. 24.
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Signet)
    by Tennessee Williams

  23. 25.
    Cat's Cradle: A Novel
    by Kurt Vonnegut

  24. 26.
    Catch-22
    by Joseph Heller

  25. 27.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J.D. Salinger

  26. 28.
    Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
    by E. B. White

  27. 29.
    Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (Penguin Classics)
    by Samuel Richardson

  28. 30.
    A Clockwork Orange
    by Anthony Burgess

  29. 31.
    The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker

  30. 32.
    The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
    by Alexandre Dumas père

  31. 33.
    Crime and Punishment (Bantam Classics)
    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  32. 34.
    The Crucible
    by Arthur Miller

  33. 35.
    Cyrano de Bergerac (Bantam Classics reissue)
    by Edmond Rostand

  34. 36.
    David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)
    by Charles Dickens

  35. 37.
    Dead Souls
    by Nikolai Gogol

  36. 38.

  37. 39.
    Death in Venice (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Thomas Mann

  38. 40.
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    by Anne Frank

  39. 42.
    Doctor Zhivago
    by Boris Pasternak

  40. 43.
    Don Quixote
    by Miguel De Cervantes

  41. 44.
    Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Signet Classics)
    by Robert Louis Stevenson

  42. 45.
    Dracula (Signet Classics)
    by Bram Stoker

  43. 46.
    Dubliners (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by James Joyce

  44. 47.
    Dune
    by Frank Herbert

  45. 48.
    Emma
    by JANE AUSTEN

  46. 49.
    Ethan Frome (Signet Classics)
    by Edith Wharton

  47. 50.
    Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Alexander Pushkin

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Comments

Untitled — 5 years ago

For many now living death may no longer be inevitable


:) — 6 years ago

One of the best personal lists I’ve seen around here. I would love to read all of the titles on it that I haven’t read already.

Good luck.


error? — 6 years ago

Aren’t 90 and 91 the same book with sligtly different ttles?


books! — 7 years ago

GREATLIST! I’ve either read or want to read every single book on it. the list is really good mix of modern & classic fiction, without being ridiculously exhaustive or too short.


Untitled — 7 years ago

You’d better start now!


bah

Untitled — 7 years ago

Nice list!

Did you know you’ve got Dangerous Liasons on twice (90 & 91)?


!!! — 7 years ago

What an awesome list!




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