Current Alternates List

I wanted to post my current alternate list.  It is quite likely that several of them will start popping up to replace or augment my Classics Club selections…

  • Aldous Huxley.  Brave New World (1932)
  • Ann Radcliffe.  The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794), The Romance of the Forest (1791)
  • Anthony Trollope.  Can You Forgive Her? (1865)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Lost World (1912), The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1 (1927), The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 (1930)
  • Ayn Rand.  The Fountainhead* (1943), Atlas Shrugged (1957)
  • Benjamin Constant.  Adolphe (1816)
  • Betty Smith.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Blaise Pascal.  Pensées (1654)
  • Bram Stoker.  Dracula (1897)
  • Carson McCullers.  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)
  • Charles Dickens.  Our Mutual Friend (1865), Barnaby Rudge (1841), Little Dorrit (1857)
  • Charlotte Brontë.  The Professor (1857), Shirley (1849)
  • Chaucer.  Troilus and Criseyde (ca. 1380), The Canterbury Tales* (1390)
  • Chrétien de Troyes.  Arthurian Romances* (12th century)
  • Christine de Pizan.  The Book of the City of Ladies (1405)
  • Christopher Marlowe.  The Complete Plays (16th century, compiled)
  • Dante.  The Divine Comedy* (1321)
  • Dashiell Hammett.  The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Thin Man (1932)
  • Edith Wharton.  The House of Mirth (1905)
  • Edmund Spenser.  The Faerie Queene (1590)
  • Elizabeth Gaskell.  Mary Barton (1848), North and South (1855), Wives and Daughters (1866), Cranford (1851)
  • EM Forster.  A Passage to India (1924), A Room with a View (1908)
  • Émile Zola.  Nana (1880)
  • Emmuska Orczy.  The Scarlet Pimpernel (1903)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The Great Gatsby* (1926), The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)
  • Fanny Burney.  Evelina (1778), Camilla (1796)
  • Francis Bacon.  The Essays (1597)
  • François Rabelais.  Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532)
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky.  Crime and Punishment* (1866)
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
  • Geoffrey of Monmouth.  The History of the Kings of Britain (1138)
  • George du Maurier.  Trilby (1893)
  • George Orwell.  Animal Farm (1945), 1984 (1949)
  • Giovanni Boccaccio.  The Decameron (1351)
  • Gustave Flaubert.  Salammbô (1862)
  • H. Rider Haggard.  King Solomon’s Mines (1885)
  • Harper Lee.  To Kill a Mockingbird (1961)
  • Henry David Thoreau.  Collected Essays and Poems (19th century, compiled)
  • Henry Fielding.  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)
  • Herodotus.  The Histories (429 BC)
  • HG Wells.  The Time Machine (1895)
  • James Fenimore Cooper.  The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
  • JD Salinger.  The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
  • John Ford.  ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Other Plays (17th century, compiled)
  • John Kennedy Toole.  A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)
  • John Webster.  The Duchess of Malfi and Other Plays (17th century, compiled)
  • Jules Verne.  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Around the World in 80 Days (1872), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
  • Laurence Sterne.  The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman (1759)
  • Leo Tolstoy.  Anna Karenina (1875)
  • Ludovico Ariosto.  Orlando Furioso (1516)
  • Margery Kempe.  The Book of Margery Kempe (1438)
  • Marguerite de Navarre.  The Heptameron (1558)
  • Maria Edgeworth.  Castle Rackrent (1800), Belinda (1801)
  • Marie de France.  The Lais of Marie de France (1160)
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Lady Audley’s Secret (1862)
  • Mary Shelley.  The Last Man (1826), Frankenstein (1818)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft.  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman* (1792)
  • Miguel de Cervantes.  Don Quixote (1605)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne.  The Scarlet Letter (1850)
  • Oliver Goldsmith.  The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
  • Oscar Wilde.  The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
  • Pierre Abélard.  The Letters of Abélard and Heloise (1139), The Story of my Misfortunes (1135)
  • Pierre de Laclos.  Les Liasons Dangereuses (1782)
  • Plato.  The Republic (380 BC)
  • Rafael Sabatini.  Scaramouche (1921)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Essays and Lectures (19th century, compiled)
  • Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep (1939)
  • RD Blackmore.  Lorna Doone: a Romance of Exmoor (1869)
  • Samuel Pepys.  The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1825)
  • Sebastian Brant.  The Ship of Fools (1494)
  • Sophocles.  Oedipus Rex (429 BC), Antigone (422 BC)
  • Thomas Hardy.  Jude the Obscure (1895), The Woodlanders (1887)
  • Thomas More.  Utopia (1516)
  • Truman Capote.  In Cold Blood (1965)
  • Unknown.  Beowulf* (ca. 10th century)
  • Unknown.  The Nibelungenlied* (ca. 12th century)
  • Unknown.  The Saga of the Volsungs (1290)
  • Upton Sinclair.  The Jungle (1906)
  • Vladimir Nabokov.  Lolita (1955)
  • Wilkie Collins.  The Woman in White (1859), The Moonstone (1868), Armadale (1866)
  • William Golding.  Lord of the Flies (1954)
  • William Langland.  Piers Plowman (1360)
  • William Makepeace Thackeray.  Vanity Fair (1848)
  • William Shakespeare.  The Norton Shakespeare (1623, compiled)

So many yummie books!

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