The Classics Club

Here is my list for The Classics Club, hosted by Jillian of A Room of One’s Own: I will be posting reviews of the classics read on this page, so do stay tuned.

 
  • Start Date:       26th March 2012
  • Goal Date:        26th March 2017
  • Most Looking Forward To:  The Lost Symbol
  • Most scared to attempt:    Dracula
 
1500
Shakespeare, William             
  • Julius Ceaser 
1600
Shakespeare, William         
  • Coriolanus
1800
Austen, Jane         
  • Pride and Prejudice
Blackmore, R. D.          
  • Lorna Doone
Bronte, Charlotte           
  • Jane Eyre
Dickens, Charles   
  • David Copperfield
  • Great Expectations
  • A Tale of Two Cities
Dumas, Alexander         
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
Eliot, George     
  • Silas Marner                       
Haggard, H. Rider     
  • Alan Quatermain
  • King Solomon’s Mines
  • Nada the Lily
  • Montezuma’s Daughter
  • She  
Hardy, Thomas                      
  • Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Hope, Anthony        
  • Prisoner of Zenda
Ibsen, Henrik                       
  • Ghosts
  • Public Enemy
Spyri, Johanna        
  • Heidi
Stevenson, Robert Louis   
  • Kidnapped
  • Treasure Island
Stoker, Bram                        
  • Dracula
Tolstoy, Leo                         
  • Anna Karenina                                                –
Twain, Mark
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
1900
Aidoo, Ama Ata                    
  • Dilemma of a Ghost
  • Anowa
Armah, Ayi Kwei         
  • Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born
Blum, Howard                     
  • Gold of Exodus
Capote, Truman                  
  • In Cold Blood
Chekov, Anton                    
  • Cherry Orchard                                 
Davis, John H.       
  • Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcelo and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • Kennedy Contract: The Mafia Plot to Assassinate the President
  • The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster
  • Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and fall of the Gambino Family
  • Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir
Ferro, Marc                        
  • Nicholas II (The Last of the Tsars)
Lawrence, D H                   
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Sons and Lovers
Morrison, Toni            
Mofolo, Thomas         
Sekyi, Kobina                    
  • The Blinkards
Wright, Richard            
  • Native Son
  • Black Boy                                                            
2000
Brown, Dan                       
  • Da Vinci Code
  • The Lost Symbol
Hosseini, Khaled,         
  • The Kite Runner

Total:  51

 

9 thoughts on “The Classics Club”

  1. Are all of these available at the Legon bookshop? I have a bookshop here that I visit on the Victoria Island, Laterna books. I will check them later in the month for some of the titles here. I have not read most of them, apart those I read during literature courses in secondary school. The first one to get is Mofolo’s Chaka the Zulu. I just love historical novels.

    • Nana, even though I haven’t thoroughly checked out on the availability of these books, I am sure Legon Bookshop would have some of the classics (my recent visit there yielded some of them in both abridged and unabridged versions). EPP bookshop, Treasure Hunt (at Kisseiman, Legon-Achimota road) and the Book Trust are quite well stocked at affordable prices too.

      I got Chaka the Zulu at EPP for ¢4.00. I’ve decided to gradually buy the books on this list and others, once every month at payday.

      My problem is YA fiction/non-fiction for my boy who has completed his BECE and is bored at home. It seems we are in a fix getting some good lit in that area over here. Do check out the Laterna books and let me know. LOL!

  2. Hello Celestine, I’ve been browsing around your blog and was delighted to discover this page. I like to read classic literature from around the world, and so I have ordered Chaka the Zulu to add to my collection. Thanks!

    • Hi LIsa, I am happy to see you here. Indeed, you would enjoy Chaka the Zulu, a non-fiction historical tale. I read it a long time ago and so this is a re-read for me. Thanks for stopping over.

  3. i ve most of these books (pdf,doc,txt) formats if you any one needs a copy…not all

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