Readable Classics: Timeless Tales

Here is my handy list of “Readable Classics” something I compiled awhile ago to meet the requests of people who wanted to read or were required to read a “classic”. Everyone likes a personal recommendation, so this list has things I’ve liked and read and books recommended by customers of all ages as well. Yes, I do know “readable” is in the eye of the beholder, but we have to start somewhere.

Pride and Prejudice/Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray/Oscar Wilde
The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Victor Hugo
Alas, Babylon/Pat Frank
A Room with a View/ E. M. Forester
A Tale of Two Cities/Charles Dickens
Invisible Man/Ralph Ellison
Native Son/ Richard Wright
Catch 22/Joseph Heller
Brave New World/ Aldous Huxley
Lord of the Flies/William Golding
Dracula/Bram Stoker
Frankenstein/Mary Shelley
The Three Musketeers/Alexander Dumas
To Kill a Mockingbird/Harper Lee
One Hundred Years of Solitude/Gabriel Garcia Marquez
House of the Spirits/Isabel Allende
Count of Monte Cristo/Alexander Dumas
Farewell to arms/Ernest Hemingway
Jane Eyre/ Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights/ Emily Bronte
1984/George Orwell
The Red Badge of Courage/Stephen Crane
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea/Jules Verne
The Time Machine/H. G. Wells
Catcher in the Rye/J. D. Salinger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn/Betty Smith
So Big/Edna Ferber
The Scarlet Pimpernel/Baroness Orczy
Fahrenheit 451/Ray Bradbury
On the beach/Nevil Shute
How Green was My Valley/ Richard Llewellen
My Antonia/Willa Cather
Gone with the Wind/Margaret Mitchell
Rebecca/Daphne Du Maurier
All Quiet on the Western Front/Erich Maria Remarque
Tarzan/Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Yearling/Marjorie Kinnen Rawlings
Little Women/Louisa May Alcott
Of Mice and Men/John Steinbeck

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