British Literature Checklist

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How many of these books have you read?

Thank you Jess’ Reading Nook for putting together this list of essential British literature classics! (You can check out her post here). Feel free to join in! Copy and paste this into a post on your blog, link back to Jess’ post, and change the color of all the books you have read. Are there any you already have on your TBR list??

Read:      26 /50    TBR:      16/50 

Emma by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte *

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan *

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess *

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens *

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Wasteland by T.S. Elliot

Lord of the Flies by William Golding *

Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce *

Ulysses by James Joyce

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling *

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe *

Paradise Lost by John Milton *

Utopia by Sir Thomas Moore *

Animal Farm by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell

Rape of Lock by Alexander Pope *

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott *

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollett

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson *

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Vanity Fair by William Thackeray

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Beowulf by Unknown

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde *

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolfe *


(Check out my list of American Classics here)

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2 thoughts on “British Literature Checklist

  1. Thank you so much for participating.:)You’ve read so many of them! I noticed that Lord of the Flies is on your TBR. I hope you enjoy it- it’s one of my favorite novels to teach.

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    1. I’ve been meaning to read it ever since my teacher took it off our class syllabus in high school! My TBR list just keeps on growing but after participating in this checklist post I realized that I need to step up my game haha (:


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