Top 150 Classic Books List

People are very interested in finding a list of classic books. Each reader probably has a personal opinion as to what should make up a best classic books list. Well, here is our list of the top ~150 classic books. We will have most of these books available to read free on ClassicBooks.com soon.

Classic Book Title Book Author
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain
A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys Nathaniel Hawthorne
Adam Bede George Eliot
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
Agnes Grey Anne Bronte
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
Allan Quatermain Henry Rider Haggard
All’s Well That Ends Well William Shakespeare
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Anthony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare
Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne
As You Like It William Shakespeare
Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
Black Beauty Anna Sewell
Bleak House Charles Dickens
Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
Don Quixote of La Mancha Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Dracula Bram Stoker
Emma Jane Austen
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
Hamlet William Shakespeare
Hard Times Charles Dickens
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Henry V William Shakespeare
Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne
Julius Caesar William Shakespeare
Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling
Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
Kim Rudyard Kipling
King Lear William Shakespeare
King Solomon’s Mines Rider Haggard
Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
Les Misérables Victor Hugo
Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
Lorna Doone R D Blackmore
Love’s Labours Lost William Shakespeare
Macbeth William Shakespeare
Mansfield Park Jane Austen
Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens
Middlemarch George Eliot
Moby Dick Herman Melville
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
Othello William Shakespeare
Persuasion Jane Austen
Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Richard III William Shakespeare
Rights of Man Thomas Paine
Rob Roy Sir Walter Scott
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
Shirley Charlotte Bronte
Silas Marner George Eliot
Sons and Lovers D.H. Lawrence
Tales from the Arabian Nights Richard Francis Burton
Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe
Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The Adventures of Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
The Aspern Papers Henry James
The Awakening Kate Chopin
The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Call of the Wild Jack London
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
The Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe
The Four Million O. Henry
The Happy Prince and Other Stories Oscar Wilde
The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Victor Hugo
The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Laurence Sterne
The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas
The Man Who Was Thursday G.K. Chesterton
The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
The Mill on the Floss George Eliot
The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
The Napoleon of Notting Hill G.K. Chesterton
The Odyssey Homer
The Old Curiosity Shop Charles Dickens
The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux
The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain
The Princess and Curdie George MacDonald
The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald
The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
The Professor Charlotte Bronte
The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon Washington Irving
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare
The Tempest William Shakespeare
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Bronte
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
The Time Machine H.G. Wells
The Turn of the Screw Henry James
The Water Babies Charles Kingsley
The Winter’s Tale William Shakespeare
The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
Through The Looking Glass Lewis Carroll
Timon of Athens William Shakespeare
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
Under the Greenwood Tree Thomas Hardy
Utopia Thomas More
Vanity Fair William Thackeray
Villette Charlotte Bronte
Walden Henry David Thoreau
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Waverley Sir Walter Scott
Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
What Katy Did At School Susan Coolidge
White Fang Jack London
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte