Klassiker – att ogilla eller älska


Det finns så många böcker, en del välskrivna andra hafsverk som man funderar på hur de kunde bli utgivna. Det finns ett gäng klassiker som man borde ha läst. När jag kikar runt på nätet finns det ingen riktig lista som jag minns från skoltiden , de där tråkiga böckerna som man var tvungen att läsa. Vi kunde ibland få välja samma författare men ett annat känt verk. Så vilka böcker borde man ha läst?

books-library-students-12064En klassiker är litteratur som läses av flera generationer för att de säger något om människor, igenkänningsfaktor i känslor och agerande, en beskrivning av sin samtid samt ofta en sensmoral eller lärdom.

Så ett försök att göra en topp 100 lista på böcker man borde ha läst. Många har gjorts till film och då kanske man har sett filmen men inte läst boken, det räknas tyvärr inte. Det finns så klart många fler verk som borde vara med, nya modernare klassiker och från olika världsdelar. Men någonstans måste man börja. Har betat av några borde ha läst (men kanske inte på denna lista) under året och fler tänkte jag att det ska bli. Hur många har du läst?

1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 1719
2. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift 1726
3. Emma by Jane Austen 1816
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 1847
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 1847
6. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray 1848
7. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 1850
8. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 1851
9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 1865
10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 1868-9
11. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 1884-5
12. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome 1889
13. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 1891
14. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1899
15. Kim by Rudyard Kipling 1901
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London 1903
17. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 1920
18. Ulysses by James Joyce 1922
19. A Passage to India by EM Forster 1924
20. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald 1925
21. The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway 1926
22. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 1929
23. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1932
24. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 1949
25. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger 1951
26. Lord of the Flies by William Golding 1954
27. On the Road by Jack Kerouac 1957
28. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 1960
29. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 1961
30. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 1966
31. Don Quijote by Cervantes 1605
32. The sorrows of young Werther by Johan Wolfgang Goethe 1774
33. The Pickwick club by Charles Dickens 1836
34. Uncle Tom’s cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 1851
35. War and peace by Lev Tolstoj
36. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne 1869
37. The World around in 80 days runt by Jules Verne 1872
38. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 1884
39. The Jungle book by Rudyard Kipling 1894
40. The Trial by Franz Kafka 1914
41. The sun also rises by Ernest Hemingway 1926
42. Lady Chatterley’s lover by D.H. Lawrence 1928
43. On the western front nothing new by Erich Maria Remarque 1929
44. Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank 1944
45. Great expectations by Charles Dickens 1860
46. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
47. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
48. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
49. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
50. The Odysseys by Homer
51. The Iliad by Homer
52. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
53. The sound and Fury by William Faulkner
54. To the lighthouse by Virginia Wolf
55. Anna Karenina by Lev Tolstoj 1877
56. One Thousand and one nights by Egypt
57. Of Mouse and Men by John Steinbeck
58. Candide by Voltaire
59. The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
60. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
61. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
62. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
63. The Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien
64. A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway
65. Fairy tales and stories by Hans Christian Anderson
66. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
67. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
68. Animal Farm by George Orwell
69. Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe
70. The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
71. Women in love by D.H. Lawrence 1920
72. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust 1913
73. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
74. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
75. The count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
76. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
77. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1901-02
78. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
79. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
80. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
81. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
82. The second sex by Simone de Beauvoir 1949
83. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
84. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
85. New Collected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer
86. The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg
87. The people of Hemsö by August Strindberg
88. The red snake by Frans G Bengtsson
89. The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturleson
90. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
91. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
92. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
93. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 1929
94. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 1939
95. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren 1946
96. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing 1962
97. Middlemarch by George Eliot 1871-2
98. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola 1885
99. Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf 1901
100. Doktor Zjivago by Boris Pasternak 1957

%d bloggare gillar detta: