Once upon a Classic

Hey everyone,

You may have noticed over the past 12 months I haven’t really featured my classics, which was a shame because I really love them. I focused more on my rainbow shelves and finding a theme I was comfortable with. I recently decided to change things up and bring back the classics and now I am trying to find a nice balance between the two. I haven’t found a good system yet but I am working on it 🙂

Since featuring them I have received a lot of questions about the book titles and where to buy them so I have compiled the list below of the books I have. Some may no longer be in print but I have linked the company websites to make looking a little easier.

Canterbury Classics:
Iliad and Odyssey by Homer
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
Bulfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

Folio Society: All Titles by Andrew Lang’s Rainbow Fairy Collection
The Green Fairy Book
The Blue Fairy Book
The Scarlet Fairy Book
The Orange Fairy Book
The Yellow Fairy Book
The Pink Fairy Book

Barnes and Noble Classics Collection:
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Aesop’s Illustrated Fables by Aesop
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Tales of Mystery And Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Jurassic Park by Michael Vrichton
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank. Baum
A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
Tales of Norse Mythology by Guerber
Charles Dickens Five Novels Collection
Fairy Tales From Around the World by Andrew Lang
Beauty and the Beast and other classic Fairy tales
Classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
The Snow Queen and other Winter Tales
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Three Novels by The Bronte Sisters
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
A Treasury of Irish Literature

Easton Press’s 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Collection:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathan Swift
Moby Dick, or The Whale by Herman Melville
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Odyssey by Homer
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Tales From The Arabian Nights by Richard Burton
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Candide by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Collected Poems by Robert Browning
The Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Collected Poems by John Keats
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Collected Poems by Robert Frost
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Aeneid by Virgil
Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats
The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Neclace And Other Tales by Guy de Maupassant
War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Tess Of The D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickins
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
The Confessions by St. Augustine
The Sound And The Fury by William Faulkner
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

I hope this list helps those looking start their own collection. I try to read at least four Classics a year to keep things interesting so maybe in a few weeks I’ll post a list of ones I’ve actually finished….. It’s a slightly smaller list.

Have a great night,
Kimberley Xx

One thought on “Once upon a Classic

  1. Wow! I am in love with your bookshelves!
    I really need to get back into reading classics – the number of them I’ve read is just abysmal! Do you have any favourites/recs?


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