This is the 1800’s of the 1001 books to read before you die. The books in bold are the ones I’ve already read and if there is a review, the link will be provided.


  1. Some Experiences Of An Irish R.M., Somerville and Ross
  2. The Stechlin, Theodore Fontane
  3. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  4. The Turn Of The Screw, Henry James
  5. The War Of The Worlds, H.G. Wells
  6. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
  7. What Maisie Knew, Henry James
  8. Fruits Of The Earth, André Gide
  9. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  10. Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
  11. The Island Of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells
  12. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  13. Effi Briest, Theodore Fontane
  14. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  15. The Real Charlotte, Somerville and Ross
  16. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  17. Born In Exile, George Gissing
  18. Diary Of A Nobody, George & Weedon Grossmith
  19. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. News From Nowhere, William Morris
  21. New Grub Street, George Gissing
  22. Gösta Berling’s Saga, Selma Lagerlöf
  23. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  24. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  25. The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy
  26. La Bête Humaine, Émile Zola
  27. By the Open Sea, August Strindberg
  28. Hunger, Knut Hamsun
  29. The Master Of Ballantrae, Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. Pierre And Jean, Guy de Maupassant
  31. Fortunata And Jacinta, Benito Pérez Galdés
  32. The People Of Hemsö, August Strindberg
  33. The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy
  34. She, H. Rider Haggard
  35. The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  36. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
  37. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
  38. King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard
  39. Germinal, Émile Zola
  40. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  41. Bel-Ami, Guy de Maupassant
  42. Marius The Epicurean, Walter Pater
  43. Against The Grain, Joris-Karl Huysmans
  44. The Death Of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy
  45. A Woman’s Life, Guy de Maupassant
  46. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  47. The House By The Medlar Tree, Giovanni Verga
  48. The Portrait Of A Lady, Henry James
  49. Bouvard And Pécuchet, Gustave Flaubert
  50. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  51. Nana, Émile Zola
  52. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  53. The Red Room, August Strindberg
  54. Return Of The Native, Thomas Hardy
  55. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  56. Drunkard, Émile Zola
  57. Virgin Soil, Ivan Turgenev
  58. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
  59. The Hand Of Ethelberta, Thomas Hardy
  60. The Temptation Of Saint Anthony, Gustave Flaubert
  61. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  62. The Enchanted Wanderer, Nicolai Leskov
  63. Around The World In Eighty Days, Jules Verne
  64. In A Glass Darkly, Sheridan Le Fanu
  65. The Devils, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  66. Erewhon, Samuel Butler
  67. Spring Torrents, Ivan Turgenev
  68. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  69. Through The Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll
  70. King Lear Of The Steppes, Ivan Turgenev
  71. He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope
  72. War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  73. Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert
  74. Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope
  75. Maldoror, Comte de Lautréaumont
  76. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  77. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  78. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  79. Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola
  80. The Last Chronicle Of Barset, Anthony Trollope
  81. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Jules Verne
  82. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  83. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  84. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
  85. Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu
  86. Notes From The Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  87. The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley
  88. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
  89. Fathers And Sons, Ivan Turgenev
  90. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  91. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  92. On The Eve, Ivan Turgenev
  93. Castle Richmond, Anthony Trollope
  94. The Mill On The Floss, George Eliot
  95. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
  96. The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  97. Max Havelaar, Multatuli
  98. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  99. Oblomovka, Ivan Goncharov
  100. Adam Bede, George Eliot
  101. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  102. North And South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  103. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  104. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
  105. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  106. Villette, Charlotte Brontë
  107. Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell
  108. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Or, Life Among The Lonely, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  109. The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  110. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  111. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  112. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  113. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  114. Shirley, Charlotte Brontë
  115. Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
  116. The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
  117. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  118. Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë
  119. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  120. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
  121. The Count Of Monte-Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  122. La Reine Margot, Alexandre Dumas
  123. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  124. The Purloined Letter, Edgar Allan Poe
  125. Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens
  126. The Pit And The Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe
  127. Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac
  128. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  129. Dead Souls, Nikolay Gogol
  130. The Charterhouse Of Parma, Stendhal
  131. The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
  132. The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
  133. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  134. The Nose, Nikolay Gogol
  135. Le Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac
  136. Eugénie Grandet, Honoré de Balzac
  137. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
  138. The Red And The Black, Stendhal
  139. The Betrothed, Alessandro Manzoni
  140. Last Of The Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  141. The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner, James Hogg
  142. The Albigenses, Charles Robert Maturin
  143. Melmoth The Wanderer, Charles Robert Maturin
  144. The Monastery, Sir Walter Scott
  145. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
  146. Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  147. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  148. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  149. Ormond, Maria Edgeworth
  150. Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott
  151. Emma, Jane Austen
  152. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
  153. Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
  154. The Absentee, Maria Edgeworth
  155. Sense And Sensibility, Jane Austen
  156. Elective Affinities, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  157. Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth

One response to “1800’s

  1. Huge fan of Gaskell and Zola! Mary Barton, and North and South are a couple of my favourites 🙂

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