Classics Club List

This is my list for The Classics Club challenge (subject to change at any time). Target date for completion: March 1, 2021.

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The Tale of Genjii by Lady Murasaki (ca. 1008)
The Princess of Clèves by Madame de La Fayette (1678)
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn (1688)
The Wife’s Resentment by Delarivière Manley (1720)
The Anti-Pamela; or Feign’d Innocence Detected by Eliza Haywood (1741)
The Adventures of David Simple by Sarah Fielding (1744-1753)
The Female Quixote; or, The Adventures of Arabella by Charlotte Lennox (1752)
Evelina by Fanny Burney (1778)
Charlotte Temple by Susanna Haswell Rowson (1791)
Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe (1794)
The Coquette by Hannah Foster (1797)
Maria: or, the Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1798)
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth (1800)
The Wanderer, or Female Difficulties by Fanny Burney (1814)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1814)
Indiana by George Sand (1832)
Valentine by George Sand (1832)
Lélia by George Sand (1833)
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (1847)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë (1849)
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (1851-1853)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
Eliza Harris by Frances E. W. Harper (1853)
Villette by Charlotte Brontë (1853)
The Bondswoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts (1857-1861, first published in 2002)
Our Nig, Or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet E. Wilson (1859)
Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
Life in the Iron Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis (1861)
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Braddon (1862)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868-1869)
Middlemarch by George Eliot (1872)
Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott (1873)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1894)
Contending Forces by Pauline Hopkins (1900)
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (1905)
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1908)
My Ántonia by Willa Cather (1918)
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
Lolly Willowes; or, The Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926)
Cogowea: The Half-Blood by Mourning Dove [Humishuma, Christine Quintasket] (1927)
Ryder by Djuna Barnes (1928)
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall (1928)
Quicksand by Nella Larsen (1928)
Plum Buns: A Novel Without a Moral by Jessie Redmon Fauset (1929)
Not So Quiet…(on the Western Front): Stepdaughters of War by Helen Zenna Smith [Evadne Price] (1930)
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (1932)
Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (1937)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
The Street by Ann Petry (1946)
Step Down Elder Brother by Josefina Niggli (1947)
The Living Is Easy by Dorothy West (1948)
Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks (1953)


The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim by Hrotswitha of Gandersheim (ca. 10th century) [translated by Larissa Bonfante, 2013]
The Rover by Aphra Behn (1677, 1681)
The Busy Bodie by Susanna Centlivre (1709)
A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susanna Centlivre (1718)
Rachel by Angelina Weld Grimké (1916, 1920)
Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman (1939)


Poetry Collections
Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works (ca. 6th century BCE) [edited and translated by Diane J. Rayor with an introduction by André Lardinois, 2014]
Classical Women Poets (ca. 620 BCE –ca. 420 AD) [edited and translated by Josephine Balmer, 1996]
Lais by Marie de France (ca. 1170)
Complete Poetry and Prose by Louise Labé (1555)
Poems and Selected Letters by Veronica Franco (1575-1580) [edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal, 1998]
The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America by Anne Bradstreet (1650)
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1680-1700) [translated by Edith Grossman, 2014]
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley (1773)
Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous by Mercy Otis Warren (1790)
Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1857, 1859)
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti (1862)
Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries by Emily Dickinson (1890) [edited by Helen Vendler, 2010]
Bronze: A Book of Verse by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1922)
Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1923)
Observations by Marianne Moore (1924)
Collected Poems by H.D. [Hilda Doolittle] (1925)
Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker (1926)
Helen in Egypt by H.D. [Hilda Doolittle] (1961)


Short Story Collections
The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish (1666)
The Sound Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Bame-Wa-Was-Ge-Zhik-A-Quay) by Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (c.1820s) [edited by Robert Dale Parker, 2007]
Marsh Island by Sarah Orne Jewett (1884)
Violets and Other Tales by Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1895)
A Night in Acadie by Kate Chopin (1897)
Three Lives by Gertrude Stein (1905)
Mrs. Spring Fragrance by Sui Sin Far [Edith Maud Eaton] (1912)
The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield (1922)
The Left Bank and Other Stories by Jean Rhys (1927)
Flowering Judas and Other Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (1935)


Autobiographies and Memoirs
The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe (1436-1438)
A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mary Rowlandson (1682)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1865)
A Voice from the South: By A Woman from the South by Anna J. Cooper (1892)
A Daughter of the Samurai by Etsu Sugimoto (1925)


Other Non-Fiction
Book of Divine Works by Hildegard von Bingen (1163/4-1172 or 1774)
Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich (ca. 1390)
Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pisan (1405)
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies by Mary Astell (1694)
The Female Spectator by Eliza Haywood (1744-1746)
On the Equality of the Sexes by Judith Sargent Murray (1790)
The Female Advocate by Mary Ann Radcliffe (1799)
Woman in the Nineteenth Century by Margaret Fuller (1845)
The Woman’s Bible by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1895, 1898)
American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Ša (1921)
Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston (1935)

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