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Monday, 10 June 2013

Downloading Classics onto Kindle

I went on a bit of a splurge the other night. Conscious that I'm spending three weeks in Birmingham, I went onto Amazon and downloading a heap of free classics for my Kindle, which is one of the best presents I've ever received. Unfortunately, those added to what I already have on there have equated to something of a mountain. So if anyone has any suggestions for which of the following long list I should read I'd be grateful! These are all books I haven't read before, illustrating some gigantic holes in my education. (List in no particular order!)

  1. Felix Holt - George Eliot
  2. The Lost Girl - D.H. Lawrence 
  3. The Cloister and the Hearth - Charles Reade
  4. The Return - Walter de la Mare
  5. Witch Stories - Eliza Lynn Linton
  6. The Ghost Pirates - William Hope Hodgson
  7. A Lady of Quality - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  8. Mathilda - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  9. Camilla - Fanny Burney
  10. The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  11. The Wisdom of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  12. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
  13. The Europeans - Henry James
  14. Evelina - Fanny Burney
  15. A Sicilian Romance - Ann Radcliffe
  16. Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens
  17. Washington Square - Henry James
  18. Moon and Sixpence - W. Somerset Maugham 
  19. Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens 
  20. King Solomon's Mines - Henry Rider Haggard
  21. Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
  22. Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens
  23. Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
  24. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  25. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  26. Verner's Pride - Ellen Wood
  27. The Odd Women - George Gissing
  28. New Grub Street - George Gissing
  29. Ruth - Elizabeth Gaskell
  30. The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet - Burton E. Stevenson
  31. The Angel of Terror - Edgar Wallace
  32. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab - Fergus Hume
  33. The Bartlett Mystery - Louis Tracy
  34. The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Charles Perrault
  35. The Leavenworth Case - Anna Katharine Green
  36. The Virginians - William Thackeray
  37. The Man - Bram Stoker
  38. Lair of the White Worm - Bram Stoker
  39. Two on a Tower - Thomas Hardy
  40. Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy
  41. The Trumpet-Major - Thomas Hardy
  42. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid - Thomas Hardy
  43. A Pair of Blue Eyes - Thomas Hardy
  44. The Woodlanders - Thomas Hardy
  45. The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
  46. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  47. The Professor - Charlotte Bronte
  48. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
  49. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
  50. Antonina - Wilkie Collins
  51. A Rogue's Life - Wilkie Collins
  52. The New Magdalen - Wilkie Collins
  53. The Two Destinies - Wilkie Collins
  54. The Fallen Leaves - Wilkie Collins
  55. The Black Robe - Wilkie Collins
  56. Heart and Science - Wilkie Collins
  57. "I Say No" - Wilkie Collins
  58. The Evil Genius - Wilkie Collins
  59. Guilty River - Wilkie Collins
  60. The Legacy of Cain - Wilkie Collins
  61. Blind Love - Wilkie Collins
  62. Les Miserable - Victor Hugo
  63. The Lovels of Arden - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  64. Birds of Prey - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  65. Henry Dunbar - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  66. John Marchmont's Legacy - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  67. Fenton's Quest - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  68. Charlotte's Inheritance - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  69. Run to Earth - Mary Elizabeth Braddon 


Claire said...

All I can say for Les Mis is you'll need nero to sustain you. It's good (not finished it yet) but hard work.

Becky said...

I recommend Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell! (Cranford would also be a great choice!)

CharmedLassie said...

I started reading the Father Brown short stories but once I'm done with those I'll pick a Gaskell. Only read North and South - I'm terrible!

Claire - I'm possibly saving Les Mis until I'm in prison on death row...

Laura Daniels said...

The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy is worth a read if you've not already read it; think Hardy does farce. Another good Gaskell to read is Mary Barton.

CharmedLassie said...

That seems to be one of the only Hardys I didn't download. Will add it to the list. Rather intrigued how he could do farce to be honest.

Got Mary Barton in hard copy at home. Keep meaning to read it and people keep telling me it's good. Don't know why it's still on the shelf.