SCHOOL DAYS (Ages 7 – 12)
Adams, Andy. Log of a Cowboy. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women; Little Men; others. Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. Story of a Bad Boy. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan series. Browning, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway (Warne). Burnett, Francis Hodgson. The Secret Garden; Little Lord Fauntleroy. Collins, William. John Gilpin’s Ride. Illustrated by Caldecott (Warne). Cooper, James Fenimore. Deerslayer and many others. Dana, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast. Dickens, Charles. Christmas Carol; Cricket on the Hearth; David Copperfield; Oliver Twist (These last may be reserved for adolescents or re-read.) Dodge, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker. Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. Garland, Hamlin. Son of the Middle Border and others. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales. Henty, George William. A hundred “Boys Books”. Irving, Washington. Sketch Book. James, Will. Smoky; Lone Cowboy; Book of Cowboys Illustrated by James. Kingsley, Charles. Westward Ho, others Kipling, Rudyard. Captains Courageous; Stalky and Co. Illustrated by Millar. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Hiawatha; Evangeline. Marryat, Frederick, Midshipman Easy; Masterman Ready, and others. Masefield, John. Jim Davis. Porter, Gene Stratton. Freckles and others. Pyle, Howard. Robin Hood and others. Illustrated by Pyle. Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty. Shakespeare. Comedy of Errors. Spyri, Johanna. Heidi. Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island; Kidnapped, and others. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Tarkington, Booth. Penrod and others in the series Til Eulenspiegel translated by Mackenzie. Twain, Mark. Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn; The Prince and the Pauper – but not Connecticut Yankee and later novels. Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days; and many others. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the Prairie; and others. Wyss, Johann. Swiss Family Robinson.
ADOLESCENCE (Ages 12 – 16)
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. Collins, Wilkie. Moonstone and others. Dampier, William. A Voyage Round the World. Daudet, Alphonse. Tartarin, Fromont Jeune. Dickens, Charles. Barnaby Rudge; Nicholas Nickleby; Old Curiosity Shop. Doyle, Arthur Conan. Sherlock Holmes series; White Company. Du Maurier, George. Trilby. Dumas, Alexander. Three Musketeers; others. Eggleston, Edward. The Hoosier Schoolmaster. Eliot, George. Romola; Adam Bede; Mill on the Floss. Fabre, Henri. Selections from Souvenirs entymologique. Hughes, Thomas. Tom Brown’s School Days; Tom Brown at Oxford. Hugo, Victor. Quatre-vingt-treize; Les Miserables; Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Ibanez, Blasco. Blood and Sand; Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Le Sage, Alain. Gil Blas. Park, Mungo. Travels in Africa. Parkman, Francis. Oregon Trail. Poe, Edgar Allen. Tales; and poems. Polo, Marco. Travels. Reade, Charles. The Cloister and the Hearth. Rhodes, Eugene. Best Novels and Stories (edited by Dobie). Scott, Walter. Ivanhoe; Rob Roy; many others. Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Shakespeare. Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Juliet; Merchant of Venice. Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Quo Vadis; With Fire and Sword. Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels. Wallace, Edgar. Four Just Men; Sanders of the River; others. Wells, H.G.. The Time Machine; The Invisible Man; others. Wister, Owen. The Virginian.
YOUTH (Ages 16 – 20)
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice; and others. Balzac, Honore. Pere Goriot; and many others. Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. Bernanos, Georges. Diary of a Country Priest. Blackmore, Richard. Lorna Doone; and others. Borrow, George. Romany Rye; and others. Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Buchanan, John. The Thirty Nine Steps; and many others. Butler, Samuel. The Way of all Flesh; Erewhon. Cabell, James Branch. Jurgen; and others. Cable, George Washington. Old Creole Days; and others. Cather, Willa. My Antonia; Death Comes for the Archbishop; and others. Chekhov, Anton. Stories; and plays. Chesterton, G.K.. Father Brown series; Everlasting Man; A Man Called Thursday Columbus, Christopher. Four Voyages to the New World. Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim; and many others Cook, James. Captain Cook’s Explorations. De Maupassant, Guy. Stories. Dickens, Charles. Bleak House; Our Mutual Friend; Martin Chuzzlewit. Dostoyevsky, Feodor. Crime and Punishment; Brothers Karamazov. Doughty, Charles. Travels in Arabia Desert. Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones; Jonathan Wilde Hakluyt, Richard. Voyages to the New World. Hawkins, Anthony Hope. The Prisoner of Zenda. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Scarlet Letter; and others. Irving, Washington. Life of Columbus; Conquest of Granada; Life of George Washington Jackson, Helen Hunt. Ramona. Lagerof, Selma. Jerusalem; Gosta Berling; and others. Loti, Pierre. Iceland Fisherman; and others. Manzoni., Alessandro. The Betrothed. Melville, Herman. Moby Dick; Billy Budd; and others. Moore, Tom. Lalla Rookh. Morris, William. News from Nowhere. Scott, Robert. Scott’s Last Expedition Shakespeare. MacBeth; Hamlet; Taming of the Shrew; As You Like It. Stendahl. The Red and the Black; The Charterhouse of Parma. Stanley, Henry Morton. How I Found Livingstone. Thackeray, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair; Henry Esmond; and others. Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace; and others. Trollope, Anthony. Barchester series Turgenev, Ivan. Fathers and Sons; A Nest of Gentlefolk; and others. Undset, Sigrid. Kristin Lavransdatter; and others. Verga, Giovanni. The House by the Medlar Tree; and others (translated by D.H. Lawrence) Washington, Booker T.. Up from Slavery.