2007 — Classics in Context, First-Middle-Last

Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Mansfield Park


Wilkie Collins


No Name

   Blind Love

George Eliot

   Adam Bede

   Silas Marner

   Daniel Deronda

Thomas Hardy

   Desperate Remedies

   Tess of the d’Urbervilles

   Jude the Obscure

2008 — The Americans from A to B

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Bostonians by Henry James

A Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L. Frank Baum

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

McTeague by Frank Norris

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

2009 — Classics in Context: The Victorians (Mostly)

The Monk by Matthew Lewis

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

East Lynne by Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Price)

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

The Maias by Eca de Queiros

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Odd Women by George Gissing

Dracula by Bram Stoker

A Man of Property (Book 1 of the Forsyte Saga) by John Galsworthy

2010 — Women and Other Difficult Topics
19 January 2010 — The Princess of Cleves by Madame de La Fayette
16 February 2010 — Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
16 March 2010 — Emma by Jane Austen
20 April 2010 — Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau
18 May 2010 — Cousin Bette by Balzac
15 June 2010 — Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
20 July 2010 — The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard
17 August 2010 — Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
21 September 2010 — Uncle Silas by Sheridan le Fanu
19 October 2010 — The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
16 November 2010 — A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
21 December 2010 — Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
(Potluck from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

2011 — Difficulty, Danger, and Destruction: 12 Victorian Novels

18 January Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

15 February Kim by Rudyard Kipling

15 March The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

19 April The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

17 May The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

21 June Lady Susan by Jane Austen

19 July Armadale by Wilkie Collins

16 August Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

20 September The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

18 October The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

15 November New Grub Street by George Gissing

20 December Howards End by E.M. Forster

2012 — Dickens All the Year Round

17 January The Pickwick Papers

21 February Oliver Twist

20 March Nicholas Nickleby

17 April The Old Curiosity Shop

15 May Barnaby Rudge

19 June Martin Chuzzlewit

17 July Dombey & Son

21 August David Copperfield

18 September Bleak House

16 October Little Dorritt

20 November Great Expectations

18 December Our Mutual Friend

2013 — Love and Other Disillusions: Novels from 1760 1960

15 January   Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll

19 February   The Confidence Man
Herman Melville

19 March   Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

16 April   The Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton

21 May   Middlemarch
George Eliot

18 June   The Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Xueqin [I’m recommending the Chi-Chen Wang translation]

16 July   The Red and the Black

20 August   The Crime of Father Amaro [no online version, unless you read Spanish]
Jose Maria Eça de Queiros

17 September   The Violent Bear it Away [no free online version available]
Flannery O’Connor

15 October   Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen

19 November   The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins

17 December   Death in Venice
Thomas Mann

2014 — Heredity, Identity, Destiny: Exploring the Human

21 Jan 2014 — Hedda Gabler/Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

18 Feb 2014 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

18 Mar 2014 — The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

15 Apr 2014 — Daisy Miller by Henry James

20 May 2014 — Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (no online version available)

17 Jun 2014 — The Warden by Anthony Trollope

15 Jul 2014 — Summer/Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

19 Aug 2014 — Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

16 Sep 2014 — A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert

21 Oct 2014 — The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson/The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

18 Nov 2014 — Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

16 Dec 2014 — Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

2015 — World Enough & Time: 17th- and 18th-Century Real and Fantastic Accounts

20 Jan: Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

17 Feb: A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe

17 Mar: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

21 Apr: Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

19 May: Candide by Voltaire

16 Jun: The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith

21 Jul: The London Journal of James Boswell by James Boswell

18 Aug: Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollet

15 Sep: The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe

20 Oct: Les Liasons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

17 Nov: Confessions by Rousseau

15: Dec: The Italian by Ann Radcliffe