There are an awful lot of classic books - hundreds. Can you be any more specific than that?! Why? From any particular period? Any genre?
As a basic starting point, in the BBC's 100 best loved books a few years ago, the top ten (which would all be considered classics, though some are modern), were:
1. Lord of the Rings
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. His Dark Materials
4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6. To Kill A Mockingbird
7. Winnie the Pooh
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four
9. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
10. Jane Eyre
If you want to see the full list, it's here http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml , and is an excellent starting point for classics of all genres and eras.
It doesn't seem particularly helpful just to give you a random list of any classics I can think of! Hope that helps.
BBC Big Read
· 8 years ago