Which one of these is the shortest, which one is the easiest, and which one is the most fun to read?

British Novels for Independent Reading

Austen, Jane, Emma; Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensiblity

Brontë, Charlotte, Jane Eyre

Brontë, Emily, Wuthering Heights

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward, The Last Days of Pompeii

Bunyan, John, Pilgrim's Progress

Butler, Samuel, The Way of All Flesh

Carroll, Lewis, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim

DeFoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles, David Copperfield; Great Expectations; A Tale of Two Cities

Doyle, Arthur Conan, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Durrell, Lawrence, The Alexandria Quartet

DuMaurier, Daphne, Rebecca

Eliot, George, Adam Bede, Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner

Fielding, Henry, Tom Jones

Forster, E.M., A Passage to India; Howard's End; A Room with a View

Galsworthy, John, The Forsyte Saga

Graves, Robert, I, Claudius

Greene, Graham, The Power and the Glory

Hardy, Thomas, The Return of the Native; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Mayor of

Casterbridge

Joyce, James, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses

Kipling, Rudyard, Captains Couragous, Kim

Lawrence, D.H. Sons and Lovers

Lewis, C.S., The Chronicles of Narnia

Maugham, W. Somerset, Of Human Bondage

Scott, Sir Walter, Ivanhoe

Shakespeare, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew,

Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein

Smollett, Tobias, Humphrey Clinker

Sterne, Laurence, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.

Stevenson, Robert Louis, Treasure Island

Swift, Jonathan, Gulliver's Travels

Thackeray, William Makepeace, Vanity Fair

Tolkien, J.R.R., The Lord of the Rings; The Hobbit

Trollope, Anthony, Barcester Towers

Waugh, Evelyn, Brideshead Revisited

Wilde, Oscar, The Picture of Dorian Grey

Wolfe, Virginia, To the Lighthouse; Mrs. Dalloway

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  • 7 years ago
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    Go with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It's a collection of short stories rather than a novel, so it's really easy to pick it up, read a bit, and come back to it later.

    Plus, Sherlock Holmes is awesome. :)

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  • Marli
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    7 years ago

    All three requirements Doyle, Arthur Conan : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The others I've read and liked:

    Austen, Jane, Emma; Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensiblity

    Carroll, Lewis, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Galsworthy, John, The Forsyte Saga

    Graves, Robert, I, Claudius

    Lewis, C.S., The Chronicles of Narnia

    Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew,

    Thackeray, William Makepeace, Vanity Fair

    Trollope, Anthony, Barcester Towers

    You might enjoy the others.

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  • 7 years ago

    Our of those i read :

    Pride and Prejudice

    Wuthering Heights

    Pilgrim's Progress

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    The Adverntures of Sherlock Homes

    Lewis, C.S., The Chronicles of Narnia

    I would say avoid Wuthering Heights- you pretty much have to read it twice to get the characters.

    Pilgrims Progress was the easiest to read and felt almost childish.

    Narnia was good and Pride and Prejudice - ehh i'm only half in and it's not hard to understand just it's kinda boring to me personally.

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  • 7 years ago

    I haven't read many of these but I would say Alice in Wonderland and The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are my two favourite books EVER.

    Source(s): myself
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