Recommended Classic Fiction Books

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East Asian

  1. Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en - Paperback
  2. The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon - Paperback
  3. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong - Paperback
  4. Taiheiki (anonymous) - Paperback
  5. The Tale of the Kieu by Nguyen Du Huynh - Paperback

South Asian

  1. Beauty and Love by Seyh Galip - Paperback
  2. Classical Telugu Poetry - Paperback
  3. Fabulous Machinery for the Curious: The Garden of Urdu Classical Literature - Paperback
  4. The Recognition of Sakuntala by Kalidasa - Paperback

Central Asian

  1. Jangar (Anonymous) - Paperback
  2. Kushnameh by Iranshah - Paperback
  3. The Memorial Feast for Kokotoy Khan: A Kirghiz Epic Poem in the Manas Tradition - Paperback
  4. Shanameh and Rostam by Abolqasem Ferdowski - Paperback

Middle East / South West Asian

  1. The Alexiad by Anna Komnene - Paperback
  2. Poems of Nazim Hikmet - Paperback
  3. Prisoner of the Infidels: The Memoir of an Ottoman Muslim in Seventeenth-Century Europe (Timisoara, Osman of) - Paperback
  4. Tales of the Marvelous and Strange (anthology) - Medieval Fantasy Collection - Paperback


  1. Plays by Anton Chekhov - Paperback
  2. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky - Paperback
  3. The Death of Ivan Illich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy - Paperback

Northern European

  1. The Essential Goethe - Paperback
  2. A Doll’s and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen - Paperback
  3. Amerika by Franz Kafka - Paperback
  4. Poet of Freedom by Frederich Schiller - Paperback
  5. Miss Julie and Other Play by August Strindberg - Paperback


  1. The Essays: A Selection by Montaigne - Paperback
  2. Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire - Paperback
  3. The Fall by Albert Camus - Paperback
  4. The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays by Moliere - Paperback
  5. Swan’s Way by Marcel Proust - Paperback

Southern European

  1. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri - Hardcover
  2. Five Italian Renaissance Comedies (anthology) - Paperback
  3. The Iliad by Homer - Paperback
  4. The Betrothed by Manzoni - Paperback
  5. The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself - Paperback


  1. Seven Novels by Jane Austen- Hardcover
  2. Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights by Charlotte and Emily Bronte - Hardcover
  3. The Wasteland and Other Poems by T. S. Eliott - Paperback
  4. Pygmalion and Three Other Plays by George Bernard Shaw - Paperback


  1. My Antonia by Willa Cather - Paperback
  2. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (Thomas H. Johnson) - Paperback
  3. Classic Works by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2 Novels and 19 Short Stories) - Hardcover
  4. The Complete Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway - Paperback
  5. The Island by Aldous Huxley - Paperback
  6. Selected Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Paperback
  7. The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath (Ted Hughes) - Paperback