3 May

W John Campbell's The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics [2000].

The book's tally of 100 comes from the four Plato Dialogues being grouped together, as well as the Oedipus trilogy; so the total number of entries is 105. However, he only includes Inferno from Dante's Divine Comedy.

Aeneid - Virgil

All Quiet on the Western Front - Eric Maria Remarque

All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren

Animal Farm - George Orwell

As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner

As You Like It - William Shakespeare

The Awakening - Kate Chopin

Beowulf - Anonymous

Billy Budd - Herman Melville

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Call of the Wild - Jack London

Candide - Voltaire

The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

Catch-22 - Joseph Heller

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Crucible - Arthur Miller

Daisy Miller - Henry James

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller

Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

The Divine Comedy: Inferno - Dante

Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe

A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen

Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton

Euthyphro,Apology, Crito, Phaedo - Plato

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

Faust, Parts 1 and 2 - J. W. von Goethe

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams

The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Hard Times - For These Times - Charles Dickens

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Henry IV, Part 1 - William Shakespeare

House Made of Dawn - N Scott Momaday

The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

Illiad - Homer

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

King Lear - William Shakespeare

Light in August - William Faulkner

Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad

The Lord of the Flies - William Golding

The Lord of the Rings - J R R Tolkien

Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy

The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare

Moby-Dick - Herman Melville

Native Son - Richard Wright

1984 - George Orwell

Odyssey - Homer

The Oedipus Trilogy - Sophocles

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Othello - William Shakespeare

Paradise Lost - John Milton

The Pearl - John Steinbeck

The Plague - Albert Camus

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli

The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane

Republic - Plato

The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy

Richard III - William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Separate Peace - John Knowles

Silas Marner - George Eliot

Sons and Lovers - D H Lawrence

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse

The Stranger - Albert Camus

The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare

The Tempest - William Shakespeare

Tess of the d'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

Walden - Henry David Thoreau