The 1,300 Classics

One of the main goals of this blog is to expand my knowledge and the knowledge of others. In an attempt to get closer to this goal, I will read all 1,300 Penguin Classics by the age of 60. This is a quintessential component in my search for wisdom and it will push me to read books that are arguably some of the best in human history. For my favorite classics, I will write a blog post explaining what wisdom I gained from the experience. The posts will not summarize the books because you can easily Wikipedia that information. I want to understand myself and the world in a more comprehensive manner; I believe this journey will greatly help these aims. In the end, I hope to create a book with all my posts to share with others.

Click here for a complete list of the classics. You can also visit the Penguin Classics Website.

My favorites so far:

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Iliad by Homer
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells



4 thoughts on “The 1,300 Classics

    • Thanks for the good luck wishes. I need all the support I can get. If you want a easy way to track your books check out I bet you be surprised at how many you have actually read.


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