Tony’s Top Classic Books (P5 of Reading List)

Top Classic Books and All Round Good Books

When you say top classic books as distinct from simply, good books, of course there is a difference. Top classic books are those that are generally agreed by both academics and ‘those experts’ on the internet, that are deemed to be in the ‘best books of all time’ category. They were the kind of books that have been taught to schoolchildren down the ages; translated into various languages and whose life lessons seem to transcend the ages and remain just as valid today, in our fast-paced modern world, as they were in bygone eras.

What constitutes a good book, is more of a subjective matter, just as with good wine or good movies, one person’s triumph is another’s disappointment. The sheer number of books in the world means that this website only has the bandwidth to capture a small selection, but nevertheless, I hope you enjoy them. Scroll down to view, or if these are not what you were seeking, please check the other genre links below:

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Other Good Books & Classics

Top Classic Books can entertain, educate and inspire throughout the ages- that's what Tony Inman believes.

Books can entertain, educate and inspire

Aesop, – Fables of Aesop

Adams, Douglas – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Archer, Jeffrey – The Fourth Estate

Baum, L Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Brown, Dan – Angels and Demons

Brown, Dan – The Da Vinci Code

Bryson, Bill – Notes From A Small Island

Buchan, John – The Thirty-Nine Steps

Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Charriere, Henri – Papillon

Chaucer, Geoffrey – The Canterbury Tales

Coelho, Paulo – The Alchemist

Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles – David Copperfield

Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Hound of the Baskervilles

Dumas, Alexandre – The Count of Monte Cristo

Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers

Elton, Ben – Dead Famous

Elton, Ben – Gridlock

Elton, Ben – Popcorn

Elton, Ben – Stark

Elton, Ben – This Other Eden

Fitzgerald, F Scott – The Great Gatsby

Fleming, Ian – Casino Royale

Fleming, Ian – Live and Let Die

Fleming, Ian – Moonraker

Fleming, Ian – Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian – From Russia with Love

Fleming, Ian – Dr No

Fleming, Ian – Goldfinger

Fleming, Ian – For Your Eyes Only

Fleming, Ian – Thunderball

Fleming, Ian – The Spy Who Loved Me

Fleming, Ian – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Fleming, Ian – You Only Live Twice

Fleming, Ian – The Man With The Golden Gun

Fleming, Ian – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Forsythe, Frederick – The Day of the Jackal

Forsythe, Frederick  – The Odessa File

Gallico, Paul – The Poseidon Adventure

Golding, William – Lord of the Flies

Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows

Heller, Joseph – Catch 22

Higgins, Jack – The Eagle Has Landed

Hope, Murry – The Sirius Connection – Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt

Hughes, Thomas – Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World

Inman, Tony – The Parrot and the Lady – Introducing Randy Short 008

Jacq, Christian – Ramses – The Lady of Abu Simbel

Kipling, Rudyard – The Jungle Book

Lawrence, DH – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

London, Jack – The Call of the Wild

London, Jack – White Fang

MacLean, Alistair – Where Eagles Dare

Melville, Herman – Moby Dick

Milne, AA – Winnie the Pooh

Moliere, – Le Misanthrope

Orwell, George – Animal Farm

Orwell, George – Nineteen-Eighty-Four

Osborn, David – Open Season

Puzo, Mario – The Godfather

Redfield, James – The Celestine Prophecy

Salinger, JD – The Catcher in the Rye

Scott, Walter – Ivanhoe

Sewell, Anna – Black Beauty

Shakespeare, William – Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare, William – Hamlet

Shakespeare, William – Julius Caesar

Shakespeare, William – Macbeth

Shakespeare, William – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare, William – Richard the Third

Shakespeare, William – The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare, William – The Taming of the Shrew

Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein

Shute, Neville – A Town Like Alice

Shute, Neville – On the Beach

Smith, Wilbur – Eagle in the Sky

Smith, Wilbur – Wild Justice

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Strange Case of Dr Jeckll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Kidnapped

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island

Stoker, Bram – Dracula

Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels

Thurber, James – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Tolkien, JRR – The Lord of the Rings

Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Verne, Jules – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Wells, HG – The War of the Worlds

Winton, Tim – The Turning

Wyndham, John – The Day of the Triffids


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