The Best Writers and their Best Works, Part 1: 850 BCE – 1870

I collected over a dozen lists of the best writers and authors of all time and compiled them into one meta-list.  The resulting list (comprising two parts) includes every writer found on two or more of the original source lists, organized chronologically by author’s date of birth. The first line of each author entry includes the writer’s name, birth and death dates, the country or countries in which he or she worked, the language(s) in which he or she wrote, and the number of original source lists that list the writer as one of the best of all time.  Beneath the first line of each entry is a list (organized chronologically) of the writer’s most highly regarded literary works.  (I hope to complete illustrating the list with author portraits at some point in the future.)  The list below (Part 1) includes authors who were born between 850 BCE and 1870 CE.  For authors born 1871 and after, see Great Authors and their Masterworks, Part 2: 1871-Present.

HOMER (c. 850–800 BCE) [Ancient Greece] (Ancient Greek) (5)
The Iliad (c. 750 BCE) [poetry: epic]
The Odyssey
(c. 700 BCE) [poetry: epic]
Statue of Homer outside Bavarian Museum in Munich.
A Greek statue of Homer from 460 BCE, now located outside the Bavarian Museum in Munich, Germany.

AESCHYLUS (525–455 BCE) [Ancient Greece] (Ancient Greek) (2)
Prometheus Bound (c. 480-410 BCE) [drama: tragedy] (attribution in question)
The Persians
(472 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Seven Against Thebes
(467 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
The Suppliant Women
(463 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
The Oresteia Trilogy:
Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (458 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
A bust of Aeschylus, probably a Roman copy of a Greek original, now at the Capitoline Museums in Rome.
A bust of Aeschylus, probably a Roman copy of a Greek original, now at the Capitoline Museums in Rome.

SOPHOCLES (c. 497–405 BCE) [Ancient Greece] [Ancient Greek] (6)
Oedipus Rex (c. 450 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Women of Trachis (c. 450 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Ajax
(c. 447 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Antigone
(442-441 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Electra (418-414 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Philoctetes (409 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Oedipus at Colonus
(401 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Marble bust of Sophocles. Roman copy of 4th Century BCE Greek original, now at the Museo Pio-Clementino in Rome.
Marble bust of Sophocles. Roman copy of 4th Century BCE Greek original, now at the Museo Pio-Clementino in Rome.

EURIPIDES (c. 480–406 BCE) [Ancient Greece] (Ancient Greek) (4)
Alcestis (438 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Medea
(c. 431 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Hippolytus (c. 428 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Hecuba
(c. 424 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Trojan Women
(415 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
The
 Bacchae (405 BCE) [drama: tragedy]
Roman marble statue of Euripides, 2nd Century CE, now in the Louvre in Paris.
Roman marble statue of Euripides from the 2nd Century CE, now in the Louvre in Paris.

ARISTOPHANES (c. 446–386 BCE) [Ancient Greece] (Ancient Greek) (3)
The Acharnians (425 BCE) [drama: comedy]
The Knights
(424 BCE) [drama: comedy]
The Clouds
(423 BCE) [drama: comedy]
The Wasps
(422 BCE) [drama: comedy]
Peace
(421 BCE) [drama: comedy]
The Birds
(c. 414 BCE) [drama: comedy]
Lysistrata
(411 BCE) [drama: comedy]
Thesmophoriazusae (411 BCE) [drama]
The Frogs (405 BCE) [drama: comedy]
The Assemblywomen (392 BCE) [drama: comedy]
Wealth (Plutus) (388 BCE) [drama]
Marble bust of Aristophanes.
Marble bust of Aristophanes.

CATULLUS (Gaius Valerius Catullus) (c. 84-54 BCE) [Ancient Rome] (Latin) (2)
IV (The Yacht) [poetry]
V (Let’s Live And Love: To Lesbia) [poetry]
VI (Flavius’s Girl: To Flavius) [poetry]
VII (How Many Kisses: To Lesbia) [poetry]
VIII (Advice: To Himself) [poetry]
X (Home Truths For Varus’s Girl: To Varus) [poetry]
XI (Words Against Lesbia: To Furius And Aurelius) [poetry]
XIII (Invitation: To Fabullus) [poetry]
XIV (What A Book! : To Calvus The Poet) [poetry]
XXXI (Sirmio) [poetry]
LI (He seems to me equal to a God/To Lesbia) [poetry]
LXIII (Attis) [poetry]
CI (Ave Atque Vale: On His brother’s death) [poetry]

An undated painting of Catullus.

An undated painting of Catullus.

VIRGIL (Publius Vergilius Maro) (70–19 BCE) [Ancient Rome] (Latin) (5)
Eclogues (39-38 BCE) [poetry]
Georgics (37-29 BCE) [poetry]
Aeneid (29-19 BCE) [poetry: epic]

A 3rd Century CE mosaic of Virgil holding the Aeneid, accompanied by the muses of history and tragedy. It is in the Bardo Museum in Tunis.

A 3rd Century CE mosaic of Virgil holding the Aeneid, accompanied by the muses of history and tragedy. It is in the Bardo Museum in Tunis.

OVID (43 BCE–18 CE) [Ancient Rome] (Latin) (4)
Heroides (The Heroines) (c. 19 BCE) [poetry: epistolary]
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) (1-2 CE) [poetry]
Metamorphoses (2-8 CE) [poetry]
Amores (The Loves) (c. 16-15 BCE) [poetry]
Tristia (c. 9-12 CE) [poetry: epistolary]

The statue of Ovid in Constanţa, Romania was created in 1887 by Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari.

The statue of Ovid in Constanţa, Romania was created in 1887 by Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari.

PLUTARCH (c. 46 – 127 CE) (Greece) (Koine Greek) (2)
Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans (c. 69-96 CE) [non-fiction: history/biography]
Moralia (c. 100 CE) [non-fiction: essays]

A bust of Plutarch, located at Chaeronea.

A bust of Plutarch, located at Chaeronea.

KĀLIDĀSA (c. 350-450 CE?) [India] [Sanskrit] (2)
Urvashi Won By Valor (Vikramorvashi)  (c. 380-450 CE?) [drama]
The Recognition of Sakuntala (Abhijnana Shakuntala) (c. 380-450 CE?) [drama]
The Cloud Messenger (Meghaduta) (c. 380-450 CE?) [poetry: epic]
Malavika and Agnimitra (Malavikagnimitra) (c. 380-450 CE?) [drama]
Birth of the War God (Kumarasambhava)(c. 380-450 CE?)  [poetry: epic]
Dynasty of Raghu (Raghuvamsha) (c. 380-450 CE?) [poetry: epic]

LI BAI (Li Po) (701–762 CE) (China) (Chinese) (2)
Jade Stairs Lament [poetry]
The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (A Poem of Changgan) [poetry]
A Quiet Night Thought [poetry]
Long Yearning [poetry]
Farewell to Meng Hao-jan [poetry]
Drinking Alone in the Moonlight [poetry]
The Moon at the Fortified Pass [poetry]
Chuang Tzu and the Butterfly [poetry]
The Exile’s Letter [poetry]
Drinking with Someone in the Mountains [poetry]
Taking Leave of a Friend [poetry]                             
On Climbing in Nan-king to the Terrace of Phoenixes [poetry]
Alone, Looking at the Mountain [poetry]
Amidst the Flowers a Jug of Wine [poetry]
Autumn River Song [poetry]
About Du Fu [poetry]
To Du Fu from Shantung [poetry]
Climbing West of Lotus Flower Peak [poetry]
Confessional [poetry]
Looking for a Monk and not Finding Him [poetry]
Visiting a Taoist Priest on Tiatien Mountain [poetry]
To Wang Lun [poetry]
For Meng Hao-Jan [poetry]
Waking From Drunkenness on a Spring Day [poetry]

DU FU (Tu Fu) (712-770 CE) [China] (Chinese) (3)
Song of an Old Cypress [poetry]
To My Retired Friend Wei [poetry]
Thinking of Li Bai at the End of the Sky [poetry]
Spring Night in the Left Office [poetry]
Moonlit Night [poetry]
Ballad of the Army Carts [poetry]
Alone, Looking for Blossoms along the River [poetry]
A Spring View [poetry]
Thinking of My Brothers on a Moonlit Night [poetry]
Four Rhymes to see off General Yan at Fenji Station [poetry]
On Meeting Li Guinian Again, South of the River [poetry]
Reply to a Friend’s Advice [poetry]

SHIKIBU MURASAKI
(973–1025) [Japan] (Japanese) (2)
The Tale of Genji (c. 1021) [fiction: novel]

OMAR KHAYYÁM (1048-1131) (Persia) (Persian) (2)
Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra (1070) [non-fiction: mathematics]
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam (c. 1100) [poetry]

JALALU’L-DIN RUMI (1207-1273) [Persia, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan] [Persian] (3)
The Masnavi (1258-1273) [poetry collection]
Birdsong [poetry]
A Stone I Died
[poetry]
Come, Come, Whoever You Are
[poetry]
At the Twilight
[poetry]

DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321) [Italy] [Italian] (5)
The New Life (1295) [poetry/prose]
The Divine Comedy
(1265-1321) [poetry: epic]

PETRARCH (1304-1374) [Italy] [Italian] (2)
Sonnets to Laura in Life 109 (“Alas, when Love makes his assaults on me”) [poetry]
Sonnets to Laura in Life 156 (“I saw angelic virtue on earth”) [poetry]

GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO (1313 – 1375) [Italy] [Italian] (2)
The Decameron (1350-1353) [fiction: stories]

GEOFFREY CHAUCER (c. 1343–1400) [England] [Middle English] (4)
Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385) [poetry]
The Canterbury Tales (c. 1343-1400) [fiction/poetry: stories/poems]

FRANÇOIS RABELAIS (c. 1494–1553) [France] (French) (2)
Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1534) [fiction: novels]

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA (1547–1616) [Spain] (Spanish) (5)
Don Quixote, Part 1 (1605) [fiction: novel]
Don Quixote, Part 2 (1615) [fiction: novel]

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564–1593) [England] (English) (2)
Dido, Queen of Carthage (c. 1586) [drama]
Tamburlaine, Pts. 1 and 2
 
(1587-1588) [drama]
Doctor Faustus
(1588) [drama: tragedy]
The Jew of Malta (c. 1589) [drama: tragedy]
Edward II (1592) [drama]
The Massacre at Paris (c. 1593) [drama]
The Passionate Shepherd To His Love [poetry]

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564–1616) [England] (English) (12)
A Comedy of Errors (1589) [drama: comedy]
Richard III
(1592-93) [drama: history]
Romeo and Juliet
(1594) [drama: tragedy]
The Taming of the Shrew
(1594) [drama: comedy]
Two Gentlemen of Verona
(1594) [drama: comedy]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(1594-95) [drama: comedy]
Richard II
(1595) [drama: history]
Love’s Labour’s Lost
(1595) [drama]
Merchant of Venice
(1596) [drama: tragicomedy]
Henry IV, Parts I and II 
(1597) [drama: history]
Much Ado about Nothing
(1598) [drama: comedy]
Henry V
(1598) [drama: history]
The Merry Wives of Windsor
(1598) [drama]
Julius Caesar 
(1599) [drama: tragedy]
Twelfth Night
(1599) [drama: comedy]
As You Like It
(1599) [drama: comedy]
Sonnet 138
(“When my love swears she is made of truth”) (1599) [poetry]
Hamlet
(1600) [drama: tragedy]
All’s Well That Ends Well (1602) [drama: comedy]
Othello
(1604) [drama: tragedy]
Measure for Measure
(1604) [drama: comedy]
King Lear
(1605) [drama: tragedy]
Macbeth (1605) [drama: tragedy]
Antony and Cleopatra (1606) [drama: tragedy]
Coriolanus (1607) [drama: tragedy]
Sonnet 1 (“From fairest creatures we desire increase”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 12 (“When I do count the clock that tells the time”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 20 (“A woman’s face with nature’s own hand painted”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 30 (“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 55 (“Not marble, nor the gilded monuments”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 65 (“Since neither brass nor stone”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 71 (“No longer mourn for me when I am dead”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 73 (“That Time of year thou mayst in me behold”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 76 (“Why is my verse so barren of new pride”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 94 (“They that have power to hurt and will do none”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 106 (“When in the chronicle of wasted time”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 107 (“Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 116 (“Let me not to the marriage of true minds”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 127 (“In the old age black was counted fair”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 129 (“The expense of spirit in a waste of shame”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 146 (“Pour soul, the centre of my sinful earth”) (1609) [poetry]
Sonnet 147 (“My love is a fever, longing still”) (1609) [poetry]
The Winter’s Tale
(1610) [drama: romance]
The Tempest
 (1611) [drama: romance]

JOHN DONNE (1572 – 1631) [England] (English) (4)
Holy Sonnets No. 1 (“Thou has made me, and shall thy work decay”) (1609-1611) [poetry]
Holy Sonnets No. 5  (“I am a little world made cunningly”) [poetry]
Holy Sonnets No. 7 
(“At the round earth’s imagined corners”) (1609) [poetry]
Holy Sonnets No. 10 (“Death be not proud”) (1609) [poetry]
Holy Sonnets No. 14 (“Batter my heart, three-personed God”) (1609) [poetry]
Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward (1613) [poetry]
Song (“Go and Catch a Falling Star”) [poetry]
The Good-Morrow [poetry]
The Anniversary 
[poetry]  
The Canonization
[poetry]
The Ecstasy
[poetry]
The Flea
[poetry]
The Funeral
[poetry]
The Sun Rising [poetry]
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
[poetry]
Woman’s Constancy
[poetry]

JOHN MILTON (1608–1674) [England] (English) (5)
On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity (1629) [poetry]
L’Allegro (1631) [poetry]
Il Penseroso
(1631) [poetry]
Lycidas
(1637) [poetry]
Comus
(1638) [drama]
Areopagitica
(1644) [non-fiction: political tract]
Sonnet XVIII. On The Late Massacre In Piedmont (1655) [poetry]
Sonnet XIX. On His Blindness (1655) [poetry]
Sonnet XXIII. On His Deceased Wife (1656) [poetry]
Paradise Lost (1667) [poetry: epic]
Paradise Regained (1671) [poetry]
Samson Agonistes (1671) [drama: closet]

ANNE BRADSTREET (1612-1672) (England/Colonial America) (English) (2)
To My Dear and Loving Husband [poetry]

MOLIÈRE (1622–1673) [France] (French) (4)
The Would-Be Gentleman (1655) [drama: comedy]
Ridiculous Precieuses
(1659) (drama: comedy]
School for Husbands
(1661) (drama: comedy]
The School for Wives
(1662) [drama: comedy]
Don Juan
(1665) [drama: comedy]
The Physician in Spite of Himself
(1666) [drama: comedy]
The Misanthrope 
(1666) [drama: comedy]
The Miser
(1668) [drama: comedy]
Tartuffe
(1669) [drama: comedy]
The Learned Ladies (1672) [drama: comedy]
The Imaginary Invalid (1673) [drama: comedy]

JEAN RACINE (1639–1699) [France] (French) (3)
Andromache (1667) [drama]
Phaedra (1677) [drama]

DANIEL DEFOE 1660-1731 (England) (English) (2)
Robinson Crusoe (1719) [fiction: novel]
Moll Flanders (1722) [fiction: novel]
A Journal of the Plague Year (1722) [fiction: novel]

JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745) [Ireland, England] (English) (4)
A Tale of a Tub (1704) [fiction: satire]
A Description of the Morning (1709) [poetry]
Gulliver’s Travels
(1726) [fiction: novel]
A Modest Proposal (1729) [fiction: satire]

ALEXANDER POPE 1688-1744 (England) (English) (2)
Essay on Criticism (1711) [poetry]
The Rape of the Lock
(1712) [poetry]
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot 
(1734) [poetry]

VOLTAIRE (1694-1778) [France] (French) (3)
Letters Concerning the English Nation (1734) [non-fiction: letters/essays]
Zadig (1747) [fiction: novel]
Candide (1759) [fiction: novel]

HENRY FIELDING (1707-1754) [England] (English) (2)
Joseph Andrews (1742) [fiction: novel]
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
(1749) [fiction: novel]

SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784) [England] (English) (3)
Life of Mr Richard Savage (1744) [non-fiction: biography]
The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) [poetry]
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759) [fiction: novella]
The Lives of the Poets (1781) [non-fiction: biography]

LAURENCE STERNE (1713-1768) [Ireland, England] (English) (2)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) [fiction: novel]
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768) [fiction: novel]

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1749-1832) [Germany] (German) (8)
The Beautiful Night (1768) [poetry]
The Sorrows of Young Werther
(1774) [fiction: novel]
The Erlking
(1782) [poetry]
Nearness of the Beloved
(1795) [poetry]
Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
(1796) [fiction: novel]
Farewell
(1797) [poetry]
Faust, Part One
(1808) [drama]
Elective Affinities (1809) [fiction: novel]
At Midnight Hour (1818) [poetry]
From My Life: Poetry and Truth
(1811-1830) [non-fiction: memoir]
Faust, Part Two
(1832) [drama]
Mignon’s Longing [poetry]
Permanence in Change [poetry]
The Fisherman [poetry]
The Dance of Death [poetry]

WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827) [England] (English) (6)
Poetical Sketches (1783) [poetry/prose collection]
To The Evening Star 
(1783) [poetry]
An Island in the Moon
(1784-1785) [fiction: satire]
There Is No Natural Religion
(c. 1788) [non-fiction: philosophy/religion]
All Religions Are One
(c. 1788) [non-fiction: philosophy/religion]
Tiriel
(1789) [poetry]
The Book of Thel
(1789) [poetry]
Songs of Innocence
(1789) [poetry collection]
The Lamb (1789) [poetry]
The Little Black Boy (1789) [poetry]
The Chimney Sweeper (1789) [poetry]
A Cradle Song (1789) [poetry]
The French Revolution (1791) [poetry]
A Song of Liberty
(1792) [poetry?]
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
(1790-1793) [poetry/prose]
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
(1793) [poetry]
America A Prophecy
(1793) [non-fiction/mythology/poetry]
Europe A Prophecy
(1794) [non-fiction/mythology/poetry]
The First Book of Urizen
(1794) [mythology/poetry]
Songs of Experience
(1794) [poetry collection]
The Clod And The Pebble (1794) [poetry]
Holy Thursday
(1794) [poetry]
The Sick Rose
(1794) [poetry]
The Tyger
(1794) [poetry]
The Garden Of Love
(1794) [poetry]
London
(1794) [poetry]
A Poison Tree
(1794) [poetry]
Continental Prophecies
(1793-1795) [mythology/poetry]
The Book of Los (1795) [mythology/poetry]
The Song of Los (1795) [poetry: mythology]
The Book of Ahania (1795) [mythology/poetry]
The Four Zoas (1797) [poetry: mythology]
Mock On, Mock On! Voltaire, Rousseau (1800-1803) [poetry]
Auguries of Innocence
(1803) [poetry]
Jerusalem
(“And did those feet in ancient time”) (1804-1810) [poetry]
Milton a Poem
(c. 1804-1811) [poetry: mythology]
Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion (1804-1820) [poetry: mythology]

ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796) (Scotland) (Scots/English) (2)
Holy Willie’s Prayer (1785) [poetry]
To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough (1785) [poetry]
John Anderson My Jo (1789) [poetry]
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose (1794) [poetry]

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER (1759-1805) [Germany] (German) (2)
The Robbers (1781) [drama]
Ode to Joy (1785) [poetry]
Don Carlos (1787) [drama]
The Glove (1797) [poetry]
William Tell (1804) [drama]
Archimedes [poetry]
Evening [poetry]
The Artists [poetry]

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850) [UK] (English) (5)
Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (1798) [poetry]
Lyrical Ballads (with Samuel Taylor Coleridge) (1798-1800) [poetry collection]
Lucy Gray (1800) [poetry]
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 (1802) [poetry]
London, 1802 (1802) [poetry]
Daffodils (“I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”) (1807) [poetry]
The World Is Too Much with Us (1807) [poetry]
My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold (1807) [poetry]
Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1807) [poetry]
Resolution and Independence (1807) [poetry]
The Solitary Reaper (1807) [poetry]
The Prelude (1850) [poetry]

WALTER SCOTT 1771-1832 (Scotland) (English) (3)
The Lady of the Lake (1810) [poetry]
Waverley (1814) [fiction: novel]
Rob Roy (1817) [fiction: novel]
Ivanhoe (1819) [fiction: novel]

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834) [UK] (English) (3)
Kubla Khan (1797) [poetry]
Frost at Midnight (1798) [poetry]
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) [poetry]
Lyrical Ballads (with William Wordsworth) (1798-1800) [poetry collection]
Dejection: An Ode (1802) [poetry]
Does Fortune Favor Fools? [non-fiction: essay]
On Men, Educated and Uneducated [non-fiction: essay]
The Character of Othello [non-fiction: essay]
Materialism and Ghosts [non-fiction: essay]
The Destiny of the United States [non-fiction: essay]

JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817) [UK] (English) (7)
Sense and Sensibility (1811) [fiction: novel]
Mansfield Park
(1814) [fiction: novel]
Pride and Prejudice
(1815) [fiction: novel]
Emma (1815) [fiction: novel]
Persuasion (1818) [fiction: novel]
Northanger Abbey (1818) [fiction: novel]

STENDHAL (1783-1842) [France] (French) (3)
The Red and the Black (1830) [fiction: novel]
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) [fiction: novel]

WILHELM GRIMM (1786 –1859) (Germany) (German) (2)
Children’s and Household Tales, Vol. 1 (Grimm’s Fairy Tales) (1812) [fiction: stories]
Children’s and Household Tales, Vol. 2 (Grimm’s Fairy Tales) (1815) [fiction: stories]

LORD BYRON (1788-1824) [UK] (English) (4)
She Walks In Beauty (1814) [poetry]
The Destruction of Sennacherib (1815) [poetry]
So, We’ll Go No More a-Roving (1817) [poetry]
When We Two Parted (1817) [poetry]
Don Juan (1819-1824) [poetry]

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822) [UK] (English) (4)
Ozymandias (1818) [poetry]
Stanzas Written in Dejection – December 1818, Near Naples (1818) [poetry]
Ode to the West Wind (1819) [poetry]
England in 1819 (1819) [poetry]
The Masque of Anarchy (1819) [poetry]
Love’s Philosophy (1820) [poetry]
To A Skylark (1820) [poetry]
Music, When Soft Voices Die (1821) [poetry]
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (1821) [poetry]
A Defense of Poetry (1821) [non-fiction: criticism]

JOHN KEATS (1795- 1821) [UK] (English) (5)
On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer (1816) [poetry]
Endymion (1817) [poetry]
When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be (1818) [poetry]
Ode on a Grecian Urn (1819) [poetry]
Ode on Melancholy (1819) [poetry]
Ode to a Nightingale (1819) [poetry]
Ode to Psyche (1819) [poetry]
La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1819) [poetry]
To Autumn (1819) [poetry]
Bright Star (1819) [poetry]
The Eve of St. Agnes [poetry]

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY (1797-1851) [UK] (English) (2)
Frankenstein (1818) [fiction: novel]

ALEXANDER PUSHKIN (1799-1837) [Russia] (Russian) (4)
Ruslan and Ludmila (1820) [poetry]
Boris Godunov (1825) [drama]
I Loved You (1829) [poetry]
Eugene Onegin (1833) [fiction: novel in verse]
The Queen of Spades (1834) [fiction: short story]
The Captain’s Daughter (1836) [fiction: novel]

HONORÉ DE BALZAC (1799-1850) [France] (French) (5)
A Passion in the Desert (1830) [fiction: short story]
The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831) [fiction: novel]
Louis Lambert
(1832) [fiction: novel]
The Girl with the Golden Eyes
(1833) [fiction: novel]
Eugénie Grandet
(1833) [fiction: novel]
Le Père Goriot
 
(1835) [fiction: novel]
Ursule Mirouët (1841) [fiction: novel]
Lost Illusions (1837-1843) [fiction: novels]
Cousin Bette (1846) [fiction: novel]
A Harlot High and Low (1847) [fiction: novel]

ALEXANDRE DUMAS (1802-1870) [France] (French) (3)
The Three Musketeers (1844) [fiction: novel]
Marguerite de Valois (La Reine Margot) (1845) [fiction: novel]
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1846) [fiction: novel]

VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885) [France] (French) (6)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre-Dame of Paris) (1831) [fiction: novel]
Les Misérables
(1862) [fiction: novel]
A Fight with a Cannon (c. 1870) [fiction: short story]
The End of Satan (Et nox facta es) (1886) [poetry]

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) [US] (English) (3)
Concord Hymn (1836) [poetry]
Essays, 1st Series 
(1841) [non-fiction: essays]
The Snow-storm (1841) [poetry]
Essays, 2nd Series
(1844) [non-fiction: essays]
The Rhodora (1847) [poetry]
Nature
(1849) [non-fiction: essay]
Representative Men
(1850) [non-fiction: essay]
The Conduct of Life (1860) [non-fiction: essay]
Days [poetry]

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864) [US] (English) (5)
Young Goodman Brown (1835) [fiction: short story]
The Ambitious Guest (1835) [fiction: short story]
The Gray Champion (1835) [fiction: short story]
The Minister’s Black Veil (1836) [fiction: short story]
David Swan (1837) [fiction: short story]
The Birthmark (1843) [fiction: short story]
Rappaccini’s Daughter (1844) [fiction: short story]
The Scarlet Letter
(1850) [fiction: novel]
The House of Seven Gables (1851) [fiction: novel]
The Marble Faun (1860) [fiction: novel]

GEORGE SAND (Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin) (1804–1876) (France) (French) (2)
Indiana (1832) [fiction: novel]
Valentine (1832) [fiction: novel]
The Haunted Marsh (La mare au diable) (1846) [fiction: novel]
Little Fadette (La petite Fadette) (1849) [fiction: novel]

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 1805-1875 (Denmark) (Danish) (2)
Thumbelina (1835) [fiction: short story]
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838) [fiction: short story]
The Ugly Duckling (1843) [fiction: short story]
The Snow Queen (1844) [fiction: short story]
The Little Match Girl (1845) [fiction: short story]

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING (1806–1861) (UK: England/Italy) (English) (2)
Sonnets from the Portuguese 14 (“If thou must love me, let it be for nought”) (1845-1846) [poetry]
Sonnets from the Portuguese 43
 (“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”) (1845-1846) [poetry]

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882) [US] (English) (2)
A Psalm of Life (1838) [poetry]
The Village Blacksmith (1842) [poetry]
The Arrow and the Song (1845) [poetry]
My Lost Youth (1858) [poetry]
The Children’s Hour (1863) [poetry]

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) [US] (English) (10)
Alone (1829) [poetry]
To Helen (1831) [poetry]
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) [fiction: short story]
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) [fiction: short story]
The Pit and the Pendulum
 (1842) [fiction: short story]
The Masque of the Red Death (1842) [fiction: short story]
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) [fiction: short story]
The Gold Bug (1843) [fiction: short story]
The Purloined Letter (1844) [fiction: short story]
The Raven (1845) [poetry]
The Cask of Amontillado (1846) [fiction: short story]
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1848) [fiction: novella]
Annabel Lee (1849) [poetry]
A Dream Within A Dream (1849) [poetry]

NIKOLAI GOGOL (1809-1852) [Ukraine, Russia] (Russian) (3)
Diary of a Madman (1835) [fiction: short story]
The Nose 
(1835-1836) [fiction: short story]
The Government Inspector
(The Inspector General) (1836) [drama]
Dead Souls
(1842) [fiction: novel]
The Overcoat (1842) [fiction: short story]

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809-1892) [UK] (English) (3)
Mariana (1830) [poetry]
Ulysses (1833) [poetry]
The Lotos-eaters (1833) [poetry]
Break, Break, Break (1835) [poetry]
In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849) [poetry]
The Eagle (1851) [poetry]
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854) [poetry]
Crossing The Bar (1889) [poetry]

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 1811-1863 (India/UK) (English) (2)
The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844) [fiction: novel]
Vanity Fair (1847-1848) [fiction: novel]
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (1854) [fiction: novel]

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811 – 1896) (US) (English) (2)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) [fiction: novel]

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) [UK] (English) (6)
The Pickwick Papers (1837) [fiction: novel]
Oliver Twist
(1838) [fiction: novel]
Nicholas Nickleby
(1838-1839) [fiction: novel]
A Christmas Carol
(1843) [fiction: novel]
Martin Chuzzlewit
(1843-1844) [fiction: novel]
Dombey and Son
(1846-1848) [fiction: novel]
David Copperfield
(1849-1850) [fiction: novel]
Bleak House (1852-1853) [fiction: novel]
Hard Times (1854) [fiction: novel]
Little Dorrit (1857) [fiction: novel]
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) [fiction: novel]
Great Expectations (1860-1861) [fiction: novel]
Our Mutual Friend (1864-1864) [fiction: novel]
The Signal-Man (1866) [fiction: short story]

ROBERT BROWNING (1812-1889) [UK] (English) (3)
My Last Duchess (1842) [poetry]
Home-thoughts, From Abroad (1845) [poetry]
Two in the Campagna (1855) [poetry]
The Pied Piper of Hamelin [poetry]

CHARLOTTE BRONTË (1816-1855) [UK] (English) (6)
Jane Eyre (1847) [fiction: novel]
Villette (1853) [fiction: novel]

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) [US] (English) (2)
Civil Disobedience (1849) [non-fiction: essay]
Walden (1854) [non-fiction: memoir/philosophy]
Slavery in Massachusetts (1854) [non-fiction: essay]
A Plea for Captain John Brown (1859) [non-fiction: essay]

CHRISTIAN MOMMSEN (1817 –1903) (Germany) (German) (2)
History of Rome (1854-1856) [non-fiction: history]
Roman Constitutional Law (1871-1888) [non-fiction: history]

EMILY BRONTË (1818-1848) [UK] (English) (7)
Remembrance (1846) [poetry]
Wuthering Heights
(1847) [fiction: novel]

IVAN TURGENEV (1818-1883) [Russia] (Russian) (4)
A Sportsman’s Notebook (1852) [fiction: short story collection]
The District Doctor
 (1852) [fiction: short story]
First Love (1860) [fiction: novella]
On the Eve (1860) [fiction: novel]
Fathers and Sons (1862) [fiction: novel]

GEORGE ELIOT (1819-1880) [UK] (English) (8)
Adam Bede (1859) [fiction: novel]
The Mill on the Floss (1860) [fiction: novel]
Silas Marner (1861) [fiction: novel]
Middlemarch (1871-1872) [fiction: novel]
Daniel Deronda (1876) [fiction: novel]

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1891) [US] (English) (5)
Moby-Dick (1851) [fiction: novel]
Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853) [fiction: short story]
The Lightning-Rod Man (1854) [fiction: short story]
Shiloh: A Requiem (1865) [poetry]
America (1865) [poetry]
Gettysburg (1866) [poetry]
The Maldive Shark (1887) [poetry]
Billy Budd (pub. 1924) [fiction: novel]

WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) [US] (English) (5)
Leaves of Grass (1855) [poetry collection]
Song of Myself (1855) [poetry]
To You (1860) [poetry]
O Captain! My Captain!
(1865) [poetry]
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d (1865) [poetry]
When I Heard The Learn’d Astronomer (1867) [poetry]
I Hear America Singing
(1867) [poetry]
Year that Trembled and Reel’d Beneath Me
(1867) [poetry]
Whoever You Are Now Holding Me Now in Hand
(1867) [poetry]
Dirge for Two Veterans
(1867) [poetry]
The Runner
(1867) [poetry]
As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days
(1871) [poetry]
Song of the Redwood Tree
(1874) [poetry]
A Clear Midnight (1882) [poetry]
In Paths Untrodden
(1882) [poetry]
Shut Not Your Doors 
(1882) [poetry]
A Noiseless Patient Spider (1882) [poetry]
Good-Bye My Fancy! (1891) [poetry]
Specimen Days (1892) [non-fiction: essays]
A Child Said, What is the grass? [poetry]
Beat! Beat! Drums!
[poetry]
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry [poetry]
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking [poetry]
President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn [poetry]
To a Locomotive in Winter [poetry]
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night [poetry]

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867) [France] (French) (5)
Flowers of Evil (1857) [poetry collection]
Carrion (A Carcass) (1857) [poetry]
Invitation to a Voyage
(1857) [poetry]
Hymn to Beauty
(1861) [poetry]
Paris Spleen
(1869) [poetry collection: prose poems]

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT (1821-1880) [France] (French) (5)
Madame Bovary (1857) [fiction: novel]
Sentimental Education (1869) [fiction: novel]
Three Tales (1877) [fiction: short story collection]
The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaller (1877) [fiction: short story]
Bouvard and Pécuchet
(1881) [fiction: novel]

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY (1821-1881) [Russia] (Russian) (6)
The Christmas Tree and the Wedding (1848) [fiction: short story]
Notes from the Underground (1864) [fiction: novel]
Crime and Punishment
(1866) [fiction: novel]
The Idiot (1869) [fiction: novel]
The Possessed
(The Devils) (1872) [fiction: novel]
The Brothers Karamazov
(1880) [fiction: novel]

JULES VERNE (1828-1905) [France] (French) (3)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1866) [fiction: sci-fi novel]
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
(1870) [fiction: sci-fi novel]
Around the World In Eighty Days (1873) [fiction: sci-fi novel]

HENRIK IBSEN (1828-1906) [Norway] (Norwegian) (4)
Brand (1866) [drama]
Peer Gynt
(1867) [drama]
Emperor and Galilean
(1873) [drama]
A Doll’s House
(1879) [drama]
Ghosts (1881) [drama]
An Enemy of the People (1882) [drama]
The Wild Duck (1885) [drama]
Hedda Gabler (1890) [drama]
The Master Builder (1892) [drama]
When We Dead Awaken (1899) [drama]

LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910) [Russia] (Russian) (8)
Family Happiness (1859) [fiction: novella]
War and Peace (1869) [fiction: novel]
Anna Karenina (1877) [fiction: novel]
The Three Questions (1885) [fiction: short story]
How Much Land Does A Man Need? (1886) [fiction: short story]
The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886) [fiction: novella]
The Kreutzer Sonata (1889) [fiction: novella]
Resurrection (1899) [fiction: novel]

EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886) [US] (English) (7)
Success is counted sweetest [poetry]
‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers, [poetry]
There’s a certain Slant of light, [poetry]
I felt a funeral, in my Brain, [poetry]
The Soul selects her own Society [poetry]
A Bird came down the Walk [poetry]
After great pain, a formal feeling comes [poetry]
Much madness is divinest sense [poetry]
I heard a Fly buzz – when I died [poetry]
Because I could not stop for Death [poetry]
A narrow fellow in the grass [poetry]
I’m Nobody! Who are you? [poetry]
Wild Nights! Wild Nights! [poetry]
This is my letter to the world [poetry]
As Imperceptibly as Grief [poetry]
The Bible Is an Antique Volume [poetry]
Fame Is a Bee [poetry]
I Like a Look of Agony [poetry]
I Never Lost as Much but Twice [poetry]
I Reckon – When I Count at All [poetry]
I Would Not Paint – a Picture [poetry]
A Little Over [or, East of] Jordan [poetry]
My Life Had Stood – a Loaded Gun [poetry]
On a Columnar Self [poetry]
The bustle in a house [poetry]
Publication Is the Auction [poetry]
Renunciation Is a Piercing Virtue [poetry]
A Route of Evanescence [poetry]
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers [poetry]
Split the Lark and You’ll Find the Music [poetry]
Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant [poetry]
They Shut Me Up in Prose [poetry]
I Cannot Live with You [poetry]
If those I loved were lost [poetry]
There is another sky [poetry]
“Why do I love” You, Sir? [poetry]
“Faith” is a fine invention [poetry]
To hear an oriole sing [poetry]
Ample make this Bed [poetry]
This Grass so little has to do [poetry]
One need not be a Chamber – to be haunted [poetry]
Surgeons must be very careful [poetry]
To fight aloud, is very brave [poetry]

LEWIS CARROLL (Charles Dodgson) (1832 –1898) (UK: England) (English) (2)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) [fiction: children’s literature]
Through the Looking Glass (1871) [fiction: children’s literature]

MARK TWAIN (1835-1910) [US] (English) (8)
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865) [fiction: short story]
The Innocents Abroad
(1869) [non-fiction: memoir/travel]
Roughing It 
(1872) [non-fiction: memoir/travel]
The Adventure of Tom Sawyer
(1876) [fiction: children’s literature]
Life on the Mississippi (1883) [non-fiction: memoir]
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(1884) [fiction: novel]
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1885) [fiction: short story]
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) [fiction: novel]
The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894) [fiction: novel]
A Dog’s Tale (1903) [fiction: short story]
Was it Heaven? Or Hell? (1903) [fiction: short story]
Eve’s Diary (1905) [fiction: short story]
The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm (pub. 1916) [fiction: short story]

ÉMILE ZOLA (1840-1902) (France) (French) (2)
L’Assommoir (The Dram Shop) (1877) [fiction: novel]
Nana (1880) [fiction: novel]
Germinal
(1885) [fiction: novel]
La Bête Humaine (1890) [fiction: novel]
J’Accuse
(1898) [non-fiction: journalism/essay]

THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928) [UK] (English) (4)
Far From the Madding Crowd (1874) [fiction: novel]
The Return of the Native
(1878) [fiction: novel]
The Mayor of Casterbridge
(1886) [fiction: novel]
The Woodlanders (1887) [fiction: novel]
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) [fiction: novel]
Jude the Obscure (1895) [fiction: novel]
The Darkling Thrush (1901) [poetry]
The Ruined Maid (1901) [poetry]
The Man He Killed (1902) [poetry]
The Convergence of the Twain (1914) [poetry]
The Voice (1914) [poetry]
Channel Firing
(1914) [poetry]
In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ 
(1915) [poetry]
Afterwards
(1917) [poetry]
During Wind and Rain
(1917) [poetry]

HENRY JAMES (1843-1916) [US, UK] (English) (5)
Daisy Miller (1878) [fiction: novella]
Washington Square (1880) [fiction: novella]
The Portrait of a Lady
(1881) [fiction: novel]
The Bostonians (1886) [fiction: novel]
The Aspern Papers (1888) [fiction: novella]
The Tragic Muse (1890) [fiction: novella]
The Figure in the Carpet (1896) [fiction: short story]
What Maisie Knew (1897) [fiction: novel]
The Turn of the Screw
(1898) [fiction: short story]
The Ambassadors (1903) [fiction: novel]
The Wings of the Dove (1902) [fiction: novel]
The Golden Bowl (1904) [fiction: novel]

HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ (1846–1916) (Poland) (Polish) (2)
The Trilogy I: With Fire and Sword (1884) [fiction: novel]
The Trilogy II: The Deluge (1886) [fiction: novel]
The Trilogy III: Fire in the Steppe (1888) [fiction: novel]
Quo Vadis (1895) [fiction: novel]

AUGUST STRINDBERG (1849-1912) [Sweden] (Swedish) (3)
The Red Room (1880) [fiction: novel]
The People of Hemsö
(1887) [fiction: novel]
The Father
(1887) [drama]
Miss Julie
(1888) [drama]
By the Open Sea (1890) [fiction: novel]
To Damascus (1898) [drama]
A Dream Play (1901) [drama]
The Dance of Death (1901) [drama]
The Ghost Sonata (1907) [drama]

GUY DE MAUPASSANT (1850-1893) [France] (French) (2)
Boule de Suif (1880) [fiction: short story]
The Necklace (1884) [fiction: short story]
Bel Ami (1885) [fiction: novel]
The Horla
 (1887) [fiction: short story]
Pierre and Jean (1888) [fiction: novel]

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON  (1850-1894) [UK: Scotland] (English) (4)
Requiem (1880) [poetry]
Thrawn Janet (1881) [fiction: short story]
A Lodging for the Night (1882) [fiction: short story]
Treasure Island (1883) [fiction: novel]
Kidnapped (1886) [fiction: novel]
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) [fiction: novel]
The Master of Ballantrae (1889) [fiction: novel]
The Bottle Imp (1891) [fiction: short story]

ARTHUR RIMBAUD (1854-1891) [France] (France) (3)
Le Soleil Etait Encore Chaud (1866) [poetry collection]
The Sleeper in the Valley
(1870) [poetry]
Sensation
(1870) [poetry]
Romance
(1870) [poetry]
The Drunken Boat
(Le Bateau Ivre) (1871) [poetry collection]
Proses Evangeliques (1872) [poetry collection]
Poesies (c. 1869-1873) [poetry collection]
A Season in Hell (Un Saison en Enfer) (1873) [poetry collection]
Illuminations (1874) [poetry collection]
Evil [poetry]
The Seekers of Lice [poetry]
A Winter Dream [poetry]
Dance of the Hanged Men [poetry]
Ophelia [poetry]

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) [Ireland] (English) (6)
Vera, or The Nihilists (1880) [drama]
The Duchess of Padua
(1883) [drama]
The Nightingale and the Rose (1888) [fiction: short story]
The Happy Prince (1888) [fiction: short story]
The Selfish Giant (1888) [fiction: short story]
The Picture of Dorian Gray
(1890) [fiction: novel]
Intentions: The Critic As Artist
(1891) [non-fiction: criticism]
Lady Windermere’s Fan
(1892) [drama]
A Woman of No Importance 
(1893) [drama]
Salomé
(1893) [drama]
An Ideal Husband
(1895) [drama]
The Importance of Being Earnest
(1899) [drama]
De Profundis (1905) [non-fiction: memoir]

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) [Ireland] (English) (4)
Arms and the Man (1894) [drama]
Man and Superman
(1902-1903) [drama]
Major Barbara (1905) [drama]
Pygmalion (1912-1913) [drama]
Heartbreak House (1919) [drama]
Back to Methuselah (1921) [drama]
Saint Joan (1924) [drama]

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) [Poland, UK] [English] (5)
Youth (1898) [fiction: short story]
Lord Jim
(1900) [fiction: novel]
Heart of Darkness
(1902) [fiction: novella]
Nostromo (1904) [fiction: novel]
The Secret Agent (1907) [fiction: novel]
The Secret Sharer (1909-1910) [fiction: short story]
Under Western Eyes (1911) [fiction: novel]
Victory (1915) [fiction: novel]
The Tale (1917) [fiction: short story]

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) [UK: Scotland] (English) (5)
The Red-Headed League (1891) [fiction: short story]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
(1892) [fiction: crime short stories]
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) [fiction: crime novel]
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1927) [fiction: crime stories]

ANTON CHEKHOV (1860-1904) [Russia] (Russian) (8)
The Huntsmen (1885) [fiction: short story]
The Looking Glass 
(1885) [fiction: short story]
Vanka 
(1886) [fiction: short story]
The Bet 
(1889) [fiction: short story]
Ward Number Six
(1892) [fiction: short story]
The House with the Mezzanine 
(1896) [fiction: short story]
The Seagull
(1896) [drama]
Gooseberries (1898) [fiction: short story]
The Lady with the Dog (1899) [fiction: short story]
Uncle Vanya
(1899-1900) [drama]
Three Sisters
(1901) [drama]
The Cherry Orchard (1904) [drama]

RABINDRANATH TAGORE (1861-1941) [India] [Bengali] (4)
Chitra (1892) [drama]
The Broken Nest (Nashtanir) (1901) [fiction: novella]
Gitanjali (Song Offerings) (1910) [poetry collection]
Endless Time
(Gitanjali #1) (1910) [poetry]
A Moment’s Indulgence (Gitanjali #5) (1910) [poetry]
The Lotus (Gitanjali #20) (1910) [poetry]
On The Seashore (Gitanjali #60) (1910) [poetry]
Gora (Fair-Faced) (1910) [fiction: novel]
My Reminiscences (1912) [non-fiction: memoir]
The Post Office (1912) [drama]
The Gift (1912) [poetry]
The Gardener (1913) [poetry collection]
The Gardener #38 (“My love once upon a time”) (1913) [poetry]

The King of the Dark Chamber (1914) [drama]
The Home and the World (1916) [fiction: novel]
Fruit-Gathering (1916) [poetry]
Nationalism (1917) [non-fiction: essays]
Red Oleanders (1924) [drama]

O. HENRY (1862 – 1910) (US) (English) (2)
The Cop and the Anthem (1904) [fiction: short story]
The Gift of the Magi (1905) [fiction: short story]
The Last Leaf (1906) [fiction: short story]
The Skylight Room (1906) [fiction: short story]
The Furnished Room (1906) [fiction: short story]
The Cactus (c. 1905-1909) [fiction: short story]
The Princess and the Puma (c. 1905-1909) [fiction: short story]
A Municipal Report (c. 1905-1909) [fiction: short story]

EDITH WHARTON (1862-1937) [US] (English) (3)
The House of Mirth (1905) [fiction: novel]
Ethan Frome (1911) [fiction: novel]
The Custom of the Country
(1913) [fiction: novel]
The Age of Innocence
(1920) [fiction: novel]

RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) [UK] (English) (5)
Without Benefit of Clergy (1890) [fiction: short story]
Gunga Din
(1892) [poetry]
The Jungle Book
(1894) [fiction: children’s stories]
Rikki Tikki Tavi
 
(1894) [fiction: short story]
Recessional 
(1897) [poetry]
Kim
(1901) [fiction: novel]
How the Leopard Got His Spots (1902) [fiction: short story]

If (1910) [poetry]
The Way through the Woods (1910) [poetry]

The Gardener (1926) [fiction: short story]

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939) [Ireland] (English) (5)
Mosada (1886) [drama]
The Lake Isle of Innisfree (1890) [poetry]
When You Are Old (1892) [poetry]
The Countess Cathleen (1892) [drama]
The Land of Heart’s Desire (1894) [drama]
Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1899) [poetry]
Cathleen Ni Houlihan (1901) [drama]
Where There Is Nothing (1903) [drama]
The Hour Glass (1903) [drama]
King’s Threshold (1904) [drama]
The Pot of Broth (1904) [drama]
Dierdre (1907) [drama]
At the Hawk’s Well (1916) [drama]
Easter 1916 (1916) [poetry]
The Wild Swans at Coole (1917) [poetry]
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death (1919) [poetry]
The Second Coming
(1920) [poetry]
Four Plays for Dancers (1921) [drama]
The Player Queen (1922) [drama]
Autobiographies (1926) [non-fiction: memoir]
The Resurrection (1927) [drama]
The Tower (1928) [poetry collection]
Leda and the Swan (1928)
Sailing to Byzantium (1928)
Wheels and Butterflies (1934) [drama]
The Words Upon the Window Pane (1934) [drama]
The Herne’s Egg (1938) [drama]
Among School Children [poetry]
The Circus Animals’ Desertion [poetry]
Lapis Lazuli (for Henry Clifton) [poetry]
No Second Troy [poetry]

H. G. WELLS (1866-1946) [UK] (English) (2)
The Time Machine (1895) [fiction: sci-fi novel]
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896) [fiction: sci-fi novel]
The Invisible Man (1897) [fiction: sci-fi novel]
The War of the Worlds (1898) [fiction: sci-fi novel]
Tono-Bungay (1909) [fiction: novel]

MAXIM GORKY (1868-1936) (Russia) (Russian) (2)
The Lower Depths (1902) [drama]
One Autumn Night (1902) [fiction: short story]
Mother (1906) [fiction: novel]
My Childhood (1914) [non-fiction: memoir]
My Apprenticeship (1915-1916) [non-fiction: memoir]
The Artamonov Business (1925) [fiction; novel]

ANDRÉ GIDE (1869-1951) (France) (French) (2)
The Immoralist (1902) [fiction: novel]
The Vatican Cellars (1914) [fiction: novel]
The Counterfeiters (1925) [fiction: novel]

To see Part 2 of the list, go here.