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--------- ZELDA'S ULTIMATE FAVORITE NOVELS OF ALL TIME ! ---------- (Volume 1: Years 1300 - 1900 ) --------- An exhaustive catalogue of my most treasured and favorite novels that I own ! ----- (THERE ARE A SELECTION OF VERY RARE TITLES INCLUDED !)

''ZELDA VAXANDORF'S ULTIMATE FAVORITE NOVELS: A miscellaneous article and list on my most favorite titles!''

 


(IMPORTANT NOTE:

I HAVE RECEIVED TWO LOVELY QUESTIONS FROM READERS INQUIRING AS TO WHAT MY PERSONAL FAVORITE NOVELS, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES ARE.  I will go more in depth and review my top ten favorites in another upload, however this is just an exhaustive list of my favorite novels in these first two parts. )


 THANK YOU VERY KINDLY FOR ASKING!  ;-)

 

 

 

I truly adore reading classic literature in my free time.  Here is  an exhaustive list of all my favorite novels that I own in either hardback or paperback copies, mostly found from thrift shops or second-hand bookstores (EXCEPT FOR A SELECT HANDFUL OF WHICH I PURCHASED FROM BARNES and NOBLE):


----------------------------------------

This is a list of my all-time favorite novels and books that Ive read (in order by year published)! 
 Any title with a (***) next to it signifies that it is one of my ULTIMATE favorite novels ( the ones I re-read the most frequently):

 

 

1.) Inferno*** - Dante (1308) - (Mesmerizing, classic and phantasmic!)

 

 

2.) The Quran *** - ANONYMOUS - 

 

 

3.) King James Holy Bible *** - (1611) ANONYMOUS - (One of my all time favorites.)

 

 

4.) The Faerie Queene (1590)-  Edmund Spenser

 


5.) Shakespeare ***  (1615)-  The Complete Works: Original Written Unedited Version (My favorite stories are 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Macbeth', however I adore all of Shakespeare's works.)

 

 

6.) Paradise Lost  -  John Milton (1667) 

 

 

(NOT ACTUALLY A FAVORITE OF MINE, HOWEVER I DID READ THROUGH IT ONCE AND I  VERY MUCH WANTED TO ADD IT TO THE LIST: 

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: Of Occult Philosophy, Book I (1534) )

 

 

7.) The Wonders of the Invisible World - Cotton Mather (1693)

 

 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

8.) Robinson Crusoe (1719) - Daniel Defoe

 

9.) Fanny Hill (1748) - John Cleland (This novel is revolutionary and fascinating for its time!  Admirer!)

 

 

10.) The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole (1764)

 

 

11.) Vathek - William Beckford (1786)

 

 

12.) The Monk (1786) - Matthew Gregory Lewis

 

 

13.) The Original Uncensored Version: Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812) - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

 

 

14.) PRIDE and PREJUDICE *** (1813) - Jane Austen

(One of my ultimate favorites ever !  I re-read this all the time.  I LOVE it so much!  However, I truly ADORE all of Jane Austen's works.)

 

 


15.) Northanger Abbey *** (1818) - Jane Austen (One of my all-time favorite novels.)

 


16.) Jane Austen's Complete Novels and Stories *** (1818) - Jane Austen.

Includes: Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, The Watsons, Lady Susan and Sanditon.  (I truly adore all of her writing and novels.  All-time favorite!)

 

 


17.) Frankenstein *** (1818) - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  - (All-time favorite.  A marvelous masterpiece of gothic romance.)

 

 

18.) Faust  (1808,1818) - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

 

 

19.) The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831) - Victor Hugo

 

 

20.)  Wuthering Heights *** (1847) - Emily Bronte  - (One of my ultimate favorite tales !  Decadent and magnificent!)

 

 

21.) Jane Eyre (1847) - Charlotte Bronte

 

 

22.) Vanity Fair (1848) - William Makepeace Thackeray - (Brilliant novel and humorous dialogue!  The characters are very rich and sultry...)

 

 

23.) The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe *** (1849) - Edgar Allan Poe - 

(One of my ulimate favorite reading guilty pleasures! 
---- 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Masque of the Red Death', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Cask of Amontillado' and 'The Narrative of Gordon Pym' are my favorite stories in this collection!)

 

 


24.) Walden and Henry David Thoreau's Complete Works and Complete Journals  (1850) - Henry David Thoreau -

 

 

25.) Uncle Tom's Cabin   (1850) - Harriet Beecher Stowe (Powerful and unforgettable!)

 

 

26.) Moby-Dick *** (1851) - Herman Melville (One of my all-time faves!)

 


27.) The House of the Seven Gables and the Complete Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851) - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 


28.) Phantastes (1858) - George MacDonald - (This one if truly brilliant!)

 

 

29.) Les Miserables *** (1862) - Victor Hugo - (I have a penchant for Hugo's remarkably unique prose in this masterpiece!)

 

 

30.)  Journey to the Centre of the Earth *** (1862) - Jules Verne - (One of my Ultimate faves!)

 

 

31.) Alice's Adventures Under Ground *** The Original Manuscript (1864/1865) - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

-(Alice's Adventure Under Ground  is truly the first book I ever read as a young child, along with the Hobbit, and it single-handedly gave me the inspiration to begin writing in late 1997/ 1998.)

 

 

32.) VRIL: The Coming Race *** (1871) - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
--- ( This is one of my personal top five ultimate favorite novels EVER!  THIS NOVEL IS INCREDIBLY BRILLIANT AND SO AHEAD OF ITS TIME!  A dark underground city!  I truly adore it! )

 

 

33.)  Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda  (1871) - George Eliot (Lavish and decadent prose!  A beauty!  I also own a complete works copy of George Eliot as well.)

 

 

34.) Treasure Island  (1883) - Robert Louis Stevenson 

 

 

35.) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde *** (1886) - Robert Louis Stevenson 
-- (I truly adore this masterpiece of a novel and the 1920 silent film version!  )

 

 

36.) The Picture of Dorian Gray *** (1890) - Oscar Wilde -- (Brilliant and darkly thrilling tale!  Ultimate fave!)

 

 

37.) Sins of the Cities of the Plain *** - Jack Saul (1891?) - (Adore this...)

 

 

38.) Etidorpha *** (1895) - John Uri Lloyd -

 (An incredible inner-earth adventure story!  ONE OF MY ULTIMATE FAVES!  Underground Adventure Story!  This inspired me endlessly when I first read it in 2005!)

 

 

39.) THE TIME MACHINE *** (1895) - H. G. Wells - (Ultimate fave!)

 

 

40.) THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU *** (1896) - H.G. WELLS (One of my faves!)

 


41.) WAR OF THE WORLDS *** (1898) - H.G. WELLS  - (I adore this!  One of my faves!)

 

 

42.) DRACULA *** (1897) - BRAM STOKER 

--- ( Dracula is pretty much my most favorite novel of all time except for a select premium number of a few titles that are above it.  THIS BOOK HAS INSPIRED ME ENDLESSLY.

THE FILM ADAPTATION 'NOSFERATU' from 1922 is also pretty much my favorite film of all time, along with 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' (1920), 'Phantom of the Opera' (1925) and 'Metropolis' (1927) ! 

PURE BRILLIANCE AND MAJESTY !)

 

 

43.) Turn of the Screw *** (1899) - Henry James
- (Thrilling and atmospheric ghost tale!  A true ultimate fave of mine!)

 

 

44.) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz *** (1899,1900) - L. Frank Baum 

--(One of my ultimate faves!I TRULY LOVE this novel!)

 

 


(I forgot to add 'The Count of Monte Cristo' - Unabridged Full Version (1844) - ALEXANDRE DUMAS 


and


War and Peace (1863) - Leo Tolstoy


to my list!  They're not my personal ultimate faves but I have read them and enjoyed their writing very much! Very sorry.  I apologize for that!)  ;-)

 

 

THIS IS THE END OF VOLUME I OF MY CATALOGUE OF MY 'ULTIMATE FAVORITE NOVEL' TITLES!

 


LOOK FOR MY NEXT PART II: COVERING MY FAVORITE TITLES FROM 1900 - PRESENT DAY!

 


THANK YOU VERY KINDLY FOR READING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

''ZELDA VAXANDORF'S ULTIMATE FAVORITE NOVELS: A miscellaneous article and list on my most favorite titles!''

 


(IMPORTANT NOTE:

I HAVE RECEIVED TWO LOVELY QUESTIONS FROM READERS INQUIRING AS TO WHAT MY PERSONAL FAVORITE NOVELS, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES ARE.  I will go more in depth and review my top ten favorites in another upload, however this is just an exhaustive list of my favorite novels in these first two parts. )


 THANK YOU VERY KINDLY FOR ASKING!  ;-)

 

 

 

I truly adore reading classic literature in my free time.  Here is  an exhaustive list of all my favorite novels that I own in either hardback or paperback copies, mostly found from thrift shops or second-hand bookstores (EXCEPT FOR A SELECT HANDFUL OF WHICH I PURCHASED FROM BARNES and NOBLE):


----------------------------------------

This is a list of my all-time favorite novels and books that Ive read (in order by year published)! 
 Any title with a (***) next to it signifies that it is one of my ULTIMATE favorite novels ( the ones I re-read the most frequently):

 

 

1.) Inferno*** - Dante (1308) - (Mesmerizing, classic and phantasmic!)

 

 

2.) The Quran *** - ANONYMOUS - 

 

 

3.) King James Holy Bible *** - (1611) ANONYMOUS - (One of my all time favorites.)

 

 

4.) The Faerie Queene (1590)-  Edmund Spenser

 


5.) Shakespeare ***  (1615)-  The Complete Works: Original Written Unedited Version (My favorite stories are 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Macbeth', however I adore all of Shakespeare's works.)

 

 

6.) Paradise Lost  -  John Milton (1667) 

 

 

(NOT ACTUALLY A FAVORITE OF MINE, HOWEVER I DID READ THROUGH IT ONCE AND I  VERY MUCH WANTED TO ADD IT TO THE LIST: 

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: Of Occult Philosophy, Book I (1534) )

 

 

7.) The Wonders of the Invisible World - Cotton Mather (1693)

 

 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

8.) Robinson Crusoe (1719) - Daniel Defoe

 

9.) Fanny Hill (1748) - John Cleland (This novel is revolutionary and fascinating for its time!  Admirer!)

 

 

10.) The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole (1764)

 

 

11.) Vathek - William Beckford (1786)

 

 

12.) The Monk (1786) - Matthew Gregory Lewis

 

 

13.) The Original Uncensored Version: Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812) - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

 

 

14.) PRIDE and PREJUDICE *** (1813) - Jane Austen

(One of my ultimate favorites ever !  I re-read this all the time.  I LOVE it so much!  However, I truly ADORE all of Jane Austen's works.)

 

 


15.) Northanger Abbey *** (1818) - Jane Austen (One of my all-time favorite novels.)

 


16.) Jane Austen's Complete Novels and Stories *** (1818) - Jane Austen.

Includes: Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, The Watsons, Lady Susan and Sanditon.  (I truly adore all of her writing and novels.  All-time favorite!)

 

 


17.) Frankenstein *** (1818) - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  - (All-time favorite.  A marvelous masterpiece of gothic romance.)

 

 

18.) Faust  (1808,1818) - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

 

 

19.) The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831) - Victor Hugo

 

 

20.)  Wuthering Heights *** (1847) - Emily Bronte  - (One of my ultimate favorite tales !  Decadent and magnificent!)

 

 

21.) Jane Eyre (1847) - Charlotte Bronte

 

 

22.) Vanity Fair (1848) - William Makepeace Thackeray - (Brilliant novel and humorous dialogue!  The characters are very rich and sultry...)

 

 

23.) The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe *** (1849) - Edgar Allan Poe - 

(One of my ulimate favorite reading guilty pleasures! 
---- 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Masque of the Red Death', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Cask of Amontillado' and 'The Narrative of Gordon Pym' are my favorite stories in this collection!)

 

 


24.) Walden and Henry David Thoreau's Complete Works and Complete Journals  (1850) - Henry David Thoreau -

 

 

25.) Uncle Tom's Cabin   (1850) - Harriet Beecher Stowe (Powerful and unforgettable!)

 

 

26.) Moby-Dick *** (1851) - Herman Melville (One of my all-time faves!)

 


27.) The House of the Seven Gables and the Complete Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851) - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 


28.) Phantastes (1858) - George MacDonald - (This one if truly brilliant!)

 

 

29.) Les Miserables *** (1862) - Victor Hugo - (I have a penchant for Hugo's remarkably unique prose in this masterpiece!)

 

 

30.)  Journey to the Centre of the Earth *** (1862) - Jules Verne - (One of my Ultimate faves!)

 

 

31.) Alice's Adventures Under Ground *** The Original Manuscript (1864/1865) - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

-(Alice's Adventure Under Ground  is truly the first book I ever read as a young child, along with the Hobbit, and it single-handedly gave me the inspiration to begin writing in late 1997/ 1998.)

 

 

32.) VRIL: The Coming Race *** (1871) - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
--- ( This is one of my personal top five ultimate favorite novels EVER!  THIS NOVEL IS INCREDIBLY BRILLIANT AND SO AHEAD OF ITS TIME!  A dark underground city!  I truly adore it! )

 

 

33.)  Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda  (1871) - George Eliot (Lavish and decadent prose!  A beauty!  I also own a complete works copy of George Eliot as well.)

 

 

34.) Treasure Island  (1883) - Robert Louis Stevenson 

 

 

35.) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde *** (1886) - Robert Louis Stevenson 
-- (I truly adore this masterpiece of a novel and the 1920 silent film version!  )

 

 

36.) The Picture of Dorian Gray *** (1890) - Oscar Wilde -- (Brilliant and darkly thrilling tale!  Ultimate fave!)

 

 

37.) Sins of the Cities of the Plain *** - Jack Saul (1891?) - (Adore this...)

 

 

38.) Etidorpha *** (1895) - John Uri Lloyd -

 (An incredible inner-earth adventure story!  ONE OF MY ULTIMATE FAVES!  Underground Adventure Story!  This inspired me endlessly when I first read it in 2005!)

 

 

39.) THE TIME MACHINE *** (1895) - H. G. Wells - (Ultimate fave!)

 

 

40.) THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU *** (1896) - H.G. WELLS (One of my faves!)

 


41.) WAR OF THE WORLDS *** (1898) - H.G. WELLS  - (I adore this!  One of my faves!)

 

 

42.) DRACULA *** (1897) - BRAM STOKER 

--- ( Dracula is pretty much my most favorite novel of all time except for a select premium number of a few titles that are above it.  THIS BOOK HAS INSPIRED ME ENDLESSLY.

THE FILM ADAPTATION 'NOSFERATU' from 1922 is also pretty much my favorite film of all time, along with 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' (1920), 'Phantom of the Opera' (1925) and 'Metropolis' (1927) ! 

PURE BRILLIANCE AND MAJESTY !)

 

 

43.) Turn of the Screw *** (1899) - Henry James
- (Thrilling and atmospheric ghost tale!  A true ultimate fave of mine!)

 

 

44.) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz *** (1899,1900) - L. Frank Baum 

--(One of my ultimate faves!I TRULY LOVE this novel!)

 

 


(I forgot to add 'The Count of Monte Cristo' - Unabridged Full Version (1844) - ALEXANDRE DUMAS 


and


War and Peace (1863) - Leo Tolstoy


to my list!  They're not my personal ultimate faves but I have read them and enjoyed their writing very much! Very sorry.  I apologize for that!)  ;-)

 

 

THIS IS THE END OF VOLUME I OF MY CATALOGUE OF MY 'ULTIMATE FAVORITE NOVEL' TITLES!

 


LOOK FOR MY NEXT PART II: COVERING MY FAVORITE TITLES FROM 1900 - PRESENT DAY!

 


THANK YOU VERY KINDLY FOR READING!


Submitted: November 03, 2021

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