The Bear has not read a lot of “serious” literature. The novels below are ones he has read and can recommend.

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
1984 – George Orwell
Animal Farm – George Orwell
I, Claudius – Robert Graves
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
The Man in the Iron Mask – Alexandre Dumas
Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
Silas Marner – George Eliot
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
All the King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren
The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
The Call of the Wild – Jack London
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Dracula – Bram Stoker
The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White

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