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Marco Schuffelen

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The books are grouped by original language; the order is by the year of the author's first fiction publication (if ascertainable)
I read In English, German and Dutch; I used to be able to read books in French, but, alas.


(Heaney, Seamus, translator:) Beowulf
Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim's Progress
Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels
Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe
Moll Flanders
A Journal of the Plague Year
Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones
Sterne, Laurence: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
A Sentimental Journey
Goldsmith, Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield
Irving, Washington: The Sketch Book
Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
Peacock, Thomas Love: Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey
Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of The Mohicans
The Pathfinder
Quincy, Thomas de: Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Poe, Edgar Allan: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Richard Henry Dana: Two Years before The Mast
Cobbett, William: Rural Rides
Dickens, Charles: Hard Times
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: Twice-Told Tales
The Scarlet Letter
The House of the Seven Gables
Melville, Herman: Typee
Moby Dick
Pierre, or the Ambiguities
The Confidence Man
Billy Budd, Sailor and other stories
Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
Thackeray, William: Vanity Fair
Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
Eliot, George: Silas Marner
Felix Holt
Daniel Deronda
Adams, Henry: The Education of Henry Adams
Bierce, Ambrose: In the Midst of Life
The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary
Butler, Samuel: The Way of all Flesh
Howells, Dean: A Modern Instance
The Rise of Silas Lapham
Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
James, Henry: Roderick Hudson
The American
The Europeans
Daisy Miller
Washington Square
The Portrait of a Lady
The Bostonians
The Princess Casamassima
The Reverberator
The Tragic Muse
The Spoils of Poynton
What Maisie Knew
In the Cage and other stories
The Awkward Age
The Sacred Fount
The Wings of the Dove
The Ambassadors
The Golden Bowl
The Ivory Tower
A London Life
The Turn of the Screw and other stories
The Aspern Papers
Short Stories
Stevenson, Robert L.: Kidnapped
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other tales
The Suicide Club
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and other stories
Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
Ford, Ford Madox: The Fifth Queen
The Good Soldier
Parade's End
Memories and Impressions
Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage
Maggie, A Girl of The Streets and other stories
Conrad, Joseph: An Outcast of the Islands
The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'
Lord Jim
Heart of Darkness
The Secret Agent
Under Western Eyes
The Arrow of Gold
The Rescue
The Rover
A Set of Six (stories)
Tales of Unrest (stories)
Within the Tides (stories)
'Twixt Land and Sea (stories)
Youth and The End of the Tether
Cahan, Abraham: The Rise of David Levinsky
Somerset Maugham, W.: Ashenden
Norris, Frank: The Octopus
Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
Old New York
Ethan Frome
Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie
An American Tragedy
London, Jack: The Sea Wolf
Martin Eden
Forster, E.M.: Howards End
A Passage to India
Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
Stein, Gertrude: Three Lives
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers
Women in Love
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Three novellas
Mansfield, Katherine: The Garden Party (stories)
Joyce, James: Dubliners
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
Woolf, Virginia: Mrs Dalloway
To the Lighthouse
The Years
Cather, Willa: O Pioneers!
My Ántonia
Alexander's Bridge
The Song of The Lark
One of Ours
The Professor's House
Anderson, Sherwood: Winesburg, Ohio
The portable Sherwood Anderson
Lardner, Ring: You know me Al
Gullible's Travels, etc.
How to Write Short Stories
Short Stories collections
Peale Bishop, John: Act of Darkness
Vechten, Carl van: Nigger Heaven
Sassoon, Siegfried: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
Sherston's Progress
The Old Century
The Weald of Youth
Siegfried's Journey
Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow
Point Counter Point
Brave New World
Eyeless in Gaza
Ashford, Daisy: The Young Visiters
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
The Beautiful and Damned
The Great Gatsby
Tender is the Night
The Last Tycoon
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (stories)
The Crack-Up with other pieces and stories
Bernice Bobs her Hair (stories)
The Pat Hobby stories
The Lost Decade and other stories
Fitzgerald, Zelda: Save me the Waltz
Dos Passos, John: Three Soldiers
Manhattan Transfer
Cummings, E.E.: The enormous room
Bowen, Elizabeth: The House in Paris
In The Heat of the Day
Boyd, Thomas: Through the Wheat
Hemingway, Ernest: In Our Time (stories)
The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta)
The Torrents of Spring
A Farewell to Arms
Men without Women (stories)
Death in the Afternoon
Green Hills of Africa
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (stories)
For Whom the Bell Tolls
To Have and to Have Not
The Old Man and the Sea
A Moveable Feast
Faulkner, William: Soldier's Pay
Sartoris & Flags in The Dust
As I lay Dying
The Sound and the Fury
Light in August
The Hamlet
Absolom, Absolom
The Unvanquished
The Wild Palms
Go down, Moses
Intruder in the Dust
A Fable
Requiem for a Nun
The Town
The Mansion
The Reivers
Collected stories
Knight's Gambit (stories)
The portable Faulkner
Wilder, Thornton: The Cabala
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Woman of Andros
Heaven's my Destination
The Eighth Day
Blunden, Edmund: Undertones of War
Graves, Robert: Goodbye to All That
Pritchett, V.S.: Dead Man Leading
Waugh, Evelyn: Put out More Flags
Men at Arms
Officers and Gentlemen
Unconditional Surrender
Vile Bodies
Isherwood, Christopher: Mr Norris Changes Trains
Goodbye to Berlin
Greene, Graham: The Quiet American
O'Faolain, Sean: Stories
Powys, John Cowper: Owen Glendower
Wilson, Edmund: I Thought of Daisy
Wolfe, Thomas: Look Homeward, Angel
Of Time and the River
The Web and the Rock
You can't go Home Again
O'Connor, Frank: My Oedipus Complex and other stories
Powell, Anthony: A Dance to the Music of Time
West, Nathanael: Collected works
Caldwell, Erskine: Tobacco Road
Farrell, James T.: Short stories
Lowry, Malcolm: Ultramarine
Under the Volcano
Orwell, George: Down and Out in Paris and London
Nineteen eighty four
Animal Farm
Beckett, Samuel: Murphy
Roth, Henry: Call it Sleep
Narayan, R.K.: The Guide
Stead, Christina: A Little Tea, A Little Chat
Fuchs, Daniel: Homage to Blenholt
Saroyan, William: Best stories of William Saroyan
Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
Atlas shrugged
Koestler, Arthur: Dialogue with Death
Darkness at Noon
Arrival and Departure
Thieves in the Night
Stegner, Wallace: Crossing to Safety
Angle of Repose
Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillion
O'Brien, Flann: At Swim-Two-Birds
The Poor Mouth
The Third Policeman
White, Patrick: Voss
Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The shorter novels and stories
The Mortgaged Heart
Snow, C.P.: George Passant
Time of Hope
The New Men
Han Suyin: ... And the Rain my Drink
McCarthy, Mary: The Group
Birds of America
Cannibals and Missionaries
Bellow, Saul: Dangling Man
Seize the Day
The Victim
The Adventures of Augie March
Henderson the Rain King
Mr Sammlers's Planet
Humboldt's Gift
The Dean's December
More Die of Heartbreak
Comyns, Barbara: The Vet's Daughter
Mailer, Norman: The Naked and the Dead
The Armies of the Night
Kerouac, Jack: On the road
Lessing, Doris: The Grass is Singing
Five (stories)
The Habit of Loving
The Golden Notebook
Briefing for a Descent into Hell
The Summer before the Dark
The Memoirs of a Survivor
The Good Terrorist
Jones, James: The Thin Red Line
Salinger, J.D.: Franny and Zooey
Nine stories
The Catcher in the Rye
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters / Seymour
Ellison, Ralph: Invisible Man
Malamud, Bernard: The Assistant
The Tenants
The Fixer
Vonnegut, Kurt: Mother Night
Slaughterhouse Five
Breakfast of Champions
Murdoch, Iris: The Unicorn
The Bell
The Sea, The sea
The Book and the Brotherhood
The Message to The Planet
Amis, Kingsley: Lucky Jim
Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
Darkness Visible
The Paper Men
Jarrell, Randall: Pictures from an Institution
Davies, Robertson: What's Bred in the Bone
The Deptford Trilogy
Salter, James: The Hunters
A Sport and A Pastime
Light Years
Solo Faces
Dusk and Other Stories
Jacobson, Dan: Through the Wilderness
Moore, Brian: The Doctor's Wife
Richler, Mordecai: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Vidal, Gore: Lincoln
Barth, John: The Sot-Weed Factor
Durrell, Lawrence: The Alexandria Quartet
Naipaul, V.S.: Miguel Street
A Bend in the River
Updike, John: Rabbit, Run
Brautigan, Richard: Trout Fishing in America
Burgess, Anthony: Devil of a State
The Long Day Wanes
Heller, Joseph: Something Happened
God Knows
Good as Gold
Roth, Philip: Goodbye, Columbus
The Plot against America
Lodge, David: Changing Places
Small World
Green, Hannah: The Dead of The House
Percy, Walker: The Moviegoer
The Last Gentleman
The Thanatos Syndrome
The Second Coming
Yates, Richard: Revolutionary Road
Ballard, J.G.: Empire of the Sun
Clavell, James: King Rat
Margaret Drabble: The Radiant Way
A Natural Curiosity
Fowles, John: A Maggot
Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49
Gravity's Rainbow
Slow Learner (stories)
Oates, Joyce Carol: The Falls
Because It is Bitter, And Because It Is My Heart
McCarty, Cormac: No Country for Old Men
Frayn, Michael: Towards the End of the Morning
Wolfe, Tom: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Right Stuff
The Bonfire of the Vanities
A Man in Full
I Am Charlotte Simmons
The New Journalism
Gardner, John: The Resurrection
The Sunlight Dialogues
Freddy's Book
October Light
Mickelsson's Ghost
Shirley Hazzard: The Great Fire
Fariña, Richard: Been Down So Long It Looks like Up to Me
Exley, Frederick: A Fan's Notes
Munro, Alice: Runaway
Bainbridge, Beryl: Bottle Factory Outing
The Birthday Boys
Farrell, J.G.: The Singapore Grip
Potok, Chaim: In the Beginning
My name is Asher Lev
Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid's Tale
Morrison, Toni: Beloved
DeLillo, Don: Libra
Mao II
O'Brien, Tim: Going after Cacciato
Jones, Robert F.: Blood Sport
Kotzwinkle, William: The Fan Man
Pirsig, Robert: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
McEwan, Ian: First Love, Last Rites
Helprin, Mark: Refiner's Fire
Hong Kingston, Maxine: The Woman Warrior
Richard Ford: Independence Day
Rushdie, Salman: Midnight's Children
The Satanic Verses
McFadden, Cyra: The Serial
Swift, Graham: Shuttlecock
Ever After
Herr, Michael: Dispatches
Mo, Timothy: Sour Sweet
Boyd, William: A Good Man in Africa
Jane Smiley: The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
Horse Heaven
Guralnick, Peter: Nighthawk Blues
Marilynne Robinson: Gilead
Pesetsky, Bette: Author from a Savage People
Midnight Sweets
The Late Night Muse
Boyle, T.C.: Drop City
Pat Barker: Regeneration
The Eye in The Door
The Ghost Road
Del Vecchio, John M.: The 13th Valley
Townsend, Sue: The Adrian Mole Diaries
Brookner, Anita: Hotel du Lac
Amy Hempel: The Collected Stories
Hilary Mantel: Beyond Black
Wolf Hall
Hulme, Keri: The Bone People
Richard Russo: Empire Falls
Wright, Stephen: Meditations in Green
O'Hanlon, Redmond: Into the Heart of Borneo
McMillan, Terry: Mama
Watkins, Paul: Night over Day over Night
Tan, Amy : The Joy Luck Club
Chabon, Michael: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Franzen, Jonathan, The Corrections
Bernières, Louis de: Corelli's Mandolin
Joseph O'Neill: Netherland
Patchett, Ann: Bel Canto
Hustvedt, Siri: What I Loved
Bloom, Amy: Away
Guterson, David: Snow Falling on Cedars
East of The Mountains
Our Lady of The Forest
Hornby, Nick: High Fidelity
Perrotta, Tom: Little Children
Kanon, Joseph: The Good German
Chevalier, Tracy: Girl with A Pearl Earring
Englander, Nathan: For The Relief of Unbearable Urges
Carter, Stephen L.: The Emperor of Ocean Park
Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife
Clarke, Susanna: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Fontane, Theodor: Der Stechlin
Mann, Heinrich: Der Untertan
Mann, Thomas: Buddenbrooks
Der Zauberberg
Felix Krull
Roth, Joseph: The Radetzky March
Hesse, Hermann: Der Steppenwolf
Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game)
Zweig, Arnold: Novellen um Claudia
Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa
Junge Frau von 1914
Erziehung vor Verdun
Einsetzung eines Königs
De Vriendt Kehrt Heim
Jünger, Ernst: In Stahlgewittern
Binding, Rudolf G.: Aus Dem Kriege
Renn, Ludwig: Krieg-Nachkrieg
Remarque, Erich Maria: Im Westen Nichts Neues
Arch of Triumph
Walter, Friedrich: Tobias
Mann, Klaus: Mefisto
Frisch, Max: Stiller
Dönhoff, Marion Gräfin: Namen die Keiner mehr Nennt
Böll, Heinrich: Das Brot der Frühen Jahre
Grass, Günter: Hundejahre
Katz und Maus
Andersch, Alfred: Flucht in Etrurien
Sansibar oder der Letzte Grund
Der Vater eines Mörders
Kunze, Reiner: Die Wunderbaren Jahre
Hürlimann, Thomas: Die Tessinerin
Schlink, Bernard: The Reader


Brink, Andre: Houd-den-Bek (A Chain of Voices)


Samuel, Maurice: Prince of the Ghetto
Singer, Isaac B.: The Slave
Der Zauberer von Lublin (The Magician of Lublin)
The Manor
The Estate
The Family Moskat
The Penitent
The collected stories
Love and Exile
Shadows on The Hudson
Grade, Chaim: The Sacred and The Profane

`Scandinavian Languages'

Laxdaela Saga
Hamsun, Knut: Hunger
Strindberg, August: Eenzaam


Langer, Jiri: Nine Gates
Capek, Karel: War with the Newts
Skvorecky, Josef: The Engineer of Human Souls


Gombrowicz, Witold: Ferdydurke
Uit het dagboek van Witold Gombrowicz (diaries)
Dagboek Parijs-Berlijn (diaries)


Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
De Kreutzer sonate en andere verhalen
Bulgakov, Mikhail: The White Guard
Black Snow


Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
Maupassant, Guy de: Vrouwen
Radiguet, Raymond: Le Diable au Corps
Kessel, Joseph: L'Equipage
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de: Le petit Prince
Celine: Journey to the End of the Night
Schwarz-Bart: De Laatste der Rechtvaardigen (Le Dernier des Justes)
Ousmane, Sembene: Xala
Makine, Andreï: Dreams of My Russian Summers


Polo, Marco: The Travels
Lampedusa, Tomasi di: De Tijgerkat (The Leopard)
Svevo, Italo: Confessions of Zeno
As a Man Grows Older
Malaparte, Curzio: Kapputt
Levi, Primo: If This is a Man, The Truce
Moments of Reprieve
If not Now, When?
The Periodic Table (dd> The Wrench
Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose


Marquez, Gabriel G.: One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Autumn of the Patriarch
Innocent Erendira
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Cortazar, Julio: Hopscotch
Vargas Llosa, Mario: Aunt Julia and The Scriptwriter


Cunha, Euclides da: Rebellion in the Backlands (Os Sertões)
Castro, Ferreira de: Die Kautschuk Zapfer
Rentes de Carvalho, J.: De Zevende Golf
Pepetela (Artur Pestana): Mayombe
Saramago, José: The Year of The Death of Ricardo Reis


Eliade, Mircea: The Old Man and The Bureaucrats


Oz, Amos: My Michael
Don't Call It Night
Black Box
A Tale of Love and Darkness
Yehoshua, A.B.: The Lover
A Late Divorce
Mr Mani
Open Heart
A Journey to The End of The Millennium
The Liberated Bride
Shalev, Meir: The Blue Mountain
De Kus van Esau
De Grote Vrouw


Various: Haiku, Een Jonge Maan
Soseki, Natsume: Kokoro
Abe, Kobo: De Vrouw in het Zand (The Woman in the Dunes)
Kawabata, Yasunari: Duizend Kraanvogels


Bilderdijk, W.: Eene Aanmerkelijke Luchtreis
Couperus, Louis: Van Oude Mensen, De Dingen die Voorbijgaan
Slauerhoff, J.: Het Verboden Rijk
Crone, C.C.S.: De Schuiftrompet
Vestdijk, Simon: Terug tot Ina Damman
Meneer Visser's Hellevaart
Fabricius, Johan: De Oorlog van de Kleine Paardjes
Nescio: De Uitvreter, Titaantjes, Dichtertje, Mene Tekel
Blaman, Anna: Eenzaam Avontuur
Boon, Louis Paul: Zomer te Ter-Muren
De Kapellekensbaan
Hamelink, Jacques: Ranonkel
Reve, Gerard: De Avonden
Mulisch, Harry: Archibald Strohalm
Het Zwarte Licht
Hermans, Willem Frederik: Nooit Meer Slapen
Onder Professoren
Ferares, Maurice: Violist in Het Verzet
Minco, Marga: Het Bittere Kruid
Jong, Oek de: Cirkel in het Gras
Kooten, Kees van: Koot Graaft Zich Autobio
Ritzerfield, J.: Anima 'Je Reinste Film'
Meinkema, Hannes: En dan is er Koffie
Loo, Tessa de: Meander
Arion, Frank Martinus: Dubbelspel
Harmsen van Beek, F.: Neerbraak
Hart, Maarten 't: Een Vlucht Regenwulpen
Joyce & Co.: Erwin
Graaf, Hermine de: De Regels van het Huis
Voskuil, J.J.: Het A.P. Beerta-Instituut (Het Bureau 4)
En Ook Weemoedigheid (Het Bureau 5)
Pleysier, Leo: Wit is altijd Schoon
Palmen, Connie: I.M.
Lieske, Tomas: Mijn Soevereine Liefde
Japin, Arthur: De Zwarte met Het Witte Hart
Siebelink, Jan: Knielen op een Bed Violen