*Jane Austen - Emma
*Charlotte Bronte - Villette
*Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
#Charles Dickens - Bleak House
George Eliot - Daniel Deronda
*E.M. Forster - Howard's End
#Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure
* I've already read these
#Already on my to-be-read pile
The George Eliot selection is the only surprise, and likely it's not a surprise if you know more about English literature than I do. My BA is in Classical Studies (Ancient Greek, Latin, mythology, philosophy, and so forth), so despite my writerly pedigree, my education in the English classics is sorely lacking. All I have is what I've read on my own, wading through reading lists like The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels. As I've said before, I always get hung up on Ulysses, get discouraged, and give up.
I can't imagine I'll get away with not reading Joyce if I'm to finish the MA and then the PhD. Perhaps, I'll "read" this version, while riding the train to and from Cambridge for the day job.