Matilda Wormwood’s Reading List (Matilda)

After reading The Secret Garden and Great Expectations, Roald Dahl writes, “Over the next six months, under Mrs. Phelps watchful and compassionate eye, Matilda read the following books:”

  • Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Good Companions by J.B. Priestley
  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • She also reads:
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

And, if the film is to be believed, Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Source: Reading List 


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