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This is a listing of Airmont classics, as best as we have been able to discover. Those which are listed by us as speculative fiction are in bold. Each of these books are indicated by a "CL" catalog number. For example, "Frankenstein" would be listed as "Airmont Classics CL19" or (by some book dealers) as "Airmont Classics CL-19". The publication series Airmont Classics includes only these titles. A few have not yet been entered into the ISFDB, because this editor is unconvinced that they are speculative fiction, even though we have some editions of such books entered (specifically: "Robin Hood", "Kim", and "Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates"). I am still entering the books after #100.

As of March 2019, strikeout works are not in the database. Some others on the list are in the database as of March 2019: "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables", "Moby Dick" (as non-genre, no publications), "The Master of Ballantrae"; "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (non-genre, in the database with all fiction by ACD), "(The) Iliad"; "The Pilgrim's Progress". --maybe incomplete, each confirmed --Pwendt|talk 21:20, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
  1. CL1 Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  2. CL2 Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. CL3 The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
  4. CL4 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  5. CL5 The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper. Please see ISFDB:Community Portal/Archive/Archive25#"The Last of the Mohicans" for comments about this title.
  6. CL6 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
  7. CL7 The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. CL8 Selected Stories and Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
  9. CL9 Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  10. CL10 Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. CL11 Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
  12. CL12 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
  13. CL13 The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann Wyss
  14. CL14 Silas Marner, by George Eliot
  15. CL15 Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift
  16. CL16 The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  17. CL17 Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  18. CL18 Heidi, by Johanna Spyri
  19. CL19 Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley
  20. CL20 The Black Arrow, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  21. CL21 Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  22. CL22 Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
  23. CL23 Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
  24. CL24 Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne
  25. CL25 The Four Million and Other Stories, by O. Henry
  26. CL26 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
  27. CL27 Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling
  28. CL28 The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy
  29. CL29 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain
  30. CL30 The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  31. CL31 The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper
  32. CL32 The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain
  33. CL33 Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
  34. CL34 Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott
  35. CL35 The Pathfinder, by James Fenimore Cooper
  36. CL36 White Fang, by Jack London
  37. CL37 The Oregon Trail, by Francis Parkman
  38. CL38 The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  39. CL39 The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
  40. CL40 The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells
  41. CL41 The Prairie, by James Fenimore Cooper
  42. CL42 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  43. CL43 The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot
  44. CL44 The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells
  45. CL45 The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells
  46. CL46 The Virginian, by Owen Wister
  47. CL47 The Master of Ballantrae, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  48. CL48 Michael Strogoff, by Jules Verne
  49. CL49 The Pioneers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  50. CL50 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, by Washington Irving
  51. CL51 The Outcasts of Poker Flat: the Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Stories, by Bret Harte
  52. CL52 The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith
  53. CL53 Typee, by Herman Melville
  54. CL54 Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
  55. CL55 Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain
  56. CL56 The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli
  57. CL57 The Odyssey, by Homer
  58. CL58 Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
  59. CL59 The Food of the Gods, by H. G. Wells
  60. CL60 A Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  61. CL61 The Age of Chivalry, by Thomas Bulfinch
  62. CL62 The Hound Of The Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  63. CL63 The Mayor Of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy
  64. CL64 The Sea Wolf, by Jack London
  65. CL65 David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  66. CL66 Twice-Told Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  67. CL67 The Adventures Of Robin Hood, by E. Charles Vivian
  68. CL68 Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  69. CL69 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
  70. CL70 The Story Of My Life, by Helen Keller
  71. CL71 The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin
  72. CL72 Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  73. CL73 Master of the World, by Jules Verne
  74. CL74 Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lewis Wallace
  75. CL75 Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
  76. CL76 The Moonstone, by William Wilkie Collins
  77. CL77 The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne
  78. CL78 The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells
  79. CL79 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
  80. CL80 The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch
  81. CL81 Aesop's Fables, by Blanche Winder
  82. CL82 Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
  83. CL83 Walden and Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau
  84. CL84 Pere Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac
  85. CL85 Two Years Before That Mast, by Richard Henry Dana
  86. CL86 The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
  87. CL87 Green Mansions, by W. H. Hudson
  88. CL88 The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty, by William Bligh
  89. CL89 Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
  90. CL90 The Way of All Flesh, by Samuel Butler
  91. CL91 Leaves Of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  92. CL92 Master Skylark, by John Bennett
  93. CL93 Men of Iron, by Howard Pyle
  94. CL94 Evangeline, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  95. CL95 The Ambassadors, by Henry James
  96. CL96 Man And Superman, by George Bernard Shaw
  97. CL97 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  98. CL98 The Portrait Of A Lady, by Henry James
  99. CL99 Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates, by Mary Mapes Dodge
  100. CL100 At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald
  101. CL101 The Adventures of Pinocchio, A Tale of A Puppet, by Carlo Collodi
  102. CL102 Emma, by Jane Austen
  103. CL103 Persuasion, by Jane Austen
  104. CL104 The Marble Faun, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  105. CL105 The Wind In The Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
  106. CL106 Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  107. CL107 Persuasion, by Jane Austen
  108. CL108 Jude The Obscure, by Thomas Hardy
  109. CL109 The Jungle Books, by Rudyard Kipling
  110. CL110 The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H. G. Wells
  111. CL111 In the Days of the Comet, by H. G. Wells
  112. CL112 Heart of Darkness; The End of the Tether, by Joseph Conrad
  113. CL113 An Outcast of the Islands, by Joseph Conrad
  114. CL114 The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens
  115. CL115 The Iliad, by Homer
  116. CL116 Billy Budd And The Encantadas, by Herman Melville
  117. CL117 Candide; Zadig, by Voltaire
  118. CL118 A Wonder Book, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  119. CL119 Caesar And Cleopatra, by George Bernard Shaw
  120. CL120 Four Major Plays, by Henrik Ibsen
  121. CL121 The Confidence Man, by Herman Melville
  122. CL122 Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol
  123. CL123 Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
  124. CL124 Pudd'nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain
  125. CL125 Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  126. CL126 Tom Sawyer Abroad; Tom Sawyer, Detective, by Mark Twain
  127. CL127 The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas
  128. CL128 From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
  129. CL129 Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev
  130. CL130 Erewhon, or, Over the Range, by Samuel Butler
  131. CL131 Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
  132. CL132 Quentin Durward, Sir Walter Scott
  133. CL133 Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen
  134. CL134 Roughing It, by Mark Twain
  135. CL135 Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
  136. CL136 Far from the Maddening Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
  137. CL137 The Lady Of The Lake, by Sir Walter Scott
  138. CL138 Vanity Fair, William M. Thackeray
  139. CL139 The Prisoner of Zenda, by Anthony Hope
  140. CL140 King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard
  141. CL141 Bob Son Of Battle, by Alfred Ollivant
  142. CL142 From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
  143. CL143 Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  144. CL144 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  145. CL145 Crime and punishment, by Fedor Mihajlovič Dostoevskij
  146. CL146 She, by H. Rider Haggard
  147. CL147 Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser
  148. CL148 Janice Meredith, by Paul L. Ford
  149. CL149 Lorna Doone, Richard D. Blackmore
  150. CL150 The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas
  151. CL151 The Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain
  152. CL152 Tristram Shandy, Lawrence Sterne
  153. CL153 Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
  154. CL154 The Count Of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
  155. CL155 The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
  156. CL156 The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald
  157. CL157 Up from Slavery, by Booker T. Washington
  158. CL158 Monsieur Beaucaire; The Beautiful Lady, by Booth Tarkington
  159. CL159 The Autocrat Of The Breakfast-Table, Oliver Wendell Holmes
  160. CL160 To Have And To Hold, by Mary Johnston
  161. CL161 Best Short Stories, by Guy de Maupassant
  162. CL162 The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame, by Victor Hugo
  163. CL163 The Lady or the Tiger, by Frank Stockton
  164. CL164 Democracy: An American Novel, by Henry Adams
  165. CL165 The Rise of Silas Lapham, by William Dean Howells
  166. CL166 Maggie and Other Stories, by Stephen Crane
  167. CL167 Stories of King Arthur, by Blanche Winder
  168. CL168 Grimm's Fairy Tales, by the Brothers Grimm
  169. CL169 Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen
  170. CL170 A Story Of The Red Cross, by Clara Barton
  171. CL171 Short Stories Of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain
  172. CL172 Plato's Republic, by Plato
  173. CL173 Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained, by John Milton
  174. CL174 Tom Brown's School Days, by Thomas Hughes
  175. CL175 Tanglewood Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  176. CL176 The American, by Henry James
  177. CL177 The Aeneid, by Virgil
  178. CL178 Daisy Miller and Other Stories, by Henry James
  179. CL179 The Octopus, by Frank Norris
  180. CL180 Idylls Of The King, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  181. CL181 The Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
  182. CL182 Round the Moon, by Jules Verne
  183. CL183 The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan
  184. CL184 Westward Ho, by Charles Kingsley
  185. CL185 The Man Without a Country And Other Stories, by Edward Everett Hale
  186. CL186 The Travels of Marco Polo: The Yule Edition, by Marco Polo
  187. CL187 The Little Minister, by J. M. Barrie
  188. CL188 Quo Vadis, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  189. CL189 Four Major Plays, by Aristophanes
  190. CL190 The Confessions of St. Augustine, by St. Augustine
  191. CL191 The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens
  192. CL192 Ranson's Folly and Other Stories, by Richard Harding Davis
  193. CL193 Kenilworth, by Sir Walter Scott
  194. CL194 Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott
  195. CL195 Child's Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  196. CL196 The Blue Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang
  197. CL197 The Green Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang
  198. CL198 Selected Short Stories, by Jack London
  199. CL199 The Light That Failed, by Rudyard Kipling
  200. CL200 Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe
  201. CL201 The Log of a Cowboy, by Andy Adams
  202. CL202 Nana, Emile Zola
  203. CL204 The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam
  204. CL208 Five Major Plays, by Oscar Wilde
  205. CL209 Martin Eden, by Jack London
  206. CL210 Washington Square, by Henry James
  207. CL211 Poems of Childhood, by Eugene Field

The missing issues at the end, CL 203, 205, 206, and 207, almost certainly do not exist. We have been unable to find any copies of them via WorldCat, Google, Abebooks,, or an Airmont collector's site. It is not uncommon for a series, near the end of its life, to have various editions planned, and numbers assigned, but to have only some of them come to completion.

Airmont also published a Science Fiction series. These consisted of paperback editions of hard cover SF books published by Avalon press (which owned Airmont). The known titles in this series are:

  1. SF1 The Memory Bank, by Wallace West
  2. SF2 Tower of Zanid, by L. Sprague de Camp
  3. SF3 Lords of Atlantis, by Wallace West
  4. SF4 Invaders from Rigel, by Fletcher Pratt
  5. SF5 Day of the Giants, by Lester del Rey
  6. SF6 Hidden World, by Stanton A. Coblentz
  7. SF7 Conquest of Earth, by Manly Banister
  8. SF8 The Duplicated Man, by James Blish and Robert Lowndes

Covers of many of the books that we do not have in the ISFDB are available at BookScans.

Other series by Airmont, without speculative content, include:

  • A "teen romance" series, indicated by "C", e.g. "C6" instead of "CL6". As such, these books are sometimes confused with the Airmont Classics.
  • A regular romance series, with known titles from R1 to R35.
  • A mystery series, with titles known from M1 to M6.
  • A nurse series (?), with one known title: "Clinic Nurse", N10.
  • A western series, with titles known from W1 through W11.