These are the books that (while sometimes having significant literary value) threaten to bring one to tears.
*tears* *tears* *tears*
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
Tigerlily, by Jodi Lynn Andersen
1984 by George Orwell
Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte (it could be contested that this is not so much a tragedy, as story concerning the second generation ended on a pleasant note. However, it is traditionally regarded as a tragedy.)
Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare (did we even need to list this?)
Hamlet, by Shakespeare
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
anything written by Edgar Allen Poe
If you saw one of your favorites on the list, YOU’RE A FREAK.
P.S. We are freaks too, it’s ok. Are you a freak? Did we miss any sad literature?