Among the books I can't live without

A Listmania! list by Ms. C. J. Mcelwee "Caroline McElwee" (UK)
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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "I call this my 'favourite' novel because it is the one I have read the most.  Chrystaline prose like water in a drought sometimes."
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Go Tell It on the Mountain
2.  Go Tell It on the Mountain by James A. Baldwin
The list author says:
  "I came to Baldwin aged 14 and to the lives of people of colour.  To write like him is something to be aspired to."
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Beloved
3.  Beloved by Toni Morrison
The list author says:
  "This novel is not an easy read, it tears at your insides.  But don't let that stop you."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sophie's Choice (Vintage classics)
4.  Sophie's Choice (Vintage classics) by William Styron
The list author says:
  "The voices resonate, the prose are like honey off the back of a warm spoon!"
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Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)
5.  Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The list author says:
  "You will remember where you where when you first read this novel!"
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A Postillion Struck by Lightning (Dirk Bogarde's Autobiography)
6.  A Postillion Struck by Lightning (Dirk Bogarde's Autobiography) by Dirk Bogarde
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  "A mesmerising childhood perspective.  The first in a fine series of autobiography."
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Fugitive Pieces
7.  Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
The list author says:
  "Lower yourself into the depths of this novel."
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The Shipping News
8.  The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The list author says:
  "This novel will transport you to an emotional landscape as well as a literal one."
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Ariel: A Shelley Romance
9.  Ariel: A Shelley Romance by Andre Maurois
The list author says:
  "The original 'penguin' novel - the first!  The romance of the romantic poets."
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Isla Negra
10.  Isla Negra by Pablo Neruda
The list author says:
  "Anything by Neruda!  Everything is by my bedside!"
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Atlantis: Poems by
11.  Atlantis: Poems by by Mark Doty
The list author says:
  "Sensual and evocative poetry with a precision for words."
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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Picador Classics)
12.  The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Picador Classics) by Rainer Maria Rilke
The list author says:
  "Become ensnared in his Inner landscapes."
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Unless
13.  Unless by Carol Shields
The list author says:
  "A novel which is also an almanac of the art of writing.  Sadly her last, but what a way to depart!"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Color Purple (Harvest Book)
14.  The Color Purple (Harvest Book) by Alice Walker
The list author says:
  "Walker has written other fine work, but the voices in this novel can still haunt."
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Mandarins (Flamingo)
15.  Mandarins (Flamingo) by Simone de Beauvoir
The list author says:
  "Intellectual lives.  Atmospheric and participatory."
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A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton
16.  A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton by Mary S. Lovell
The list author says:
  "Biography of Sir Richard Burton, explorer.  You will wish you knew him!"
£19.99   Used & New from: £7.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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