Books that will survive decades of reading

A Listmania! list by "alison_partridge"
 
Les Miserables (Classics)
1.  Les Miserables (Classics) by Victor Hugo
The list author says:
  "The good die young and the crooks linger on, is part of the message Hugo's trying to get across in this beautifully moving book. However, you've got to persevere with Hugo's excessive details."
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collector's Library)
2.  The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collector's Library) by Peter Harness
The list author says:
  "Wilde's both psychological and supernatural thriller, explores the darker side of one man's vanity and immoral nature."
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Rebecca (VMC)
3.  Rebecca (VMC) by Daphne Du Maurier
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The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
4.  The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "I was disappointed by the movies because they weren't half as good as the books. For one, in the books the ringwraiths were more supernatural, also, Gollum was cuter and Arwen consisted of 4 lines...."
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
5.  Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Big Brother's watching you. Doesn't that sound so familiar."
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Gone with the Wind
6.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "The best love story I've ever read, for one reason it's realistic. Mitchell really understands human nature and gives a moving account of the American Civil War."
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Catch-22
7.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "A great World War II based satire."
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The Amulet of Samarkand (Amulet Trilogy)
8.  The Amulet of Samarkand (Amulet Trilogy) by Jonathan Stroud
The list author says:
  "This book of the fantasy and children's genre is so underated for it's originality and cleverness. Also, the narrative structure keeps you from putting it down."
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The Master and Margarita (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  The Master and Margarita (Penguin Modern Classics) by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
The list author says:
  "A surreal but entertaining satire set in the Soviet life of Stalin's reign. I say, you either love it or you simply can't get to grips with it."
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The Woman in White (Penguin Classics)
10.  The Woman in White (Penguin Classics) by Wilkie Collins
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Selected Stories (Wordsworth Classics)
11.  Selected Stories (Wordsworth Classics) by O. Henry
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Hawksmoor
12.  Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
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War and Peace (Penguin Classics)
13.  War and Peace (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "My favourite of all Russian literature. Tolstoy's ability to bring characters to life never ceases to amaze me. I promise you, you'll share the characters' experiences. Well worth 2 months."
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