Books with that tick with life

A Listmania! list by SVP (UK)
 
Anna Karenina (Wordsworth Classics)
1.  Anna Karenina (Wordsworth Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Beautiful portraits of people in love, out of love, and in need of love.  This novel will break your heart and you will let it...."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

The Collector (Contemporary Classics)
2.  The Collector (Contemporary Classics) by John Fowles
The list author says:
  "This novel pulls you into the minds of its two protagonists and makes you feel what they feel and think.  Repelling and compulsive reading.  A haunting work."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
3.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "As you turn the pages, the authors conjures up the smells of the world.  Wonderfully stimulating and disturbing."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)

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Embers
4.  Embers by Sandor Marai
The list author says:
  "Life's embers burn bright in this lovely little novel which unfolds its tale perfectly and simply."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics)
5.  Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics) by Stella Gibbons
The list author says:
  "Jaunty and witty.  The sort of book to be read on a train with an interesting destination.  Flora is unbearable, but her persistent personality is addictive."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

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The English Patient (Picador thirty)
6.  The English Patient (Picador thirty) by Michael Ondaatje
The list author says:
  "Poetic fiction.  A novel for those who love beautifully weaved tales with seamless language.  Tender."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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The Story of an African Farm (Oxford World's Classics)
7.  The Story of an African Farm (Oxford World's Classics) by Olive Schreiner
The list author says:
  "Superb read.  Pithy, brilliant, and dramatic.  Modernised the Victorian novel."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
8.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Elegantly written and full of powerful messages concerning the dangers of being too rich and too beautiful."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,781 customer reviews)

Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics)
9.  Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "Surprisingly absorbing and surprisingly graphic in its ghastly details of Count Dracula."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)

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Great Expectations (Oxford World's Classics)
10.  Great Expectations (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Almost impossible to choose a favourite Dicken's novel, but this has all the glorious hallmarks of his genius, plus Pip is so endearing!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy: Ring of Bright Water, The Rocks Remain, Raven Seek Thy Brother
11.  The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy: Ring of Bright Water, The Rocks Remain, Raven Seek Thy Brother by Gavin Maxwell
The list author says:
  "The first of the trilogy 'Ring of Bright Water' is perfect read alone, read the other two books for biographical interest.  Ring of Bright Water is a beautifully reflective piece of writing."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Ariel
12.  Ariel by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "A must for every poetry lover.  Also recommended are the audio cassettes of Plath reading her poems and her Collected Poetry (for the poems Ted Hughes omitted from her original selection for Ariel)."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Collected Poems of Ted Hughes
13.  Collected Poems of Ted Hughes by Ted Hughes
The list author says:
  "Hughes is a worthy read - his poems are feats of imagination, but not the feats of genus that burned so bright (and short) in Plath.  Minus his stereotypical wolf, the animal poems are superb."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

A Room with a View (Penguin Modern Classics)
14.  A Room with a View (Penguin Modern Classics) by E. M. Forster
The list author says:
  "Life is full of 'muddles'.  This is a fabulous read for a bright sunny day - deeper than it first appears."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Jude the Obscure (Oxford World's Classics)
15.  Jude the Obscure (Oxford World's Classics) by Thomas Hardy
The list author says:
  "Beware, one of Hardy's greatest tragic heros lies within, but he is also one of Hardy's most brilliant and hard to forget."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions)
16.  Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry David Thoreau
The list author says:
  "What a life philosophy and still so relevant after all these years.  Makes you want to live in the woods!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Precious Bane (VMC)
17.  Precious Bane (VMC) by Mary Webb
The list author says:
  "Warm, rustic, and compassionate - just like Prue, bless her heart!  I loved it."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Silver Darlings (FF Classics)
18.  The Silver Darlings (FF Classics) by Neil M. Gunn
The list author says:
  "This book has it all and it is firmly rooted in historical fact.  Silver darlings are herrings, by the way!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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