Books you may not have read but ought to

A Listmania! list by Andrew Bartholomeou "Andrew"
 
The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
1.  The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
The list author says:
  "Quite simply the best book ever written.  Intrigue, revenge, action and a highly ambiguous protagonist.  Hero or anti-hero?"
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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
2.  The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The list author says:
  "Every story is the same, but who cares when almost each one is perfect."
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Monkey (Penguin Classics)
3.  Monkey (Penguin Classics) by Wu Ch'eng-en
The list author says:
  "Remember the enjoyable TV series?  Before that it was a poetic, philosophical and humourous account of the ancient Chinese legend."
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Flaubert's Parrot (Picador thirty)
4.  Flaubert's Parrot (Picador thirty) by Julian Barnes
The list author says:
  "Barnes is a genius.  Read this and then buy his The History of The World in Ten and a Half Chapters."
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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
5.  Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "Gripping psychological thriller beautifully written.  Graphic mental collapse of a murderer tortured by his own imagination."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
6.  The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) by Homer
The list author says:
  "Arguably the first novel.  Fascinating account of Odysseus journey home to Ithaca after the Trojan Wars."
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Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. 1
7.  Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. 1 by Marvel Comics
The list author says:
  "The first adventures of a team of unlikely superheroes that have now been saving The World for more than forty years.  Start your collection of the FFs adventures here."
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Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck "Essentials")
8.  Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck "Essentials") by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "If you didn't read this at school what are you waiting for?  Read it now."
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Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics)
9.  Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "Call me Old-fashioned but the eponymous whale is a must read."
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Watership Down (Puffin Books)
10.  Watership Down (Puffin Books) by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "Allegory or just a cracking adventure story, gRabbit now."
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The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
11.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Read this by turns hilarious and tragic book and it will set off a chain reaction whereby you will be compelled to buy every other book John Irving has written."
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Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
12.  Great Expectations (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "The perfect point through which to enter the wonderful world of Dickens."
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Which translation is best? 2 2 Apr 2014
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penguin popular classics 0 19 Apr 2009
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