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The Most Beautiful Books Ever Written

N. D. Taylor
 
Dangerous Love
Dangerous Love
"An incredibly intelligent, beautiful and poetic retelling of a young man's life in Lagos"
The New Life
The New Life
"Turkish Magical Realism, the book begins: "I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.""
Essential Rumi (Essential (Booksales))
Essential Rumi (Essential (Booksales))
"The most perfect, exquisite poetry ever written"
Sexing The Cherry
Sexing The Cherry
"Although there is a main narrative to this book, fairy tales and dreams run in and out of the text and it's hard to resist chasing after them too..."
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
"The story of the Buendias family, filled with magic, love, tragedy and mystery"
The Stories of Eva Luna
The Stories of Eva Luna
"A dazzling collection of short stories by the great Isabel Allende"
Chronicler Of The Winds
Chronicler Of The Winds
"A magical little fable of mozambiquan street-life that is as full of the small joys of personal life as it is its tragedies and sadnesses..delicate, beautiful and moving"
The Famished Road
The Famished Road
"Ben Okri's masterpiece...read, then re-read again!"
The Bloody Chamber & Other Sto
The Bloody Chamber & Other Sto
"A collection of short stories; Carter has taken classical children's tales and added glorious language with adult magic and sensuality"
God's Bits of Wood (Heinemann African Writers Series)
God's Bits of Wood (Heinemann African Writers Series)
"Set during the railway strike in Senegal in the 1940s, this novel celebrates not only anti-colonial struggles, but the beauty of West-Afican life"
In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture
In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture
"African philosophy, and a truly fanastic thinker; here lies the future of the generations to come"
The Brothers Lionheart
The Brothers Lionheart
"Although a writer of childrens' books, Astrid Lindgren will always be the best writer ever to come out of Sweden; her books are as enchanting to me now as they were when I was little"
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Illustrated by Mervyn Peake
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Illustrated by Mervyn Peake
"What a crazy, magical, delightful trip to go on!"
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)
"Another very perfect writer. The best of them all, the short story "the sphinx without a secret""
Introduction to Socialism
Introduction to Socialism
"Beautiful because it is true and so important today and in the future ahead"
Waiting For an Angel
Waiting For an Angel
""Political" novel set in Nigeria, beautifully judged, powerful, compassionate and complete"
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
"Also known as "Tristan & Isolde", this is what Romeo  &Juliet was based on, and together they really are the greatest love stories ever written"
"A Midsummer Nights Dream" (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series)
"A Midsummer Nights Dream" (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series)
"One Word: Magic!"