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A Listmania! list by Sharon Spiteri "shaspi" (London)
 
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Centenary Edition
1.  Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Centenary Edition by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "Worth every penny... No library should be without Wilde. His plays, in particular, are utterly brilliant. His wit was, and remains, incomparable."
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The Innocents Abroad (The Oxford Mark Twain)
2.  The Innocents Abroad (The Oxford Mark Twain) by Mark Twain
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  "You'll never look at Europe in the same way again, especially if you live in Europe."
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Intimacy
3.  Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
The list author says:
  "One of the best insights into the male psyche. If you think your man is a bastard, read this book to find out why..."
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The Code Of The Woosters (Everyman Wodehouse)
4.  The Code Of The Woosters (Everyman Wodehouse) by P.G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Wodehouse needs no superlatives. If you're not yet hooked, this is as good a place to start as any, if only because the irrepressible Stiffy Byng makes her presence felt."
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The Jewel In The Crown (The Raj Quartet)
5.  The Jewel In The Crown (The Raj Quartet) by Paul Scott
The list author says:
  "This is the first volume of the Raj Quartet. Scott is usually compared to Forster and undeservedly relegated to second place. Forster was admittedly excellent but Scott is just as good, if not better."
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Catch-22
6.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Exceedingly clever. Unputdownable. And this from someone who hates war stories."
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The Catcher in the Rye
7.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Salinger captures the essence of adolescence."
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Murder on the Orient Express (The Christie Collection)
8.  Murder on the Orient Express (The Christie Collection) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "I'm still waiting to grow out of the Agatha Christie phase :-) but I just can't."
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Imaginary Homelands: Essays & Criticism 1981 to 1991: Essays and Criticism, 1981 to 1991
9.  Imaginary Homelands: Essays & Criticism 1981 to 1991: Essays and Criticism, 1981 to 1991 by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "Rushdie's books are exceedingly clever and entertaining ... and utterly fantastic. He no doubts reserves his indomitable common sense for his essays."
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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Seven Great English Classics
10.  The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Seven Great English Classics by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "Undervalued and overlooked."
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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
11.  The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The list author says:
  "The Master."
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The Crying Of Lot 49
12.  The Crying Of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The list author says:
  "Not an easy read but fascinating... it kind of grows on you after the initial sense of frustration."
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.80
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