9 Really Good Lesser-Known books by famous writers

A Listmania! list by Jimmy Lovesey (Cardiff, South Wales)
 
Villette (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  Villette (Oxford World's Classics) by Charlotte Brontė
The list author says:
  "A must for fans of gothic romance. This stunner is more gripping than Jane Eyre and doesn't rely on trite unbelievable plot devices (e.g. Jane psychically hearing Rochester in trouble). Brilliant."
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Gather Together In My Name
2.  Gather Together In My Name by Dr Maya Angelou
The list author says:
  "Short, snappy  and intoxicating. Maya takes us on a rollercoaster ride of events after the sentimental end to caged bird. The seediest chapter of her life leads to my fave of her six autobiographies"
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Northanger Abbey (Penguin Classics)
3.  Northanger Abbey (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "A truly delightful novel, as Austen (in the 1st major work she wrote) subverts and distorts the world of gothic literature. My 2nd fave Austen (after Mansfield Park)."
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Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions (Routledge Classics)
4.  Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions (Routledge Classics) by Jean-Paul Sartre
The list author says:
  "Written before Being and Nothingness this serves as a good introduction to Satre's thoughts and ideas, before tackling the later work."
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The Robber Bride
5.  The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "An often overlooked classic from the superb Mags Atwood. Zenia is a great creation and the three main characters come together to weave a fascinating and entrancing tale."
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The Passion (Contemporary classics)
6.  The Passion (Contemporary classics) by Jeanette Winterson
The list author says:
  "Everyone I know seems to think Lighthousekeeping is Winterson's 3rd novel (After OANTOF and STC). Think like these fools and you will have missed out on this fantastic work."
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Crossing the Water
7.  Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "Between publication of the hit and miss The Collossus and the posthumous Ariel, Plath wrote a plethora of poetry, some of which is very good. Along with Winter Trees this charts her work inbetween."
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Of Love and Other Demons
8.  Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "After the movie Serendipity, every girl I know wanted a copy of Love in the Time of Cholera. But if you only read one Marquez book, forget that (and 100 Years of Solitude) and pick up this bad boy"
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The Child In Time
9.  The Child In Time by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "Less blah than Atonement ,and with more involving and realistic characters than Enduring Love, this novel is truly moving."
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