My Top Choices from the past 1000 Years!

A Listmania! list by Mr. N. A. Clark "clarkie26" (Cambridge)
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Old and Middle English: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)
1.  Old and Middle English: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies) by Elaine Treharne
The list author says:
  "An excellent anthology of Anglo Saxon and Medieval texts in translation. The best place to start if you want to explore further."
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Le Morte D'Arthur Vol. I: v. 1
2.  Le Morte D'Arthur Vol. I: v. 1 by Thomas Malory
The list author says:
  "If you like King Arthur and all that stuff then this is what it's all about. Superbly pschological and lyrical."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
3.  Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics) by John Milton
The list author says:
  "The best poem that goes on for ever...well, ever! Milton's masterpiece with an heroic Satan and dubious God."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

William Cowper: Everyman Poetry
4.  William Cowper: Everyman Poetry by William Cowper
The list author says:
  "Cowper is the only novelist/poet I can bear from this period, well, except, maybe Pope. I love The Castaway!"
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Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
5.  Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "Difficult to pick just one JA novel but P and P has to be the best love story ever, while Elizabeth Bennet will always be my favourite heroine."
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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)
6.  Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics) by Mary Shelley
The list author says:
  "I was really surprised by this novel thinking it would all be about science. In fact it's all about the destruction of the family instead!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oxford World's Classics)
7.  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oxford World's Classics) by Anne Brontė
The list author says:
  "In my opinion Anne is by far the greatest Bronte and this novel has more sexual repression than either Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre plus a better story!"
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Daniel Deronda (Penguin Classics)
8.  Daniel Deronda (Penguin Classics) by George Eliot
The list author says:
  "Again very diffcult to pick one GE novel but DD is a beautifully written tale about Daniel and Gwendolen's search for their identities! The end is highly traumatic!"
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Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti (Wordsworth Poetry) (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
9.  Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti (Wordsworth Poetry) (Wordsworth Poetry Library) by Christina Rossetti
The list author says:
  "CR writes the most beautiful poetry because it's outwardly simple so provokes an instant response while secretly complex which rewards time and time again."
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Ruth (Penguin Classics)
10.  Ruth (Penguin Classics) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The list author says:
  "Gaskell is seriously neglected and I'm not sure why. Anything by her is fantastic but especially this. After you've finished you really feel like you want to be better."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Portrait of a Lady (Oxford World's Classics)
11.  The Portrait of a Lady (Oxford World's Classics) by Henry James
The list author says:
  "This is my favourite novel. Isabel Archer's story is so complex yet so universial. I think anyone in their early twenties should read this, but not before 21 and not after 30! Sorry!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

A Room with a View
12.  A Room with a View by E M Forster
The list author says:
  "Read this for A Level and loved it! Again Lucy's story is for anyone whose confused about where their lives are going...also very, very funny! Plus this publication is soooo cute!"
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The Rainbow (Penguin popular classics)
13.  The Rainbow (Penguin popular classics) by D. H. Lawrence
The list author says:
  "Lawrence gets slagged off a lot (normally by women who like Virginia Woolf!) but for no really good reason. Try this novel first before going elsewhere."
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To the Lighthouse
14.  To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The list author says:
  "Mrs Dalloway is rubbish and so is everything else except for this one. I find Woolf smug and precocious but here she seems to tone it down. Nothing much happens but start here if you want to explore."
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THE Waste Land and Other Poems (Penguin Classics)
15.  THE Waste Land and Other Poems (Penguin Classics) by T. S. Eliot
The list author says:
  "The Waste Land makes no sense except that it portrays a world morally,spiritually and sexually dead which perhaps does make a lot of sense when you think about today. Monumental and essential."
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Cold Comfort Farm (Essential Penguin)
16.  Cold Comfort Farm (Essential Penguin) by Stella Gibbons
The list author says:
  "This is absolutely hilarious. Perfect for cheering you up! Flora Poste is extremely ridiculous and therefore excellent!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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I Capture The Castle (VMC)
17.  I Capture The Castle (VMC) by Dodie Smith
The list author says:
  "This novel creates a wonderful warm feeling inside and full of excellent insights and quotable moments."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

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The End of the Affair (Twentieth Century Classics)
18.  The End of the Affair (Twentieth Century Classics) by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "Very emotional and very readable. I don't know anyone who hasn't read this and failed to be moved."
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The Bell Jar
19.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "Plath's study of one girl's mental breakdown and sucide attempts is essential. It makes this difficult subject understandable and human while never becomming depressing."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)

The Comforters
20.  The Comforters by Muriel Spark
The list author says:
  "It was a toss up between this and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, but The Comforters is so unusual that I think it's better!"
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The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
21.  The Magic Toyshop (VMC) by Angela Carter
The list author says:
  "I'm a huge fan of Carter and think that anyone who hasn't read her should start here. The Bloody Chamber is also fab but go with these before you try The Passion of New Eve."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Waterland (Picador thirty)
22.  Waterland (Picador thirty) by Graham Swift
The list author says:
  "This is Swift's best. A beautifully written tale about history and its consequences."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Emotionally Weird
23.  Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson
The list author says:
  "Love everything Atkinson does but Emotionally Weird has to be the best. Clever, witty and brave. I'm surprised so many people seem to dislike it!"
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The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan)
24.  The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan) by Mary Wesley
The list author says:
  "Mary Wesley is hugely under-rated. Don't be put off by the Mills and Boon esq frontcover as Wesley explores middle-class morality in great depth. This one is my favourite."
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The Shadow Of The Wind
25.  The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The list author says:
  "Am reading this at the mo and it's fantastic! If you like Possession by AS Byatt and any Ruth Rendell then you'll also love this. I'll be sad when it finishes!"
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