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A Listmania! list by T. R. Fraser "Poet" (London)
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "Or rather The Portrait of A soon-to-be-literary-genius As a Young Man"
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Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics) by James Joyce
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  "Masterful, lyrical, quotidian, sensual, neurotic, epical, poetic, subversive Joyce"
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To the Lighthouse
3.  To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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  "A Woolfian literary rollercoaster - reminiscence and a poetic sense gives the novel an intimate and irreguarly poignant feel."
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War and Peace (Penguin Classics)
4.  War and Peace (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
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  "Orlando Figes rightfully says of "War and Peace" (the title itself, of course, a reputation per se) "a wonderful affirmation of human life". Hear! Hear!"
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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics)
5.  Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics) by Chinua Achebe
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  "Chinua Achebe, one of African literature's greatest sons, here tells the story of a colonial past how it should be told - by the native: the repressed representation of a lost way of life."
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Mrs Dalloway (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Mrs Dalloway (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf
The list author says:
  "Like "To the Lighthouse" and company, the publication of Dalloway signalled an utter rejection of Edwardian and Victorian literary values. It was the ushering in of the Modernist movement."
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Penguin Classics)
7.  The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "In the unfortunate, yet understandable, shadow of "Karenina" and W&P, "The Death" is a remarkably haunting quasi-short story. A terrifying tale, sometimes overlooked as the tour de force it is."
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The Trial (Vintage Classics)
8.  The Trial (Vintage Classics) by Franz Kafka
The list author says:
  "Read this. Then read it again. Then make your own conclusions. Then, inevitably, your own comparisons."
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The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics)
9.  The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics) by Geoffrey Chaucer
The list author says:
  "Chaucer is not only the godfather of the English Language but  the father of all serious literature."
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The Birthday Party (Pinter Plays)
10.  The Birthday Party (Pinter Plays) by Harold Pinter
The list author says:
  "Sometimes this play does not receive the deserved acknowledgement due - it is one of the most important plays of the 20th Century and the first of the late Pinter; a pioneer: a modern Shakespeare."
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