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Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics) by Jane Austen
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  "A delightful classic with a marvellous sense of humor"
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Moon Palace
2.  Moon Palace by Paul Auster
The list author says:
  "Not the weirdest of Auster´s somewhat weird books. Highly enjoyable"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Wasp Factory
3.  The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
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  "Macabre....maybe, but try it... you will not regret it"
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The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut (Travel Library)
4.  The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut (Travel Library) by Nigel Barley
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  "Anthropology as funny as it can be"
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / Peter and Wendy (Oxford World's Classics)
5.  Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / Peter and Wendy (Oxford World's Classics) by J. M. Barrie
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  "Think you know this one? Try it... recommended at any age"
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Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics)
6.  Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics) by M. R. James
The list author says:
  "Simply the best ghost stories ever written"
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Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges
The list author says:
  "Brilliant, exquisite, marvellous... just try anything from Borges"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Plague (Essential Penguin)
8.  The Plague (Essential Penguin) by Albert Camus
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  "Absolutely a modern classic"
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The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
9.  The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The list author says:
  "Not really for children but everybody should read this"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics) by Raymond Chandler
The list author says:
  "Try this or anything from Dashiell Hammett for the best  noir novel"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Youth/ Heart of Darkness The End of the Tether: WITH The Heart of Darkness (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
11.  Youth/ Heart of Darkness The End of the Tether: WITH The Heart of Darkness (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Joseph Conrad
The list author says:
  "A good introduction to Conrad... then continue with all his other works"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)
12.  Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The list author says:
  "An incredibly deep and intense novel"
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Sanctuary (Vintage International)
13.  Sanctuary (Vintage International) by William Faulkner
The list author says:
  "Faulkner is not for everyone´s taste but try it"
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Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics)
14.  Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics) by Gustave Flaubert
The list author says:
  "One of the best novels of all times"
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
15.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "... an one of the best written in the last 50 years"
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The Aspern Papers and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
16.  The Aspern Papers and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) by Henry James
The list author says:
  "You can write differently but not better than James"
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Plain Tales from the Hills (Penguin Popular Classics)
17.  Plain Tales from the Hills (Penguin Popular Classics) by Rudyard Kipling
The list author says:
  "A personal favorite. Try all of Kipling´s indian stories"
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The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (New York Review Books Classics)
18.  The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (New York Review Books Classics) by Alvaro Mutis
The list author says:
  "Take the time to read all the Maqroll stories... top quality but little know reading"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Collected Tales And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe :
19.  The Collected Tales And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe : by Edgar Allan Poe
The list author says:
  "The horror stories are the best but others are worth investigating"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

In Search Of Lost Time Vol 1: Swann's Way: Swann's Way Vol 1 (Vintage Classics)
20.  In Search Of Lost Time Vol 1: Swann's Way: Swann's Way Vol 1 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "7 books, over 3000 pages... take your time to read this"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Radetzky March
21.  The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
The list author says:
  "A sad story of the decadence of a family and a empire"
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The Best of Saki (Penguin Popular Classics)
22.  The Best of Saki (Penguin Popular Classics) by Saki
The list author says:
  "The best Saki stories rank among the funniest ever written"
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Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
23.  Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "He had to be in this list"
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Le Rouge Et Le Noir: Stendhal: Le Rouge Et Le Noir
24.  Le Rouge Et Le Noir: Stendhal: Le Rouge Et Le Noir by STENDAHL
The list author says:
  "Try this or The Chartreuse... for some of the best writing ever"
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Treasure Island (Penguin Popular Classics)
25.  Treasure Island (Penguin Popular Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "This just can not be improved by anyone ever"
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Which translation is best? 2 2 Apr 2014
Best Pride & Prejudice Character 5 20 Jan 2014
The Tractate Middoth Is On Tonight! 0 25 Dec 2013
Why is this the only Paul Auster book not on Kindle? 0 12 Oct 2013
Wasp Factory other similar novels. 2 19 Mar 2013
Russian historical romance in the genre of The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons 0 20 Apr 2010
McDuff's translation. 0 29 Jun 2009
penguin popular classics 0 19 Apr 2009
Translator 2 17 Apr 2009
 
   

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