lovely, gorgeous books that kept me happy during depression

A Listmania! list by J. Mellor
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JANE EYRE (Penguin Classics)
1.  JANE EYRE (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Brontė
The list author says:
  "amazing book - I keep returning to it. She describes falling in love so well and in so much depth. I read this when I was 14 and keep revisiting it."
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Fingersmith
2.  Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "Intense love story - and not just for lesbians. she describes love as feeling like you're bound by thread to the other person - a lovely and very accurate metaphor."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Affinity
3.  Affinity by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "Another intense one - extreme twist at the end, which is disaster for her on a grand scale"
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Madeleine's World: A Biography of a Three Year Old
4.  Madeleine's World: A Biography of a Three Year Old by Brian Hall
The list author says:
  "wonderful piece, written by a baby's father on her behalf as a description of how she sees the world as a baby and small child. so wonderful and gorgeous! made me cry!!!"
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Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics)
5.  Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "amazing - it's written in diary form and it encouraged me to start my own diary!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (634 customer reviews)

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Penguin Popular Classics)
6.  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Penguin Popular Classics) by Anne Brontė
The list author says:
  "describes a wife and mother's life during nineteenth century patriarchalism, in graphic, horrific detail. it's about how the woman escapes her husband and how she tries to sketch out a new life."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
7.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "a classic - got to read it. it really questioned my world view of the world. he has an amazing way of describing power."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (939 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
8.  Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
The list author says:
  "wonderful novel - haven't seen the film but don't need to because this book does it all for me!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

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Moll Flanders
9.  Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
The list author says:
  "surprising that a male author can produce such an amazing work about a woman's life in these harsh conditions. this book is so wonderful because it sketches her life from birth to death."
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The Day of the Triffids
10.  The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "another pure classic. i couldn't put this book down, and i often think about the story. there were some problems with the plot (things don't exactly come together) but not a huge criticism."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Haunted
11.  Haunted by James Herbert
The list author says:
  "excellent - mindblowingly intense! and much better than the film!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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Jurassic Park
12.  Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "fantastic! i loved this when i was younger and i'm still fascinated by the possibilities opened up by this science."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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