some of my favourite fictions

A Listmania! list by james of the north (Edinburgh, Scotland)
 
Anna Karenin (Classics)
1.  Anna Karenin (Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
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  "Simply the best book ever. You can't consider yourself well read if you haven't read this one."
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Tristram Shandy: Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (English Library)
2.  Tristram Shandy: Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (English Library) by Laurence Sterne
The list author says:
  "Insanely inventive, challenging but hugely rewarding."
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The Red and the Black (Penguin Classics)
3.  The Red and the Black (Penguin Classics) by Stendhal
The list author says:
  "A superb novel of social climbing and the perils of love."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Moby Dick: Or, the White Whale (Penguin Classics)
4.  Moby Dick: Or, the White Whale (Penguin Classics) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "One man's quest and his descent into madness."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
5.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) by Emily Bronte
The list author says:
  "Not the fluffy romance you might think, but a dark tale of passion and obsession."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (466 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Master and Margarita (Harvill Panther)
6.  The Master and Margarita (Harvill Panther) by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
The list author says:
  "An incandescent satire of 1930s Russia.."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Nineteen Eighty-Four
7.  Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "...and an equally coruscating satire of 1940s England"
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White Teeth
8.  White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The list author says:
  "A great comic tale of 1990s England"
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
9.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "A touching tale of a youth lost in the baffling world of 'normality'."
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Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
10.  Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Olaf Stapledon
The list author says:
  "A tale of vast scope and imagination. One of the all-time great space operas."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Last Exit to Brooklyn (Paladin Books)
11.  Last Exit to Brooklyn (Paladin Books) by Hubert, Jr. Selby
The list author says:
  "Gripping, but always compassionate, tales of the hell that was Brooklyn."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Infinite Jest
12.  Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The list author says:
  "A fable of the near future, told with acid wit and verve."
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Les Miserables (Classics)
13.  Les Miserables (Classics) by Victor Hugo
The list author says:
  "A wonderful survey of what it meant to be French in the early 19th Century"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Oxford World's Classics: The Picture of Dorian Gray
14.  Oxford World's Classics: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "...and a pretty sardonic view of 19th Century England"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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We
15.  We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The list author says:
  "A chilling tale of a world which has (almost) eliminated individuality"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

American Psycho
16.  American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The list author says:
  "A work of (perhaps imaginary) gruesome murders and bone-dry wit"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Road
17.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "A surprisingly touching tale of survival in a post-holocaust, cannibal-infested world."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (872 customer reviews)

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Riddley Walker
18.  Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The list author says:
  "This un ent no easy read but it wer written time back way back en still the guvnor"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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