unforgettable literature

A Listmania! list by "drjohnhenderson"
 
Heart Of Darkness
1.  Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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  "densely written full of foreboding a masterpiece"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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A Passage to India
2.  A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
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  "a great work of the british and india years ahead of its time"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

A Fine Balance
3.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
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  "a fantastic tale of the struggle for life in india during the emergency a must read!"
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English Passengers
4.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
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  "a delightful novel of a sea voyage to australia in the 19th century on a ship with the most fantastic and awful of passengers"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

The Mosquito Coast
5.  The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
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  "a horribly believable novel of an increasingly mad eccentric and the fallout on his long suffering family"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Brazzaville Beach
6.  Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
The list author says:
  "beautifully written tale of squabbling academics drawing uncomfortable parallels with the chimps they are studying. fiction writing at its best from the most intellectually satisfying of novelists"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Bleak House (Everyman Dickens)
7.  Bleak House (Everyman Dickens) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "probably the best novel ever written dickens writing his most merciless caricature. if you dont like the legal profession read on!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

Barrytown Trilogy: "The Commitments", "The Snapper" and "The Van"
8.  Barrytown Trilogy: "The Commitments", "The Snapper" and "The Van" by Roddy Doyle
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  "all three novels in this trilogy are simply hilarious"
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Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
9.  Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses by David Lodge
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  "wonderful satire on academic life. wholly true to life. watch out for zap a truly ghastly character a creation of genius!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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I, Claudius & Claudius the God
10.  I, Claudius & Claudius the God by Robert Graves
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  "historical fiction at its greatest from a master story teller"
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Scoop: A Novel About Journalists (Penguin Modern Classics)
11.  Scoop: A Novel About Journalists (Penguin Modern Classics) by Evelyn Waugh
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  "merciless satire though it helps to know the people from real life waugh was lampooning. very funny"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Rabbit at Rest
12.  Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
The list author says:
  "beautifully written sharp prose charcterising middle america horribly accurately"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Accidental Tourist
13.  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
The list author says:
  "a novel of the most exquisite pathos"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Spies
14.  Spies by Michael Frayn
The list author says:
  "a great novel closely observed of bittersweet childhood reminiscence"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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