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Books That Survived My Education

Freya Reinsch
 
The French Lieutenant's Woman
The French Lieutenant's Woman
"Fowles' best. A truly unsurpassable novel."
Wise Children
Wise Children
"The best of Carter's books to start with...read Nights at the Circus next."
Possession: A Romance
Possession: A Romance
"Ok, I admit I skipped the poetry..only cos I couldn't bear to leave the narrative for even a few pages!"
Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics)
Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics)
"Simply the most devastating book I have ever read"
Le Grand Meaulnes (Penguin Modern Classics)
Le Grand Meaulnes (Penguin Modern Classics)
"An eloquent articulation of loss and growing up. If only he'd lived to write more..."
The Magus
The Magus
"A complete page-turner...and strongly influenced by 'Le Grand Meaulnes'."
The Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden
"Hemingway never quite finished this and it was published posthumously. I've never been able to get it out of my head."
A Pale View of Hills
A Pale View of Hills
"I haven't read Remains of the Day...but I bought it as soon as i finished this."
The Unicorn (Vintage Classics)
The Unicorn (Vintage Classics)
"The Lady of Shalott meets Sleeping Beauty"
Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
"An exquisite collection of short stories."
In the Skin of a Lion (Picador Books)
In the Skin of a Lion (Picador Books)
"Liked it even better than The English Patient!"
Moon Palace
Moon Palace
"In my opinion, the best contemporary American writer. Read anything he's written..."
Paradise
Paradise
"Hated Beloved, loved this."
Where Angels Fear to Tread (Penguin Modern Classics)
Where Angels Fear to Tread (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Unfairly overlooked in favor of Forster's other works. A beautiful short novel."
Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics)
Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Genius. It will change the way you approach fiction."
The Age of Innocence (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
The Age of Innocence (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"Eternally a favorite."
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Rhys' answer to Jane Eyre. A stunning work."
Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
"Ridiculously funny...until you realize how very tragic it is."
The Tempest
The Tempest
"Such deeply moving language. Referenced with startling frequency in current English lit."
Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
"A love story that puts Lolita to shame. Beauty, pain and frustration on every page."