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Five lesser-known classics from your favourite authors.

Classic books to read at least once in your lifetime

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  1. Book cover for Underworld


    Don DeLillo

  2. Book cover for Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Laurence Housman

  3. Book cover for On Your Marks

    On Your Marks

  4. Book cover for Our Place in Nature

    Our Place in Nature

  5. Book cover for No Place Like Home

    No Place Like Home

  6. Book cover for The Greengage Summer

    The Greengage Summer

    Rumer Godden

  7. Book cover for An Unsuitable Attachment

    An Unsuitable Attachment

    Barbara Pym

  8. Book cover for Kane and Abel

    Kane and Abel

    Jeffrey Archer

  9. Book cover for Women of the Harlem Renaissance

    Women of the Harlem Renaissance

  10. Book cover for Black Voices on Britain

    Black Voices on Britain

  11. Book cover for Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

    Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

    Allie Esiri

  12. Book cover for Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    Margaret Mitchell

  13. Book cover for The Enchanted April

    The Enchanted April

    Elizabeth von Arnim

  14. Book cover for The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    H. G. Wells

  15. Book cover for Classic Science Fiction Stories

    Classic Science Fiction Stories

  16. Book cover for Funeral Readings and Poems

    Funeral Readings and Poems

  17. Book cover for Poems for New Parents

    Poems for New Parents

  18. Book cover for American Psycho

    American Psycho

    Bret Easton Ellis

  19. Book cover for Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

  20. Book cover for Standing Her Ground

    Standing Her Ground

  21. Book cover for The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    James Weldon Johnson

  22. Book cover for The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  23. Book cover for Sleepily Ever After

    Sleepily Ever After

  24. Book cover for Shakespearean


    Robert McCrum

  25. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  26. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories

    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

  27. Book cover for Greyfriars Bobby

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  28. Book cover for Kidnapped


    Robert Louis Stevenson

  29. Book cover for Pygmalion & Other Plays

    Pygmalion & Other Plays

    George Bernard Shaw

  30. Book cover for Wedding Readings and Poems

    Wedding Readings and Poems

  31. Book cover for Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

  32. Book cover for Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

  33. Book cover for Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

  34. Book cover for La Vita Nuova

    La Vita Nuova

    Dante Alighieri

  35. Book cover for Food for Thought

    Food for Thought

  36. Book cover for The Joy of Walking

    The Joy of Walking

  37. Book cover for The Art of Solitude

    The Art of Solitude

  38. Book cover for Why Friendship Matters

    Why Friendship Matters

  39. Book cover for The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

  40. Book cover for A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

    A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

    Eva Ibbotson

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