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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 The Analects

    The Analects

    Confucius

  2. Book cover for Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Lao Tzu

  3. Book cover for The Red Tent

    The Red Tent

    Anita Diamant

  4. Book cover for The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    H. G. Wells

  5. Book cover for Classic Science Fiction Stories

    Classic Science Fiction Stories

    Adam Roberts

  6. Book cover for Funeral Readings and Poems

    Funeral Readings and Poems

    Becky Brown

  7. Book cover for Poems for New Parents

    Poems for New Parents

    Becky Brown

  8. Book cover for Standing Her Ground

    Standing Her Ground

    Harriet Sanders

  9. Book cover for Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

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

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    James Weldon Johnson

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

    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  12. Book cover for Sleepily Ever After

    Sleepily Ever After

    Zachary Seager

  13. Book cover for Happy Hour

    Happy Hour

    Gaby Morgan

  14. Book cover for Poems for Stillness

    Poems for Stillness

    Gaby Morgan

  15. Book cover for Poems of the Sea

    Poems of the Sea

    Gaby Morgan

  16. Book cover for Shakespearean

    Shakespearean

    Robert McCrum

  17. Book cover for Paradise

    Paradise

    Kae Tempest

  18. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  19. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories

    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

    Meg Jensen

  20. Book cover for The Light Years

    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  21. Book cover for Marking Time

    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  22. Book cover for Confusion

    Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  23. Book cover for Casting Off

    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  24. Book cover for All Change

    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  25. Book cover for Pandora's Jar

    Pandora's Jar

    Natalie Haynes

  26. Book cover for My Heart’s in the Highlands

    My Heart’s in the Highlands

    Gaby Morgan

  27. Book cover for Greyfriars Bobby

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  28. Book cover for Kidnapped

    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

    Becky Brown

  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

    Annie Gray

  36. Book cover for The Joy of Walking

    The Joy of Walking

    Suzy Cripps

  37. Book cover for The Art of Solitude

    The Art of Solitude

    Zachary Seager

  38. Book cover for Why Friendship Matters

    Why Friendship Matters

    Michèle Mendelssohn

  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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