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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 Why Friendship Matters

    Why Friendship Matters

    Michèle Mendelssohn

  2. Book cover for The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

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

    A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

    Eva Ibbotson

  4. Book cover for Passing

    Passing

    Nella Larsen

  5. Book cover for Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    Hermann Hesse

  6. Book cover for The Trial

    The Trial

    Franz Kafka

  7. Book cover for Candide, or The Optimist

    Candide, or The Optimist

    Voltaire

  8. Book cover for The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  9. Book cover for The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams

  10. Book cover for Classic Dog Stories

    Classic Dog Stories

    Ned Halley

  11. Book cover for Classic Cat Stories

    Classic Cat Stories

    Becky Brown

  12. Book cover for Madensky Square

    Madensky Square

    Eva Ibbotson

  13. Book cover for Lark Rise to Candleford

    Lark Rise to Candleford

    Flora Thompson

  14. Book cover for Three Men in a Boat

    Three Men in a Boat

    Jerome K. Jerome

    A. Frederics

  15. Book cover for Anne of Avonlea

    Anne of Avonlea

    L. M. Montgomery

  16. Book cover for The Iliad

    The Iliad

    Homer

  17. Book cover for The Aeneid

    The Aeneid

    Virgil

  18. Book cover for Meditations

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

  19. Book cover for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams

  20. Book cover for Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  21. Book cover for The Prince and the Pauper

    The Prince and the Pauper

    Mark Twain

  22. Book cover for Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    William Wordsworth

  23. Book cover for The Original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts

    The Original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts

    Douglas Adams

  24. Book cover for The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    Douglas Adams

  25. Book cover for Life, the Universe and Everything

    Life, the Universe and Everything

    Douglas Adams

  26. Book cover for So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    Douglas Adams

  27. Book cover for Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless

    Douglas Adams

  28. Book cover for In a Free State

    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  29. Book cover for A Bend in the River

    A Bend in the River

    V. S. Naipaul

  30. Book cover for Bleak House

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    H. K. Browne

  31. Book cover for Our Mutual Friend

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

  32. Book cover for The Warden

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

  33. Book cover for Poems of Childhood

    Poems of Childhood

    Gaby Morgan

  34. Book cover for Poems for Happiness

    Poems for Happiness

    Gaby Morgan

  35. Book cover for The Citadel

    The Citadel

    A. J. Cronin

  36. Book cover for My Ántonia

    My Ántonia

    Willa Cather

    W.T. Benda

  37. Book cover for Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    Thomas De Quincey

  38. Book cover for In the Ravine & Other Stories

    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

  39. Book cover for Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    William Blake

  40. Book cover for The Tempest

    The Tempest

    William Shakespeare

    John Gilbert

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