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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 Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    John Keats

  2. Book cover for Leaves of Grass

    Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

  3. Book cover for Malice Aforethought

    Malice Aforethought

    Francis Iles

  4. Book cover for The Turn of the Screw and Owen Wingrave

    The Turn of the Screw and Owen Wingrave

    Henry James

  5. Book cover for The Awakening & Other Stories

    The Awakening & Other Stories

    Kate Chopin

  6. Book cover for Round About the Christmas Tree

    Round About the Christmas Tree

  7. Book cover for Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates

    Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates

    Dorothy L. Sayers

  8. Book cover for I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Margaret Craven

  9. Book cover for The Dead Girls

    The Dead Girls

    Jorge Ibargüengoitia

  10. Book cover for Oreo


    Fran Ross

  11. Book cover for The Moonstone

    The Moonstone

    Wilkie Collins

  12. Book cover for Heart of Darkness & other stories

    Heart of Darkness & other stories

    Joseph Conrad

  13. Book cover for Middlemarch


    George Eliot

  14. Book cover for Cranford


    Elizabeth Gaskell

  15. Book cover for Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

  16. Book cover for The Masters

    The Masters

    C. P. Snow

  17. Book cover for A Town Like Alice

    A Town Like Alice

    Nevil Shute

  18. Book cover for The Portrait of a Lady

    The Portrait of a Lady

    Henry James

  19. Book cover for Scenes of London Life

    Scenes of London Life

    Charles Dickens

    George Cruikshank

  20. Book cover for The Woman in White

    The Woman in White

    Wilkie Collins

  21. Book cover for The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Baroness Orczy

  22. Book cover for To the Lighthouse

    To the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

  23. Book cover for Mrs Dalloway

    Mrs Dalloway

    Virginia Woolf

  24. Book cover for The Riddle of the Sands

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  25. Book cover for Lady Chatterley's Lover

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    D. H. Lawrence

  26. Book cover for Best Short Stories

    Best Short Stories

    W Somerset Maugham

  27. Book cover for Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

  28. Book cover for Orlando


    Virginia Woolf

  29. Book cover for The Orchid Trilogy

    The Orchid Trilogy

    Jocelyn Brooke

  30. Book cover for The Dog at Clambercrown

    The Dog at Clambercrown

    Jocelyn Brooke

  31. Book cover for The Scapegoat

    The Scapegoat

    Jocelyn Brooke

  32. Book cover for The Image of a Drawn Sword

    The Image of a Drawn Sword

    Jocelyn Brooke

  33. Book cover for Conventional Weapons

    Conventional Weapons

    Jocelyn Brooke

  34. Book cover for The Prisoner of Zenda

    The Prisoner of Zenda

    Anthony Hope

  35. Book cover for Don Quixote

    Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes

  36. Book cover for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Muriel Spark

  37. Book cover for The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers

    Alexandre Dumas

  38. Book cover for I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle

    Dodie Smith

  39. Book cover for Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

  40. Book cover for Madame Bovary

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

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