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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 Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  2. Book cover for Four Days' Wonder

    Four Days' Wonder

    A. A. Milne

  3. Book cover for Chloe Marr

    Chloe Marr

    A. A. Milne

  4. Book cover for Two People

    Two People

    A. A. Milne

  5. Book cover for Mr Pim Passes By

    Mr Pim Passes By

    A. A. Milne

  6. Book cover for Lovers in London

    Lovers in London

    A. A. Milne

  7. Book cover for A Table Near the Band

    A Table Near the Band

    A. A. Milne

  8. Book cover for Birthday Party

    Birthday Party

    A. A. Milne

  9. Book cover for The Lost World

    The Lost World

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  10. Book cover for The Wind Cannot Read

    The Wind Cannot Read

    Richard Mason

  11. Book cover for The Shadow and the Peak

    The Shadow and the Peak

    Richard Mason

  12. Book cover for Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock

    Graham Greene

  13. Book cover for The Ministry of Fear

    The Ministry of Fear

    Graham Greene

  14. Book cover for Our Man in Havana

    Our Man in Havana

    Graham Greene

  15. Book cover for The Third Man and Other Stories

    The Third Man and Other Stories

    Graham Greene

  16. Book cover for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  17. Book cover for Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  18. Book cover for The African Queen

    The African Queen

    C. S. Forester

  19. Book cover for The Tiger in the Smoke

    The Tiger in the Smoke

    Margery Allingham

  20. Book cover for Sweet Danger

    Sweet Danger

    Margery Allingham

  21. Book cover for North and South

    North and South

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  22. Book cover for The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  23. Book cover for The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

  24. Book cover for Leadon Hill

    Leadon Hill

    Richmal Crompton

  25. Book cover for Millicent Dorrington

    Millicent Dorrington

    Richmal Crompton

  26. Book cover for Felicity - Stands By

    Felicity - Stands By

    Richmal Crompton

  27. Book cover for Quartet

    Quartet

    Richmal Crompton

  28. Book cover for Weatherley Parade

    Weatherley Parade

    Richmal Crompton

  29. Book cover for Frost at Morning

    Frost at Morning

    Richmal Crompton

  30. Book cover for Linden Rise

    Linden Rise

    Richmal Crompton

  31. Book cover for Westover

    Westover

    Richmal Crompton

  32. Book cover for Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

  33. Book cover for Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

  34. Book cover for The Happy Prince & Other Stories

    The Happy Prince & Other Stories

    Oscar Wilde

  35. Book cover for The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

  36. Book cover for The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays

    The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays

    Oscar Wilde

  37. Book cover for Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    Jules Verne

  38. Book cover for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    Jules Verne

    Édouard Riou

  39. Book cover for Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Jules Verne

    Édouard Riou

  40. Book cover for The Man Without Qualities

    The Man Without Qualities

    Robert Musil

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