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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 Our Mutual Friend

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

  2. Book cover for The Warden

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

  3. Book cover for Poems of Childhood

    Poems of Childhood

    Gaby Morgan

  4. Book cover for Poems for Happiness

    Poems for Happiness

    Gaby Morgan

  5. Book cover for The Citadel

    The Citadel

    A. J. Cronin

  6. Book cover for My Ántonia

    My Ántonia

    Willa Cather

    W.T. Benda

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

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    Thomas De Quincey

  8. Book cover for In the Ravine & Other Stories

    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

  9. Book cover for Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    William Blake

  10. Book cover for The Tempest

    The Tempest

    William Shakespeare

    John Gilbert

  11. Book cover for Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    William Shakespeare

    John Gilbert

  12. Book cover for Far From the Madding Crowd

    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Helen Allingham

  13. Book cover for The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton

  14. Book cover for The Mill on the Floss

    The Mill on the Floss

    George Eliot

  15. Book cover for Agnes Grey

    Agnes Grey

    Anne Brontë

  16. Book cover for The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

  17. Book cover for The Diary of a Nobody

    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

    Weedon Grossmith

  18. Book cover for Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    John Keats

  19. Book cover for Leaves of Grass

    Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

  20. Book cover for Malice Aforethought

    Malice Aforethought

    Francis Iles

  21. Book cover for The Fog

    The Fog

    James Herbert

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

    The Turn of the Screw and Owen Wingrave

    Henry James

  23. Book cover for The Awakening & Other Stories

    The Awakening & Other Stories

    Kate Chopin

  24. Book cover for Round About the Christmas Tree

    Round About the Christmas Tree

    Becky Brown

  25. Book cover for Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates

    Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates

    Dorothy L. Sayers

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

    I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Margaret Craven

  27. Book cover for The Dead Girls

    The Dead Girls

    Jorge Ibargüengoitia

  28. Book cover for The Flower Beneath the Foot

    The Flower Beneath the Foot

    Ronald Firbank

  29. Book cover for Oreo

    Oreo

    Fran Ross

  30. Book cover for The Moonstone

    The Moonstone

    Wilkie Collins

  31. Book cover for Heart of Darkness & other stories

    Heart of Darkness & other stories

    Joseph Conrad

  32. Book cover for Middlemarch

    Middlemarch

    George Eliot

  33. Book cover for Cranford

    Cranford

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  34. Book cover for Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

  35. Book cover for The Masters

    The Masters

    C. P. Snow

  36. Book cover for A Town Like Alice

    A Town Like Alice

    Nevil Shute

  37. Book cover for The Portrait of a Lady

    The Portrait of a Lady

    Henry James

  38. Book cover for Scenes of London Life

    Scenes of London Life

    Charles Dickens

    George Cruikshank

  39. Book cover for The Woman in White

    The Woman in White

    Wilkie Collins

  40. Book cover for The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Baroness Orczy

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