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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 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    James Joyce

  2. Book cover for Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  3. Book cover for Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

  4. Book cover for Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

  5. Book cover for Poems for Travellers

    Poems for Travellers

  6. Book cover for Silence

    Silence

    Shusaku Endo

  7. Book cover for Dr Finlay's Casebook

    Dr Finlay's Casebook

    A. J. Cronin

  8. Book cover for Irish Ghost Stories

    Irish Ghost Stories

    David Stuart Davies

  9. Book cover for The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Gaston Leroux

  10. Book cover for Tales and Poems

    Tales and Poems

    Edgar Allan Poe

  11. Book cover for Tales of Mystery and Imagination

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination

    Edgar Allan Poe

  12. Book cover for Walden

    Walden

    Henry David Thoreau

  13. Book cover for Moby-Dick

    Moby-Dick

    Herman Melville

  14. Book cover for The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Homer

  15. Book cover for Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

  16. Book cover for Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    Charles Dickens

  17. Book cover for A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  18. Book cover for David Copperfield

    David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens

  19. Book cover for Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories

    Charles Dickens

  20. Book cover for Hard Times

    Hard Times

    Charles Dickens

  21. Book cover for A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

  22. Book cover for The Pickwick Papers

    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens

  23. Book cover for Tender is the Night

    Tender is the Night

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  24. Book cover for The Beautiful and Damned

    The Beautiful and Damned

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  25. Book cover for Tales of the Jazz Age

    Tales of the Jazz Age

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  26. Book cover for Diary of a Provincial Lady

    Diary of a Provincial Lady

    E. M. Delafield

  27. Book cover for Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    Victor Hugo

  28. Book cover for The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  29. Book cover for The Best of Sherlock Holmes

    The Best of Sherlock Holmes

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  30. Book cover for The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear

    The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  31. Book cover for The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

    The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  32. Book cover for A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four

    A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  33. Book cover for The Return of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  34. Book cover for The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  35. Book cover for Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries

    Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  36. Book cover for Kim

    Kim

    Rudyard Kipling

  37. Book cover for Selected Verse

    Selected Verse

    Rudyard Kipling

  38. Book cover for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  39. Book cover for The Sonnets

    The Sonnets

    William Shakespeare

  40. Book cover for Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare

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