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1000 novels everyone must read: the definitive list

guardian.co.uk, Friday 23 January 2009 15.23 GMT

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Selected by the Guardian's Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems from any decade
and in any language. Originally published in thematic supplements love, crime, comedy, family and self, state of the nation, science fiction and fantasy, war and
travel they appear here for the first time in a single list.
Feel we've left off a crucial book? Email to us with your nomination and an explanation in no more than 150 words at review@guardian.co.uk, or post your
submission to The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, by 4 February.

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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Money by Martin Amis

The Information by Martin Amis

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge

Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes

Augustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Howarth Bashford

Molloy by Samuel Beckett

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Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm

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The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

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Queen Lucia by EF Benson

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The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman

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A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd

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The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury

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No Bed for Bacon by Caryl Brahms and SJ Simon

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Illywhacker by Peter Carey

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A Season in Sinji by JL Carr

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The Harpole Report by JL Carr

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The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington

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Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary

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The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

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The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin

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Just William by Richmal Crompton

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The Provincial Lady by EM Delafield

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Slouching Towards Kalamazoo by Peter De Vries

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The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

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Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

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Jacques the Fatalist and his Master by Denis Diderot

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A Fairy Tale of New York by JP Donleavy

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The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

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Ennui by Maria Edgeworth

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Cheese by Willem Elsschot

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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

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Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding

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Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

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Caprice by Ronald Firbank

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Bouvard et Pcuchet by Gustave Flaubert

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Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn

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The Polygots by William Gerhardie

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Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

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Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

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Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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Brewster's Millions by Richard Greaves (George Barr McCutcheon)

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Squire Haggard's Journal by Michael Green


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Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

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Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene

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Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

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The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgkins

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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal

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The Lecturer's Tale by James Hynes

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Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood

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The Mighty Walzer Howard by Jacobson

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Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell

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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome

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Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

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The Castle by Franz Kafka

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Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

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The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester

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L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (Gil Blas) Alain-Ren Lesage

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Changing Places by David Lodge

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Nice Work by David Lodge

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The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay

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England, Their England by AG Macdonell

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Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie

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Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf by David Madsen

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Cakes and Ale - Or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard by W Somerset Maugham

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Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

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Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

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Puckoon by Spike Milligan

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The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills

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Charade by John Mortimer

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Titmuss Regained by John Mortimer

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Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

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Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul

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The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin

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La Disparition by Georges Perec

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Les Revenentes by Georges Perec

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La Vie Mode d'Emploi by Georges Perec

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My Search for Warren Harding by Robert Plunkett

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A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

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A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell

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Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

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Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym

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Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau

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Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler

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Alms for Oblivion by Simon Raven

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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

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The Westminster Alice by Saki

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The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

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Hurrah for St Trinian's by Ronald Searle

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Great Apes by Will Self

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Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

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Blott on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe

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Office Politics by Wilfrid Sheed

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Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel by Charles Simmons

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Moo by Jane Smiley

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Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith

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The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett


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The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett

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The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett

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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

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The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark

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The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark

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Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark

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A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

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White Man Falling by Mike Stocks

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Handley Cross by RS Surtees

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A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift

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Penrod by Booth Tarkington

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The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell

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Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

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Venus on the Half-Shell by Kilgore Trout

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The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

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The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

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Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

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Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

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Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh

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Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

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The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

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A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon

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Tono Bungay by HG Wells

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Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

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The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams

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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson

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Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse

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Piccadilly Jim by PG Wodehouse

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Thank You Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

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Heavy Weather by PG Wodehouse

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The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse

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Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse


Crime

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The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

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Fantomas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

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The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

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Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler

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Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler

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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

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Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley

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The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake

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Lady Audley's Secret by Mary E Braddon

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The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke

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The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke

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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

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Greenmantle by John Buchan

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The Asphalt Jungle by WR Burnett

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The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain

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Double Indemnity by James M Cain

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True History of the Ned Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

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The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr

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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler


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The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

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No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase

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The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

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The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon

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The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

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Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad

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Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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Poetic Justice by Amanda Cross

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The Ipcress File by Len Deighton

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Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter

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The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter

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Ratking by Michael Dibdin

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Dead Lagoon by Michael Dibdin

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Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin

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A Rich Full Death by Michael Dibdin

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Vendetta by Michael Dibdin

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt

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The Crime of Father Amado by Jos Maria de Ea de Queiroz

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

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LA Confidential by James Ellroy

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The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy

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A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory

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Sanctuary by William Faulkner

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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

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Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

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You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

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The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

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A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene

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The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene

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The Third Man by Graham Greene

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A Time to Kill by John Grisham

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The King of Torts by John Grisham

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Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

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The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

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The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

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Fatherland by Robert Harris

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Black Sunday by Thomas Harris

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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

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Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins

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Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith


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The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

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Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

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Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg

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Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

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Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles

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Silence of the Grave by Arnadur Indridason

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Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes

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Cover Her Face by PD James

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A Taste for Death by PD James

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Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman

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Misery by Stephen King

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Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

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Kim by Rudyard Kipling

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The Constant Gardener by John le Carre

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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52 Pick-up by Elmore Leonard

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Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

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The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

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Cop Hater by Ed McBain

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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

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Sidetracked by Henning Mankell

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Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

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The Great Impersonation by E Phillips Oppenheim

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The Strange Borders of Palace Crescent by E Phillips Oppenheim

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My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

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Toxic Shock by Sara Paretsky

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Blacklist by Sara Paretsky

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Nineteen Seventy Four by David Peace

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Nineteen Seventy Seven by David Peace

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The Big Blowdown by George Pelecanos

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Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos

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Lush Life by Richard Price

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The Godfather by Mario Puzo

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V by Thomas Pynchon

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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

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Black and Blue by Ian Rankin

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The Hanging Gardens by Ian Rankin

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Exit Music by Ian Rankin

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Judgment in Stone by Ruth Rendell

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Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell

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Dissolution by CJ Sansom

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Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers

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Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Le Sayers

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The Madman of Bergerac by Georges Simenon

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The Blue Room by Georges Simenon

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The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout

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Perfume by Patrick Suskind

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

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The Getaway by Jim Thompson

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Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

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A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine

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A Fatal inversion by Barbara Vine


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King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine

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The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace

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Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

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Native Son by Richard Wright

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Therese Raquin by Emile Zola


Family and self

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The Face of Another by Kobo Abe

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

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Epileptic by David B

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Room Temperature by Nicholson Baker

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Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac

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Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac

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The Crow Road by Iain Banks

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The L Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks

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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

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Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett

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A Legacy by Sybille Bedford

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Herzog by Saul Bellow

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Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow

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The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett

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G by John Berger

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Extinction by Thomas Bernhard

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Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

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Any Human Heart by William Boyd

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The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch

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Evelina by Fanny Burney

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The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

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The Sound of my Voice by Ron Butlin

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The Outsider by Albert Camus

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Wise Children by Angela Carter

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The Professor's House by Willa Cather

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The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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Les Enfants Terrible by Jean Cocteau

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The Vagabond by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Being Dead by Jim Crace

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Quarantine by Jim Crace

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The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

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Roxana by Daniel Defoe

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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My New York Diary by Julie Doucet

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The Millstone by Margaret Drabble

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My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

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Silence by Shusaku Endo

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The Gathering by Anne Enright

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

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The Sportswriter by Richard Ford

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Howards End by EM Forster

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Spies by Michael Frayn

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Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud

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The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

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Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

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The Immoralist by Andre Gide

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The Vatican Cellars by Andre Gide

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The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith


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The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

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Hunger by Knut Hamsun

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The Shrimp and the Anemone by LP Hartley

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

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Narziss and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

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The Three Paradoxes by Paul Hornschemeier

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Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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The Ambassadors by Henry James

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Washington Square by Henry James

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The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins

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The Unfortunates by BS Johnson

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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Ulysses by James Joyce

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Good Behaviour by Molly Keane

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Memet my Hawk by Yasar Kemal

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

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The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

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Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence

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Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

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Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann

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The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

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How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

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Martin Eden by Jack London

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Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

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The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

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Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

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The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

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The Chateau by William Maxwell

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The Rector's Daughter by FM Mayor

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The Ordeal of Richard Feverek by George Meredith

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Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

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Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo

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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro

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The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch

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The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

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A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul

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At-Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien

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Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness by Kezaburo Oe

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The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

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The Good Companions by JB Priestley

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The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx

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Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

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A Married Man by Piers Paul Read

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Pointed Roofs by Dorothy Richardson

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The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney by Henry Handel Richardson

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Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

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Julie, ou la Nouvelle Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

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Alberta and Jacob by Cora Sandel

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A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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Unless by Carol Shields

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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver


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The Three Sisters by May Sinclair

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The Family Moskat or The Manor or The Estate by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

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On Beauty by Zadie Smith

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The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield

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Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo

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The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

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Angel by Elizabeth Taylor

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Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson

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The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

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Death in Summer by William Trevor

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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

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Peace in War by Miguel de Unamuno

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The Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Jimmy Corrigan, The Smarest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

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Morvern Callar by Alan Warner

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The History of Mr Polly by HG Wells

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The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

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Frost in May by Antonia White

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The Tree of Man by Patrick White

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

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I'll Go to Bed at Noon by Gerard Woodward

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

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Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss


Love

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Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier

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Dom Casmurro Joaquim by Maria Machado de Assis

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

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Emma by Jane Austen

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

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Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

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The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis by Giorgio Bassani

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Love for Lydia by HE Bates

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More Die of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow

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Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore

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The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

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The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Vilette by Charlotte Bronte

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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Look At Me by Anita Brookner

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Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

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Possession by AS Byatt

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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

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Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

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A Month in the Country by JL Carr

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My Antonia by Willa Cather

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A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

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Claudine a l'ecole by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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Cheri by Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette

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Victory: An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad


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The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette

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The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

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The Lover by Marguerite Duras

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Adam Bede by George Eliot

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Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

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The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

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The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

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Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald

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The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

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A Room with a View by EM Forster

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The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

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The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

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Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide

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Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Goethe

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Living by Henry Green

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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

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The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

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Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

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The Go-Between by LP Hartley

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

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The Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer

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Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer

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The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

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Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by WH Hudson

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

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The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

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The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

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Beauty and Saddness by Yasunari Kawabata

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The Far Pavillions by Mary Margaret Kaye

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Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

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Moon over Africa by Pamela Kent

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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos

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Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence

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The Rainbow by DH Lawrence

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Women in Love by DH Lawrence

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The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann

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The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

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Zami by Audre Lorde

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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

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Samarkand by Amin Maalouf

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Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

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The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini

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A Heart So White by Javier Marias

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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

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So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

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Atonement by Ian McEwan

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The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

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The Egoist by George Meredith

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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

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Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller

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Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

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Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

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Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante

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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

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Lolita, or the Confessions of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov

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The Painter of Signs by RK Narayan

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Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

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All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom

551

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

552

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

553

Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost

554

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

555

Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

556

Pamela by Samuel Richardson

557

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

558

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

559

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

560

Ali and Nino by Kurban Said

561

Light Years by James Salter

562

A Sport and a Passtime by James Salter

563

The Reader by Benhardq Schlink

564

The Reluctant Orphan by Aara Seale

565

Love Story by Eric Segal

566

Enemies, a Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

567

At Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

568

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

569

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

570

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

571

Waterland by Graham Swift

572

Diary of a Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki

573

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

574

Music and Silence by Rose Tremain

575

First Love by Ivan Turgenev

576

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

577

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

578

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

579

The Graduate by Charles Webb

580

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

581

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

582

East Lynne by Ellen Wood

583

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates


Science fiction and fantasy

584

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

585

Non-Stop by Brian W Aldiss

586

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

587

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

588

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

589

In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster

590

The Drowned World by JG Ballard

591

Crash by JG Ballard

592

Millennium People by JG Ballard

593

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks


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594

Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks

595

Weaveworld by Clive Barker

596

Darkmans by Nicola Barker

597

The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter

598

Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear

599

Vathek by William Beckford

600

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

601

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

602

Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite

603

Wieland by Charles Brockden Brown

604

Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

605

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

606

The Coming Race by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton

607

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

608

The End of the World News by Anthony Burgess

609

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

610

Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

611

Kindred by Octavia Butler

612

Erewhon by Samuel Butler

613

The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino

614

The Influence by Ramsey Campbell

615

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

616

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

617

Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

618

The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter

619

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

620

The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton

621

Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke

622

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

623

Hello Summer, Goodbye by Michael G Coney

624

Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland

625

House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

626

Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq

627

The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delaney

628

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick

629

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

630

Camp Concentration by Thomas M Disch

631

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

632

Under the Skin by Michel Faber

633

The Magus by John Fowles

634

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

635

Red Shift by Alan Garner

636

Neuromancer by William Gibson

637

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

638

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

639

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

640

Light by M John Harrison

641

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

642

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein

643

Dune by Frank L Herbert

644

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

645

Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

646

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

647

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq

648

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

649

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

650

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

651

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

652

The Children of Men by PD James

653

After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies

654

Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones


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655

The Trial by Franz Kafka

656

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

657

The Shining by Stephen King

658

The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski

659

Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

660

The Earthsea Series by Ursula Le Guin

661

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

662

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

663

Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing

664

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

665

The Monk by Matthew Lewis

666

A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay

667

The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod

668

Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

669

Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith

670

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

671

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin

672

The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe

673

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

674

Ascent by Jed Mercurio

675

The Scar by China Mieville

676

Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller

677

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr

678

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

679

Mother London by Michael Moorcock

680

News from Nowhere by William Morris

681

Beloved by Toni Morrison

682

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

683

Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov

684

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

685

Ringworld by Larry Niven

686

Vurt by Jeff Noon

687

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

688

The Famished Road by Ben Okri

689

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

690

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

691

Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

692

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

693

The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth

694

A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys

695

The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett

696

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

697

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

698

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais

699

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

700

Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

701

The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

702

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

703

Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

704

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

705

Air by Geoff Ryman

706

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

707

Blindness by Jose Saramago

708

How the Dead Live by Will Self

709

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

710

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

711

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

712

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

713

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

714

Dracula by Bram Stoker

715

The Insult by Rupert Thomson


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716

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

717

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

718

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

719

Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

720

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

721

Institute Benjamenta by Robert Walser

722

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

723

Affinity by Sarah Waters

724

The Time Machine by HG Wells

725

The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

726

The Sword in the Stone by TH White

727

The Old Men at the Zoo by Angus Wilson

728

The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

729

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

730

Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

731

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

732

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
State of the nation

733

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

734

Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe

735

London Fields by Martin Amis

736

Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

737

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

738

La Comedie Humaine by Honore de Balzac

739

They Were Counted by Miklos Banffy

740

A Kind of Loving by Stan Barstow

741

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

742

Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn

743

Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett

744

The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen

745

Room at the Top by John Braine

746

A Dry White Season by Andre Brink

747

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

748

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess

749

The Virgin in the Garden by AS Byatt

750

Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell

751

The Plague by Albert Camus

752

The Kingdom of this World by Alejo Carpentier

753

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

754

Disgrace by JM Coetzee

755

Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coeztee

756

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

757

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

758

Underworld by Don DeLillo

759

White Noise by Don DeLillo

760

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

761

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

762

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

763

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

764

Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens

765

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

766

Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion

767

Sybil or The Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli

768

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Dblin

769

The Book of Daniel by EL Doctorow

770

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

771

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

772

USA by John Dos Passos

773

Sister Carrie by Theodor Dreiser

774

Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth

775

Middlemarch by George Eliot


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776

Silas Marner by George Eliot

777

The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

778

Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert

779

Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane

780

Independence Day by Richard Ford

781

A Passage to India by EM Forster

782

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

783

The Recognitions by William Gaddis

784

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

785

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

786

The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide

787

The Odd Women by George Gissing

788

New Grub Street by George Gissing

789

July's People by Nadine Gordimer

790

Mother by Maxim Gorky

791

Lanark by Alastair Gray

792

Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood

793

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

794

A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

795

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

796

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

797

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

798

Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood

799

Chronicle in Stone by Ismael Kadare

800

How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman

801

The Leopard by Giuseppi di Lampedusa

802

A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin

803

Passing by Nella Larsen

804

The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

805

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

806

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

807

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

808

Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes

809

The Group by Mary McCarthy

810

Amongst Women by John McGahern

811

The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

812

Of Love & Hunger by Julian Maclaren-Ross

813

Remembering Babylon by David Malouf

814

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

815

The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

816

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant

817

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

818

The Time of Indifference by Alberto Moravia

819

A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul

820

McTeague by Frank Norris

821

Personality by Andrew O'Hagan

822

Animal Farm by George Orwell

823

The Ragazzi Pier by Paolo Pasolini

824

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

825

The Moon and the Bonfire by Cesare Pavese

826

GB84 by David Peace

827

Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

828

Afternoon Men by Anthony Powell

829

Vineland by Thomas Pynchon

830

The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth

831

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

832

The Human Stain by Philip Roth

833

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

834

Shame by Salman Rushdie

835

To Each his Own by Leonardo Sciascia

836

Staying On by Paul Scott


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837

Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr

838

The Lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon

839

God's Bit of Wood by Ousmane Sembene

840

The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge

841

Richshaw Boy by Lao She

842

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe

843

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

844

Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith

845

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

846

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovtich by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

847

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

848

The Red and the Black by Stendhal

849

This Sporting Life by David Storey

850

The Red Room by August Stringberg

851

The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

852

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

853

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

854

The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope

855

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

856

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

857

Couples by John Updike

858

Z by Vassilis Vassilikos

859

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

860

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

861

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

862

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

863

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

864

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

865

Germinal by Emile Zola

866

La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola


War and travel

867

Silver Stallion by Junghyo Ahn

868

Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington

869

Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge

870

Darkness Falls from the Air by Nigel Balchin

871

Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard

872

Regeneration by Pat Barker

873

A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

874

Fair Stood the Wind for France by HE Bates

875

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

876

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano

877

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

878

An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd

879

When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

880

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

881

Auto-da-Fe by Elias Canetti

882

One of Ours by Willa Cather

883

Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

884

Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en

885

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

886

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

887

Nostromo by Joseph Conrad

888

Sharpe's Eagle by Bernard Cornwell

889

The History of Pompey the Little by Francis Coventry

890

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

891

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

892

Bomber by Len Deighton

893

Deliverance by James Dickey

894

Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos

895

South Wind by Norman Douglas

896

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas


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897

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

898

The Bamboo Bed by William Eastlake

899

The Siege of Krishnapur by JG Farrell

900

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

901

Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford

902

The African Queen by CS Forester

903

The Ship by CS Forester

904

Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser

905

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

906

The Beach by Alex Garland

907

To The Ends of the Earth trilogy by William Golding

908

Asterix the Gaul by Rene Goscinny

909

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

910

Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

911

Life and Fate by Vassily Grossman

912

De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage

913

King Solomon's Mines by H Rider Haggard

914

She: A History of Adventure by H Rider Haggard

915

The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton

916

Covenant with Death by John Harris

917

Enigma by Robert Harris

918

The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek

919

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

920

The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

921

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

922

A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes

923

Rasselas by Samuel Johnson

924

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

925

Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

926

Confederates by Thomas Keneally

927

Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally

928

Day by AL Kennedy

929

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

930

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

931

The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski

932

If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi

933

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

934

The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean

935

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

936

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

937

The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

938

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty

939

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

940

La Condition Humaine by Andre Malraux

941

Fortunes of War by Olivia Manning

942

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

943

The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat

944

Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville

945

Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener

946

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

947

History by Elsa Morante

948

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

949

The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh

950

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

951

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

952

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

953

Burmese Days by George Orwell

954

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

955

The Valley of Bones by Anthony Powell

956

The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell

957

The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell


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958

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

959

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolp Erich Raspe

960

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

961

The Crab with the Golden Claws by Georges Remi Herge

962

Tintin in Tibet by Georges Remi Herge

963

The Castafiore Emerald by Georges Remi Herge

964

The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by Joao Guimaraes Rosa

965

Sacaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

966

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

967

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer

968

The Hunters by James Salter

969

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

970

The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald

971

Austerlitz by WG Sebald

972

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

973

The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

974

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

975

Maus by Art Spiegelman

976

The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

977

Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson

978

A Sentimental Journey by Lawrence Sterne

979

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

980

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

981

A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone

982

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

983

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

984

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

985

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

986

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

987

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

988

Williwaw by Gore Vidal

989

Candide by Voltaire

990

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

991

Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh

992

Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh

993

The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells

994

The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall

995

Voss by Patrick White

996

The Virginian by Owen Wister

997

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

998

The Debacle by Emile Zola

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