Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Perfect Library: 110 Best books by the Telegraph

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by Anonymous Anonymous
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake
The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill
Alan Clark: Diaries (Vol I) by Alan Clark
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
L'Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Wasteland by TS Eliot
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution - 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
On the Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Neuromancer by William Gibson
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Histories by Herodotus
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Iliad & Odyssey by Homer
Collected Poems of Ted Hughes by Ted Hughes
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Ulysses by James Joyce
Odes by John Keats
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Killshot by Elmore Leonard
If this is a Man (Survival in Auschwitz) by Primo Levi
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Das Kapital by Karl Marx
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The Rights of Man by Tom Paine
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
A Child Called 'It' by Dave Pelzer
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
The Plantagenet Saga by Jean Plaidy
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Alexander Trilogy by Mary Renault
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Of the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
A History of the Crusades by Steven Runciman
The Confessions by Saint Augustine
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama
Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott
Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
How to Cook by Delia Smith
The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Origins of the Second World War by AJP Taylor
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
The Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike
Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
On War by Carl von Clausewitz
Sword of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh
The Time Machine by HG Wells
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Prelude by William Wordsworth
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Collected Poems by WB Yeats

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