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They broke boundaries and challenged conceptions. We asked you for your must-read classics; from iconic bestsellers to lesser-known gems, these are your essential recommends.
Everyone loves a classic novel , but where to start? So we asked our readers to tell us about their favourite classic books. There's something for everyone, from family sagas and dystopian fiction to romances and historical fiction. Start at the beginning of our list books are ranked in no particular order and tick them off as you go on this handy downloadable list , or you can jump to:. We said: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when most people think of Jane Austen they think of this charming and humorous story of love, difficult families and the tricky task of finding a handsome husband with a good fortune.
Scott Fitzgerald Scott Fitzgerald at his most sparkling and devastating. You said: The greatest, most scathing dissection of the hollowness at the heart of the American dream. Hypnotic, tragic, both of its time and completely relevant.
You said: Magic realism at its best. Both funny and moving, this book made me reflect for weeks on the inexorable march of time. Chilling and brilliant. You said: In this groundbreaking novel, completed after six arduous years of research, Capote invented a new genre - the 'Nonfiction Novel' - applying prose techniques to fact. She beautifully showed how the stories we read fold into our lives to make new stories.
Will we rise and challenge those who seek to shape our future or sleepwalk toward conditioning by technology? You said: A 'children's book' that speaks volumes ha about unrequited love and dysfunctional families. And funny. All while falling in love with her employer, Mr Rochester. A Gothic masterpiece which was groundbreaking in its intimate use of the first-person narrative. We said: This novel is a masterful and completely captivating depiction of a man experiencing a profound mental unravelling.
A brilliant read if you loved Breaking Bad. I felt like an orphan when I finished it and it's the only novel I've re-read several times. A gripping and tense read. The Call of the Wild by Jack London We said: Jack London was a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and used his experiences to write about a dog named Buck who becomes a leader of the wild.
With themes exploring nature and the struggle for existence in the frozen Alaskan landscape. You said: A post-apocalyptic novel, about intolerance, loneliness, friendship, and what it means to be human. A fantastic sci-fi novel, as relevant today as it was in the 50s.
Will they get a second chance at happiness? You said: This continues to be my favourite novel. It is a more mature love story, full of humourous, delightful observations of human behaviour.
It offers us a glimpse of redemption. We change as we grow, and the mistakes made in our youth can be overcome. You said: The great American novel: great characters, wonderful language, thick with the Bible and Thomas Browne, and has the best opening sentence ever. What's not to like? Lewis Whether you were Peter, Edmund, Susan or Lucy, we all wanted to put on a fur coat and go on a snow-laden adventure with Mr Tumnus.
You said: A beautiful timeless tale of innocence, wonder and sacrifice for young and old alike. It was one of the first books that I read from cover to cover without putting down! We said: To the Lighthouse is a daring novel with little regard for rules.
There, she falls for the attractive cad Eddie. A devastating exploration of adolescent love and innocence betrayed. You said: This book captures the awkward tension and anxieties of the interwar period through a deeply reflective, but oddly naive, unloved girl.
You said: This novel teaches us about the position of women in the past and their moments of frailty versus moments of strength. Basically, an important insight for everyone to have!
Frankenstein is a Gothic masterpiece with entertaining set pieces aplenty. You said: Chosen for all the questions it raises about consequences and taking responsibility for your actions; nature versus nurture; the value of friendship. I could go on. You said: This novel has got the Devil mooching around Moscow with a massive black cat.
Hartley You said: As a year-old, I was completely absorbed by this story, wishing Leo was my brother so that I could protect him from the disappointment that awaited him. A story of the imprisoned battling the establishment.
You said: A story that shows there is more to life than following rules. Having joy and being spontaneous are as important as anything else in life. Yet, here I am in , and so much of that novel has come true.
Well, and I have to say I do love family sagas. You said: Migration in search of work and a better future. A modern-day story. Still makes my skin tingle. We said: Toni Morrison 's novel tells the story of a former Kentucky slave haunted by the trauma of her past life, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in You said: This book is amazing.
Beautifully written, haunting and the level of detail of the lengths people went to protect their families from slavery is fantastic. Wodehouse We said: This is the third full-length novel featuring P.
In this outing, the duo hatches a daring and hilarious scheme to steal an 18th-century cow-creamer. What could go wrong? You said: The best of the Bertie and Jeeves novels by Wodehouse, the 20th century master of the light comic novel. Intricate plotting and brilliant command of English prose.
And the Count is not a hero like our modern vampires aka Edward Cullen. You said: A Gothic tale of fear and love. Loneliness beckons down such a dangerous and fearful path.
Tolkien We said: Perhaps the greatest story ever told, J. Ultimately a tale of companionship and the battle between good and evil, the fictional world of Middle Earth has endured to become far greater than the sum of its parts.
You said: It's got the great sweeping story, romance, heroism, self-sacrifice, social commentary You said: This book demonstrates how a young boy learns to think for himself, and shows us how we can, too. You said: This book is not only important as a literary masterpiece and an evocative story - it also has universal appeal as, unfortunately, many children in today's world undergo the same suffering as Pip.
We said: The perfect read for a cacophonous political moment. You said: In my opinion, there is no book that better captures human nature and the futility of conflict.
He must decide to save a crumbling marriage or pursue his passions. Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in for this novel which explores love, lust and social class, set in the Gilded Age of New York.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe We said: It has come to be seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English and is read widely across Africa and Nigeria in which it is set. It follows the Okonowo a great and famous warrior and the most powerful men of his clan. Read it to find out. A poignant tragedy written with pathos. Necessary reading! Middlemarch by George Eliot We said: Dorothea Brooke and the other inhabitants of Middlemarch grapple with art, religion, science, politics, self and society in the lead-up to the First Reform Bill of in a literary exploration of human follies.
There is no better dissection of and insight into human society. She was the Shakespeare of her day and Middlemarch is her finest novel. We said: A visceral tale, made of smells and sounds and bumps and knocks. A brilliant way to immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating and turbulent periods of the 20th century, via a wonderfully fantastical conceit. The history of the partition of the Indian subcontinent told as a delightful allegory. The Iliad by Homer 8th century BC.
Although the story centres on the critical events of the last year of the Trojan war, Homer also explores themes of humanity, compassion and survival. You said: This is the ultimate war poem, filled with existential drama, heroic striving, death, and the meaning of life.
22 Books to Read Before You Die
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Download eBook. Established classics are joined by new and unexpected choices like Citizen and Friday Night Lights. The result is a treasury of essential reading for expansive tastes. Le Guin next to Harper Lee. Following each entry are rich endnotes that include publication dates and preferred editions, other books by the same author, related books to try, and listings of worthy adaptations, including movies and audiobooks. In total, more than six thousand titles by thirty-five hundred authors are recommended.
They broke boundaries and challenged conceptions. We asked you for your must-read classics; from iconic bestsellers to lesser-known gems, these are your essential recommends. Everyone loves a classic novel , but where to start? So we asked our readers to tell us about their favourite classic books. There's something for everyone, from family sagas and dystopian fiction to romances and historical fiction. Start at the beginning of our list books are ranked in no particular order and tick them off as you go on this handy downloadable list , or you can jump to:. We said: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when most people think of Jane Austen they think of this charming and humorous story of love, difficult families and the tricky task of finding a handsome husband with a good fortune.
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La Vespa. - Cinquanta mille. Пятьдесят тысяч! - предложил Беккер. Это почти четыреста долларов. Итальянец засмеялся.
Когда он наконец заговорил, голос его звучал подчеркнуто ровно, хотя было очевидно, что это давалось ему нелегко. - Увы, - тихо сказал Стратмор, - оказалось, что директор в Южной Америке на встрече с президентом Колумбии. Поскольку, находясь там, он ничего не смог бы предпринять, у меня оставалось два варианта: попросить его прервать визит и вернуться в Вашингтон или попытаться разрешить эту ситуацию самому. Воцарилась тишина.
Нуматака! - огрызнулся сердитый голос. - Вы обещали мне ключ. Стратмор не остановился.
Обычно я напиваюсь только к четырем! - Он опять засмеялся. - Как быстрее добраться до аэропорта. - У входа возьмешь такси. Беккер вытащил из кармана купюру в тысячу песет и сунул панку в руку. - Премного благодарен, приятель! - крикнул тот ему вслед.
Этот файл, тот, что загрузили вчера вечером… - Ну. - Шифр еще не вскрыт. Время ввода - двадцать три тридцать семь и восемь секунд, однако время завершения дешифровки не указано. - Мидж полистала страницы. - Ни вчера, ни .
Кроме всего прочего, Хейл был настоящим ходячим несчастьем, готовым свалиться на голову в любую минуту. Из задумчивости Стратмора вывел звонок мобильного телефона, едва слышный в завывании сирен и свисте пара. Не останавливаясь, он отстегнул телефон от брючного ремня. - Говорите. - Где мой ключ? - прозвучал знакомый голос.
Кардинал Хуэрра послушно кивнул. Дьявол ворвался в святилище в поисках выхода из Божьего дома, так пусть он уйдет, и как можно скорее. Тем более что проник он сюда в самый неподходящий момент.
Почему вы ушли из парка? - спросил Беккер. - Умер человек. Почему вы не дождались полицейских. И не отдали кольцо .
Рыжеволосая, - сказал Беккер, уклоняясь от ответа. - Рыжеволосая? - переспросила. Пауза. - Это Servicio Social de Sevilla.
- Я в это не верю. Всем известно, что невзламываемый алгоритм - математическая бессмыслица. Хейл улыбнулся: - Ну конечно… Принцип Бергофского. - А также здравый смысл! - отрезала .
Старик утратил к нему всякий интерес, прихожане встали и запели гимн. Ноги у него свело судорогой. Хорошо бы их вытянуть. Терпи, - сказал он .
Я погиб. Халохот вырвался из вращающейся двери в тот момент, когда Беккер попытался завести мотоцикл. Убийца улыбнулся и начал поднимать пистолет. Заслонка.
Хейл начал выворачивать шею Сьюзан. - Я-я…я убью. Клянусь, убью.