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Literature's Greatest Hits: Ten Classics

These timeless classics only get better with time, like a fine wine.

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters navigate love and courtship rituals in nineteenth-century England.
 
Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White
Walter Sickert finds true love and the adventure of a lifetime as he puzzles out the mystery surrounding his beloved Laura Fairlie.
 
Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend
John Harmon earns a fortune and the heart of a beautiful woman through a series of trials.
 
Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary
Dissatisfied with her provincial life, Emma Bovary seeks happiness through a series of ultimately unsatisfying relationships with the wrong men.
 
Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Janie Crawford searches for her identity, through three marriages, on a journey to her roots.
 
Bram Stoker
Dracula
The classic tale of the immortal creature who seeks to rule England, and then the world, using humans as both his prey and his pawns.
 
Jean Toomer
Cane
This collection of poetic stories and sketches from the Harlem Renaissance explores both nature's beauty and humanity's greed.
 
Evelyn Waugh
A Handful of Dust
Tony Last's dreams of the perfect aristocratic life crumble to bits as he slowly loses everything that matters to him.
 
Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence
Newland Archer struggles between love and duty when he meets the vivacious Ellen Olenska, his fiancée's cousin.
 
Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway
Clarissa Dalloway plans a party while pondering life, the universe, and everything.
 

Updated:06/24/2009