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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 1,646,120 ratings — published 1847
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 316 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,231,656 ratings — published 1847
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 264 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.85 — 2,349,529 ratings — published 1945
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 264 times as english-literature)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,638,737 ratings — published 1949
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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
by (shelved 238 times as english-literature)
avg rating 4.05 — 936,734 ratings — published 1890
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Hamlet Hamlet (Paperback)
by (shelved 212 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.99 — 675,993 ratings — published 1600
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Great Expectations Great Expectations (Paperback)
by (shelved 210 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.73 — 678,261 ratings — published 1860
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Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)
by (shelved 202 times as english-literature)
avg rating 4.05 — 1,050,276 ratings — published 1811
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Frankenstein Frankenstein (Paperback)
by (shelved 200 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.73 — 1,081,328 ratings — published 1818
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Macbeth Macbeth (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 187 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.88 — 638,502 ratings — published 1606
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 169 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.79 — 1,008,829 ratings — published 1859
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 164 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.63 — 2,017,444 ratings — published 1954
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Emma Emma (Paperback)
by (shelved 161 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.98 — 681,743 ratings — published 1815
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Persuasion Persuasion (Paperback)
by (shelved 145 times as english-literature)
avg rating 4.12 — 557,460 ratings — published 1818
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A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
by (shelved 142 times as english-literature)
avg rating 4.00 — 500,772 ratings — published 1843
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The Hobbit The Hobbit (Paperback)
by (shelved 141 times as english-literature)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,519,113 ratings — published 1937
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 139 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.96 — 1,436,708 ratings — published 1932
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Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness (Paperback)
by (shelved 136 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.41 — 364,263 ratings — published 1899
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Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway (Hardcover)
by (shelved 134 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 240,980 ratings — published 1925
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Othello Othello (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 129 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.87 — 324,161 ratings — published 1603
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Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe (Paperback)
by (shelved 126 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.67 — 251,482 ratings — published 1719
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback)
by (shelved 119 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.75 — 265,220 ratings — published 1891
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Northanger Abbey Northanger Abbey (Paperback)
by (shelved 118 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.79 — 316,415 ratings — published 1817
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David Copperfield David Copperfield (Paperback)
by (shelved 107 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.95 — 255,800 ratings — published 1849
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Mansfield Park Mansfield Park (Paperback)
by (shelved 103 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.83 — 309,074 ratings — published 1814
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King Lear King Lear (Paperback)
by (shelved 102 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.89 — 192,729 ratings — published 1603
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Dracula Dracula (Paperback)
by (shelved 99 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 860,015 ratings — published 1897
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To the Lighthouse To the Lighthouse (Paperback)
by (shelved 97 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.76 — 174,707 ratings — published 1927
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 93 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.88 — 3,323,407 ratings — published 1925
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Gulliver's Travels Gulliver's Travels (Paperback)
by (shelved 84 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.55 — 248,367 ratings — published 1726
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The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 81 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.47 — 228,385 ratings — published 1390
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Hard Times Hard Times (Paperback)
by (shelved 79 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.51 — 59,798 ratings — published 1854
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Middlemarch Middlemarch (Paperback)
by (shelved 76 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.91 — 195,703 ratings — published 1871
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The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice (Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 161,059 ratings — published 1596
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Beowulf Beowulf (Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as english-literature)
avg rating 3.39 — 209,989 ratings — published 975
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Oscar Wilde
“The arts that have escaped [uniformity] best are the arts in which the public take no interest. Poetry is an instance of what I mean. We have been able to have fine poetry in England because the public do not read it, and consequently do not influence it.”
Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

James Kelman
“Ninety-nine per cent of traditional English literature concerns people who never have to worry about money at all. We always seem to be watching or reading about emotional crises among folk who live in a world of great fortune both in matters of luck and money; stories and fantasies about rock stars and film stars, sporting millionaires and models; jet-setting members of the aristocracy and international financiers.”
James Kelman

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