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Books that prove language can be an immersive force.

Time travel is possible. We know because we embarked on an 18th century adventure with Jim Hawkins to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Joan Lindsay transported us to the early 1900s Victorian countryside in her book Picnic at Hanging Rock. We were thrust into a dystopian near future via Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. And we traversed the centuries with Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Here are some books with incomparable, inimitable voices so authentic they’ll carry you through space and time.

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