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Frankenstein
Frankenstein Mary Shelley
The world's most famous work of horror fiction.
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Romeo And Juliet
Romeo And Juliet William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is a hymn to youth and the thrill of forbidden love, charged with sexual passion and violence, but also a warning of death: a dazzling combination of bawdy comedy and high tragedy. 
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Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses Ovid
Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.
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Great Expectations
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
The mysterious tale of an orphan who is made into a gentleman, with one of the best opening scenes you'll ever read!
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War And Peace
War And Peace Leo Tolstoy
In War and Peace (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft
A key work of proto-feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft's readable and impassioned argument is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.
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Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope
'You must give up this mad idea, Frank ... there is but one course left open to you. You MUST marry money'
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All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well William Shakespeare
Depicting the triumph of trickery over youthful arrogance, All's Well That Ends Well is among Shakespeare's darkest romantic comedies, yet it remains a powerful tribute to the strength of love.
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Oroonoko
Oroonoko Aphra Behn
Written by spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn, this story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels.
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The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale William Shakespeare
A bravura blend of tragedy, comedy and romance, Shakespeare's emotionally potent late play explores artifice and nature, mortality and renewal, and the destructive and consoling effects of time. 
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