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The Lady in White

by Wilkie Collins  (1889-1890)

“There, in the middle of the broad, bright high-road—there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven—stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments.”

Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in what soon became one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century. Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1859, and it has continued to enthrall readers ever since. From the hero’s foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins’s narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing. 

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by Charles Dickens (1843)
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by Charles Dickens (1854)
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Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert (1856)
A Tale of Two Cities
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Crime and Punishment
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott(1868)
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy  (1869)
The Way We Live Now
by Anthony Trollope (1875)
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy  (1877)
Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. Jerome  (1889)
Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde (1890)
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by Bram Stoker (1897)
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—20th Century Classics—
Demian
Hermann Hesse  (1919)
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by Sherwood Anderson (1919)
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by Theodore Dreiser (1925)
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F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway  (1926)
A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway (1929)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley  (1932)
Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1934)
It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis  (1935)
In Dubious Battle
by John Steinbeck (1936)
Animal Farm
George Orwell  (1945)
1984
George Orwell  (1949)
The Catcher in The Rye
J.D. Salinger  (1951)
The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
  (1952)
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury (1953)
Lord of the Flies
William Golding  (1954)
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee (1960)
   
 
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