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RankingItems
#1 The Odyssey
#2 Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
#3 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
#4 The Illiad
#5 Jane Eyre
#6 One Hundred Years of Solitude
#7 Beloved, by Toni Morrison
#8 Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
#9 The Lord of the Rings
#10 His Dark Materials
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The Telegraph’s Perfect Library

RankItems
#1 The Odyssey
#2 Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
#3 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
#4 The Illiad
#5 Jane Eyre
#6 One Hundred Years of Solitude
#7 Beloved, by Toni Morrison
#8 Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
#9 The Lord of the Rings
#10 His Dark Materials
#11 Babar the Elephant
#12 Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
#13 Harry Potter Series
#14 The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
#15 Treasure Island
#16 1984 (George Orwell)
#17 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
#18 The Talented Mr. Ripley
#19 Red Dragon
#20 The Prince
#21 A Child Called It
#22 The Warden
#23 Barchester Towers
#24 Doctor Thorne (Anthony Trollope)
#25 Framley Parsonage
#26 The Small House at Allington
#27 The Last Chronicle of Barset
#28 Gulliver’s Travels
#29 War and Peace
#30 David Copperfield
#31 Vanity Fair
#32 Madame Bovary
#33 Middlemarch
#34 Sonnets (Shakespeare)
#35 Divine Comedy
#36 The Canterbury Tales
#37 The Prelude
#38 Odes of John Keats
#39 The Waste Land
#40 Paradise Lost
#41 Songs of Innocence and of Experience
#42 Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
#43 Collected Poems of Ted Hughes
#44 The Portrait of a Lady
#45 In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
#46 Ulysses
#47 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
#48 The Sword of Honour Trilogy (Evelyn Waugh)
#49 The Ballad of Peckham Rye- Muriel Spark
#50 Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
#51 Rabbit Is Rich
#52 Rabbit Redux
#53 The Human Stain
#54 Le Morte D’Arthur
#55 Les Liaisons Dangereuses
#56 I Claudius (Graves)
#57 The Alexander Trilogy (Mary Renault)
#58 Master and Commander
#59 Gone With the Wind
#60 Dr Zivago
#61 Tess of the D’urbervilles
#62 The Plantagenet Saga – Jean Plaidy
#63 Swallows and Amazons (Arthur Ransome)
#64 The Railway Children
#65 Frankenstein
#66 The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
#67 Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
#68 The Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham)
#69 Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
#70 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
#71 Neuromancer (William Gibson)
#72 The Maltese Falcon
#73 The Complete Sherlock Holmes
#74 The Big Sleep
#75 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
#76 Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
#77 The Murders in the Rue Morgue
#78 The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
#79 Killshot
#80 Das Kapital (Karl Marx)
#81 The Rights of Man
#82 The Social Contract
#83 Democracy in America
#84 On War (Carl Von Clausewitz)
#85 Leviathan
#86 The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
#87 On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#88 Encyclopedie
#89 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
#90 Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
#91 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
#92 The Tipping Point (Malcom Gladwell)
#93 The Beauty Myth (Naomi Wolf)
#94 A Year in Provence
#95 Eats, Shoots & Leaves
#96 Schott’s Original Miscellany
#97 Delia Smith’s Cookery Course
#98 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
#99 A History of English Speaking Peoples (Winston Churchill)
#100 A History of the Crusades (Steven Runciman)
#101 The Histories
#102 The History of the Peloponnesian War
#103 Seven Pillars of Wisdom (T.E. Lawrence)
#104 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
#105 A People’s Tragedy
#106 Citizens – Simon Schama
#107 The Origins of the Second World War (A. J. P. Taylor)
#108 Confessions
#109 Lives of the Caesars – Suetonius
#110 The Lives of the Artists – Giorgio Vasari
#111 If This Is a Man
#112 Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (Siegfried Sassoon)
#113 Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
#114 The Life of Charlotte Bronte – Elizabeth Gaskell
#115 Goodbye to All That
#116 The Life of Samuel Johnson
#117 Diaries- Alan Clark
#118 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)