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Book awards: The Telegraph's 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library

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The Iliad / The Odyssey by HomerClassics
The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell2008
20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne2008
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke2008
The Alexander Trilogy by Mary Renault2008
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle by Anonymous2008
The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark2008
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope2008
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf2008
Beloved by Toni Morrison2008
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler2008
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley2008
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer2008
Capital: A Critique of Political Ecomony, Vol. 1: The Process of Production of Capital by Karl Marx2008
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer2008
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama2008
Collected Poems by Ted Hughes2008
The Confessions by Augustine2008
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens2008
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham2008
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire {abridged by Mueller} by Edward Gibbon2008
Delia's How to Cook Book One by Delia Smith2008
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville2008
Diaries by Alan Clark2008
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick2008
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak2008
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss2008
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey2008
Encyclopedia: Selections by Denis Diderot2008
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway2008
Foundation by Isaac Asimov2008
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley2008
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell2008
Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves2008
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift2008
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. Rowling2008
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman2008
The Histories by Herodotus2008
A History of the Crusades [3-volume set] by Steven Runciman2008
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides2008
History of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius2008
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams2008
The Human Stain by Philip Roth2008
I, Claudius by Robert Graves2008
The Iliad by Homer2008
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust2008
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud2008
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë2008
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach2008
Killshot by Elmore Leonard2008
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes2008
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos2008
The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell2008
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell2008
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis2008
Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (Complete) by Giorgio Vasari2008
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien2008
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert2008
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett2008
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian2008
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon2008
Middlemarch by George Eliot2008
Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory2008
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie2008
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe2008
Neuromancer by William Gibson2008
The Odes of John Keats (Belknap Press) by Helen Vendler2008
The Odyssey by Homer2008
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin2008
On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau2008
On War by Carl von Clausewitz2008
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez2008
The Origins of the Second World War: 1919-1939 by A. J. P. Taylor2008
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes2008
The Plantagenet Prelude by Jean Plaidy2008
The Portable Dante by Dante Alighieri2008
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James2008
The Prelude by William Wordsworth2008
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen2008
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli2008
A Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike2008
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit2008
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier2008
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris2008
The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine2008
Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott2008
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T. E. Lawrence2008
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle2008
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake2008
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare2008
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff2008
Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi2008
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome2008
The Sword of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh2008
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith2008
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy2008
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells2008
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré2008
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell2008
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson2008
Ulysses by James Joyce2008
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray2008
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy2008
The Waste Land and Other Poems by T. S. Eliot2008
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame2008
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne2008
The Woman in White (Penguin Classics) by Wilkie Collins2008
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle2008
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig2008

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"From classics and sci-fi to poetry, biographies and books that changed the world … we present the ultimate reading list."

List and description on the Telegraph's website, 6 April 2008

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