The Telegraph's 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library

110 Works 1,663,985 Books 24,750 Reviews 4.1
"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
Categories:
All, Classics (1), No Category (109)
Years:
All, 2008 (108)
WorkCategoryYear
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
2008
The Portable Dante by Dante Alighieri
2008
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by Anonymous
2008
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
2008
Confessions by Saint Augustine
2008
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2008
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
2008
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
2008
The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
2008
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
2008
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff
2008
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
2008
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
2008
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
2008
Diaries by Alan Clark
2008
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
2008
On War by Carl von Clausewitz
2008
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
2008
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
2008
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
2008
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
2008
Encyclopedia: Selections by Denis Diderot
2008
A Study in Scarlet / The Sign of Four / The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes / The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2008
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
2008
Middlemarch by George Eliot
2008
The Waste Land and Other Poems by T. S. Eliot
2008
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes
2008
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
2008
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
2008
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2008
The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell
2008
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire {abridged by Mueller} by Edward Gibbon
2008
Neuromancer by William Gibson
2008
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
2008
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
2008
Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography by Robert Graves
2008
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
2008
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
2008
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
2008
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
2008
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
2008
The Histories by Herodotus
2008
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
2008
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
2008
The Iliad by Homer
2008
The Odyssey by Homer
2008
Collected Poems by Ted Hughes
2008
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
2008
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
2008
Ulysses by James Joyce
2008
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
2008
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
2008
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
2008
Killshot by Elmore Leonard
2008
If This Is a Man by Primo Levi
2008
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
2008
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
2008
Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
2008
Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, volume I: The Process of Capitalist Production by Karl Marx
2008
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
2008
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
2008
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2008
Beloved by Toni Morrison
2008
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
2008
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
2008
1984 by George Orwell
2008
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
2008
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
2008
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
2008
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
2008
The Plantagenet Prelude by Jean Plaidy
2008
The Murders in the Rue Morgue [short story] by Edgar Allan Poe
2008
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
2008
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
2008
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
2008
The Alexander Trilogy by Mary Renault
2008
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
2008
On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
2008
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
2008
A History of the Crusades [3-volume set] by Steven Runciman
2008
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
2008
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama
2008
Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott
2008
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
2008
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
2008
Delia's How to Cook Book One by Delia Smith
2008
The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark
2008
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
2008
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
2008
The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
2008
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
2008
The Origins of the Second World War: 1919-1939 by A. J. P. Taylor
2008
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
2008
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
2008
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
2008
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
2008
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2008
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
2008
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
2008
A Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike
2008
Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (Complete) by Giorgio Vasari
2008
The Odes of John Keats (Belknap Press) by Helen Vendler
2008
20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
2008
The Sword of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh
2008
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
2008
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf
2008
The Prelude by William Wordsworth
2008
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
2008
The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
1955
The Iliad / The Odyssey by Homer
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