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Non-Required Reading

A maverick Brit. Lit. Teacher's idiosyncratic list of English Lit. Worth reading even if it's NOT assigned. Some are canonical, some are genre pieces, some are penny dreadfuls, but all are worth reading for their own sake. Plays have been excluded because plays should be seen and heard, not read.
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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After Many a (Huxley)
After Many a (Huxley)
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Ancient Sorceries (Algernon Blackwood)
Ancient Sorceries (Algernon Blackwood)
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And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
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Behold the Man (Michael Moorcock)
Behold the Man (Michael Moorcock)
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Beowulf
Beowulf
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Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
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Castle Dangerous (Scott)
Castle Dangerous (Scott)
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Castle of Otranto (Walpole)
Castle of Otranto (Walpole)
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
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A Coffin for Dimitrios
A Coffin for Dimitrios
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The Comedians
The Comedians
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The Cruel Sea (Novel)
The Cruel Sea (Novel)
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A Dark-Adapted Eye
A Dark-Adapted Eye
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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids
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Dracula
Dracula
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Dubliners (Joyce)
Dubliners (Joyce)
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Earliest English Poetry (Alexander)
Earliest English Poetry (Alexander)
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.P. James
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.P. James
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Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
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Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series
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Horatio Hornblower (C.S. Forster)
Horatio Hornblower (C.S. Forster)
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Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)
Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)
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In a Glass Darkly
In a Glass Darkly
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Jeev (Wodehouse)
Jeev (Wodehouse)
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Jekyll and Hyde (Stevenson)
Jekyll and Hyde (Stevenson)
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King Solomon's Mines (Haggard)
King Solomon's Mines (Haggard)
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Lady Audley's Secret (Mary Elisabeth Braddon)
Lady Audley's Secret (Mary Elisabeth Braddon)
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Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (Sillitoe)
Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (Sillitoe)
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Lord Jim
Lord Jim
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Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
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Lyrical Ballads
Lyrical Ballads
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Master of Ballantrae (Stevenson)
Master of Ballantrae (Stevenson)
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Melmoth (Maturin)
Melmoth (Maturin)
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A Modest Proposal (Jonathan Swift)
A Modest Proposal (Jonathan Swift)
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