Dickens oeuvre looms, as does War & Peace. The plot of Thackeray's Vanity Fair is known through many excellent film adaptations, but what is his prose actually like? Dickens' prose style is fantastic, as is Austen's. But can George Eliot or Nathaniel Hawthorne recover from the taint of high school English?
Browse amongst our online listings and you're sure to find a classic on your literary bucket list worth delving into (Joyce, Lawrence, Flaubert, anyone?). With books by Mark Twain and the Tolstoy mashup Android Karenina, we have titles by six of the nine authors depicted!
What are the books you've "always meant to read"?