Genre :: England (83 books)

  • To the Lighthouse

    #14

    To the Lighthouse

    by Virginia Woolf

    (13 Reviews)

    642 Points

    "Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll have to be up with the lark," she added.

  • Jane Eyre

    #17

    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Brontë

    (32 Reviews)

    562 Points

    "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined..."

  • Pride and Prejudice

    #19

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

    (29 Reviews)

    540 Points

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

  • Middlemarch

    #21

    Middlemarch

    by George Eliot

    (9 Reviews)

    519 Points

    "Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not..."

  • A Passage to India

    #24

    A Passage to India

    by E. M. Forster

    (7 Reviews)

    469 Points

    "Except for the Marabar caves--and they are twenty miles off--the city of Chrandrapore presents nothing extraordinary."

  • Wuthering Heights

    #26

    Wuthering Heights

    by Emily Brontë

    (28 Reviews)

    417 Points

  • Heart of Darkness

    #32

    Heart of Darkness

    by Joseph Conrad

    (14 Reviews)

    382 Points

    "The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it..."

  • Mrs Dalloway

    #33

    Mrs Dalloway

    by Virginia Woolf

    (8 Reviews)

    365 Points

    "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. For Lucy had her work cut out for her. The doors would be taken off their hinges; Rumpelmayer’s men were coming. And then, thought Clarissa..."

  • Great Expectations

    #41

    Great Expectations

    by Charles Dickens

    (19 Reviews)

    337 Points

    "My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be..."

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    #51

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    by Thomas Hardy

    (13 Reviews)

    315 Points

    "On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor."