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  • The Story of Tracy Beaker


    The Story of Tracy Beaker

    by Jacqueline Wilson

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 310

    70 points

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude


    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    (24 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 12

    667 points

    "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de..."

  • The Pillars of The Earth


    The Pillars of The Earth

    by Ken Follett

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 326

    68 points

    "The small boys came early to the hanging. (Preface)In a broad valley, at the foot of a sloping hillside, beside a clear bubbling stream, Tom was building a house. (Chapter 1) "

  • David Copperfield


    David Copperfield

    by Charles Dickens

    (13 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 55

    309 points

    "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I..."

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    by Roald Dahl

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 144

    135 points

    "These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket."

  • Treasure Island


    Treasure Island

    by Robert Louis Stevenson

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 340

    65 points

    "Squire Trelawny, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the..."

  • A Town Like Alice


    A Town Like Alice

    by Nevil Shute

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 315

    69 points

    "James MacFadden died in March 1905 when he was forty-seven years old; he was riding in the Driffield Point-to-Point."

  • Persuasion



    by Jane Austen

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 157

    129 points

    "Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation..."

  • Dune



    by Frank Herbert

    (16 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 87

    214 points

    "A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. . . . from "Manual of Muad'dib" by the Princess IrulanIn the week before their departure to Arakis, when all..."

  • Emma



    by Jane Austen

    (17 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 54

    310 points

    "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the..."