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Here are the books we have recommended in our monthly "On the Bookshelf" feature.


Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart

E. E. Cummings: The Enormous Room

Ford Madox Ford: Parade's End

George Eliot: Middlemarch

Anthony Burgess: The Eve of Saint Venus

Virginia Woolf: The Waves

Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy

E. M. Forster: Howards End

Herman Melville: Moby Dick

Nigel Forbes Dennis: Cards of Identity

Jane Austen: Mansfield Park

George Grossmith: The Diary of a Nobody

Samuel Beckett: More Pricks Than Kicks

Robert Bringhurst: The Elements of Typographic Syyle

Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady

Thomas Hardy: The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved and The Well-Beloved

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

Evelyn Waugh: Put Out More Flags

James Joyce: Ulysses

Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth

Vladimir Nabokov: Bend Sinister

Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey

Samuel Beckett: Murphy

Virginia Woolf: Night and Day

Cyril Connolly: The Unquiet Grave

Henry James: The Princess Casamassima

Flann O'Brien: At Swim-Two-Birds

Rebecca West: The Return of the Soldier

Emily Eden: The Semi-Attached Couple and The Semi-Detached House

Lawrence Durrell: The Alexandria Quartet

Jane Austen: Emma

George Steiner: Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman

E. M. Forster: A Passage to India

James Hogg: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Arthur Quinn: Figures of Speech: Sixty Ways to Turn a Phrase

Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence

Evelyn Waugh: A Handful of Dust

Ford Madox Ford: The Good Soldier

Nancy Mitford: The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate

Henry James: The Golden Bowl

Robert Burton: The Anatomy of Melancholy

Samuel Beckett: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler: The King's English

Henry James: The Sacred Fount

Herbert Read: English Prose Style

Virginia Woolf: Between the Acts

F. L. Lucas: Style

Edward Dahlberg: Alms for Oblivion

Max Beerbohm: Zuleika Dobson

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