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  • The Chapter Ends, by Poul Anderson.  A 1954 short story by the famous science fiction author.
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.  Because if you don’t have a copy of this novel on your electronic reader, you are a barbarian and you can’t be my friend.
  • A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  You don’t have to be good to be awesome.
  • King Solomon’s Mines, by H. Rider Haggard.  The best of the novels about Allan Quartermain, Victorian adventurer in deepest and most improbable Africa.
  • The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, by Sax Rohmer.  I’m sure this tale of the notorious Chinese master criminal will not be even a little bit racist.  Right?
  • Othello, by William Shakespeare.  Shakespeare’s second-least-funny play.  The least funny play, of course, is A Comedy of Errors.
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.  My vote for best American novel ever has changed over the years.  After college, it was Beloved.  Then it was Moby-Dick.  For a long time, I iconoclastically insisted on Lolita as the best claimant.  But right now, I’m going with Huck Finn.
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Written by Contented Reader

October 17, 2012 at 6:11 am

Posted in Project Gutenberg

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