Master and Commander

First book in O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, widely regarded as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. More

Flashman

When this novel was first published, many critics mistakenly accepted it as a genuine historical memoir. More

Gorky Park

First book in the Arkady Renko series, which became an instant bestseller and changed the crime fiction genre. More

Jack Higgins

Why I write: Some years ago, although enjoying great success, I was accused by certain literary critics of repeating myself too much in my work. More

Nostromo

A sweeping masterpiece considered by many to be Conrad’s greatest novel. More

Papillon

A bestselling phenomenon and classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure. More

Under the Volcano

A landmark of modernism, hailed as “one of the towering novels of this century” (New York Times). More

Moby-Dick

Often called the greatest American novel of all time. More