Moby-Dick

Often called the greatest American novel of all time. More

Middlemarch

Ranked number one in a 2015 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British novels. More

Flashman

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

Master and Commander

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

Bleak House

Dickens’s tenth novel, often considered his finest; significantly influenced the development of mystery novels. More

Our Town

Pulitzer Prize–winning drama; hailed by Edward Albee as “The finest play ever written by an American.” More

A Christmas Carol

Dickens’s beloved classic of the meaning of Christmas that has inspired countless adaptations. More