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    Charles Dickens
    Jane Austen
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanB View Post
    Charles Dickens
    Jane Austen
    dunno
    Thomas Hardy?

    For me...

    Faulkner
    Greene
    Fitzgerald

    I will also throw in Henry James a bonus!
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    1. William Shakespeare
    2 O. Henry
    3 Leo Tolstoy

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    Richard Compton.
    Ian Fleming.
    John Le Carre.
    William Manchester.
    Grahame Greene.
    Evelyn Waugh

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    Hemingway, Shakespeare, Ovid
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    1. William Shakespeare.
    2. Vladimir Nabokov.
    3. James Joyce.

    Their work exudes je ne sais quoi. Nothing compares. Well, arguably Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

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    1. Evelyn Waugh
    2. Aldous Huxley
    3. Anthony Burgess

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    hmmm

    1. Dostoyevsky

    2. Albert Camus

    3. jean paul sartre

    Can I say three more??

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    Modern (my holy literary trinity): Timothy Findley, Vikram Seth, Yann Martel
    Classic: E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Bronte

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    1. Rafael Sabatini
    2. Sir Henry Rider Haggard
    3. Adam Hall (Quiller series)

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