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This is a brilliant book by [Brigid Brophy], [Michael Levey], and [Charles Osborne]. The [author]s [skewer] some [perennial] [favorite]s, and one of the [ironies] is that their book is much more enjoyable to read if you are [conversant] with all of the [work]s that they [repudiate]. Their [curmudgeon]liness makes it all [worthwhile].

Here's the [canonical] list of [Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without]:

  • [Beowulf]
  • [The York Mystery Plays]
  • [The Faerie Queen]
  • [The Alchemist]
  • [Hamlet, Prince of Denmark]
  • [Pilgrim's Progress]
  • [Moll Flanders]
  • [Tom Jones]
  • [Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard]
  • [I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud]
  • [The Bride of Lammermoor]
  • [The Essays of Elia]
  • [The Confessions of An English Opium Eater]
  • [The Dream of Gerontius]
  • [The Scarlet Letter]
  • [Aurora Leigh]
  • [The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table]
  • [Pickwick Papers]
  • [The Warden]
  • [Jane Eyre]
  • [Wuthering Heights]
  • [Moby Dick]
  • [Leaves of Grass]
  • [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]
  • [Tom Brown's Schooldays]
  • [The Golden Treasury]
  • [Lorna Doone]
  • [Huckleberry Finn]
  • [Tess of the D'Ubervilles]
  • [Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins]
  • [Esther Waters]
  • [Poems of A. E. Houseman]
  • [The Hound of Heaven]
  • [Peter Pan]
  • [An Habitation Enforced]
  • [The History of Mr Polly]
  • [The Forsyte Saga]
  • [South Wind]
  • [The Moon and Sixpence]
  • [To The Lighthouse]
  • [Lady Chatterley's Lover]
  • [1914 Sonnets]
  • [Collected Poems of Edith Sitwell]
  • [Notes on 'The Waste Land']
  • [Point Counter Point]
  • [The Sound and the Fury]
  • [The Silver Chair]
  • [A Farewell to Arms]
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