What are the best classic fiction book collections?

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    #1The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is a compilation of folk tales from the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, translated from the original German by Margaret Hunt. It includes tales such as Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, and Rumpelstiltskin.

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    Howard King
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Oh man, what a classic, I enjoyed these books with my mom. Now I enjoy these books with my own children, and it is even better. "
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    #2The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are poems written by ancient historian Homer about notable moments in Greek history. The Iliad is about Achilles and the Trojan War, while the Odyssey is a tale involving the gods. Shandonpress printed this book.

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    Ma Han
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey seems pretty daunting in the beginning. Once you get to know the characters, the story flows nicely."
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    #3Les Misérables

    Les Misérables
    Les Misérables is a French historical tale by Victor Hugo, which was published first in 1862. This novel follows the lives of several characters, especially that of Jean Valjean during the June Rebellion in Paris. 
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    Bruce Peterson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Les Misérables is the best classic fiction book collections"
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    #4War and Peace

    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is considered one of the finest novels ever written. The story chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century.
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    Laura Coleman
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Approaching War and Peace feels like a monumental task. Sitting down and reading it is not for the faint of heart. The story is engrossing and will consume you. It took me about four weeks to finish it because it's not the kind of book that one can read straight through. One puts it down to think about it, coming back after one has digested what has one read. Set against the backdrop of Napoleonic Europe, the story follows three main Russian families as they navigate the early years of the nineteenth century. Plot? Is there one? Perhaps. Perhaps not. The background history of the Napoleon Wars are what set in motion a lot of the action, especially for the male protagonists who fight in the wars. For the females it seems that love and falling in love and out of love and the passage to adulthood are what drives their stories. Our main protagonist is Pierre Bezukhov, a mirror for Tolstoy himself. The ideas Bezukhov spouts are usually the ideas Tolstoy believes in and wants you to believe in too. Pierre is the illegitimate son of a rich aristocrat. "
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    #5Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.
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    Laura Hanson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Once again they have put reviews of a variety of Alice editions together without any regard to the volume in question. This is not a pop-up, not a coloring book, does not lack illustrations, is not small, and is not specifically intended for young children. This is an annotated edition meant to inform and entertain older readers with a variety of illustrations including the black and white originals. For those who wish to know the tale behind the jokes and puzzles a must. Other readers may wish a more streamlined edition or a modern 'retelling' with colored illustrations by contemporary artists. I'm sure they'll find a review for all versions in this hodgepodge."
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    #6The Complete Fairy Tales

    The Complete Fairy Tales

    The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Lily Owens (Editor & Introduction), Arthur Rackham (Illustrator), and Hans Richter (Illustrator) is a classic children's book that features 159 famous tales.

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    Megan Kelley
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Another GORGEOUS (and affordable!) antique-book reproduction from Calla Editions by Dover-- it's lusciously illustrated with both pen and ink drawings and full-page colored plates. The other review on here, titled "disappointing" (which gives it 3 stars) is meant for a different edition--one from 2010-- 7 years before this edition was printed! In-depth details: light blue, clothbound covers; the pictoral pastedown on the front cover is black, blue and ivory; navy blue ink stampings on front cover and spine; illustrated endpapers; blank back cover. A puzzling but impressive detail is that every single page of text is printed on the same stiff, high-gloss paper typically reserved for color-plates. This is strange but great as it will hold up better over time, will resist yellowing or staining, and is acid free. Pretty cool."
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    #7The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories of the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These stories were originally published as serialized single stories in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. 

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    Xiang Wu
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a very good classic fiction book collection. I have enjoyed so many of these stories over the years, some I have even read twice. I would definitely recommend."
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    #8H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1)

    H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1)

    H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1) is an omnibus of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Invisible Man - 5 of the best novels by the Grandfather of Sci-Fi.

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    Madison Harper
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Mystery and crime is at its best with H.G. Wells greatest hits. The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Invisible Man - 5 best of collection is not to be missed featuring the stories you can never forget all combined in one massive package."
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    #9The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy
    Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy tells of the poet's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed, he will learn the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness.
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    Linda Munoz
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Dante was minor royalty but lived a sad life. He depended a lot on the kindness of strangers as he wondered through the streets of Italy. Perhaps that is how he came to write The Divine Comedy giving us our best description of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise that we will never see. A lot of soul and searching went into this book and perhaps writing it helped to keep the author sane. What privilege to be granted such insight."
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    #10Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

    Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

    Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems compiles all of Poe's tales, poems, and essays —over 125 works. Some of the most notable are The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, Lenore, The Raven, and more.

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    Karen Davis
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Of all his poems and tales, I still am a fan of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. This collection is the best of his writings. Highly recommend."

Summary

Best What are the best classic fiction book collections
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Complete Grimm's Fairy TalesBooks 36 Paid
2The Iliad and the OdysseyBooks 21 Paid
3Les MisérablesBooks 20 Paid
4War and PeaceBooks 19 Paid
5Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 10 Paid
6The Complete Fairy TalesBooks 9 Paid
7The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesBooks 7 Paid
8H.G. Wells Classic Collection (Vol. 1)Books 6 Paid
9The Divine ComedyBooks 2 Paid
10Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and PoemsBooks 1 Paid
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