What are the best Collins Classics books?

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    #1The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the first book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which tells the story of Dorothy and her dog named Toto after they find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. 

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    Henry Jordan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I first saw the movie and then read the book! It's really interesting and different. You should read it, the book is always better than the movie, after all."
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    #2North and South

    North and South
    North and South is a historical fiction book written by Elizabeth Gaskell which is set in the Industrial Revolution telling the life of Margaret Hale forced to leave south to go to Milton in the north of England. 
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    William Murphy
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "North and South is a book by Elizabeth Gaskell and available for $11.68. It is the story of Magaret Hall and how she leaves the south to Milton in the North of England. The story raises many questions about social authority and obedience. This fits the topic nicely. "
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    #3Wuthering Heights (Collins Classics)

    Wuthering Heights (Collins Classics)

    Wuthering Heights is a romance fiction novel by Emily Bronte which revolves around the doomed love story of landlord Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. This novel is said to be Bronte's one of the unique gothic novels. 

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    Juan Baltazar
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is a great and classic book. In my opinion this is a must read or any book lover. This is a timeless, wonderfully written American classic. Highly recommended for any book lover!"
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    #4Jane Eyre (Collins Classics)

    Jane Eyre (Collins Classics)

    Jane Eyre is a historical fiction novel by Charlotte Bronte which centers on orphan Jane who is treated badly by her relatives and eventually sent away to a cruel boarding school but then becomes a governess at Thornfield. 

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    Benjamín Meléndez
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This is a classic and a must read for many. You really can't go wrong with this choice."
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    #5The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Collins Classics)

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Collins Classics)

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a historical fiction novel written by Victor Hugo which centes on the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame cathedral named Quasimodo and his dedication to gypsy dancer La Esmeralda.

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    Gloria Reynolds
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with the classics! And The Hunchback of Notre-Dame certainly is a classic - it exists in multiple forms, even a Disney film. That said, your appreciation of this Collins Classic will depend on your personal taste; do you like gothic romance with more than a bit of tragedy? Then this is for you - and no one can deny that it is exquisitely written."
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    #6Inferno (La Divina Commedia)

    Inferno (La Divina Commedia)

    Inferno is by Dante Alighieri is a medieval poem written in the common vernacular of the time which started on Good Friday in the year of 1300 wherein he encounters the ghost of the poet Virgil.

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    George Carr
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Inferno is one of my favorite books from the Collins Classics series. It's worth a read especially since you can get it for less than $2 on Amazon in either kindle or paperback. "
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    #7Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Raymond Torres
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Definitely Frankenstein should be one of the best Collins Classics books like Notre Dame or Dracula. It is really hard to pick one of them to consider as the best. You should definitely read all of these books anyway. I also love the movies that are made based on this book."
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    #8A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    A Little Princess is a classic young adult novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett which centers on little girl Sara who's father spends too much to fulfill her wishes but something horrible happens leaving her to deal with horrible circumstances. 

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    Olivia Hernandez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is such a great story that makes me cry every time. It's well written (though very much of its time) and you'll fall completely in love with this girl."
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    #9Shirley

    Shirley

    Shirley written by Charlotte Bronte centers on a complex love story between four people in 1849 wherein Robert wants to marry Shirley for her money but he is in love with his cousin Caroline while Shirley is in love with Robert's brother.

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    Frances Ryan
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "They call them "classics" for a reason, and this book lives up to its category. It's not an easy read, as it includes a lot of historical references. But it's a compelling story. "
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    #10Jo's Boys (Collins Classics)

    Jo's Boys (Collins Classics)

    Jo's Boys is the final book in the Little Women trilogy written by Louisa May Alcott which follows centers on a Plumfield school in New England, which is still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhae. 

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    Jerry Hughes
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is part of the series of books I'm looking for. I don't know this particular story, so this would be a good opportunity to read something new. It doesn't have any user reviews, so I don't know for sure if this will be a great book for me, but as a part of this series, it is likely worth a shot."

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Best What are the best Collins Classics books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Wonderful Wizard of OzBooks 30 Paid
2North and SouthBooks 29 Paid
3Wuthering Heights (Collins Classics)Books 27 Paid
4Jane Eyre (Collins Classics)Books 26 Paid
5The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Collins Classics)Books 24 Paid
6Inferno (La Divina Commedia)Books 23 Paid
7FrankensteinBooks 20 Paid
8A Little PrincessBooks 19 Paid
9ShirleyBooks 17 Paid
10Jo's Boys (Collins Classics)Books 17 Paid
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