Editor's top 10 classics (pre-20th century)

1.   Robert Louis StevensonKidnapped

2.   Thomas HardyThe Mayor of Casterbridge

3.   Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White

4.   Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

5.   Jane AustenPride and Prejudice

6.   Emily BrontëWuthering Heights

7.   Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

8.   Elizabeth GaskellCranford

9.   Charles DickensGreat Expectations

10.  Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray