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Horace Walpole's Gothic classic holds up well, although it lacks bite. Read in May 2013.

Synopsis From Goodreads: On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances.

D.H. Lawrence's notorious novel is still salacious. Read in March-April 2013.

Front cover of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' by DH Lawrence, designed by Stephen Russ, published by Penguin, Museum no. LOAN:PENGUIN BOOKS - Controversial book: Penguin acquitted from publishing it, which marked a turning point in Britihs censorship laws.

The book that launched a dozen sci-fi/horror films... Read in March 2013.

Wells - The Island of Dr. Moreau - for those who are tired of only reading Wells' "War of the Worlds". Equally thought-provoking and philosophical

Fantastic guide to Paris and source of Lost Generation gossip. Read in January 2013.

You know me and books. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway. Absolutely amazing descriptions about Paris in such an essential age for American writers.

Readable Paris-set tale. Read in November 2012.

Le Pere Goriot by Balzac. A masterpiece. Life in Paris, the middle-class (bourgeois) and the upper class, the greed and the lust for fame and glamour.