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These 9 novels are "the better of the best"—great writing through essentially the most magnificent literary minds of the 18th and nineteenth centuries.

Samuel Johnson's biography of Richard Savage increases the lifetime of a scoundrel to the extent of serious paintings; George Eliot profoundly encouraged Henry James along with her horror tale, The Lifted Veil; Le Fanu writes a "sinister yet gracious" supernatural Gothic; Nightmare Abbey is Thomas Love Peacock's satire on his buddies, the Romantic poets Shelley, Coleridge, and Byron.

These, with different brief novels during this assortment, characterize the top of accomplishment of their genre.

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