1. The Time Machine by H.G.Wells This short novel explores remarkable social and philosophical implications.
2, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Austen develops a number of significant themes--particularly the relationship between manners and morals-- which go far beyond any of the attempts to create cinematic versions of the book.
3. Persuasion by Jane Austen If members feel that the above nomination is overly familiar this wonderful autumnal book--the final complete novel Austen wrote--is a magnificent study of inner suffering which also develops her favourite morals/manners theme.