I'll nominate "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. I don't think I've ever actually read the book, despite having seen and heard numerous adaptions.
Also James Hilton's "Good-bye, Mr. Chips". Well worth reading. [Whoops - still in copyright in the UK (James Hilton died in 1954) and probably in the US (published in 1934). Out of copyright in Canada, of course. Nomination withdrawn.]
Last edited by pdurrant; 04-21-2010 at 12:20 PM.
Reason: Withdrawing nomination for "Good-bye, Mr. Chips".