1. Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated by John Ormsby, with illustrations by Gustave Dore
2. Idylls of the King / Alfred Tennyson
3. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel, by Francois Rabelais
4. The Divine Comedy: The Vision of Hell,
5. The Divine Comedy: The Vision of Purgatory
6. The Divine Comedy: The Vision of Paradise
7. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner / Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; illustrated by Gustave Doré 
8. The Raven / Edgar Allan Poe
9. Paradise Lost / John Milton 
10. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations
Doré was born in Strasbourg and his first illustrated story was published at the age of fifteen. Doré began work as a literary illustrator in Paris. Doré commissions include works by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante. In 1853 Doré was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. In 1863, Doré illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his illustrations of the knight and his squire Sancho Panza have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. Doré also illustrated an oversized edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", an endeavor that earned him 30,000 francs from publisher Harper & Brothers in 1883.
Doré's English Bible  was a great success, and in 1867 Doré had a major exhibition of his work in London. This exhibition led to the foundation of the Doré Gallery in New Bond Street. In 1869, Blanchard Jerrold, the son of Douglas William Jerrold, suggested that they work together to produce a comprehensive portrait of London. Jerrold had gotten the idea from The Microcosm of London produced by Rudolph Ackermann, William Pyne, and Thomas Rowlandson in 1808. Doré signed a five-year project with the publishers Grant & Co that involved his staying in London for three months a year. He was paid the vast sum of £10,000 a year for his work.