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100 Must-Read Classic Books

100 must-read classic books, as chosen by our readers (2021).
"They broke boundaries and challenged conceptions. We asked you for your must-read classics; from iconic bestsellers to lesser-known gems, these are your essential recommends." -penguin
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avg. score: 28 of 100 (28%)
required scores: 1, 15, 22, 30, 40 

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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
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Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
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Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
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The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
12
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
14
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
15
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
16
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
17
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
18
The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
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Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
20
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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21
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
22
The Go-Between (L.P. Hartley)
The Go-Between (L.P. Hartley)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
24
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
25
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
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The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
27
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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The Code of the Woosters (P.G. Wodehouse)
The Code of the Woosters (P.G. Wodehouse)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
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33
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
34
Age of Innocence (Wharton, Edith)
Age of Innocence (Wharton, Edith)
35
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
36
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
37
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
38
The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
39
Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
40
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
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