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20 Books Every Smart Person Should Read

'Because Some Classics Just Shouldn't Be Skipped.' Some classics are definitely worth the read, even if they seem intimidating. This list contains books that can help you expand your vocabulary, change your worldview, and even become smarter.
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Pale Fire
Pale Fire
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The Tempest
The Tempest
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Middlesex (Michigan)
Middlesex (Michigan)
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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The Collected Short Stories of Eudora Welty
The Collected Short Stories of Eudora Welty
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Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
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Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
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Howl (1955) - Allen Ginsberg
Howl (1955) - Allen Ginsberg
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
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On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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Underworld
Underworld
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Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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The Art of War
The Art of War
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Ulysses
Ulysses
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Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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