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45 Novels Written in the 19th Century That Deserve a Place on the Modern Bookshelf

The fifty books on this list were all published more than a hundred years ago, and yet remain fresh and exhilarating reads. There's a temptation, of course, to mutter the names Dickens, Tolstoy, and Twain and assume you've covered the 19th century—but a deeper dive proves the novel was alive and well in the 1800s.
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Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
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Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
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The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
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Mcteague (Frank Norris)
Mcteague (Frank Norris)
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5
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage
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The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
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The Portrait of a Lady
The Portrait of a Lady
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Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
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Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling)
Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling)
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13
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
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Dracula
Dracula
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David Copperfield
David Copperfield
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Edwin A. Abbott)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Edwin A. Abbott)
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Emma
Emma
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Far From the Madding Crowd
Far From the Madding Crowd
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The Island of Doctor Moreau
The Island of Doctor Moreau
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Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
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21
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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Lorna Doone
Lorna Doone
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The Luck of Barry Lyndon (William Makepeace Thackeray)
The Luck of Barry Lyndon (William Makepeace Thackeray)
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Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
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Ton Brown's School Days (Thomas Hughes)
Ton Brown's School Days (Thomas Hughes)
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Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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29
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
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The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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Venus in Furs
Venus in Furs
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Flowers in the Mirror (Li Ruzhen)
Flowers in the Mirror (Li Ruzhen)
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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
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War and Peace
War and Peace
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