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50 by 50

A list of 50 classic books that I want to read before I turn 50. Some are specific books that I wanted to read, whilst others were more to do with the author and a matter of choosing something from them.
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made by Kerryn
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The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
2
The Tempest
The Tempest
3
Richard III (William Shakespeare)
Richard III (William Shakespeare)
4
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
5
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
6
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
7
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
8
The Moonstone
The Moonstone
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9
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
10
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
11
Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)
Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)
12
Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
13
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
14
Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
15
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
16
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
17
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
18
Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe)
Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe)
19
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
20
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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21
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
22
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
23
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
24
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
25
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
26
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
27
Dubliners (James Joyce)
Dubliners (James Joyce)
28
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
29
Faust
Faust
30
Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskell)
31
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving)
32
Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle
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33
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
34
The Island of Dr. Moreau (H. G. Wells)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (H. G. Wells)
35
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
36
The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K. Chesterton)
The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K. Chesterton)
37
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
38
Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
39
A Room With a View (E.M. Forster)
A Room With a View (E.M. Forster)
40
Howard's End (E.M. Forster)
Howard's End (E.M. Forster)
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