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70 Years; 70 Books: Novels and Stories

Our maverick English Teacher looks at his upcoming 70th birthday and then lists 70 novels and story collections that he remembers reading with great pleasure. Some were assigned reading from college days long past, some are major works that he has taught as well as read, and some are personal reading remembered as having a profound effect on him, or just being extremely enjoyable. Our compiler made no effort to edit or impose any meaning on the list; he thought of 70 books he liked and then stopped.
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made by James Nelson
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Alas, Babylon (Pat Frank)
Alas, Babylon (Pat Frank)
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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
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All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)
All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)
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August 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
August 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Background to Danger (Ambler)
Background to Danger (Ambler)
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The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
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Best of R.A. Lafferty (R.A. Lafferty)
Best of R.A. Lafferty (R.A. Lafferty)
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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
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A Burnt Out Case (Greene)
A Burnt Out Case (Greene)
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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
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Carrion Comfort (Simmons)
Carrion Comfort (Simmons)
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13
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Cause for Alarm (Ambler)
Cause for Alarm (Ambler)
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The Ceremonies (T. E. D. Klein)
The Ceremonies (T. E. D. Klein)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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A Coffin for Dimitrios (Ambler)
A Coffin for Dimitrios (Ambler)
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Collected Stories Richard Matheson (Matheson)
Collected Stories Richard Matheson (Matheson)
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The Comedians (Greene)
The Comedians (Greene)
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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
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The Dance of Genghis Cohn (Gary)
The Dance of Genghis Cohn (Gary)
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Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison)
Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison)
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Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol)
Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol)
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Death in Venice (Thomas Mann)
Death in Venice (Thomas Mann)
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The Diary of a Madman (Nikolai Gogol)
The Diary of a Madman (Nikolai Gogol)
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The Doctor Is Sick (Anthony Burgess)
The Doctor Is Sick (Anthony Burgess)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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Dubliners (Joyce)
Dubliners (Joyce)
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Dying Inside (Silverberg)
Dying Inside (Silverberg)
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Eight Million Ways to Die
Eight Million Ways to Die
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Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
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The First Circle (Solzhenitsyn)
The First Circle (Solzhenitsyn)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Greek Passion (Kazantzakis)
The Greek Passion (Kazantzakis)
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The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
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Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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Hell House (Richard Matheson)
Hell House (Richard Matheson)
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The Howling Man (Charles Beaumont)
The Howling Man (Charles Beaumont)
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The Hungry Moon (Ramsey Campbell)
The Hungry Moon (Ramsey Campbell)
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L. A. Quartet (Ellroy)
L. A. Quartet (Ellroy)
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