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Alternative "Classics" : Books That Aren't on Most Lists of Classics, but Should Be

The title says it all: 100 books that are classics of their kind, but are seldom listed as such here. Our compiler arbitrarily set the list at 100 to keep it manageable, and limited himself to only 1 book per author.
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made by James Nelson
avg. score: 5 of 100 (5%)
required scores: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Dario Fo)
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Dario Fo)
2
Advise and Consent (Allen Drury)
Advise and Consent (Allen Drury)
3
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
4
All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
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5
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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Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin, Trans. Michael Hoffman)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin, Trans. Michael Hoffman)
7
The Big Clock (Kenneth Fearing)
The Big Clock (Kenneth Fearing)
8
The Big Nowhere
The Big Nowhere
9
Billiards at Half-Past Nine (Heinrich Böll)
Billiards at Half-Past Nine (Heinrich Böll)
10
Bratsk Station (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)
Bratsk Station (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)
11
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
12
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
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13
A Coffin for Dimitrios (Ambler)
A Coffin for Dimitrios (Ambler)
14
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
15
The Comedians (Graham Greene)
The Comedians (Graham Greene)
16
Company (Samuel Beckett)
Company (Samuel Beckett)
17
Cosmicomics (Italo Calvino)
Cosmicomics (Italo Calvino)
18
The Country Wife (William Wycherley)
The Country Wife (William Wycherley)
19
Dangling Man (Saul Bellow)
Dangling Man (Saul Bellow)
20
The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth)
The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth)
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21
Death of an Expert Witness (P.D. James)
Death of an Expert Witness (P.D. James)
22
The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed
23
Doomsday Book (Willis)
Doomsday Book (Willis)
24
The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster)
The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster)
25
Dying Inside (Robert Silverberg)
Dying Inside (Robert Silverberg)
26
The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
27
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
28
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (Philip K. Dick)
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (Philip K. Dick)
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29
From Russia With Love (Fleming)
From Russia With Love (Fleming)
30
Gentleman's Agreement
Gentleman's Agreement
31
Georg Büchner (Norton Critical Editions)
Georg Büchner (Norton Critical Editions)
32
Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
33
The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett)
The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett)
34
The Go-Between (L.P. Hartley)
The Go-Between (L.P. Hartley)
35
The Greek Passion (Kazantzakis)
The Greek Passion (Kazantzakis)
36
Hell House (Richard Marheson)
Hell House (Richard Marheson)
37
House of Cards (Michael Dobbs)
House of Cards (Michael Dobbs)
38
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Charles Yu)
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Charles Yu)
39
I Married a Dead Man
I Married a Dead Man
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In the First Circle (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
In the First Circle (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
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