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BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

Leading writers, curators and critics to choose 100 genre-busting novels that have had an impact on their lives, and this is the result.
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
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Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
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Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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Small Island (Andrea Levy)
Small Island (Andrea Levy)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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9
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
10
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
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Forever
Forever
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
14
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
15
Riders
Riders
16
The Far Pavilions (M. M. Kaye)
The Far Pavilions (M. M. Kaye)
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The Forty Rules of Love (Elif Shafak)
The Forty Rules of Love (Elif Shafak)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
19
The Passion
The Passion
20
The Slaves of Solitude (Patrick Hamilton)
The Slaves of Solitude (Patrick Hamilton)
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21
City of Bohane (Kevin Barry)
City of Bohane (Kevin Barry)
22
Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
24
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
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Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
26
Mr. Standfast (John Buchan)
Mr. Standfast (John Buchan)
27
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
28
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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Aubrey/Maturin Series
Aubrey/Maturin Series
30
Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)
Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)
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A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
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Astonishing the Gods (Ben Okri)
Astonishing the Gods (Ben Okri)
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33
Dune (Frank Herbert)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
36
Chronicles of Narnia (C S Lewis)
Chronicles of Narnia (C S Lewis)
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Discworld Series (Terry Pratchett)
Discworld Series (Terry Pratchett)
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Earthsea (Earthsea Series)
Earthsea (Earthsea Series)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
40
Sandman (Neil Gaiman)
Sandman (Neil Gaiman)
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