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Classic Books You Should Read

These are classic works of literature, which is to say novels and short stories you should read at some point.
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The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
3
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
4
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
5
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
6
The Children of the New Forest (Captain Marryat)
The Children of the New Forest (Captain Marryat)
7
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
8
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
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9
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
10
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
11
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
12
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
13
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
14
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
15
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
16
Women in Love (D.H. Lawrence)
Women in Love (D.H. Lawrence)
17
Jamaica Inn (Daphne Du Maurier)
Jamaica Inn (Daphne Du Maurier)
18
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)
19
Charlotte's Web (E. B. White)
Charlotte's Web (E. B. White)
20
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
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21
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
22
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
23
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
24
Never Cry Wolf (Farley Mowat)
Never Cry Wolf (Farley Mowat)
25
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
26
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
27
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
28
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
29
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
30
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
31
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
32
Homage to Catalonia (George Orwell)
Homage to Catalonia (George Orwell)
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33
Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell)
Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell)
34
Brighton Rock (Graham Greene)
Brighton Rock (Graham Greene)
35
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
36
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
37
Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami)
Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami)
38
Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
39
The Ambassadors (Henry James)
The Ambassadors (Henry James)
40
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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