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Essential Books to Read

These are them! The most essential, foundational, near-inescapable books you have just got to read in your lifetime.
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Absalom, Absalom!
Absalom, Absalom!
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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The Aeneid (Virgil)
The Aeneid (Virgil)
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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The Ambassadors
The Ambassadors
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An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights (Anonymous)
The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights (Anonymous)
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
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The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
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The Awakening
The Awakening
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Babbitt
Babbitt
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The Beautiful and Damned (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Beautiful and Damned (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Berlin Alexander-Platz
Berlin Alexander-Platz
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The Betrothed
The Betrothed
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Bleak House
Bleak House
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Blindness (Jose Saramago)
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
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Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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The Book of Disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)
The Book of Disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)
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Book of Job
Book of Job
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The Bostan of Saadi
The Bostan of Saadi
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The Bostonians
The Bostonians
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
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The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov
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Buddenbrooks
Buddenbrooks
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Call It Sleep
Call It Sleep
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The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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Candide
Candide
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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
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The Castle (Franz Kafka)
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
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Cat's Cradle
Cat's Cradle
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