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Film Adaptations: 50 Books You Must Read

Must-read books with film adaptations. The source article in "The Guardian" gives capsule summaries of each book's merits.
Please note that Different Seasons "has inspired not one but three great films: The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, and Apt Pupil".
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from theguardian.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 13 of 50 (25%)
required scores: 1, 6, 10, 13, 18 

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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
3
A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines)
A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines)
4
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
5
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
6
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
7
Brighton Rock (Graham Greene)
Brighton Rock (Graham Greene)
8
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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9
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
10
Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories (Annie Proulx)
Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories (Annie Proulx)
11
Devil in a Blue Dress
Devil in a Blue Dress
12
Different Seasons (Stephen King)
Different Seasons (Stephen King)
13
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)
14
Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
15
Empire of the Sun (J. G. Ballard)
Empire of the Sun (J. G. Ballard)
16
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
17
Get Shorty (Elmore Leonard)
Get Shorty (Elmore Leonard)
18
Goldfinger (Ian Fleming)
Goldfinger (Ian Fleming)
19
Goodfellas (Nicholas Pileggi)
Goodfellas (Nicholas Pileggi)
20
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
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21
Jaws (Peter Benchley)
Jaws (Peter Benchley)
22
LA Confidential (James Ellroy)
LA Confidential (James Ellroy)
23
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Choderlos De Laclos)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Choderlos De Laclos)
24
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
25
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
26
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
27
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
28
Orlando (Virginia Woolf)
Orlando (Virginia Woolf)
29
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
30
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
31
Schindler's Ark (Thomas Keneally)
Schindler's Ark (Thomas Keneally)
32
Sin City
Sin City
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33
Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
34
The Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham)
The Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham)
35
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
36
The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
37
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
38
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
39
The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
40
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
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