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Great World Literature

These 100 books represent some of the best English language books in world literature. These are not your standard 'Western' classics; instead these are classics, modern or well-established, that give us a window into the rest of the world, armchair traveling at its best.
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The Woman in the Dunes Kobo Abe
The Woman in the Dunes Kobo Abe
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Kokoro
Kokoro
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
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Hawaii (Hawaii)
Hawaii (Hawaii)
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The Farming of Bones
The Farming of Bones
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Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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The Bridge of Beyond
The Bridge of Beyond
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Labyrinths
Labyrinths
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A Jangada De Pedra 1986/ the Stone Raft 1994
A Jangada De Pedra 1986/ the Stone Raft 1994
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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
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Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible
Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible
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The African Queen
The African Queen
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier ( Sierra Leone)
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier ( Sierra Leone)
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Nectar in a Sieve
Nectar in a Sieve
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Pavane, Keith Roberts (1968)
Pavane, Keith Roberts (1968)
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Train to Pakistan
Train to Pakistan
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
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A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
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And the Mountains Echoed
And the Mountains Echoed
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Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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Mexico, James Michener
Mexico, James Michener
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Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
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Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me, Ultima
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A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
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A Town Like Alice (Nevil Shute)
A Town Like Alice (Nevil Shute)
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The Chosen
The Chosen
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Pomegranate Soup, Marsha Mehran
Pomegranate Soup, Marsha Mehran
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Eva Luna
Eva Luna
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The English Patient
The English Patient
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Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek
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