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Mandatory Novels Every Bookworm/English Major Should Read

This list includes fiction (of varying genres), poetry, and children's/young adult novels (plus one non-fiction). These picks are based on the popularity of the books in question, their historical/cultural significance, and their literary value.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh
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The Illiad
The Illiad
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
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Beowulf
Beowulf
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The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
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The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
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Journey to the West (Wu Cheng'en)
Journey to the West (Wu Cheng'en)
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Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
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Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)
Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)
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Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
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MacBeth (William Shakespeare)
MacBeth (William Shakespeare)
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Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
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Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Paradise Lost (John Milton)
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The Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
The Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
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Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
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Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
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Candide (Voltaire)
Candide (Voltaire)
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Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
20
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
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Don Juan (Lord Byron)
Don Juan (Lord Byron)
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The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
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Faust (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
Faust (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
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Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
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The Deerslayer (James Fenimore Cooper)
The Deerslayer (James Fenimore Cooper)
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A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
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The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
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Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
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The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
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Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
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Grimms's Fairy Tales
Grimms's Fairy Tales
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