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The 10 Essential Penguin Classics

Become well-read in a few weeks (or less) with this minimalist list from Penguin! I stumbled across it while looking for recommended translations of "The Castle" by Kafka. Ranked in descending order.
The source article features "Why It's a Classic" and "What It Influenced" notes for each work.
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Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
2
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
3
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
4
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
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5
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
6
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
7
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
8
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles)
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles)
9
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
10
Inferno (Dante Alighieri)
Inferno (Dante Alighieri)
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