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The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
2
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
3
Nights at the Circus (Angela Carter)
Nights at the Circus (Angela Carter)
4
Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence)
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5
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
6
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
7
Never Mind (Edward St Aubyn)
Never Mind (Edward St Aubyn)
8
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
9
The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
10
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
11
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe)
12
The Power and the Glory (Greene, Graham)
The Power and the Glory (Greene, Graham)
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13
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Patricia Highsmith)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Patricia Highsmith)
14
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
15
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
16
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
17
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
18
A House for Mr Biswas (V. S. Naipaul)
A House for Mr Biswas (V. S. Naipaul)
19
The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald)
The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald)
20
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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21
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
22
Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee)
Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee)
23
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
24
A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
25
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
26
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
27
Housekeeping (Marilynne Robinson)
Housekeeping (Marilynne Robinson)
28
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
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29
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
30
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
31
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
32
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
33
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
34
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
35
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
36
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
37
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
38
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
39
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
40
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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