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The Independent (UK) : Forty Books to Read Before You Die

List and discussion from The Independent (UK): https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/books-best-greatest-read-before-you-die-classic-novels-literature-austen-orwell-dickens-mantel-a9255191.html'
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Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
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Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
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The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
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Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Dune (Frank Herbert)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
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The Code of the Woosters (P.G. Wodehouse)
The Code of the Woosters (P.G. Wodehouse)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick.)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick.)
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
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Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
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Middlemarch (George Eliot)
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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Dangerous Liaisons (Pierre Choderlos De Laclos)
Dangerous Liaisons (Pierre Choderlos De Laclos)
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100 Years of Solitude
100 Years of Solitude
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The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
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Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
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The Leopard (1957)
The Leopard (1957)
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