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Top 50 Greatest Novels of All Time

These are the greatest novels ever written. These are not my personal favorites. However, it is a list of books I HAVE READ that I find to be the most important, influential, meaningful, iconic, successful, and entertaining. This list does not include short stories like A Tell Tale Heart or illustrated children's books like The Cat in the Hat. Plays, however, are under consideration, so Shakespeare is likely to be included. What can be called novellas, such as The Pearl or A Christmas Carol, can also be included.
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Hamlet
Hamlet
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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
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Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
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Christmas Carol, the Chimes, & the Cricket on the Hearth (Charles Dickens)
Christmas Carol, the Chimes, & the Cricket on the Hearth (Charles Dickens)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
12
The Pearl
The Pearl
13
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
14
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
16
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Westing Game
The Westing Game
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Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows
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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
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Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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21
Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz
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Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
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The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
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Harry Potter
Harry Potter
25
2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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Old Man and the Sea
Old Man and the Sea
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Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
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Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
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Little House in the Big Woods
Little House in the Big Woods
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S.Lewis)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S.Lewis)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events Series (Lemony Snicket)
A Series of Unfortunate Events Series (Lemony Snicket)
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The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
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The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
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The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
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Caddie Woodlawn
Caddie Woodlawn
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The Good Thief (Hannah Tinti)
The Good Thief (Hannah Tinti)
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Freak the Mighty
Freak the Mighty
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