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1984 by George Orwell
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
The Bell by Iris Murdoch
Candide by Voltaire
Carpenter's Gothic by William Gaddis
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
City of God by E. L. Doctorow
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevksy
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
A Death in the Family by James Agee
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
The Divine Comedy Volume I: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri (translated by Mark Musa)
Dubliners by James Joyce
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
Emma by Jane Austen
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
El Filibusterismo by José Rizal
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club) by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
Herzog by Saul Bellow
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Howards End by E. M. Forster
Ironweed by William Kennedy
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy: I. The Wreath, II. The Wife, III. The Cross by Sigrid Undset
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Mary Chesnut's Diary by Mary Boykin Chesnut
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (includes The Loss of the Ship Essex and In the Heart of the Sea)
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
My House in Umbria by William Trevor
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
The Odyssey by Homer
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
On the Road the Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac
The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club) by Charles Dickens
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Vivisector by Patrick White
The Voss by Patrick White
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Who Would Have Thought It? by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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