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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 73 times as academic)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,185,473 ratings — published 1960
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The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto (Paperback)
by (shelved 70 times as academic)
avg rating 3.50 — 114,451 ratings — published 1848
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Orientalism Orientalism (Paperback)
by (shelved 70 times as academic)
avg rating 4.07 — 29,333 ratings — published 1978
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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 65 times as academic)
avg rating 3.73 — 1,975,193 ratings — published 1595
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as academic)
avg rating 3.64 — 2,083,644 ratings — published 1954
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as academic)
avg rating 3.88 — 3,423,007 ratings — published 1925
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The Prince The Prince (Paperback)
by (shelved 63 times as academic)
avg rating 3.77 — 277,613 ratings — published 1513
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as academic)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,873,274 ratings — published 1937
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The Republic The Republic (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as academic)
avg rating 3.90 — 218,013 ratings — published -380
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as academic)
avg rating 3.85 — 2,399,110 ratings — published 1945
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The Odyssey The Odyssey (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as academic)
avg rating 3.71 — 923,339 ratings — published -800
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Hamlet Hamlet (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as academic)
avg rating 3.99 — 701,264 ratings — published 1600
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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 49 times as academic)
avg rating 4.17 — 76,460 ratings — published 1918
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Frankenstein Frankenstein (Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as academic)
avg rating 3.74 — 1,113,524 ratings — published 1818
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as academic)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,708,677 ratings — published 1951
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Macbeth Macbeth (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as academic)
avg rating 3.88 — 659,511 ratings — published 1606
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Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as academic)
avg rating 4.25 — 36,901 ratings — published 1968
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Beowulf Beowulf (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as academic)
avg rating 3.39 — 216,297 ratings — published 975
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as academic)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,747,125 ratings — published 1949
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Thinking, Fast and Slow Thinking, Fast and Slow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 39 times as academic)
avg rating 4.07 — 423,920 ratings — published 2011
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as academic)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,616,192 ratings — published 1947
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A Brief History of Time A Brief History of Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as academic)
avg rating 4.12 — 328,373 ratings — published 1987
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The Origin of Species The Origin of Species (Hardcover)
by (shelved 37 times as academic)
avg rating 3.96 — 160,521 ratings — published 1859
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as academic)
avg rating 3.36 — 716,601 ratings — published 1850
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Black Skin, White Masks Black Skin, White Masks (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as academic)
avg rating 4.25 — 15,827 ratings — published 1952
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The Giver The Giver (Unknown Binding)
by (shelved 34 times as academic)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,729,881 ratings — published 1993
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A People's History of the United States A People's History of the United States (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as academic)
avg rating 4.07 — 302,605 ratings — published 1980
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as academic)
avg rating 3.96 — 1,489,337 ratings — published 1932
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Simulacra and Simulation Simulacra and Simulation (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as academic)
avg rating 3.99 — 17,763 ratings — published 1981
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The Social Contract The Social Contract (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as academic)
avg rating 3.76 — 55,571 ratings — published 1762
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as academic)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,748,902 ratings — published 1813
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as academic)
avg rating 3.93 — 766,093 ratings — published 1953
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The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as academic)
avg rating 3.47 — 233,732 ratings — published 1390
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Leviathan Leviathan (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as academic)
avg rating 3.66 — 64,065 ratings — published 1651
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as academic)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,205,550 ratings — published 1884
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The Iliad The Iliad (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as academic)
avg rating 3.81 — 374,448 ratings — published -800
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A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as academic)
avg rating 3.94 — 456,278 ratings — published 1595
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Othello Othello (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as academic)
avg rating 3.87 — 334,029 ratings — published 1603
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Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as academic)
avg rating 3.41 — 379,421 ratings — published 1899
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as academic)
avg rating 4.09 — 1,673,816 ratings — published 1847
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Mythologies Mythologies (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as academic)
avg rating 4.12 — 21,923 ratings — published 1957
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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 28 times as academic)
avg rating 3.60 — 303,613 ratings — published 1958
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