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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.23 — 2,963,841 ratings — published 1960
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1984 1984 (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 2,073,930 ratings — published 1949
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 73 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.77 — 2,109,615 ratings — published 1951
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 72 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.85 — 2,606,633 ratings — published 1925
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 67 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.61 — 1,602,428 ratings — published 1954
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 65 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,893,084 ratings — published 1945
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.80 — 1,465,558 ratings — published 1937
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Catch-22 Catch-22 (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.96 — 767,844 ratings — published 1961
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Hardcover)
by (shelved 46 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.99 — 471,946 ratings — published 1953
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.94 — 1,135,464 ratings — published 1931
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A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.95 — 623,103 ratings — published 1962
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.85 — 689,992 ratings — published 1955
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.02 — 1,032,862 ratings — published 1968
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.67 — 335,160 ratings — published 1955
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The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.99 — 590,287 ratings — published 1985
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 30 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.95 — 135,477 ratings — published 1939
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.66 — 501,380 ratings — published 1952
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.95 — 550,807 ratings — published 1964
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The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe) The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
by (shelved 27 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.21 — 2,049,857 ratings — published 1937
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Rebecca Rebecca (ebook)
by (shelved 24 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.23 — 104,940 ratings — published 1938
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Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.99 — 101,455 ratings — published 1944
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.91 — 173,385 ratings — published 1958
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.31 — 466,730 ratings — published 1952
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The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.83 — 368,524 ratings — published 1926
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.93 — 466,183 ratings — published 1942
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,909,931 ratings — published 1947
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.35 — 1,341,998 ratings — published 2005
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A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.78 — 250,186 ratings — published 1929
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The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.95 — 202,468 ratings — published 1931
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.14 — 471,939 ratings — published 1982
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Watership Down Watership Down (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.02 — 340,004 ratings — published 1972
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.22 — 1,878,339 ratings — published 2002
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.77 — 1,396,948 ratings — published 1988
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.94 — 604,398 ratings — published 2006
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.26 — 1,047,367 ratings — published 1936
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.02 — 517,531 ratings — published 1965
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Ulysses Ulysses (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.69 — 179,224 ratings — published 1920
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Breakfast of Champions Breakfast of Champions (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.09 — 228,959 ratings — published 1973
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The Giver (The Giver, #1) The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,444,893 ratings — published 1993
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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.45 — 144,047 ratings — published 1949
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The Princess Bride The Princess Bride (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.24 — 819,849 ratings — published 1973
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A Confederacy of Dunces A Confederacy of Dunces (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.87 — 213,633 ratings — published 1980
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Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.05 — 1,479,126 ratings — published 1997
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.84 — 122,080 ratings — published 1933
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The whole purpose of the construction of The Bridge of Silver Wings was to provide
“The whole purpose of the construction of The Bridge of Silver Wings was to provide a path leading to The River of Winged Dreams, or to serve as a resting place until the river’s deeper and truer nature revealed itself.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Aldous Huxley
“-make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere; that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being...”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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