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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.14 — 498,724 ratings — published 1866
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.22 — 1,903,131 ratings — published 2003
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Don Quixote Don Quixote (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.80 — 214,802 ratings — published 1605
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.74 — 370,500 ratings — published 1915
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.93 — 471,976 ratings — published 1942
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Anna Karenina Anna Karenina (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.01 — 426,043 ratings — published 1877
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The Odyssey The Odyssey (Paperback)
by (shelved 40 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.68 — 777,204 ratings — published 2003
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The God of Small Things The God of Small Things (Hardcover)
by (shelved 37 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.89 — 212,047 ratings — published 1997
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The Brothers Karamazov The Brothers Karamazov (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.28 — 270,197 ratings — published 1880
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Siddhartha Siddhartha (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.96 — 422,626 ratings — published 1922
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The Little Prince The Little Prince (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.23 — 631,165 ratings — published 1899
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The Trial The Trial (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.99 — 173,147 ratings — published 2015
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Madame Bovary Madame Bovary (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.62 — 203,073 ratings — published 1857
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War and Peace War and Peace (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.08 — 299,542 ratings — published 1869
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A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.31 — 907,144 ratings — published 2007
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Les Misérables Les Misérables (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.09 — 806,469 ratings — published 1862
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.85 — 700,061 ratings — published 1955
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The Iliad The Iliad (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 286,435 ratings — published -850
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.94 — 175,719 ratings — published 1831
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,098,556 ratings — published 1949
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The House of the Spirits The House of the Spirits (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.18 — 151,672 ratings — published 1982
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The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.16 — 734,391 ratings — published 1844
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Norwegian Wood Norwegian Wood (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.03 — 213,444 ratings — published 1987
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The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.08 — 237,689 ratings — published 1980
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,308,196 ratings — published 1847
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The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.34 — 165,550 ratings — published 1966
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,022,443 ratings — published 1813
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Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)
by (shelved 21 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.96 — 126,012 ratings — published 1304
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Candide Candide (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.74 — 179,964 ratings — published 1759
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A Doll's House A Doll's House (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.64 — 69,579 ratings — published 1879
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Kafka on the Shore Kafka on the Shore (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.13 — 212,487 ratings — published 2002
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.19 — 179,576 ratings — published 1994
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The Three Musketeers The Three Musketeers (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.04 — 251,628 ratings — published 1844
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,918,735 ratings — published 1945
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.94 — 1,151,500 ratings — published 1931
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.27 — 691,454 ratings — published 1958
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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.03 — 720,877 ratings — published 1890
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.77 — 837,499 ratings — published 1859
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Notes from Underground Notes from Underground (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as world-literature)
avg rating 4.16 — 99,052 ratings — published 1864
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.77 — 2,138,320 ratings — published 1951
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as world-literature)
avg rating 3.80 — 996,015 ratings — published 1847
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Europa Edition Books
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“The obsession with past trauma refracts World Lit’s sense of belatedness, even when the genre advertises its contemporaneity. You can argue that we’re still haunted by Hiroshima or the Holocaust, that people refuse to speak about this haunting — kind of the way they refuse to care about the novel. Past horrors, unlike contemporary ones, also tend to be events liberal readers agree about. But they displace the contemporary world, locating politics always elsewhere, in some distant geography and irrecoverable past. Present day confusions and controversies are neglected or sentimentalized.”
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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.”
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