Most Influential Novels

Shamelessly stealing the ideas of Michael S Hart in his 1978 book "The 100: the most influential people in history", here is an attempt to list some of the most influential novels. Not the best, not the greatest, not my favourite ones. Ones that have been influential, on the public, on society, on other writers. But I need help, to add ones I've missed, to put them in order, and to clarify why these books, some of which are not very good, have been so influential. The word to remember, influential.
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40 books · 19 voters · list created January 2nd, 2013 by Phillip Kay (votes) .
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