10 Books to Recreate Literature

After the literature apocalypse, only 10 books will remain. From these books will come all we know about literature, and so from these literature will be rebuilt. Which 10 should they be?

Please vote for 10 LITERARY books only. Please vote for individual books rather than anthologies ("Othello" not "Riverside Shakespeare")--collections of lyric verse by a single author are permitted ("View with a Grain of Sand" rather than "World Poetry"). Please consider practical elements (e.g., recreating genres) as well as your own excellent taste.

Please look at the list carefully before voting. Don't dilute your vote by entering a different edition of the same book (e.g., "Odyssey" translated by Lombardo rather than by Pope). If you have preferences in translations or editions, please address it in the comments.
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