Popular Allegory Books

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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 301 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.86 — 2,470,631 ratings — published 1945
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The Pilgrim's Progress The Pilgrim's Progress (Paperback)
by (shelved 113 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.98 — 114,105 ratings — published 1678
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
by (shelved 99 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.88 — 1,500,057 ratings — published 2001
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 92 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.64 — 2,134,669 ratings — published 1954
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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
by (shelved 72 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.02 — 366,029 ratings — published 1955
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The Little Prince The Little Prince (Paperback)
by (shelved 69 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.27 — 1,059,357 ratings — published 1943
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Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
by (shelved 67 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.05 — 448,832 ratings — published 1972
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Hinds' Feet on High Places Hinds' Feet on High Places (Paperback)
by (shelved 66 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.30 — 45,011 ratings — published 1955
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
by (shelved 65 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.97 — 328,486 ratings — published 1951
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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
by (shelved 65 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.04 — 223,755 ratings — published 1956
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.82 — 2,004,467 ratings — published 1988
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The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)
by (shelved 61 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.24 — 526,726 ratings — published 1956
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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5) The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
by (shelved 59 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.91 — 258,107 ratings — published 1954
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The Great Divorce The Great Divorce (Paperback)
by (shelved 54 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.28 — 149,055 ratings — published 1945
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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4) The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
by (shelved 51 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.95 — 238,037 ratings — published 1953
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The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters (Hardcover)
by (shelved 41 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.26 — 192,323 ratings — published 1942
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.81 — 175,609 ratings — published 1970
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The Phantom Tollbooth The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.22 — 252,871 ratings — published 1961
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Till We Have Faces Till We Have Faces (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.18 — 76,181 ratings — published 1956
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The Shack The Shack (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.73 — 590,357 ratings — published 2007
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Beatrice and Virgil Beatrice and Virgil (Hardcover)
by (shelved 33 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.12 — 23,947 ratings — published 2010
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1) Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 31 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.93 — 89,080 ratings — published 1938
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The Pilgrim's Regress The Pilgrim's Regress (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.85 — 12,136 ratings — published 1933
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Blindness Blindness (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.03 — 184,501 ratings — published 1995
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Perelandra (Space Trilogy, #2) Perelandra (Space Trilogy, #2)
by (shelved 24 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.97 — 42,154 ratings — published 1943
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,854,017 ratings — published 1949
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.77 — 540,256 ratings — published 1915
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Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)
by (shelved 20 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.98 — 180,629 ratings — published 1320
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Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1) Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.22 — 37,457 ratings — published 2003
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The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.93 — 1,258,535 ratings — published 1995
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Red: The Heroic Rescue (The Circle, #2) Red: The Heroic Rescue (The Circle, #2)
by (shelved 18 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.30 — 29,380 ratings — published 2004
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The Giving Tree The Giving Tree (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.37 — 946,613 ratings — published 1964
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That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3) That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
by (shelved 18 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.86 — 34,560 ratings — published 1945
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.54 — 336,239 ratings — published 1953
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.94 — 806,435 ratings — published 1953
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The Buried Giant The Buried Giant (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.39 — 93,239 ratings — published 2015
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White: The Great Pursuit (The Circle, #3) White: The Great Pursuit (The Circle, #3)
by (shelved 15 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.31 — 33,377 ratings — published 2004
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Gulliver's Travels Gulliver's Travels (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.55 — 261,756 ratings — published 1726
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.44 — 620,496 ratings — published 1851
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The Giver (The Giver, #1) The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by (shelved 14 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,751,996 ratings — published 1993
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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
by (shelved 14 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.07 — 251,129 ratings — published 2000
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Siddhartha Siddhartha (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.98 — 569,144 ratings — published 1922
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The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.33 — 244,098 ratings — published 1967
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as allegory)
avg rating 3.97 — 1,527,490 ratings — published 1932
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The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
by (shelved 13 times as allegory)
avg rating 4.11 — 303,059 ratings — published 1997
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Dan Wells
“- Szóval képzeld el, hogy a városban mindenki más elmehet a piacra, megveheti, amit akar, és megsütheti a kenyerét... csak úgy, hipp-hopp. Bármikor, bármennyi kenyeret. De te nem. Neked be kell vetned a saját meződet, és meg kell növesztened a saját búzádat, hogy aztán betakaríthasd, és feldolgozhasd. Meg kell építened a saját sütődet kőből vagy agyagból vagy mit tudom én, miből építették annak idején, és fel kell nevelned a saját fáidat, hogy legyen mit tűzifává vágnod, és még a saját kovászodat is el kell készítened egy... a franc tudja, miből...
- Éhen halnánk - vágott közbe Regina.
- Így van. Az egész életedet két vekni kenyér, mindössze két darab kenyér elkészítésével töltenéd, és azok jelentenének neked mindent.”
Dan Wells, Over Your Dead Body

Flannery O'Connor
“In any case, you can't have effective allegory in times when people are swept this way and that by momentary convictions, because everyone will read it differently. You can't indicate moral values when morality changes with what is being done, because there is no accepted basis of judgment. And you cannot show the operation of grace when grace is cut off from nature or when the very possibility of grace is denied, because no one will have the least idea of what you are about.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

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