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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.27 — 3,103,494 ratings — published 1813
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.13 — 1,667,920 ratings — published 1847
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,166,185 ratings — published 1884
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Great Expectations Great Expectations (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.78 — 667,044 ratings — published 1861
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Emma Emma (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.01 — 672,058 ratings — published 1815
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Mansfield Park Mansfield Park (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.86 — 289,992 ratings — published 1814
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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.75 — 2,101,323 ratings — published 1595
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1984 1984 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 9 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.19 — 3,268,837 ratings — published 1949
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.85 — 823,825 ratings — published 1859
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.86 — 1,381,185 ratings — published 1847
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Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.08 — 978,661 ratings — published 1811
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.91 — 777,630 ratings — published 1876
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Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.79 — 229,862 ratings — published 1925
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.81 — 2,809,598 ratings — published 1951
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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.09 — 1,002,994 ratings — published 1890
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.28 — 4,649,793 ratings — published 1960
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Little Women Little Women (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.09 — 1,728,071 ratings — published 1868
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.93 — 3,894,837 ratings — published 1925
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The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.88 — 351,256 ratings — published 1903
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Candide Candide (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.77 — 224,992 ratings — published 1759
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Anna Karenina Anna Karenina (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.06 — 683,635 ratings — published 1877
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.97 — 766,571 ratings — published 1939
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A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.07 — 632,748 ratings — published 1843
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The Time Machine The Time Machine (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.89 — 424,360 ratings — published 1895
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Dracula Dracula (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.00 — 969,577 ratings — published 1897
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Northanger Abbey Northanger Abbey (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.83 — 310,230 ratings — published 1817
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.38 — 437,875 ratings — published 1952
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War and Peace War and Peace (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.12 — 271,330 ratings — published 1867
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The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.82 — 371,254 ratings — published 1926
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For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.97 — 253,097 ratings — published 1940
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.79 — 859,462 ratings — published 1952
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David Copperfield David Copperfield (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.00 — 202,483 ratings — published 1850
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.83 — 671,998 ratings — published 1915
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.23 — 649,573 ratings — published 1866
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Macbeth Macbeth (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.91 — 691,213 ratings — published 1606
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The Return of the Native The Return of the Native (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.86 — 34,571 ratings — published 1878
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Persuasion Persuasion (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.14 — 537,265 ratings — published 1818
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Walden Walden (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.78 — 163,408 ratings — published 1854
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The Complete Stories and Poems The Complete Stories and Poems (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.37 — 226,430 ratings — published 1849
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The Secret Garden The Secret Garden (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.13 — 920,474 ratings — published 1910
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A Room of One's Own A Room of One's Own (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.17 — 124,038 ratings — published 1929
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Far From the Madding Crowd Far From the Madding Crowd (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.94 — 132,079 ratings — published 1874
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Jude the Obscure Jude the Obscure (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.81 — 65,582 ratings — published 1895
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To the Lighthouse To the Lighthouse (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.78 — 137,688 ratings — published 1927
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The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 3.84 — 174,803 ratings — published 1959
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as classic-authors)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,155,259 ratings — published 1969
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Aberjhani
“Rainer Maria Rilke greeted and wrestled with the angels of his Duino Elegies in the solitude of a castle surrounded by white cliffs tall trees and the sea. I greeted most of mine in the solitude of a house that still vibrated with the throbs of a singular life that had helped shape many lives and with the ache of attempts to render useful service to that life. The River of Winged Dreams was therefore constructed as a link between dimensions of past and future emotions and intellect and matter and spirit.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

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