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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 130 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,273,458 ratings — published 1960
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 112 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,857,931 ratings — published 1949
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 108 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.89 — 3,534,426 ratings — published 1925
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 99 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,776,204 ratings — published 1951
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 94 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.86 — 2,473,296 ratings — published 1945
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 84 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.64 — 2,136,796 ratings — published 1954
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 73 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.94 — 807,985 ratings — published 1953
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 73 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,917,354 ratings — published 1937
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 66 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.97 — 1,528,907 ratings — published 1932
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.87 — 880,718 ratings — published 1955
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Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
by (shelved 54 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,075,043 ratings — published 1961
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 53 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,346,941 ratings — published 1969
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The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
by (shelved 53 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,036,019 ratings — published 1985
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The Hobbit The Hobbit (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.24 — 2,644,808 ratings — published 1937
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.92 — 243,641 ratings — published 1958
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 42 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.00 — 13,746 ratings — published 1939
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 42 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.73 — 787,563 ratings — published 1952
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 40 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.66 — 429,068 ratings — published 1955
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Rebecca Rebecca (ebook)
by (shelved 38 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.25 — 239,321 ratings — published 1938
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.17 — 607,903 ratings — published 1982
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.34 — 618,665 ratings — published 1952
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.82 — 2,007,444 ratings — published 1988
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.28 — 1,357,986 ratings — published 1936
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,711,068 ratings — published 1947
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.96 — 663,921 ratings — published 1942
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Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
by (shelved 28 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.05 — 449,229 ratings — published 1972
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.04 — 638,687 ratings — published 1965
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.88 — 1,500,642 ratings — published 2001
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 26 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.35 — 2,053,857 ratings — published 2005
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.77 — 387,526 ratings — published 1987
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The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.83 — 490,091 ratings — published 1926
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A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.80 — 324,239 ratings — published 1929
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The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
by (shelved 23 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.97 — 254,535 ratings — published 1931
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.23 — 531,809 ratings — published 1943
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The Giver (The Giver, #1) The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by (shelved 22 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,752,948 ratings — published 1993
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The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.33 — 244,474 ratings — published 1967
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Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.78 — 264,774 ratings — published 1923
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I Capture the Castle I Capture the Castle (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.13 — 3,239 ratings — published 1948
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The Outsiders The Outsiders (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 4.06 — 850,012 ratings — published 1967
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as modern-classic)
avg rating 3.95 — 761,580 ratings — published 2006
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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.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Aldous Huxley
“-make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere; that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being...”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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