The First 25 of the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

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Ulysses
1.  Ulysses by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "Nothing beats the feeling you get when you understand this for the first time"
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This Side Of Paradise
2.  This Side Of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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  "Outranks Gatsby if you ask me, F Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favourite authors"
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1984 (Signet Classics)
3.  1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell
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  "He who controls the past controls the future"
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The Catcher in the Rye
4.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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  "Read the book all the Bible belters are condemning, kids!"
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Ragtime (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
5.  Ragtime (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by E. L. Doctorow
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  "Doctorow's finest novel, read it before you see the movie/musical."
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The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin (New Directions Books)
6.  The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin (New Directions Books) by Christopher Isherwood
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  "An excellent view of pre-deluge Berlin, one of my favourite books."
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Murder in the Cathedral
7.  Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
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  "TS Eliot's greatest play, in my opinion."
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The Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound (A Harvest Special)
8.  The Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound (A Harvest Special) by T. S. Eliot
The list author says:
  "This is essential poetry for life"
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The Sun Also Rises
9.  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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  "The road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs"
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Heart of Darkness (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
10.  Heart of Darkness (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by Joseph Conrad
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  "This book will haunt you for the rest of your life "Mistah Kurtz.... he dead""
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (4th Edition)
11.  The Complete Works of Shakespeare (4th Edition) by William Shakespeare
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  "You can't just pick one Shakespeare work and say that it's the greatest, you have to read them all"
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The Communist Manifesto
12.  The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels
The list author says:
  "Had a huge hand in shaping Western Civilization"
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All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel
13.  All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel by Erich M. Remarqu
The list author says:
  "THE war novel, it'll chane the entire way you view life"
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A Farewell To Arms
14.  A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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  "And speaking of war...."
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The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics)
15.  The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics) by Franz Kafka
The list author says:
  "Come on, people, the man turns into a cockroach!"
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
16.  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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  "Hands down classic"
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Dinner with Friends
17.  Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies
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  "Insightful and completely realistic reflection on love and divorce"
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Collected Short Stories
18.  Collected Short Stories by Bertolt Brecht
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  "Bertolt Brecht, kids!"
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Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions)
19.  Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions) by Sophocles
The list author says:
  "You'll have to read this (or have read this) in any college English course"
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The Threepenny Opera
20.  The Threepenny Opera by Ralph Manheim
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  "A must read for the subversive deep down inside of you"
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A Clockwork Orange
21.  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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  "Don't see the movie before you see the book"
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Catch-22
22.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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  "Literary rite of passage"
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Dubliners (Modern Library)
23.  Dubliners (Modern Library) by James Joyce
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  "Read "The Dead" first"
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The Long Goodbye
24.  The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
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  "Dame Walked Into My Office bit, remember the Phillip Marlowe radio show?  It's baaaaack"
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In Cold Blood
25.  In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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  "Chilling and haunting"
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