greatest literature I haven't read yet

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The list author says: "Hopefully this list changes over time - not just as I hear of "greater" literature (per the experts) but as I get these hummers read. Tolstoy, Dante, Milton, Melville, Morrison - all of them used to be on this list, and a few others too. They've gone on to make room for others."
Ulysses
1.  Ulysses by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "I know, I know. Unacceptable. But I'm just getting started."
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Middlemarch (Norton Critical Editions)
2.  Middlemarch (Norton Critical Editions) by George Eliot
The list author says:
  "I know. I know."
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Anton Chekhov's Short Stories (Norton Critical Editions)
3.  Anton Chekhov's Short Stories (Norton Critical Editions) by Anton Chekhov
The list author says:
  "I'm glad you can't see me right now."
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The Red and the Black (Second Edition)  (Norton Critical Editions)
4.  The Red and the Black (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) by Stendhal
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Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International)
5.  Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "I will re-read 100 years first, as it's been over a decade since I read that'n, and I can't say I appreciated it, but I've read Chronicle of a Death Foretold half a dozen times in the meantime and I'm startin' to figger this here GGM right out."
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The Sound and the Fury (Norton Critical Editions)
6.  The Sound and the Fury (Norton Critical Editions) by William Faulkner
The list author says:
  "Nor read Faulker neither. I don't even own the one about laying dying."
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Waiting for Godot - Bilingual: A Bilingual Edition
7.  Waiting for Godot - Bilingual: A Bilingual Edition by S. E. Gontarski
The list author says:
  "I've seen it. This bilingual thing is a good idea. I'd like to try the French, but I known I'll need the English."
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
8.  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Invisible Man 2nd (second) edition Text Only
9.  Invisible Man 2nd (second) edition Text Only by Ralph Ellison
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Fathers and Children (Second Edition)  (Norton Critical Editions)
10.  Fathers and Children (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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The Tin Drum
11.  The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
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A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)
12.  A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions) by Anthony Burgess
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The Portrait of a Lady (Norton Critical Editions)
13.  The Portrait of a Lady (Norton Critical Editions) by Henry James
The list author says:
  "Haven't read a single Henry James. Not this. Nor no turning screw, nor any American, nor no ambassadors, nor anything about a dove's wings, and I don't know what Maisie knew. It's that bad."
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Labyrinths (New Directions Paperbook)
14.  Labyrinths (New Directions Paperbook) by Jorge Luis Borges
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Doctor Faustus : The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
15.  Doctor Faustus : The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend by John Woods
The list author says:
  "I have already bought this one and therefore should read it first, but I haven't read Buddenbrooks either."
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All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)
16.  All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "I plan to do this trilogy, then Blood Meridian."
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The Romance of Three Kingdoms, Vol. 1
17.  The Romance of Three Kingdoms, Vol. 1 by Luo Guanzhong
The list author says:
  "Now this here's a project."
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Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove (Vintage)
18.  Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove (Vintage) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "Which reminded me of Proust, whom I have also not read."
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Jude the Obscure (Second Edition)  (Norton Critical Editions)
19.  Jude the Obscure (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) by Thomas Hardy
The list author says:
  "Big fan of "Tess.""
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Of Human Bondage (Signet Classics)
20.  Of Human Bondage (Signet Classics) by W. Somerset Maugham
The list author says:
  "Maybe someone should lock me up with my books for a few years..."
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Tristram Shandy (Norton Critical Editions)
21.  Tristram Shandy (Norton Critical Editions) by Laurence Sterne
The list author says:
  "You know, believe it or not, I read a lot. I'm considered well-read by lots of people."
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Persuasion (Norton Critical Editions)
22.  Persuasion (Norton Critical Editions) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "No one is a bigger fan of P & P, but haven't read her other books. Not Emma. Not Northanger Abbey. Not Sense."
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Ten Plays (Signet Classics)
23.  Ten Plays (Signet Classics) by Euripides
The list author says:
  "Would you believe I read "Medea" in Greek? But I can't say I understood it. Woman was crazy. That's about all I got."
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Native Son
24.  Native Son by Richard Wright
The list author says:
  "I deny it, but they think I'm just being modest."
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The Arabian Nights (Norton Critical Editions)
25.  The Arabian Nights (Norton Critical Editions) by Muhsin Mahdi
The list author says:
  "Started it. Twice. Find I have more in common with the king than Scheherazade."
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Midnight's Children
26.  Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "Was gonna do Satanic Verses first, but since everyone is sure this is the better one..."
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The Tunnel (Penguin Classics)
27.  The Tunnel (Penguin Classics) by Ernesto R. Sábato
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Conversation in the Cathedral
28.  Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Women in Love (Penguin Classics)
29.  Women in Love (Penguin Classics) by D. H. Lawrence
The list author says:
  "Perhaps they saw how big my reading list is."
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The Crying of Lot 49 (Perennial Fiction Library)
30.  The Crying of Lot 49 (Perennial Fiction Library) by Thomas Pynchon
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My Name Is Red (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
31.  My Name Is Red (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) by Orhan Pamuk
The list author says:
  "Lots more of the Middle Eastern books I'd like to read - from Season of Migration to the North to Cities of Salt to the Cairo trilogy...."
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Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics)
32.  Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics) by Jean Racine
The list author says:
  "You can see, I'm not being all that modest."
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Le Morte Darthur (Norton Critical Editions)
33.  Le Morte Darthur (Norton Critical Editions) by Thomas Malory
The list author says:
  "I remind myself a little of Lancelot"
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Pere Goriot (Norton Critical Editions)
34.  Pere Goriot (Norton Critical Editions) by Burton Raffel
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White Noise: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
35.  White Noise: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Don DeLillo
The list author says:
  "Which DeLillo book to do first? Maybe this one."
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Pale Fire (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
36.  Pale Fire (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "You see how "do" worked in the comment above? Well, I did Lolita already. Heh heh heh. No, but seriously, I only read the book. That's all. And only once. And only because I sort of have to. I didn't enjoy it or anything."
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Kolyma Tales (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
37.  Kolyma Tales (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Varlam Shalamov
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Germinal (Oxford World's Classics)
38.  Germinal (Oxford World's Classics) by Emile Zola
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Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)
39.  Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics) by Francois Rabelais
The list author says:
  "I think this is it. Think I've read pretty much everything else."
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