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  1. 1984 by George Orwell

  2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  3. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  4. Aesop's Fables by Aesop

  5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by L. Carroll

  6. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

  7. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

  9. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

  10. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

  13. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

  14. Dracula by Bram Stoker

  15. Erewhon by Samuel Butler

  16. For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke

  17. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  18. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  19. Grimms Fairy Tales by the brothers Grimm

  20. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

  21. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

  22. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  23. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

  24. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

  25. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  26. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

  27. Middlemarch by George Eliot

  28. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

  29. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad

  30. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  31. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

  32. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

  33. Paradise Lost by John Milton

  34. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

  35. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  36. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

  37. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

  38. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

  39. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  40. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

  41. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  42. The Great Gatsby

  43. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

  44. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  45. The Iliad by Homer

  46. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

  47. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

  48. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

  49. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

  50. The Odyssey by Homer

  51. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

  52. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  53. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  54. The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli

  55. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

  56. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Duma

  57. The Trial by Franz Kafka

  58. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

  59. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

  60. Ulysses by James Joyce

  61. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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1. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, R. Frost
2. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by E. B. Browning
3. Adlestrop, by Edward Thomas
4. Fern Hill, by Dylan Thomas
5. The Darkling Thrush, by Thomas Hardy
6. Dover Beach, by Matthew Arnold
7. Sonnet 116 (Let me not to the marriage of true minds),  Shakespeare
8. The Listeners, by Walter De La Mare
9. Remember, by Christina Rossetti
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To His Coy Mistress, by Andrew Marvell

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  1. Dickens, Charles (64482)

  2. Twain, Mark (36905)

  3. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir (26219)

  4. Austen, Jane (25114)

  5. Carroll, Lewis (22882)

  6. Shakespeare, William (21585)

  7. Verne, Jules (16896)

  8. Wilde, Oscar (14389)

  9. Thomson, J. Arthur (14343)

  10. Jacob, P. L. (13650)

  11. Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank) (13439)

  12. Wells, H. G. (Herbert George) (11509)

  13. Stevenson, Robert Louis (10959)

  14. Maspero, G. (Gaston) (10879)

  15. Aesop (10731)

  16. Burton, Richard Francis, Sir (10566)

  17. Doré, Gustave (10534)

  18. Poe, Edgar Allan (10470)

  19. Dumas père, Alexandre (9895)

  20. Joyce, James (9530)

  21. Tolstoy, Leo, graf (9187)

  22. Hugo, Victor (9036)

  23. Grimm, Jacob (8992)

  24. Grimm, Wilhelm (8992)

  25. Conrad, Joseph (8895)

  26. Burroughs, Edgar Rice (8881)

  27. Vatsyayana (8666)

  28. Lang, Andrew (8568)

  29. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (8437)

  30. Bhide, Shivaram Parashuram (8358)

  31. Indrajit, Bhagavanlal (8358)

  32. Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm (8256)

  33. Dante Alighieri (8105)

  34. Homer (7974)

  35. Sunzi 6th cent. B.C. (7942)

  36. Litchfield, Frederick (7930)

  37. Sayce, A. H. (Archibald Henry) (7764)

  38. Rackham, Arthur (7751)

  39. McClure, M. L. (7730)

  40. Stoker, Bram (7721)

  41. Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) (7514)

  42. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (7476)

  43. Hubbard, Elbert (7436)

  44. Eliot, George (7270)

  45. Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin) (7263)

  46. Beard, Mary Ritter (7263)

  47. Plato (7200)

  48. Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville) (7101)

  49. Balzac, Honoré de (6883)

  50. Defoe, Daniel (6747)

  51. Kipling, Rudyard (6744)

  52. Kafka, Franz (6581)

  53. Melville, Herman (6449)

  54. Alcott, Louisa May (6400)

  55. Jowett, Benjamin (6329)

  56. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (6317)

  57. Nichols, J. L. (James Lawrence) (6168)

  58. Darwin, Charles (6110)

  59. Landor, Arnold Henry Savage (6089)

  60. Jefferis, B. G. (6048)

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  62. Potter, Beatrix (5979)

  63. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (5949)

  64. Ukers, William H. (William Harrison) (5948)

  65. London, Jack (5877)

  66. Brontë, Charlotte (5761)

  67. Garnett, Constance (5715)

  68. Pope, Alexander (5598)

  69. Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud) (5545)

  70. Scott, Walter, Sir (5505)

  71. Spicer, William Ambrose (5501)

  72. Swift, Jonathan (5371)

  73. Machiavelli, Niccolò (5351)

  74. Widger, David (5336)

  75. Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian) (5267)

  76. Giles, Lionel (5239)

  77. James, Henry (5231)

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  79. Hardy, Thomas (5198)

  80. Montgomery, D. H. (David Henry) (5134)

  81. Guizot, M. (François) (5118)

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  97. Moore, Clement Clarke (4469)

  98. Marriott, W. K. (William K.) (4456)

  99. Hawthorne, Nathaniel (4411)

  100. Maclise, Joseph (4409)

 

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  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (18480)
  2. The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) by J. Thomson (14248)
  3. Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages and
  4.  During the Renaissance Period by P. L. Jacob (13589)
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (8707)
  6. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (8358)
  7. Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield (7930)
  8. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (7619)
  9. History of the United States by C. Beard and M. Beard (6883)
  10. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (6773)
  11. Ulysses by James Joyce (6495)
  12. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (6223)
  13. Searchlights on Health by B. Jefferis&J. Nichols (6048)
  14. All About Coffee by William H. Ukers (5948)
  15. Our Day by William Ambrose Spicer (5501)
  16. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (5151)
  17. Beginner's American History by D. H. Montgomery (5093)
  18. Dracula by Bram Stoker (5084)
  19. People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English
    by R. Pierce (4907)
  20. Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont (4862)
  21. General Science by Bertha M. Clark (4858)
  22. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (4599)
  23. Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany by D. Campbell (4498)
  24. Mexico by C. Reginald Enock (4487)
  25. The Art of War by Sunzi 6th cent. B.C. (4450)
  26. Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise (4409)
  27. Myths, Legends of Ancient Greece, Rome E. Berens (4398)
  28. Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed (4383)
  29. Little Journeys to Homes of the Great by E. Hubbard (4300)
  30. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (4283)
  31. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations by W. Dawson (4272)
  32. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (4183)
  33. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (4023)
  34. The Iliad by Homer (3999)
  35. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (3926)
  36. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (3915)
  37. The Marvelous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum (3812)
  38. Discoverers and Explorers by Edward R. Shaw (3804)
  39. Woman as Decoration by Emily Burbank (3686)
  40. Grimm's Fairy Tales-Jacob Grimm% Wilhelm Grimm (3578)
  41. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (3550)
  42. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (3513)
  43. Sex by Henry Stanton (3427)
  44. The Mafulu by Robert Wood Williamson (3361)
  45. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by M.Twain (3322)
  46. War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (3319)
  47. Myths of the Norsemen by H. A. Guerber (3304)
  48. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (3229)
  49. Amusements in Mathematics by H. Dudeney (3126)
  50. Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous (3123)
  51. The Aesop for Children by Aesop (3080)
  52. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (3072)
  53. On the Trail by Adelia B. Beard and Lina Beard (3063)
  54. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (3053)
  55. The Child's Day by Woods Hutchinson (3052)
  56. Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats (3024)
  57. The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (3010)
  58. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (2989)
  59. Cuba in War Time by Richard Harding Davis (2977)
  60. Manual of Surgery Volume First: by A. M. Thomson (2942)
  61. Emma by Jane Austen (2927)
  62. Elements of Bacteriological Technique by J. Eyre (2899)
  63. Lineage, Life and Labors of José Rizal, A. Craig (2899)
  64. Scouting For Girls, Handbook of the Girl Scouts (2865)
  65. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, (2820)
  66. England, Picturesque and Descriptive by J. Cook (2811)
  67. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (2780)
  68. Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville (2756)
  69. 2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut (2722)
  70. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (2671)
  71. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne (2668)
  72. Beeton's Book of Needlework by Mrs. Beeton (2663)
  73. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (2662)
  74. The Tinguian by Fay-Cooper Cole (2636)
  75. The New York Times Current History, (2636)
  76. The Atlas of Ancient, Classical Geography by S. Butler 2632
  77. New Discoveries at Jamestown J. Cotter & J. Hudson 2617The Art of War by Sunzi 6th cent. B.C. (2579)
  78. Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales by Robert L. Taylor (2575)
  79. The Art of Stage Dancing by Ned Wayburn (2572)
  80. Concrete Construction by H.Gillette and C. Hill (2546)
  81. Natural History of Mammalia India, Ceylon R. Sterndale 2518
  82. Handwork in Wood by W. Noyes (2515)
  83. Across Unknown South America by Arnold S. Landor 2487
  84. White Christmas and Merry Christmas Plays by W.Hare 2484
  85. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (2440)
  86. Myths of Babylonia and Assyria by D. A. Mackenzie (2436)
  87. Music Notation and Terminology by Karl Gehrkens (2420)
  88. Introduction to History of Western Europe J.Robinson 2385
  89. Quer Durch Borneo by Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis (2378)
  90. Pagan and Christian Rome by Rodolfo A. Lanciani 2351
  91. Across Coveted Lands by Arnold Henry Savage Landor 2331
  92. Camp Life in the Woods, Tricks of Trapping-Making by W. Gibson (2328)
  93. Book of Art for Young People by Conway and Conway 2312
  94. Tribes/Castes of Central Provinces of India by Russell 2307
  95. Greatest Highway in the World by N Y Central Railroad 2272
  96. Twas the Night before Christmas C. C. Moore (2264)
  97. The Bontoc Igorot by A. Jenks (2233)
  98. The Devil's Dictionary by A. Bierce (2218)
  99. A Text-Book-History of Architecture by A.  Hamlin 2213
  100. Thus Spake Zarathustra by F. Nietzsche (2184)

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