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  6. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
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  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
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  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
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  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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