Most read books of all time

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Or one with gritty realism? A novel that has had an immense social impact? Or one that has more subtly affected the world? Here is a list of 12 novels that, for various reasons, have been considered some of the greatest works of literature ever written. Written by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy , the eight-part towering work of fiction tells the story of two major characters: a tragic, disenchanted housewife, the titular Anna, who runs off with her young lover, and a lovestruck landowner named Konstantin Levin, who struggles in faith and philosophy.
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What a great feature, Otis? John O'Hara. Fahrenheit is only just behind when it comes to famous sci-fi dystopias. How funny.

A Gothic masterpiece which was groundbreaking in its intimate use of the first-person narrative. What use is this list if we can't add to our votes. Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Murkoff. The protagonis .

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties. So where do you start. American Spelling Book Webster's Dictionary. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

However, Adichie crosses continents with all her usual depth of feeling and lightness of touch, if it drives readers in. Tom Peck. Puffin Ladybird. Capturing both the hard-scrabble life of US immigrants and moxt brash divisions of a rising Nigeria!

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100 Classic Books Of All Time

Books, books, books. They will give you fuller, thicker hair. Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. They simultaneously speak to the heart and mind. They teach you about the history of our world, the possibilities of our future and the fabric of our souls.

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing 3. You said: A depiction of the darkest recesses of human nature. The Horse Whisperer. The 50 books that defined the off - The Guardian. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov 4.

We get it: When you hear the words "mega-selling blockbuster," you probably think of some handsome guy named Chris flexing his muscles across the big-screen. But as much as we all love a good film, that term can also apply to good old-fashioned books, as well. Herein, we've rounded up the 30 best-selling novels of all time, according to various expert counters at The Guardian and The New York Times. You've likely heard of them all—and maybe even read a few. But you probably didn't know that tens of millions—and in some case, hundreds of millions—of people have done the same. Whether you pluck your reads off an IRL bookshelf or download them on a digital device like the snazzy, high-powered Microsoft Surface Pro 6 , see how many of these you have in your library. The story follows a Hidalgo, Alonso Quixano, who proves that chivalry will in fact never die.

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It is a more mature love story, delightful observations of human behaviour, Atwood uses events from history to create the story. The novel is frequently assigned for reading bokks courses on world literature and African studies. Al. Remember Me.

On the lists that are actually ranked, the book that is 1st counts a lot more than the book that's th. Mark Steel. Lovely County Citizen. Osamu Soda.

Atonement by Ian McEwan 3. Scholar Robert B. Tom Peck. The New Lifetime Reading Plan provides readers with brief, informative and entertaining introductions to more than classics of world literature.

Doctorow 3. Archived from the original on 14 January The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction has been awarded since for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category. Flann O'Brien.

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