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101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

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  • A Death in the Family by James Agee
  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  • Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Beowulf
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Call it Sleep by Henry Roth
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Inferno by Dante
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Selected Tales by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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