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GREEN CHECK: listed #60 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Memoirs of A Geisha: A Novel" [1997] by Arthur Golden
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_a_Geisha_(film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Middlesex" [2002] by Jeffrey Eugenides
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312427735/

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BLUE CHECK: listed #94 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Midnight's Children: A Novel" [1981] by Salman Rushdie
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the Booker Prize in 1981
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812976533/

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listed #22 on 'The 100 Books of the Century' poll conducted by France's Le Monde newspaper in 1999  BLUE CHECK: listed #21 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #4 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel" [1949] by George Orwell [1903-50]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Nineteen Eighty-Four novel  Winston Smith endures a squalid existence as a clerk in a bureaucracy of the totalitarian super-
state of Oceania, where everyone is under the constant surveillance of the Thought Police.

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [9/2013] for $5.68
Signet/NAL mass pb [1961] for $5.98
Plume Centennial Edition 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2003] for $13.04
Plume 8x5¼ pb [4/83] for $9.04
Everyman's Library 8x5 hardcover [11/92] for $11.86

more details (synopsis, history, author, movies, other media) are on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" 1949 Novel & Movies Page

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GREEN CHECK: listed #82 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Odyssey" epic poem [VIIIth Century B.C.E.] by Homer [VIIIth Century B.C.E.]
author entry at Wikipediapoem entry at Wikipedia

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Of Human Bondage" [1915] by W. Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/055321392X/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #30 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Of Mice and Men" [Feb 1937 novel] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Mice & Men book   Kindle Edition from Penguin Classic [1994 edition] for $5.62
Bantam mass pb [9/83] out of print/130+ used
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [1/2002] for $11.80
Penguin hardcover [1993] for $17.15
Penguin ABRIDGED audio [10/92] 2 tapes read by Gary Sinise - out of print/many used
Of Mice & Men 1939   1939 b&w movie [Hal Roach Studios / United Artists]
Directed by Lewis Milestone; starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele & Noah Beery Jr.; nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Music (Aaron Copland), Best Sound
Image Ent b&w DVD [3/2001] for $7.38
Image Ent b&w VHS [3/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Of Mice & Men 1992  1992 M.G.M. color movie
Directed by & co-starring Gary Sinise; also starring John Malkovich, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn & John Terry
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [11/2001] for $40.67
MGM/UA color VHS [10/93] for $10.22
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #63 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Old Man and The Sea" [1952] by Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

"The Old Man and The Sea" [1958 feature film] directed by John Sturges, starring Spencer Tracy
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0207639/

"The Old Man and The Sea" [1990 TV movie] starring Anthony Quinn

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #87 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "On The Road" Beat novel [October 1957] by Jack Kerouac [1922-69]
author entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

celebrating 50th anniversary of 'On The Road' in Paris, France [Sept 2007]
Jack Kerouac Reads from 'On The Road' (1959 Steve Allen Show) [5:44] on YouTube

On The Road novel by Jack Kerouac  
On The Road by Jack Kerouac paperback cover  
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [1976 edition] for $3.99
Kindle Edition from Penguin with embedded video & audio clips [12/2012] for $10.05

Penguin Books 8¼x5½ movie tie-in pb [11/2012] for $12.84
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [12/76] for $12.52
Viking 50th Anniversary Edition 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2007] out of print/used
Penguin Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/97] out of print/used

Penguin 50th Anniv. UNABR audio CD [10/2007] read by Will Patton out of print/used
Harper UNABR audio CD [10/2000] read by Matt Dillon out of print/used
Harper UNABR audio [10/2000] read by Matt Dillon out of print/used
Blackstone UNABR audio [10/2000] read by Tom Parker 5 tapes for $47.45
Penguin ABR audio [6/93] read by David Carradine 2 tapes - out of prodn/used

Jack Kerouac's On The Road 2012 movie  Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" feature film [American Zoetrope/United Artists 2012?]
Francis Ford Coppola bought the movie rights to Kerouac's classic novel in 1979
Filmed during Summer 2010 in Argentina, Arizona, California, Canada, Louisiana & Mexico; directed by Walter Salles; starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise {Kerouac}, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty {Neal Cassady}, Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee {Wm. S. Burroughs}, Amy Adams as Jane (Burroughs' wife Joan Vollmer}, and Kristen Stewart as Mary Lou Moriarty
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb1/2013 trailer [1:54] for "On The Road" at YouTube

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BLUE CHECK: listed #60 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #78 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "One Hundred Years of Solitude" [1967] by Gabriel García Márquez [1927-2014] of Colombia
"The most important Latin American novel of the XXth Century." — Isabelle Allende
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #77 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Outlander" aka "Cross Stitch" [1991 novel] by Diana Gabaldon
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #68 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Pillars of The Earth" historical novel [1989] by Ken Follett
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
plus 2010 Starz TV mini-series

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GREEN CHECK: listed #79 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel" [1998] by Barbara Kingsolver
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061577073/

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Portnoy's Complaint" [1969] by Philip Roth
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679756450/
filmed in 1972, starring Richard Benjamin & Karen Black

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #11 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #2 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Pride and Prejudice" [1813] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0199535566/

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #65 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure" [1973] by William Goldman
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Bride_(film)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #75 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Raven" [1845 narrative poem] by Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49]
author entry at Wikipediapoem entry at Wikipedia

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  "Rebecca: A New Novel" [1938] by Daphne du Maurier [1907-89]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
plus the Oscar-winning 1940 Hitchcock film

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GREEN CHECK: listed #91 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Road" [2006] by Cormac McCarthy
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_(2009_film)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307387895/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #70 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Scarlet Letter" [1850] by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Letter_(1934_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Letter_(1995_film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Secret History" [Knopf 1992] by Donna Tartt
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400031702/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #76 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Secret Life of Bees" [2002] by Sue Monk Kidd
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Life_of_Bees_(film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Selected Stories" [30 stories 1996] by Alice Munro [b. 1931]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067976674X/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Shining" [1977] by Stephen King
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307743659/
plus the 1980 feature film by Stanley Kubrick [1928-99]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #94 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Siddhartha" [1922] by Hermann Hesse [1877-1962]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_(film)

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Slaughterhouse-Five: or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death" [1969]
absurdist WW2 novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [1922-2007]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385333846/

"Slaughterhouse-Five" feature film [1972]
Directed by George Roy Hill • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/Slaughterhouse-Five-Michael-Sacks/dp/B0001FVDGY/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #53 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Stand" [1978] by Stephen King
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stand_(TV_miniseries)

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BLUE CHECK: listed #82 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's  The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "The Stranger (L'Etranger)" aka 'The Outsider'
existentialist fiction [Gallimard 1942] by Albert Camus [1913-60]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

The Stranger novel by Albert Camus  Translated by Matthew Ward in 1988
Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [8/2012] for $6.95
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [3/89] for $8.05
Everyman's Library 8½x5¼ hardcover [2/93] for $13.83
Knopf 8x5¼ hardcover [3/88] orig $20.68 - out of print/used
Recorded Books UNABR audio CD [5/2005] 3 disks out of prodn/used
French-language original:
Gallimard pb [3/2005] for $14.42
Folio mass pb [3/99] for $11.53

L'Etranger novel audio read by Albert Camus  "L'Etranger de Camus / Lu par Albert Camus"
April 1954 recording by Albert Camus

Ina/Frémeaux & Associés audio CD [4/2003] orig $25.99 - out of prodn/used
"L'Etranger" [2010] by Albert Camus, read by Michael Lonsdale
French & European Publns audio CD [7/2010] 3 disks for $80.96

"Lo Straniero" [1967 Italian feature film]
Directed by Luchino Visconti; starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina & Bernard Blier
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Sun Also Rises" [1926] by Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

"The Sun Also Rises" [1957 feature film]
starring Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner & Errol Flynn

"The Sun Also Rises" [1984 feature film]

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BLUE CHECK: listed #39 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Things Fall Apart" [1958 first novel] by Chinua Achebe
'the most widely read book in modern African literature'
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385474547/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #87 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Thorn Birds" [1977] by Colleen McCullough (Robinson) of Australia
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thorn_Birds_(TV_miniseries)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #81 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Time Traveler's Wife" [2003 first novel] by Audrey Niffenegger
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Traveler%27s_Wife_(film)

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BLUE CHECK: listed #99 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #1 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's  The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "To Kill a Mockingbird" [1960 bestseller] by (Nelle) Harper Lee [1926-2016]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

 To Kill A Mockingbird novel by Harper Lee  As described by his tomboy daughter, an idealistic lawyer in 1932 Alabama agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman, revealing the depths of local bigotry & racism; won 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [7/2014] for $4.73
Grand Central Publng mass pb [10/88] for $4.98
Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [7/2005] for $8.46
Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [5/2006] for $13.43
Heinemann 8x5¾ hardcover [11/99] out of prodn/100+ used
HarperCollins slipcover edition [10/2006] out of print/many used
HarperCollins 8½x5½ hardcover [9/95] out of print/70+ used

more details (synopsis, history, author, movies, other media) are on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "To Kill A Mockingbird" 1960 Novel & 1962 Movie Page

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Valley of The Dolls" [1966] by Jacqueline Susann [1918-74] 'addictively entertaining'
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802135196/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Dolls_(film)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #74 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Water for Elephants: A Novel" [2006 bestseller] by Sara Gruen
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Water For Elephants bestseller novel by Sara Gruen  Just at graduation from college in 1931, Jacob's life falls apart; he finds work with the struggling Benzini Brothers traveling circus and falls in love with the wife of the ruthless circus owner.
Kindle Edition from Algonquin Books [2007 edition] for $8.02
Algonquin Books movie tie-in mass pb [3/2011] for $5.50
Algonquin Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2007] for $9.60
Algonquin Books 9½x6¼ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2006] for $16.29
book entry at Wikipediaauthor's website
Water For Elephants movie poster  "Water For Elephants" [Fox April 2011]
Filmed in California, Georgia & Tennessee, especially on the Tennessee Valley Railroad near Chattanooga (with Engine #18 clearly visible). Directed by Francis Lawrence; script by Richard LaGravenese, based on Sara Gruen's bestseller novel; cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto; starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Jim Norton, Paul Schneider, Richard Brake, Mark Povinelli & Tai The Elephant
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray/digital [11/2011] 2 disks for $10.49
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2011] for $13.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [11/2011] for $4.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel" [Japan 1994-95, English 1997] by Haruki Murakami
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679775439/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The World According To Garp" [1978 bestseller] by John Irving
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345418018/

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BLUE CHECK: listed #14 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #37 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Wuthering Heights" [1847] by Emily Brontë [1818-48]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights_(1939_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights_(1970_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Bront%C3%AB%27s_Wuthering_Heights
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights_(2009_television_serial)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights_(2011_film)


GREEN CHECK: listed #25 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" stageplay [circa 1600-02] by Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]

GREEN CHECK: listed #32 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Romeo and Juliet" stageplay [circa 1597] by Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]

listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #40 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Tragedy of Macbeth" stageplay [1606] by Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]


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