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Amazon's 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime
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b&w drawing of a medieval scribe at work          here on page 1: fiction, A-L

on Page 2: top of page
fiction, M-Z


on Page 3: top of page

memoir & biography

history & non-fiction

children's books

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In late 2013, the Book Editors at Amazon put together a list of '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime', which they defined as 'a bucket list of books to create a well-read life'. The books were listed on the Amazon website { at http://www.amazon.com/100Books } and then Amazon had members of their Goodreads 'social cataloging' website perform a similar vote; those results are posted at this Amazon link.
Less than half are on both lists, so the combined entries here listed about 160 titles.

Then in Summer 2014, Amazon's Editors devised the '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' list; because of the overlap factor,
these three pages then grew to almost 200 titles.

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99 Novels, The Best in English Since 1939 book by Anthony Burgess  "99 Novels: The Best In English Since 1939" [1984] A Personal Choice by Anthony Burgess
The provocative, funny, and opinionated essays begin with "Finnegan's Wake" [1939] by James Joyce and range across books by Brian Aldiss, J.G. Ballard, Raymond Chandler ("The Long Goodbye" [1953]), Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Aldous Huxley, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Brian Moore, Iris Murdoch, Anthony Powell ("Dance To The Music of Time" [1951-75]), and Philip Roth, thru "1984" by George Orwell
Simon & Schuster 8x5¼ pb [3/85] out of print/40+ used
Allison & Busby mass pb [2/84] out of print/used
Summit Books USA 8¾x5¾ hardcover [4/84] out of print/60+ used

'The 200 Best Novels in English since 1950' book by Carmen Callil & Colm Tóibín  "The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels In English Since 1950" [1999]
by Carmen Callil & Colm Tóibín

Robinson Publng 7¾x5 pb [6/2011] out of print/used
Picador 7¾x5 pb [4/2000] out of print/used
Picador 8½x5½ hardcover [6/99] out of print/used
Amazon reviewer" "This is a wonderful book, and I intend to work my way through the novels that they sample. It may take me seven years
but I cannot think of a better way to read my way around the world."

complete list of included authors: Chinua Achebe, Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, Mulk Raj Anand, Jessica Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Beryl Bainbridge, James Baldwin, J.G. Ballard, John Banville, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, Samuel Beckett, Sam Hanna Bell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bowen, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Anita Brookner, Anthony Burgess, Wm. S. Burroughs, A.S. Byatt, Peter Carey,
Angela Carter, Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Bruce Chatwin, Amit Chaudhuri, John Cheever, Agatha Christie, Jonathan Coe, J.M. Coetzee, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Jim Crace, Micheal Cunningham, Robertson Davies, Louis de Berniéres, Don DeLillo, Anita Desai, Pete Dexter, Joan Didion, Isak Dineson, E.L. Doctorow, Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble, Daphne du Maurier, Maureen Duffy, Bret Easton Ellis, Ralph Ellison, Jeffrey Eugeni-des, J.G. Farrell, William Faulkner, Sebastian Faulks, Penelope Fitzgerald, Thomas Flanagan, Richard Ford, Frederick Forsyth, John Fowles, Janet Frame, Charles Frazier, William Gaddis, Mavis Gallant, Helen Garner, William H. Gass, Maurice Gee, Kaye Gibbons, William Golding, Nadine Gordimer, Alasdair Gray, Henry Green, Graham Greene, Patrick Hamilton, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frank Hardy, Thomas Harris, Wilson Harris, L.P. Hartley, Shirley Hazzard, Roy A.K. Heath, Joseph Heller, Ernest Hemingway, Georgette Heyer, Carl Hiaasen, Patricia Highsmith, Oscar Hijuelos, Russell Hoban, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro, P.D. James, Elizabeth Jenkins, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, B.S. Johnson, Elizabeth Jolley, James Kelman, Thomas Keneally, Jack Kerouac, Balraj Khanna, Stephen King, Margaret Laurence, Mary Lavin, John Le Carré, Harper Lee, Rosamund Lehmann, Elmore Leonard, Doris Lessing, David Lodge, Bernard MacLaverty, Alistair MacLeod, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, David Malouf, Olivia Manning, William Maxwell, Eugene McCabe, Patrick McCabe, Cormac McCarthy, Mary McCarthy, Carson McCullers, Ian McEwan, John McGahern, Patrick McGrath, Larry McMurtry, Gita Mehta, Rohinton Mistry, Timothy Mo, Brian Moore, Frank Moorhouse, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, V.S. Naipaul, R.K. Narayan, Patrick O'Brian, Edna O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, John O'Hara, Micheal Ondaatje, Grace Paley, Jayne Anne Phillips, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Anthony Powell, V.S Pritchett, E. Annie Proulx, Mario Puzo, Thomas Pynchon, Jean Rhys, Anne Rice, Mordecai Richler, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, Norman Rush, Salman Rushdie, J.D. Salinger, Frank Sargeson, Paul Scott, Hubert Selby Jr., Will Self, Vikram Seth, Bapsi Sidhwa, Alan Sillitoe, Iain Sinclair, Jane Smiley, Wole Soyinka, Muriel Spark, Christina Stead, John Steinbeck, Francis Stewart, Robert Stone, David Storey, William Styron, Graham Swift, Amy Tan, Donna Tartt, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Taylor, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, John Kennedy Toole, William Trevor, Amos Tutuola, Anne Tyler, John Updike, Barbera Vine (Ruth Rendell), Alice Walker, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Evelyn Waugh, Fay Weldon, Irvine Welsh, Eudora Welty, Rebecca West, Edmund White, Patrick White, Jeanette Winterson, Tim Winton, P.G. Wodehouse, Tom Wolfe, Tobias Wolff, and Francis Wyndham

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up book edited by Julia Eccleshare  "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up" [2009]
Edited by Julia Eccleshare, Preface by Quentin Blake

includes reviews of books not available in English
Cassell Illustrated UK 8¼x6¼x2¼" {4¼ pounds!} pb [10/2009] out of print/used
Universe 8½x6¾x2½" ({4.5 pounds!} hardcover [10/2009] for $22.90
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die book by Peter Boxall   "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (Revised & Updated)" [2010]
by Peter Boxall

Universe 8½x6¾x2½" {4.4 pounds!} hardcover [3/2010] for $26.50
Universe previous edition 8½x6¾ hardcover [3/2006] out of print/100+ used
Cassell Illustrated previous edition 8¼x6¼ pb [3/2006] out of print/used
Encyclopedia of the American Novel book by Abby H.P. Werlock  "Encyclopedia of The American Novel" [2013] by Abby H.P. Werlock
Very strange situation: found the book on a Google research link which displays cover and contents, stating that the first edition was published on paper in 2013 and the second edition as an ebook, albeit with a paper ISBN, published in March 2016. Nobody sells the book, even the Google reference page showed 'No price No rating' for Amazon & B&N & Books-A-Million & IndieBound {page is now gone}. Looks/sounds like a good book, so coded here as is, in case things ever get resolved. • "Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more."


Fiction  Works,  A to L

Authors with multiple mentions on these Amazon100 pages include Charles Dickens [1812-70] (3), Dr. Seuss {Theodor Geisel 1904-91} (3), Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616] (3),
John Steinbeck [1902-68] (3), Roald Dahl [1916-90] (2), Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1821-81] (2), Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961] (2), John Irving [b. 1942] (2),
Stephen King [b.1947] (2), George Orwell [1903-50] (2), J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973] (2), and Mark Twain [1835-1910] (2)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #29 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Christmas Carol - In Prose: Being A Ghost Story of Christmas" [1843]
by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #64 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)" [1996]
by George R.R. Martin of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spirit of America Bookstore's "Game of Thrones" Novels & TV Page

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"A Lost Lady" [1923] by Willa Cather [1873-1947]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Lost_Lady
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Lost_Lady_(film)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #84 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Prayer For Owen Meany" [1989] by John Irving
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #26 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Tale of Two Cities" [1859] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
author entry at Wikipedianovel 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 #50 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" [1943] by Betty Smith [1896-1972]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

also 1945 feature film and 1951 Broadway stageplay and 1974 TV movie

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #42 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)   GREEN CHECK: listed #16 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1885] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" 1885 Novel & Movies Page

GREEN CHECK: listed #41 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #61 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" [1892] by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Sherlock Holmes Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Sherlock Holmes Film Festival Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Age of Innocence" [1920] by Edith Wharton [1862-1937]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451530888/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" [2000] by Michael Chabon
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812983580/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #85 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "And Then There Were None" [1939] by Agatha Christie [1890-1976]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #14 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Animal Farm" [1945] by George Orwell [1903-50]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Animal Farm" Novel & Movies Page

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BLUE CHECK: listed #3 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #56 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Anna Karenina" [1878] by Leo Tolstoy [1828-1910]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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"Atlas Shrugged" [1957 novel] by Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"Atlas Shrugged" Novel & Movies Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "bel canto" [2001 novel] by Ann Patchett of Nashville, Tennessee
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
book received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061565318/

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BLUE CHECK: listed #50 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 #95 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Beloved" [Knopf 2006] by Toni Morrison
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400033411/

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed @21 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 Book Thief" [2005 New York Times bestseller] by Markus Zusak of Australia
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375842209/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #34 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  "Brave New World" [1932 novel] by Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

"Brave New World" feature film [1980] directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
"Brave New World" feature film [1998] directed by Leslie Libman & Larry Williams

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Breath, Eyes, Memory" novel [1994] by {Ms} Edwidge Danticat
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/037570504X/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" [2007] by Junot Díaz
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594483299/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #93 on Goodread Readers Picks '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 Brothers Karamazov" [1880] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1821-81]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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BLUE CHECK: listed #77 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 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  "Catch-22" [1961 bestseller] by Joseph Heller [1923-99]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Catch-22 book  Captain Yossarian tries desperately to get grounded so he will not have to fly any more bombing missions over Hitler's Europe: anyone who goes to war is crazy, but if he asks to be grounded for being crazy, then he's not crazy anymore and he has to keep flying – 'catch 22'. A gut-wrenching satire.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2010] for $8.80
S&S 8½x5¾ pb [4/2011] for $9.32
Everyman's Library 8½x5¼ hardcover [10/99] for $18.30
Catch-22 video  "Catch-22" feature film [Filmways/Paramount June 1970]
Directed by Mike Nichols; screenplay by Buck Henry; all-star cast, including Alan Arkin,
Buck Henry & Orson Welles
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2013 for $5.97>
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2001] for $11.99
Paramount color VHS [8/2001] for $9.95
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)  BLUE CHECK: listed #52 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 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 Catcher In The Rye" first novel [Little, Brown & Co. July 1951]
by J.D. Salinger [1919-2010]
author entry at Wikipedianovel 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 #48 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Color Purple" [1982] by Alice Walker
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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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 Corrections: A Novel" [2001] by Jonathan Franzen
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312421273/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #46 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Count of Monte Cristo" [1844-45] by Alexandre Dumas (père) [1802-70]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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BLUE CHECK: listed #66 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)   GREEN CHECK: listed #100 on Goodread Readers Picks '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  "Crime and Punishment" [1866] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1821-81]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Cutting For Stone" [2009 first novel] by Abraham Verghese
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375714367/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #71 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Dracula" [1897] by Abraham 'Bram' Stoker [1847-1912]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

'Dracula' Section on Magic Lantern's Horror / Monster / Fantasy Page

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Dune" science fiction classic [1965] by Frank Herbert [1920-86]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Dune" Novels & Movies Page

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GREEN CHECK: listed #49 on Goodread Readers Picks '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  "East of Eden" [Viking Sept 1952] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
Steinbeck considered "East of Eden" his greatest novel: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

East of Eden book   Kindle Edition from Penguin Group [2002 edition] for $7.50
Penguin/Oprah 8½x5½ pb [6/2003] for $13.50
Viking/Oprah 8¾x6 hardcover [6/2003] for $20.63
Sears & Viking hardcover [1952] out of print/90+ used
East of Eden movie directed by Elia Kazan  

color movie [Warner 1955]
Filmed in Cinemascope; produced & directed by Elia Kazan [1909-2003]; script by Paul Osborn; starring Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives & Richard Davalos; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Jo Van Fleet), Oscar noms for Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation & Best Actor (Dean)
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2014] for $14.96
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [11/2013] 2 disks for $9.23
Warner Special Edition widescreen color DVD [5/2005] 2 disks for $13.97
Warner Home Video color VHS [12/94] for $5.14
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

East of Eden 1981 tv miniseries  TV miniseries [Viacom/ABC Feb 1981]
Directed by Harvey Hart; script by Richard Shapiro; starring Karen Allen, Anne Baxter, Hart Bochner, Sam Bottoms, Timothy Bottoms, Bruce Boxleitner, Jane Seymour, Warren Oates, Soon-Tek Oh & Lloyd Bridges
Acorn Media color DVD [3/2009] 3 disks for $40.22
Anchor Bay color VHS [9/90] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #57 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)" [1985] by Orson Scott Card
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender%27s_Game_(film)

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed 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  "Fahrenheit 451: A Novel" [1953] by Ray Bradbury [1920-2012]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Fahrenheit 451 book   Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [11/2011] for $7.50
Simon & Schuster 8¼x5½ pb [1/2012] for $7.90
Ballantine 8¼x5½ trade pb [8/96] out of print/hundreds used
Ballantine mass pb [2/95] out of print/hundreds used
Simon & Schuster 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2012] for $18.22
Simon & Schuster 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/93] out of print/50+ used
Fahrenheit 451 audio   audio CD read by Christopher Hunt
Harper UNABR audio CD [12/2005] for $14.53
audio read by Ray Bradbury
Caedmon UNABR audio CD [10/2001] out of prodn/used
Harper UNABR audio [10/2001] 6 tapes - out of prodn/used
Caedmon UNABR audio [10/2001] out of prodn/used
audio tapes read by Michael Prichard
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [9/88] out of prodn/many used

Fahrenheit 451 movie  feature film [Universal France Sept 1966, USA Nov 1966]
Directed by François Truffaut [1932-84]; cinematography by Nicolas Roeg;
starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie {dual role} & Cyril Cusack
Universal widescreen color DVD [4/2003] for $9.19
Image Ent. letterbox color DVD [10/2000] out of prodn/used
Universal color VHS [6/96] for $16.88
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [2:20] on YouTube
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 graphic novel drawn by Tim Hamilton  
"Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation" graphic novel [2009]
Drawn by Tim Hamilton, Introduction by Ray Bradbury

Hill & Wang 9x6½ pb [7/2009] for $12.78
Hill & Wang 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/40+ used
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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #47 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 Fault In Our Stars" YA novel [2012] by John Green
Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture! • TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012!
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525478817/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fault_in_Our_Stars_(film)
http://www.thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiFiVNvyxdE

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BLUE CHECK: listed #27 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #43 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" [1818 first novel]
by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley [1797-1851]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

'Frankenstein's Monster' Section on Magic Lantern's Horror / Monster / Fantasy Movies Page

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GREEN CHECK: listed #45 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" [2005] by Stieg Larsson [1954-2004]
author entry at Wikipedia'Millennium Trilogy' entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Gone Girl" [2012 New York Times bestseller] by Gillian Flynn
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030758836X/

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #13 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Gone With The Wind" [1936] by Margaret Mitchell [1900-49]

"Gone With The Wind" Novel & Movie Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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GREEN CHECK: listed #80 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Good Earth" [1931] by Pearl S. Buck [1892-1973]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Pulitzer Prize for The Novel

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #49 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 #18 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Grapes of Wrath" [Viking 1939] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
The book won the Pulitzer Prize for The Novel, and is listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)

"The Grapes of Wrath" Novel & Movie Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Great Expectations" [1861 novel] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486415864/

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    listed #46 on 'The 100 Books of the Century' poll conducted by France's Le Monde newspaper in 1999  BLUE CHECK: listed #38 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 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 Great Gatsby" [Scribner's 1925] by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Great Gatsby" Novel & Movies Page

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BLUE CHECK: listed #53 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #33 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 Handmaid's Tale" [1985] by Margaret Atwood
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the 1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038549081X/

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  "The Harry Potter Books" [1997-2007] by J.K. Rowling
author entry at Wikipediabook series entry at Wikipedia

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #5 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)" [1997]

"Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)" [1998]

GREEN CHECK: listed #62 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)" [1999]

"Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (Book 4)" [2000]

"Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (Book 5)" [2003]

GREEN CHECK: listed #72 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)" [2005]

GREEN CHECK: listed #42 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Book 7)" [2007]

Harry Potter book sets  Harry Potter Book Sets (Books 1-7)
Kindle Edition from Pottermore Limited [3/2012] for $57.54
Arthur A. Levine Books 8½x5½ slipcover pb box set [7/2009] 7 books for $42.00
Arthur A. Levine Books 'chest'-packaged 9¼x6½ hardcover set [10/2007] for $90.00
Harry Potter Books & Movies Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Bookstore

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GREEN CHECK: listed #17 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Help" [2009 NYTimes bestseller] by Kathryn Stockett
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
plus the Oscar-winning 2011 movie

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #97 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #28 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" [1979] by Douglas Adams [1952-2001]
author entry at Wikipedianovel 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 #10 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Hobbit" [1966] by J.R.R. Tolkien [1892–1973]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

'Lord of The Rings' & 'The Hobbit' Novels & Movies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Bookstore

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GREEN CHECK: listed #44 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Holy Bible: New King James Version (NKJV)" [1982]

“Jehovah has always seemed to me the most fascinating character in all fiction.” — Oliver Herford [1863-1935]

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  "The Hunger Games Trilogy" by Suzanne Collins
author entry at Wikipediabook series entry at Wikipedia

GREEN CHECK: listed #20 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 Hunger Games" [2008]
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0439023521/

GREEN CHECK: listed #73 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Catching Fire" (Book 2 of The Hunger Games)" [2009]

GREEN CHECK: listed #89 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)" [2010]

The Hunger Games Trilogy box set by Suzanne Collins  
"The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxsets"
Kindle Edition from Scholastic Press [5/2011] for $17.99
Scholastic Press 8¼x5¾x4-inches slipcover pb set [9/2013] for $32.79
Scholastic Press 9x6x4 slipcover hardcover set [8/2010] for $40.19
— and, of course, the three movies

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Interpreter of Maladies" [9 stories 1999] by Jhumpa Lahiri
author entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia
won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/039592720X/

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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'  "Invisible Man" [1952] by Ralph Ellison [1914-94]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the National Book Award in 1953
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679732764/

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BLUE CHECK: listed #7 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #12 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Jane Eyre: An Autobiography" [1847] by Charlotte Brontë [1816-55]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid On Earth" graphic novel [Pantheon 2000] by Chris Ware
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375714545/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #23 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Kite Runner" [2003] by Khaled Hosseini
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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BLUE CHECK: listed #36 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #69 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Les Misérables" [1862 novel] by Victor Hugo [1802-85]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
plus the Broadway stageplay and the musical feature film

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Life After Life: A Novel" [4/2013] by Kate Atkinson
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316176494/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #67 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Life of Pi" [2001] by Yann Martel
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
winner of the 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
plus award-winning feature film

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #9 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Little Women" [1868-69] by Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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BLUE CHECK: listed #54 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'  "Lolita" [Paris 1955, English 1958] by Vladimir Nabokov [1899-1977]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679410430/
plus the 1962 feature film by Stanley Kubrick [1928-99] and another in 1997 by Adrian Lyne

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Long Goodbye" [1953] by Raymond Chandler [1888-1959]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

The Long Goodbye novel by Raymond Chandler  "First-rate noir"; P.I. Philip Marlowe's friend Terry Lennox asks for a ride across the border to Mexico; when Marlowe returns, the police are waiting for him, asking questions about the bludgeon murder of Terry's wife.
Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [2002 edition] for $9.12
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/92] for $9.60
Houghton Mifflin/BOMC 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1954] out of print/used
New Millennium Audio ABR audio read by Elliott Gould [3/2002] out of prodn/used
Spanish-language edition "El Largo Adios": Alianza 7x4½ pb [6/2005] out of print/used
The Long Goodbye beach poster  1973 feature film directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]
Script by Leigh Brackett, based on Chandler's novel; starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, David Arkin & Jim Bouton
Region 1 Blu-ray not available
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [9/2002] for $51.98
MGM/UA color VHS [5/91] for $7.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME  100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #22 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Lord of The Flies" [1954] by William Golding [1911-93]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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BLUE CHECK: listed #100 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 #6 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 Lord of the Rings Trilogy" [1954-55] by J.R.R. Tolkein [1892–1973]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

'Lord of The Rings' & 'The Hobbit' Novels & Movies Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Bookstore

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Love In The Time of Cholera" Latin-American masterpiece
[Spanish 1985, English 1988] by Gabriel García Márquez [1927-2014] of Colombia
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307389731/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Love Medicine" [1984 first novel] by (Karen) Louise Erdrich
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061787426/

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