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The  B.B.C.'s  Top  100  Books  List

logo for 'BBC Top 100 Books'          Before and after the Millennium, various publications chose 'Best of' lists of all kinds. This list showed up in 2017, supposedly based on a 2003 unofficial listing from the B.B.C.
The new version shows the covers of all 100 books with a checkbox so that you can identify the books (if any) on the list that you have read, with your tally at the end of the third page. The challenge is the statistic that most readers have actually read only six of the selected books.
('Saw the movie' doesn't count!)
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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


100  Selected  Top  Books,  A to Z
The list's 1-to-100 numbering seems not to indicate rank, so the decision was made to go alphabetical by title (while retaining the numbering).

Quick quantitative analysis: Charles Dickens is the 'winner' with six books listed here, runner-up is Jane Austen with 3 books listed, followed by seven authors with two books
or series each listed: Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Hardy, Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Leo Tolstoy.

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  "A Christmas Carol" [1843] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]

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  "A Confederacy of Dunces" [1980] by John Kennedy Toole [1937-69]
book won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981

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  "A Fine Balance" [1995] by Rohinton Mistry

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  "A Prayer For Owen Meany" [1989] by John Irving

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  "A Suitable Boy" [1993] by Vikram Seth

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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] [1859] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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  "A Town Like Alice" [1950] by Nevil Shute [1899-1960]

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  "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" [1892] by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]

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  listed #1 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  BLUE CHECK: listed #78 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #54 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Alice In Wonderland" [1865] by Lewis Carroll [1832-98]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Alice In Wonderland" Novel & Movies Page

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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'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Animal Farm" [1945 novel] by George Orwell [1903-50]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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

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   "Anna Karenina" [1873-77] by Leo Tolstoy [1828-1910] of Russia

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          "Anne of Green Gables" Series
by L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery [1874-1942] of Canada

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Anne of Green Gables" Novels & Stories Page

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #30 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Atonement" [2001] by Ian McEwan
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atonement_(film)

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  "The Bell Jar" [1963] by Sylvia Plath [1932-63]

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  "The Bible, King James Version" [1611]

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  "Birdsong" [1993] by Sebastian Faulks

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  "Bleak House" [1852-53] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]

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  GREEN CHECK: listed #34 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Brave New World" [1932 novel] by Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder" [1945]
by Evelyn Waugh [1903-66]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brideshead_Revisited_(TV_serial)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brideshead_Revisited_(film)

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  "Bridget Jones's Diary" [1996] by Helen Fielding

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  "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" [1994] by Louis de Bernières

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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" [1951] by J.D. Salinger [1919-2010]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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  "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" [1964] by Roald Dahl [1916-90]

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  "Charlotte's Web" [1952] by E.B. White [1899-1985]

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  "The Chronicles of Narnia" Series by C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]

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  "Cloud Atlas" [2004] by David Mitchell

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  "Cold Comfort Farm" [1932] by Stella Gibbons [1902-89]

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  "The Colour Purple" [1982 epistolary novel] by Alice Walker
book won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction

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  The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]

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  "The Count of Monte Cristo" [1844 novel] by Alexandre Dumas (père) [1802-70] of France

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  "Crime and Punishment" [1866 novel] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1821-81] of Russia

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  "The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time" [2003] by Mark Haddon

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  "The Da Vinci Code" [2004] by Dan Brown

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    "David Copperfield" [1850 novel] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]

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  "Dracula" [1897 novel] by Bram Stoker 1847-1912]

see also the Dracula Section on the Horror, Monster & Fantasy Movies Pages at Magic Lantern

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  "Dune" [1965 sci-fi novel] by Frank Herbert [1920-86]

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  "Emma" [1815 novel] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]

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  "Far From The Madding Crowd" [1874] by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]

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  "The Faraway Tree Series" [4 books, 1939-51] by Enid Mary Blyton [1897-1968]

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  "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" [2003] by Mitch Albom

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  "Germinal" [1884-85] by Émile Zola [1840-1902] of France

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      "Gone With The Wind" [1936 bestseller] by Margaret Mitchell [1900-49]

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

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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

"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]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Great Gatsby" 1925 Novel & Movies Page

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   "Hamlet: Prince of Denmark" stageplay [circa 1600-02]
by Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]

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  "The Handmaid's Tale" [1985 dystopian novel] by Margaret Atwood of Canada

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  The 'Harry Potter' Novels [1997-2007] by J.K. Rowling

author J.K. Rowling Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
J.K. Rowling Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #5 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  "Heart of Darkness" [1899 novella] by Joseph Conrad [1857-1924]

famously adapted by Francis Ford Coppola as the feature film "Apocalypse Now" [1979]

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  "His Dark Materials" Trilogy [1995-2000] by Philip Pullman

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  "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" [radio 1978, novel 1979]
by Douglas Adams [1952-2001]

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  "The Hobbit" [1937] by J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973]

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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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  "Jude The Obscure" [1895] by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]

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  "The Kite Runner" [2003] by Khaled Hosseini

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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] of France
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
plus the Broadway stageplay and the musical feature film

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  "Life of Pi" [2001] by Yann Martel
book won the Man Booker Prize; filmed in 2012 by director Ang Lee

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          "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" [Narnia #1 = 1950 novel]
by C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]
author entry at Wikipediabook series entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

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  "The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)" [1943]
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-44] of France

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  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 Wikipediabook 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 Wikipediabook 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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  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 first novel] by William Golding [1911-93]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_(1963_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_(1990_film)

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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. Tolkien [1892–1973]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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

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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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  "The Lovely Bones" [2002 bestseller] by Alice Sebold

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #23 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  "Madame Bovary" [1856 novel] by Gustave Flaubert [1821-80] of France

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  "Memoirs of A Geisha" [1997 bestseller] by Arthur Golden

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  "Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life" [1872] by George Eliot [1819-80]

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        "Midnight's Children: A Novel" [1981] by Salman Rushdie
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Booker Prize
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812976533/

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #2 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  "Moby-Dick" epic novel [1851] by Herman Melville [1819-91]

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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 dystopian classic]
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 superstate 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, books & e-books, author, movies, other media) are on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" 1949 Novel & Movies Page

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  "Notes From A Small Island" [1995] by Bill Bryson

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  "Of Mice and Men" [Covici-Friede Feb 1937] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
filmed in 1939, 1968, 1981 & 1992; staged on Broadway in 1937, 1974 & 2014,
also as a 1970 opera and a 2010 BBC Radio production

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 for $5.88
book entry at Wikipedia
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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  "Oliver Twist" [1837-39] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]

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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)  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 IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch 1/2013 trailer [1:54] at YouTube

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  "One Hundred Years of Solitude" [1967 novel]
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez [1927-2014] of Colombia

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  "Persuasion" [1817 novel] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]

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  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Possession: A Romance" [1990] by A.S. Byatt [b. 1936]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

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  "Pride and Prejudice" [1813 novel] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]

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  "Rebecca" [1938 bestseller] by Daphne du Maurier [1907-89]

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  "The Remains of The Day" [1989 novel] by Kazuo Ishiguro
won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989; the 1993 film adaptation starred Anthony Hopkins & Emma Thompson

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  "The Secret Garden" [1911] by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1849-1924]

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  "The Secret History" [1992 bestseller] by Donna Tartt

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  "Sense and Sensibility" [1811] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]

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  "The Shadow of The Wind (La Sombra del Viento)" [Spanish 2001, English 2004]
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón of Spain

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  "Swallows and Amazons" [1930] by Arthur Ransome [1884-1967]

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  "The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires)" [1844]
by Alexandre Dumas (père) [1802-70] of France

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  "Tess of The D'urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented" [1891]
by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]

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  "The Time Traveler's Wife" [2003] by Audrey Niffenegger

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  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
won 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

 To Kill A Mockingbird novel by Harper Lee  As described by his tomboy daughter, an idealistic white lawyer in 1932 Alabama agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman, revealing the depths of local bigotry and racism
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [7/2014] for $4.73
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Gregory Peck won Oscar for Best Actor  Horton Foote won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation  won Oscar for Best Set Decoration    To Kill A Mockingbird open-book movie poster  
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"To Kill A Mockingbird" feature film [Universal Dec 1962]
Directed by Robert Mulligan; script by Horton Foote, based on the novel by Harper Lee; starring Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, James Anderson, William Windom, Alice Ghostley & Kim Stanley; won Oscars for Best Actor (Peck), Best Script Adaptation & Best Set Decoration, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (MB), Best B&W Cinematography & Best Music Score; listed on the National Film Registry (1995), won WGA Award for Best Drama Script
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full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
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  "Ulysses" [Paris 1922] by James Joyce 1882-1941]

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  "Vanity Fair" [847-48] by William Makepeace Thackeray [1811-63]

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  "War and Peace (Voyná i Mir)" epic masterpiece [1869]
by Leo Tolstoy [1828-1910] of Russia

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  "The Wasp Factory" [debut novel 1984] by Iain Banks [1954-2013]

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  "Watership Down" fantasy adventure novel [1972]
by Richard Adams [1920-2016]

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  "The Wind In The Willows" children's novel [1908]
by Kenneth Grahame [1859-1932]

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  "Winnie The Pooh" by A.A. Milne [1882-1956]
author entry at Wikipediacharacter entry at Wikipedia

details (synopsis, history, books & e-books, author, movies, other media) are on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Winnie The Pooh" Books & Movies Page

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  "The Woman In White: A Novel" [1859] by Wilkie Collins [1824-89]

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  "Wuthering Heights" [1847] by Emily Brontë [1818-48]


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