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2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. ClarkeScience Fiction
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffMemoirs
Above the Dark Circus by Hugh WalpoleThrillers
The Accidental Tourist by Anne TylerModern Fiction
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainClassic Fiction
The Age of the Cathedrals: Art and Society, 980-1420 by Georges DubyHistory
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence DurrellModern Fiction
Amiel's Journal by Henri Frédéric AmielMemoirs
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey by V. S. NaipaulTravel Writing
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. SeussChildren's Fiction
Andre Gide Journals 1889-1949 (Penguin Modern Classics) by André GideMemoirs
An Angel at My Table by Janet FrameMemoirs
Annalium ab excessu divi Augusti by TacitusHistory
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. MontgomeryChildren's Fiction
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry LopezTravel Writing
The Armada by Garrett MattinglyHistory
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonaldChildren's Fiction
Austerlitz by W. G. SebaldModern Fiction
Auto-da-fé by Elias CanettiModern Fiction
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa YoganandaMemoirs
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto CelliniMemoirs
Barchester Towers by Anthony TrollopeClassic Fiction
Barney's Version by Mordecai RichlerModern Fiction
The Beast Must Die by Nicholas BlakeThrillers
The Beast Within by Émile ZolaClassic Fiction
Beloved by Toni MorrisonModern Fiction
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred DöblinModern Fiction
The Berlin Stories by Christopher IsherwoodModern Fiction
The Big Clock by Kenneth FearingThrillers
Birdsong by Sebastian FaulksModern Fiction
Black Beauty by Anna SewellChildren's Fiction
Black Like Me by John Howard GriffinMemoirs
The Blind Owl by Ṣādiq HidāyatModern Fiction
Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine MansfieldClassic Fiction
Blood Sport by Dick FrancisThrillers
The Bloody Chamber by Angela CarterModern Fiction
The Blue Flower by Penelope FitzgeraldModern Fiction
Bones and Silence by Reginald HillThrillers
Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise SaganModern Fiction
The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery KempeMemoirs
Born Victim by Hillary WaughThrillers
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul MonetteMemoirs
Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald DahlMemoirs
Brain wave by Poul AndersonScience Fiction
Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyScience Fiction
The Bride Wore Black by Cornell WoolrichThrillers
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughModern Fiction
Brief Lives by John AubreyMemoirs
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street by Naguib MahfouzModern Fiction
Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset MaughamModern Fiction
Candide by VoltaireClassic Fiction
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerClassic Fiction
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.Science Fiction
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de BernièresModern Fiction
The Castle of Otranto by Horace WalpoleClassic Fiction
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. SalingerModern Fiction
Changing Places by David LodgeModern Fiction
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlChildren's Fiction
Charlotte's Web by E. B. WhiteChildren's Fiction
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee AndersonHistory
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller by Carlo GinzburgHistory
Cheri by ColetteModern Fiction
Childhood, Youth & Exile by Alexander HerzenMemoirs
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery QueenThrillers
Chinese Shadows by Simon LeysHistory
A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensClassic Fiction
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon SchamaHistory
City by Clifford D. SimakScience Fiction
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob BurckhardtHistory
Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady by Samuel RichardsonClassic Fiction
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessScience Fiction
Cold heaven by Brian MooreModern Fiction
The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac BabelModern Fiction
The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol. III: Autobiographies by William Butler YeatsMemoirs
Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire by Niall FergusonHistory
The Colour of Magic by Terry PratchettChildren's Fiction
The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian AndersenChildren's Fiction
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan PoeClassic Fiction
The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward LearChildren's Fiction
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauMemoirs
The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine, Bishop of HippoMemoirs
The Corrections by Jonathan FranzenModern Fiction
Cosmicomics by Italo CalvinoScience Fiction
Couples by John UpdikeModern Fiction
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyClassic Fiction
The Cruise of the Snark by Jack LondonTravel Writing
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin MaaloufHistory
The Crystal World by J. G. BallardScience Fiction
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonChildren's Fiction
Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Jérôme CarcopinoHistory
Danube by Claudio MagrisTravel Writing
The Daughter of Time by Josephine TeyThrillers
The Day of the Triffids by John WyndhamScience Fiction
De Profundis by Oscar WildeMemoirs
Dead Man's Chest: Travels After Robert Louis Stevenson by Nicholas RankinTravel Writing
Deadlock by Sara ParetskyThrillers
Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony GilbertThrillers
Death of My Aunt by C. H. B. KitchinThrillers
The decline of the West by Oswald SpenglerHistory
The Demolished Man by Alfred BesterScience Fiction
Destinations: Essays from Rolling Stone by Jan MorrisTravel Writing
Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly by John Franklin BardinThrillers
The Diaries of Franz Kafka {complete} by Franz KafkaMemoirs
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMemoirs
The Diary of Alice James by Alice JamesMemoirs
The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel PepysMemoirs
Disgrace by J.M. CoetzeeModern Fiction
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. TuchmanHistory
The Diviners by Margaret LaurenceModern Fiction
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge AmadoModern Fiction
Donovan's Brain by Curt SiodmakScience Fiction
Double Indemnity by James M. CainThrillers
Dover One by Joyce PorterThrillers
Down and Out in Paris and London by George OrwellMemoirs
Dracula by Bram StokerClassic Fiction
Dune by Frank HerbertScience Fiction
Dwellers in the Mirage by A. MerrittScience Fiction
Embers by Sándor MáraiModern Fiction
Emil and the Detectives by Erich KästnerChildren's Fiction
The End of History and the Last Man by Francis FukuyamaHistory
Enduring Love by Ian McEwanModern Fiction
The Engagement by Georges SimenonThrillers
The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef ŠkvoreckýModern Fiction
The English Patient by Michael OndaatjeModern Fiction
Eothen by Alexander William KinglakeTravel Writing
The Epic of Gilgamesh by AnonymousClassic Fiction
Erewhon by Samuel ButlerScience Fiction
The Executioner's Song by Norman MailerModern Fiction
The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony BeevorHistory
Fanny Hill by John ClelandClassic Fiction
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond ChandlerThriller
The Fatal Shore by Robert HughesHistory
Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments by Edmund GosseMemoirs
Felicia's Journey by William TrevorModern Fiction
The fellowship of the ring by J. R. R. TolkienChildren's Fiction
Ferdydurke by Witold GombrowiczModern Fiction
Ficciones by Jorge Luis BorgesModern Fiction
Fifth Business by Robertson DaviesModern Fiction
The File on H.: A Novel by Ismail KadareModern Fiction
Final Curtain by Ngaio MarshThrillers
A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryModern Fiction
Five Children and It by E. NesbitChildren's Fiction
Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul by Roy PorterHistory
Frankenstein by Mary ShelleyClassic Fiction
From My Life: Poetry and Truth, Parts 1-3 (Goethe: The Collected Works, Vol. 4) by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMemoirs
From Southern Cross to Pole Star by A. F. TschiffelyTravel Writing
From the Fifteenth District by Mavis GallantModern Fiction
Frozen Desire by James BuchanHistory
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. SayersThrillers
Giovanni's Room by James BaldwinModern Fiction
The Glass Bead Game by Hermann HesseModern Fiction
The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest by Peter DickinsonThrillers
God's First Love: Christians and Jews Over Two Thousand Years (Phoenix Giants) by Friedrich HeerHistory
God's Grace by Bernard MalamudModern Fiction
The Golden Compass by Philip PullmanChildren's Fiction
Golden Earth: Travels in Burma by Norman LewisTravel Writing
The Golden Notebook by Doris LessingModern Fiction
The Golem by Isaac Bashevis SingerChildren's Fiction
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorModern Fiction
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox FordModern Fiction
Gormenghast by Mervyn PeakeModern Fiction
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckModern Fiction
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul TherouxTravel Writing
The Green Child by Herbert ReadScience Fiction
A Grief Observed by C. S. LewisMemoirs
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jakob GrimmChildren's Fiction
The Group by Mary McCarthyModern Fiction
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan SwiftClassic Fiction
Hadrian the Seventh by Fr. RolfeModern Fiction
Hamlet, revenge! by Michael InnesThrillers
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodScience Fiction
The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar WildeChildren's Fiction
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. RowlingChildren's Fiction
He Who Whispers by John Dickson CarrThrillers
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullersModern Fiction
Heart of Darkness by Joseph ConradClassic Fiction
Heidi by Johanna SpyriChildren's Fiction
Herzog by Saul BellowModern Fiction
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard HughesModern Fiction
Hiroshima by John HerseyHistory
The Histories by HerodotusHistory
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonHistory
A History of Warfare by John KeeganHistory
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsScience Fiction
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives by Alan BullockHistory
The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War by Martin GilbertHistory
The Horse's Mouth by Joyce CaryModern Fiction
Hothouse by Brian W. AldissScience Fiction
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleClassic Fiction
The Hour of Our Death by Philippe ArièsHistory
A House and Its Head by Ivy Compton-BurnettModern Fiction
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. NaipaulModern Fiction
The House of Mirth by Edith WhartonClassic Fiction
How Like an Angel by Margaret MillarThrillers
Howards End by E. M. ForsterClassic Fiction
The Human Comedy by William SaroyanChildren's Fiction
The Human Stain by Philip RothModern Fiction
Hunger by Knut HamsunModern Fiction
I Am Legend by Richard MathesonScience Fiction
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 by Victor KlempererMemoirs
I, Robot by Isaac AsimovScience Fiction
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo CalvinoModern Fiction
The Iliad by HomerClassic Fiction
An Imaginary Life by David MaloufModern Fiction
In Patagonia by Bruce ChatwinTravel Writing
In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of Andràs Vajda by Stephen VizinczeyModern Fiction
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustClassic Fiction
In the Castle of my Skin by George LammingMemoirs
In The Last Analysis by Amanda CrossThrillers
Interview with the Vampire by Anne RiceModern Fiction
Into the Heart of Borneo by Redmond O'HanlonTravel Writing
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy CasaresScience Fiction
Inverted World by Christopher PriestScience Fiction
The Iron King by Maurice DruonHistory
Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East by Bernard LewisHistory
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. WellsScience Fiction
Islandia by Austin Tappan WrightScience Fiction
It by Stephen KingModern Fiction
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai RichlerChildren's Fiction
Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëClassic Fiction
Journal of a Solitude by May SartonMemoirs
Journal of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine MansfieldMemoirs
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning SpekeTravel Writing
Journals of the Western Islands by Samuel JohnsonTravel Writing
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules VerneScience Fiction
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand CélineModern Fiction
Jude the Obscure by Thomas HardyClassic Fiction
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth RendellThrillers
July's People by Nadine GordimerModern Fiction
Just So Stories by Rudyard KiplingChildren's Fiction
Kim by Rudyard KiplingClassic Fiction
The King of the Golden River by John RuskinChildren's Fiction
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider HaggardClassic Fiction
The Kingdom of this World by Alejo CarpentierModern Fiction
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft by Thor HeyerdahlTravel Writing
La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West by Francis ParkmanTravel Writing
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth BraddonClassic Fiction
Last and First Men by Olaf StapledonScience Fiction
The Last Detective by Peter LoveseyThrillers
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.Modern Fiction
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. BeagleChildren's Fiction
The Laughing Policeman by Maj SjöwallThrillers
Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-FournierModern Fiction
Le poisson-scorpion by Nicolas BouvierTravel Writing
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinScience Fiction
The Leopard by Giuseppe Di LampedusaModern Fiction
Les Malheurs de Sophie by Comtesse de SégurChildren's Fiction
Les Misérables by Victor HugoClassic Fiction
Lest darkness fall by L. Sprague de CampScience Fiction
The Letters by Pliny the YoungerMemoirs
Leviathan & the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life by Steven ShapinHistory
Life of Pi by Yann MartelModern Fiction
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. LewisChildren's Fiction
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryChildren's Fiction
Little Women by Louisa May AlcottChildren's Fiction
Lolita by Vladimir NabokovModern Fiction
London: The Biography by Peter AckroydHistory
Lord of the Flies by William GoldingModern Fiction
Lost Horizon by James HiltonModern Fiction
The Lover by Marguerite DurasModern Fiction
Madame Bovary by Gustave FlaubertClassic Fiction
The Magic Mountain by Thomas MannModern Fiction
The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis SingerModern Fiction
Malice Aforethought by Francis IlesThrillers
The Man in the Net by Patrick QuentinThrillers
The Man Who Killed Himself by Julian SymonsThrillers
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina SteadModern Fiction
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. ChestertonClassic Fiction
The Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyScience Fiction
Mary Poppins by P. L. TraversChildren's Fiction
The Master by Colm TóibínModern Fiction
The Master and Margarita by Mihail BulgakovModern Fiction
Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade by Henri PirenneHistory
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II by Fernand BraudelHistory
Memoirs by Pablo NerudaMemoirs
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de BeauvoirMemoirs
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Gustav JungMemoirs
The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia OzickModern Fiction
Middlemarch by George EliotClassic Fiction
Millennium by Felipe Fernández-ArmestoHistory
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter HøegThrillers
Moby Dick by Herman MelvilleClassic Fiction
The Moonstone by Wilkie CollinsClassic Fiction
More Than Human by Theodore SturgeonScience Fiction
More Work for the Undertaker by Margery AllinghamThrillers
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund CrispinThrillers
Mr Weston's Good Wine by T. F. PowysModern Fiction
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha ChristieThrillers
The Murder Room by P. D. JamesThrillers
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald DurrellMemoirs
My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-NéelTravel Writing
My Left Foot by Christy BrownMemoirs
My Place by Sally MorganMemoirs
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston LerouxThrillers
Nadja by André BretonModern Fiction
The Naked Heart by Peter GayHistory
Naked Lunch by William S. BurroughsModern Fiction
The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoModern Fiction
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan PoeScience Fiction
The nephew by James PurdyModern Fiction
Neuromancer by William GibsonScience Fiction
Never Cry Wolf by Farley MowatTravel Writing
The Neverending Story by Michael EndeModern Fiction
The New York Trilogy by Paul AusterModern Fiction
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George OrwellScience Fiction
No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley ChaseThrillers
Nobody's Boy by Hector MalotChildren's Fiction
North and South by Elizabeth GaskellClassic Fiction
Old Goriot by Honoré de BalzacClassics
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayModern Fiction
On Fiji Islands (Travel Library) by Ronald WrightTravel Writing
On the Narrow Road: A Journey into Lost Japan by Lesley DownerTravel Writing
Once Were Warriors by Alan DuffModern Fiction
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezModern Fiction
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette WintersonMemoirs
The Origins of The Second World War by A. J. P. TaylorHistory
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by María Rosa MenocalHistory
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter CareyModern Fiction
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean GenetModern Fiction
Our Mutual Friend by Charles DickensClassics
Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. LewisScience Fiction
An Oxford Tragedy by J. C. MastermanThrillers
Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane FoxHistory
The Palm-wine Drinkard by Amos TutuolaModern Fiction
Pandaemonium: The Coming of the Machine As Seen by Contemporary Observers by Humphrey JenningsHistory
A Passage to India by E. M. ForsterModern Fiction
Paula by Isabel AllendeMemoirs
Pax Britannica: the Climax of an Empire by Jan MorrisHistory
Pedro Paramo by Juan RulfoModern Fiction
Pentimento by Lillian HellmanMemoirs
The People Trap by Robert SheckleyScience Fiction
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard ZinnHistory
Pereira declares by Antonio TabucchiModern Fiction
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick SüskindModern Fiction
The Periodic Table by Primo LeviModern Fiction
Perrault's Fairy Tales by Charles PerraultChildren's Fiction
Peter Pan by J. M. BarrieChildren's Fiction
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeClassic Fiction
The Pilgrim's Progress by John BunyanChildren's Fiction
A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson JesseThrillers
Pinocchio by Carlo CollodiChildren's Fiction
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenChildren's Fiction
Planet of the Apes by Pierre BoulleScience Fiction
The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century by John BrewerHistory
Plutarch's Lives by PlutarchHistory
Poe: Poetry and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony BerkeleyThrillers
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry JamesClassic Fiction
Portrait of a marriage by Nigel NicolsonMemoirs
Possession by A. S. ByattModern Fiction
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de AssisModern Fiction
The Power and the Glory by Graham GreeneClassic Fiction
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel SparkModern Fiction
The Progress of Love by Alice MunroModern Fiction
Psycho by Robert BlochThrillers
The Purple Land by W. H. HudsonTravel Writing
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy MitfordMemoirs
Quiet as a Nun by Antonia FraserThrillers
The Radetzky March by Joseph RothModern Fiction
A Rage in Harlem by Chester HimesThrillers
Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta: Personal, Psychological, Historical Documents Relating to Visit by Johor (George Sherban), Emissary (Grade 9), 87th of the Period of the Last Days by Doris LessingScience Fiction
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar NafisiMemoirs
Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierModern Fiction
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas WigginChildren's Fiction
The Red and the Black by StendhalClassic Fiction
The Red Box by Rex StoutThrillers
A Red Death by Walter MosleyThrillers
Red Harvest by Dashiell HammettThrillers
The Red House Mystery by A. A. MilneThrillers
The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat BarkerModern Fiction
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroModern Fiction
Ringworld by Larry NivenScience Fiction
Rites of Spring : The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Modris EksteinsHistory
The Road to Oxiana by Robert ByronTravel Writing
Roads to Santiago by Cees NooteboomTravel Writing
Rosaura a Las Diez by Marco DeneviThrillers
A Rose for Winter by Laurie LeeTravel Writing
Running in the Family by Michael OndaatjeMemoirs
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua SlocumTravel Writing
The Satanic Verses by Salman RushdieModern Fiction
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneClassic Fiction
Scott and Amundsen by Roland HuntfordTravel Writing
The Sea of Fertility by Yukio MishimaModern Fiction
The Sea, the Sea by Iris MurdochModern Fiction
The seasick whale : an Israeli abroad by Ephraim KishonTravel Writing
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettChildren's Fiction
Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenClassic Fiction
Seven Gothic Tales by Isak DinesenModern Fiction
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. LawrenceHistory
The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas MertonMemoirs
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich HarrerTravel Writing
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas MeyerThrillers
The Sheep Look Up by John BrunnerScience Fiction
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolome de Las CasasHistory
The Short Stories of Saki by SakiModern Fiction
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric NewbyTravel Writing
A Sicilian Romance by Ann RadcliffeClassic Fiction
Slan by A. E. Van VogtScience Fiction
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutScience Fiction
The Sleeping Car Murders by Sébastien JaprisotThrillers
The Snow Leopard by Peter MatthiessenTravel Writing
Solaris by Stanisław LemScience Fiction
Soldiers of Salamis by Javier CercasModern Fiction
Sophie's Choice by William StyronModern Fiction
Sophie's World by Jostein GaarderChildren's Fiction
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheClassic Fiction
The Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerModern Fiction
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir NabokovMemoirs
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le CarréThrillers
Staying On by Paul ScottModern Fiction
The Steam Pig by James McClureThrillers
The Stepford Wives by Ira LevinScience Fiction
Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton ChekhovClassic Fiction
The Stories of John Cheever by John CheeverModern Fiction
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh LoftingChildren's Fiction
The Story of English by Robert McCrumHistory
The Story of My Life by Helen KellerMemoirs
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonClassic Fiction
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De MilleScience Fiction
The Stranger by Albert CamusModern Fiction
Stranger in a Strange Land (original edition) by Robert A. HeinleinScience Fiction
The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 by Eamon DuffyHistory
Suicide Excepted by Cyril HareThrillers
The Sunday Woman by Carlo FrutteroThrillers
Surfacing by Margaret AtwoodModern Fiction
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur RansomeChildren's Fiction
The Sweet Hereafter by Russell BanksModern Fiction
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. WhiteChildren's Fiction
Take a Girl Like You by Kingsley AmisModern Fiction
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterChildren's Fiction
Tales from the Thousand and One Nights by AnonymousClassic Fiction
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeModern Fiction
The Third Policeman by Flann O'BrienModern Fiction
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. JeromeClassics
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. DickScience Fiction
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah CaudwellThrillers
The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas LlosaModern Fiction
The Time Traders by Andre NortonScience Fiction
The Tin Drum by Günter GrassModern Fiction
To the Lighthouse by Virginia WoolfClassic Fiction
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José FarmerScience Fiction
Tom Jones by Henry FieldingClassic Fiction
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa PearceChildren's Fiction
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacaulayMemoirs
A Tramp Abroad by Mark TwainTravel Writing
The Traveller's Tree: A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands by Patrick Leigh FermorTravel Writing
The Travels of Ibn Battutah by Ibn BattutahTravel Writing
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco PoloTravel Writing
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis StevensonTravel Writing
Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John SteinbeckTravel Writing
Treasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonChildren's Fiction
Trent's Last Case by E. C. BentleyThrillers
The Trial by Franz KafkaModern Fiction
Trial and Error by Anthony BerkeleyThrillers
The Trial of Socrates by I. F. StoneHistory
Two Planets by Kurd LasswitzScience Fiction
Ulysses by James JoyceModern Fiction
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan KunderaModern Fiction
Underworld by Don DeLilloModern Fiction
Unless by Carol ShieldsModern Fiction
Unnatural Exposure by Patricia CornwellThrillers
The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus by Cyril ConnollyMemoirs
Utopia by Thomas MoreClassic Fiction
The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels by Freya StarkTravel Writing
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace ThackerayClassic Fiction
Vathek by William BeckfordClassic Fiction
Vendetta by Michael DibdinThrillers
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver GoldsmithClassic Fiction
Victory by Joseph ConradModern Fiction
Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East by Pico IyerTravel Writing
Voss by Patrick WhiteModern Fiction
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles DarwinTravel Writing
Walden by Henry David ThoreauMemoirs
War and Peace by Leo TolstoyClassic Fiction
The War of the Buttons by Louis PergaudChildren's Fiction
The Wars by Timothy FindleyModern Fiction
Waverley by Walter ScottClassic Fiction
Ways of Escape by Graham GreeneMemoirs
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan GarnerChildren's Fiction
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond CarverModern Fiction
Where the Jackals Howl by Amos OzModern Fiction
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakChildren's Fiction
The White Hotel by D. M. ThomasModern Fiction
Who Goes There? [collection] by John W. CampbellScience Fiction
Wildlife by Richard FordModern Fiction
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahameChildren's Fiction
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood AndersonModern Fiction
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. MilneChildren's Fiction
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumChildren's Fiction
The Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsThrillers
Women in Love by D. H. LawrenceModern Fiction
The Women's History of the World by Rosalind MilesHistory
The Words by Jean-Paul SartreMemoirs
The World According to Garp by John IrvingModern Fiction
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz FanonHistory
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleChildren's Fiction
Wuthering Heights by Emily BrontëClassic Fiction
Zeno's Conscience by Italo SvevoModern Fiction

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