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The Social Contract and Discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy2009, No. 1
1984 by George Orwell2009, No. 2
Ulysses by James Joyce2009, No. 3
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov2009, No. 4
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner2009, No. 5
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison2009, No. 6
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf2009, No. 7
The Iliad by Homer2009, No. 8
The Iliad ; The Odyssey by Homer2009, No. 8
The Odyssey by Homer2009, No. 8
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen2009, No. 9
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri2009, No. 10
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer2009, No. 11
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift2009, No. 12
Middlemarch by George Eliot2009, No. 13
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe2009, No. 14
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger2009, No. 15
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell2009, No. 16
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez2009, No. 17
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald2009, No. 18
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller2009, No. 19
Beloved by Toni Morrison2009, No. 20
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck2009, No. 21
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie2009, No. 22
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley2009, No. 23
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf2009, No. 24
Native Son by Richard Wright2009, No. 25
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville2009, No. 26
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin2009, No. 27
The Histories by Herodotus2009, No. 28
On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau2009, No. 29
Capital: A Critique of Political Ecomony, Vol. 1: The Process of Production of Capital by Karl Marx2009, No. 30
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli2009, No. 31
Confessions by Saint Augustine2009, No. 32
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes2009, No. 33
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides2009, No. 34
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien2009, No. 35
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne2009, No. 36
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis2009, No. 37
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster2009, No. 38
On the Road by Jack Kerouac2009, No. 39
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee2009, No. 40
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) by NRSV2009, No. 41
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess2009, No. 42
Light in August by William Faulkner2009, No. 43
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois2009, No. 44
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys2009, No. 45
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert2009, No. 46
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy2009, No. 48
Hamlet by William Shakespeare2009, No. 49
King Lear by William Shakespeare2009, No. 50
Othello by William Shakespeare2009, No. 51
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare2009, No. 52
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman2009, No. 53
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain2009, No. 54
Kim by Rudyard Kipling2009, No. 55
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley2009, No. 56
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison2009, No. 57
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey2009, No. 58
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway2009, No. 59
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut2009, No. 60
Animal Farm by George Orwell2009, No. 61
Lord of the Flies by William Golding2009, No. 62
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote2009, No. 63
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing2009, No. 64
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust2009, No. 65
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler2009, No. 66
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner2009, No. 67
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway2009, No. 68
I, Claudius by Robert Graves2009, No. 69
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers2009, No. 70
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence2009, No. 71
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren2009, No. 72
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin2009, No. 73
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White2009, No. 74
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad2009, No. 75
Night by Elie Wiesel2009, No. 76
Rabbit, Run by John Updike2009, No. 77
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton2009, No. 78
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth2009, No. 79
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser2009, No. 80
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West2009, No. 81
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller2009, No. 82
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett2009, No. 83
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman2009, No. 84
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman2009, No. 84
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman2009, No. 84
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman2009, No. 84
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather2009, No. 85
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud2009, No. 86
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams2009, No. 87
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung2009, No. 88
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James2009, No. 89
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh2009, No. 90
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson2009, No. 91
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes2009, No. 92
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad2009, No. 93
Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves2009, No. 94
The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith2009, No. 95
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame2009, No. 96
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X2009, No. 97
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey2009, No. 98
The Color Purple by Alice Walker2009, No. 99
The Second World War {complete} by Winston S. Churchill2009, No. 100

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Newsweek's "Top 100 Books: The Meta-List," published in June 2009, "crunched the numbers from 10 top books lists (Modern Library, the New York Public Library, St. John's College reading list, Oprah's, and more) to come up with The Top 100 Books of All Time."
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