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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 9,125 copies, 109 reviews1
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 42,597 copies, 594 reviews
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 10,727 copies, 110 reviews3
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 64,103 copies, 1,143 reviews5
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 30,781 copies, 400 reviews6
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 9,737 copies, 114 reviews7
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 30,370 copies, 322 reviews8
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 16,623 copies, 223 reviews9
House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 7,327 copies, 105 reviews10
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 15,550 copies, 228 reviews11
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 26,729 copies, 285 reviews12
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 32,257 copies, 375 reviews13
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 8,778 copies, 104 reviews15
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 36,436 copies, 467 reviews16
Tales of Suspense by Edgar Allan Poe 194 copies, 2 reviews17
Silas Marner by George Eliot 9,521 copies, 137 reviews19
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 17,730 copies, 225 reviews20
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales by Washington Irving 320 copies, 5 reviews21
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11,566 copies, 211 reviews22
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke 772 copies, 12 reviews23
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories {29 stories} by O. Henry 167 copies, 3 reviews24
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 19,754 copies, 189 reviews25
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain 3,945 copies, 44 reviews26
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 25,164 copies, 339 reviews27
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 4,729 copies, 56 reviews28
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 4,138 copies, 72 reviews29
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 13,653 copies, 225 reviews30
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 19,792 copies, 418 reviews31
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 7,478 copies, 61 reviews32
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister 1,893 copies, 32 reviews33
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 10,777 copies, 120 reviews34
The Sea Wolf by Jack London 3,588 copies, 47 reviews35
The Song of Hiawatha and Other Poems (The World's Best Reading) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 194 copies, 1 review36
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1,400 copies, 7 reviews37
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 13,953 copies, 392 reviews38
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 29,351 copies, 462 reviews39
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 7,551 copies, 172 reviews40
On Our Selection and Our New Selection by Steele Rudd 57 copies, 3 reviews42
Lost Horizon by James Hilton 3,383 copies, 80 reviews43
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain 3,265 copies, 47 reviews44
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 5,330 copies, 141 reviews45
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 9,480 copies, 124 reviews46
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang 535 copies, 8 reviews47
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 29,470 copies, 411 reviews48
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 13,801 copies, 164 reviews49
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 14,476 copies, 276 reviews50
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick 842 copies, 6 reviews52
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 11,755 copies, 184 reviews53
The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories by Mark Twain 422 copies, 2 reviews54
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace 4,240 copies, 58 reviews55
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck 12,112 copies, 241 reviews56
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 2,808 copies, 46 reviews57
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 23,172 copies, 479 reviews58
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 18,856 copies, 288 reviews59
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 341 copies, 2 reviews60
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Richard Lancelyn Green 455 copies, 6 reviews60
Dusty / Man-Shy by Frank Dalby Davison 15 copies61
Life with Father by Clarence Day 609 copies, 9 reviews62
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 3,761 copies, 58 reviews63
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 2,388 copies, 23 reviews65
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 17,169 copies, 520 reviews67
Emma by Jane Austen 31,845 copies, 434 reviews69
To Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack London 911 copies, 17 reviews70
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard 4,781 copies, 114 reviews71
Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks by Rudyard Kipling 4,012 copies, 42 reviews72
Roughing It by Mark Twain 2,762 copies, 26 reviews73
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore 2,800 copies, 42 reviews74
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 3,246 copies, 127 reviews75
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Jr. Dana 2,857 copies, 48 reviews77
Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren 829 copies, 21 reviews78
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson 1,845 copies, 35 reviews79
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling 4,582 copies, 46 reviews81
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn 1,900 copies, 48 reviews82
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 17,921 copies, 218 reviews84
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy 7,335 copies, 102 reviews85
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 9,597 copies, 170 reviews86
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 11,972 copies, 269 reviews87
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 8,065 copies, 72 reviews88
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 34,406 copies, 617 reviews89
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 32,283 copies, 449 reviews90
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 7,819 copies, 101 reviews91
My Ántonia by Willa Cather 11,816 copies, 256 reviews92
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 15,465 copies, 154 reviews94
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham 3,004 copies, 56 reviews95
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 3,593 copies, 61 reviews96
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 22,550 copies, 337 reviews98
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 19,181 copies, 315 reviews99
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,419 copies, 43 reviews100
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 6,618 copies, 51 reviews102
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy 873 copies, 16 reviews103
Hard Times by Charles Dickens 9,438 copies, 125 reviews104
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope 4,214 copies, 95 reviews105
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe 6,671 copies, 93 reviews106
The American by Henry James 1,808 copies, 20 reviews107
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 10,383 copies, 167 reviews108
Persuasion by Jane Austen 24,079 copies, 460 reviews109
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 32,441 copies, 544 reviews110
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 2,893 copies, 37 reviews111
Dracula by Bram Stoker 28,051 copies, 532 reviews112
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 8,471 copies, 89 reviews113
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 18,280 copies, 369 reviews114
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 8,527 copies, 183 reviews115
The Ambassadors by Henry James 3,419 copies, 37 reviews117
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë 4,374 copies, 141 reviews119
Howards End by E. M. Forster 7,779 copies, 119 reviews120
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville 1,046 copies, 13 reviews121
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 6,941 copies, 85 reviews122
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 27,882 copies, 488 reviews123
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 7,410 copies, 110 reviews125
Adam Bede by George Eliot 3,741 copies, 63 reviews127
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 4,165 copies, 27 reviews128
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 3,129 copies, 35 reviews129
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 4,454 copies, 81 reviews130
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,195 copies, 93 reviews131
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 9,885 copies, 118 reviews132

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