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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 9,829 copies, 119 reviews1
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 45,526 copies, 625 reviews2
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 11,563 copies, 118 reviews3
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 71,747 copies, 1,258 reviews5
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 32,781 copies, 423 reviews6
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 10,389 copies, 123 reviews7
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 32,728 copies, 345 reviews8
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 17,457 copies, 232 reviews9
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 7,803 copies, 107 reviews10
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 24,505 copies, 392 reviews11
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 28,927 copies, 309 reviews12
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 34,216 copies, 391 reviews13
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 9,455 copies, 110 reviews15
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 38,925 copies, 491 reviews16
Tales of Suspense by Edgar Allan Poe 206 copies, 2 reviews17
Silas Marner by George Eliot 10,153 copies, 146 reviews19
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 18,757 copies, 236 reviews20
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales by Washington Irving 353 copies, 5 reviews21
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 13,636 copies, 230 reviews22
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke 826 copies, 12 reviews23
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories {29 stories} by O. Henry 175 copies, 3 reviews24
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 21,249 copies, 206 reviews25
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain 4,157 copies, 46 reviews26
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 27,302 copies, 365 reviews27
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 5,055 copies, 59 reviews28
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 4,442 copies, 77 reviews29
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 14,912 copies, 242 reviews30
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 21,060 copies, 446 reviews31
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 8,130 copies, 67 reviews32
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister 2,044 copies, 36 reviews33
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 11,326 copies, 127 reviews34
The Sea Wolf by Jack London 3,833 copies, 47 reviews35
The Song of Hiawatha and Other Poems (The World's Best Reading) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 216 copies, 2 reviews36
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1,522 copies, 8 reviews37
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 14,815 copies, 410 reviews38
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 31,321 copies, 491 reviews39
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 8,071 copies, 184 reviews40
On Our Selection and Our New Selection by Steele Rudd 63 copies, 3 reviews42
Lost Horizon by James Hilton 3,579 copies, 86 reviews43
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain 3,465 copies, 52 reviews44
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 5,658 copies, 154 reviews45
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 10,254 copies, 133 reviews46
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang 585 copies, 8 reviews47
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 30,967 copies, 427 reviews48
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 14,896 copies, 177 reviews49
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 15,515 copies, 300 reviews50
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick 902 copies, 6 reviews52
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 12,751 copies, 198 reviews53
The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories by Mark Twain 468 copies, 2 reviews54
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace 4,604 copies, 69 reviews55
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 2,970 copies, 49 reviews57
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 25,338 copies, 510 reviews58
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 20,543 copies, 306 reviews59
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 363 copies, 2 reviews60
Dusty / Man-Shy by Frank Dalby Davison 15 copies61
Life with Father by Clarence Day 657 copies, 10 reviews62
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 4,076 copies, 62 reviews63
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 2,524 copies, 24 reviews65
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 18,325 copies, 555 reviews67
Emma by Jane Austen 33,747 copies, 467 reviews69
To Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack London 967 copies, 20 reviews70
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard 5,099 copies, 122 reviews71
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling 4,344 copies, 47 reviews72
Roughing It by Mark Twain 2,940 copies, 31 reviews73
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore 2,986 copies, 47 reviews74
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 3,417 copies, 132 reviews75
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Jr. Dana 3,030 copies, 52 reviews77
Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren 881 copies, 23 reviews78
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson 1,961 copies, 40 reviews79
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling 4,995 copies, 50 reviews81
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn 2,019 copies, 51 reviews82
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père 19,218 copies, 232 reviews84
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy 7,680 copies, 105 reviews85
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 10,208 copies, 179 reviews86
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 12,648 copies, 286 reviews87
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 8,519 copies, 78 reviews88
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 36,903 copies, 646 reviews89
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 34,149 copies, 480 reviews90
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 8,254 copies, 104 reviews91
My Ántonia by Willa Cather 12,417 copies, 266 reviews92
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 15,568 copies, 148 reviews94
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham 3,141 copies, 60 reviews95
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 3,775 copies, 65 reviews96
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 23,824 copies, 349 reviews98
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 20,271 copies, 338 reviews99
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,496 copies, 45 reviews100
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 7,197 copies, 58 reviews102
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy 933 copies, 19 reviews103
Hard Times by Charles Dickens 10,008 copies, 127 reviews104
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope 4,497 copies, 99 reviews105
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe 7,019 copies, 99 reviews106
The American by Henry James 1,903 copies, 22 reviews107
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 11,221 copies, 189 reviews108
Persuasion by Jane Austen 25,525 copies, 483 reviews109
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 34,651 copies, 575 reviews110
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 3,177 copies, 42 reviews111
Dracula by Bram Stoker 30,217 copies, 563 reviews112
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 8,788 copies, 90 reviews113
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 19,327 copies, 393 reviews114
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 8,867 copies, 188 reviews115
The Ambassadors by Henry James 3,602 copies, 39 reviews117
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë 4,674 copies, 150 reviews119
Howards End by E. M. Forster 8,122 copies, 124 reviews120
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville 1,094 copies, 13 reviews121
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 7,291 copies, 88 reviews122
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 30,260 copies, 511 reviews123
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 7,871 copies, 119 reviews125
Adam Bede by George Eliot 3,981 copies, 64 reviews127
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 4,506 copies, 30 reviews128
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 3,296 copies, 37 reviews129
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 4,648 copies, 85 reviews130
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,395 copies, 93 reviews131
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 10,425 copies, 126 reviews132

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