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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 8,627 copies, 110 reviews1
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 40,505 copies, 579 reviews
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 10,152 copies, 108 reviews3
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 64,863 copies, 1,167 reviews5
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 29,146 copies, 379 reviews6
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 9,208 copies, 108 reviews7
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 28,928 copies, 310 reviews8
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 15,952 copies, 218 reviews9
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 6,971 copies, 104 reviews10
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 14,437 copies, 223 reviews11
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 24,964 copies, 294 reviews12
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 30,679 copies, 361 reviews13
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 8,254 copies, 99 reviews15
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 34,640 copies, 472 reviews16
Tales of Suspense by Edgar Allan Poe 183 copies, 2 reviews17
Silas Marner by George Eliot 9,044 copies, 129 reviews19
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 16,746 copies, 216 reviews20
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales by Washington Irving 297 copies, 5 reviews21
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10,721 copies, 198 reviews22
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke 758 copies, 14 reviews23
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories {29 stories} by O. Henry 153 copies, 3 reviews24
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 18,720 copies, 187 reviews25
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain 3,726 copies, 41 reviews26
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 23,357 copies, 362 reviews27
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 4,450 copies, 53 reviews28
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 3,880 copies, 65 reviews29
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 12,519 copies, 216 reviews30
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 18,544 copies, 404 reviews31
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 7,048 copies, 60 reviews32
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister 1,781 copies, 30 reviews33
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 10,295 copies, 115 reviews34
The Sea Wolf by Jack London 3,380 copies, 44 reviews35
The Song of Hiawatha and Other Poems (The World's Best Reading) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 183 copies, 1 review36
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1,323 copies, 7 reviews37
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 13,346 copies, 374 reviews38
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 27,954 copies, 442 reviews39
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 7,128 copies, 166 reviews40
20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne 13,366 copies, 201 reviews41
ON OUR SELECTION/ON OUR NEW SELECTION by Steele Rudd 52 copies, 3 reviews42
Lost Horizon by James Hilton 3,226 copies, 79 reviews43
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain 3,096 copies, 44 reviews44
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 5,063 copies, 131 reviews45
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 8,993 copies, 121 reviews46
Tales from the Arabian Nights by C. Lang 505 copies, 7 reviews47
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 28,205 copies, 386 reviews48
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 12,992 copies, 160 reviews49
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 13,572 copies, 267 reviews50
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick 783 copies, 6 reviews52
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 10,886 copies, 180 reviews53
The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories by Mark Twain 399 copies, 3 reviews54
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace 3,945 copies, 55 reviews55
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck 11,684 copies, 231 reviews56
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 2,691 copies, 47 reviews57
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 21,539 copies, 462 reviews58
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 17,596 copies, 268 reviews59
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 317 copies, 2 reviews60
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Richard Lancelyn Green 444 copies, 6 reviews60
Dusty / Man-Shy by Frank Dalby Davison 14 copies61
Life with Father by Clarence Day 555 copies, 10 reviews62
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 3,541 copies, 56 reviews63
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 2,254 copies, 21 reviews65
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 16,169 copies, 498 reviews67
Emma by Jane Austen 30,431 copies, 416 reviews69
To Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack London 856 copies, 16 reviews70
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard 4,493 copies, 105 reviews71
Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks by Rudyard Kipling 3,744 copies, 41 reviews72
Roughing It by Mark Twain 2,627 copies, 24 reviews73
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore 2,691 copies, 42 reviews74
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 3,117 copies, 117 reviews75
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Jr. Dana 2,712 copies, 45 reviews77
Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren 790 copies, 21 reviews78
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson 1,753 copies, 32 reviews79
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling 4,365 copies, 43 reviews81
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn 1,827 copies, 47 reviews82
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 16,896 copies, 213 reviews84
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy 7,028 copies, 100 reviews85
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 9,055 copies, 162 reviews86
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 11,404 copies, 258 reviews87
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 7,742 copies, 67 reviews88
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 32,443 copies, 595 reviews89
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 30,445 copies, 422 reviews90
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 7,438 copies, 93 reviews91
My Ántonia by Willa Cather 11,343 copies, 252 reviews92
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 18,968 copies, 192 reviews94
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham 2,857 copies, 56 reviews95
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 3,450 copies, 57 reviews96
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 21,476 copies, 321 reviews98
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 18,378 copies, 305 reviews99
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,376 copies, 40 reviews100
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 6,215 copies, 48 reviews102
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy 838 copies, 15 reviews103
Hard Times by Charles Dickens 8,975 copies, 121 reviews104
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope 3,983 copies, 93 reviews105
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe 6,367 copies, 85 reviews106
The American by Henry James 1,735 copies, 18 reviews107
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 9,725 copies, 164 reviews108
Persuasion by Jane Austen 23,027 copies, 449 reviews109
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 30,753 copies, 521 reviews110
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 2,687 copies, 36 reviews111
Dracula by Bram Stoker 26,621 copies, 517 reviews112
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 8,168 copies, 87 reviews113
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 17,447 copies, 368 reviews114
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 8,173 copies, 180 reviews115
The Ambassadors by Henry James 3,324 copies, 35 reviews117
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë 4,188 copies, 135 reviews119
Howards End by E. M. Forster 7,498 copies, 110 reviews120
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville 1,015 copies, 13 reviews121
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 6,683 copies, 84 reviews122
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 26,191 copies, 463 reviews123
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 7,083 copies, 108 reviews125
Adam Bede by George Eliot 3,600 copies, 57 reviews127
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 3,931 copies, 28 reviews128
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 2,994 copies, 32 reviews129
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 4,264 copies, 80 reviews130
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,065 copies, 92 reviews131
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 9,498 copies, 114 reviews132

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