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An orphan. A scar. A letter that changes everything. This book was a big and irreplaceable part of many people’s childhood.

This might be surprising but Rowling's manuscript was rejected 12 times before it was finally published by Bloomsbury.
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With the most memorable opening line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” this book is considered to be Charles Dickens’s finest literary work.

With more than 200 million copies sold, A Tale of Two Cities is considered to be one of the greatest works in fictional literature.
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Strangers with wicked pasts. A private island. A mysterious millionaire. A nursery rhyme. Need we say more?

Apart from numerous plays and movies, the story has inspired many parodies, including the spoof Murder by Death (1976).
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This book ruffled a lot of feathers for its controversial depiction of Christianity and the Catholic Church.

Prior to writing, Brown wanted to pursue a career as a pianist and singer-songwriter in Hollywood.
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The book’s 16-year old protagonist remains to be the eternal icon of teenage angst and rebellion.

Several schools banned the book because Holden's language and actions were considered to be vulgar by parents and teachers.
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This novel is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s most groundbreaking work in the magic realism genre where he masterfully tells a multi-generational story of a Colombian family.

Apparently, Gabriel Garcia Marquez liked the English translation of this book by Gregory Rabassa than his original draft.
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“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” This line unquestionably redefined love for generations to come.

Love Story was a commercial success albeit it was shunned by the critics.
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Touted as the most important works of all time by the literary historians, often this book is considered to be the first modern novel.

Cervantes came up with this plotline while he was serving time in Crown Jail of Seville.
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A whirlwind romance of a roguish, charming man and a manipulative woman set against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Mitchell, then 25, wrote this book out of boredom because she was immobilized due to an ankle injury.
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Blood. Family. Tradition. Honor. And the Mafia Underworld of NYC. This classic best-seller turned into the most successful film adaptation in no time.

The book was on The New York Times Best Sellers List for 67 consecutive weeks.
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Star Wars probably wouldn’t have existed without this sci-fi masterpiece.

Before being published as novel, Dune made its debut in the Analog Magazine from 1963 to 1965 as two shorter works.
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Exploring the themes of patriarchy, colonialism, and the advent of Christianity in a tribal village of Nigeria, this book has sold several million copies across the world.

The manuscript of this book was lost in London's publishing office only to be found after several months.
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This romantic classic explores the turbulent relationship between a candid country girl and an edgy, rich aristocratic landowner.

The original title of the book was First Impressions.
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An unbreakable friendship between two children from two different worlds leading to betrayal and redemption in a war-torn Afghanistan.

The book was published in 70 countries since 2003, but never in Afghanistan.
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This dystopian novel gave us an opportunity to explore a rather depressing regimen of a totalitarian government and their unwarranted surveillance in a society.

Orwell almost decided to name this book as The Last Man in Europe.
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This novel offers a child’s unique perspective about justice and racial inequality in the South during the Depression-era.

The character Atticus Finch was inspired by Lee's Father Mr. A.C. Lee, who also worked as an attorney.
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A little boy. A golden ticket. A Chocolate Factory. We know, you don’t need any more clues!

When Dahl was in school at Derbyshire, he was a chocolate taster for Cadbury.
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The girl on fire fights against tyrannical government forces, leading to a revolution no one predicted.

Collins is trained in sword fighting but she believes her skills are somewhat inadequate for fights depicted in The Hunger Games.
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This book explores the chaotic dynamics between women and men during the 50s.

Though French states that the book isn't autobiographical in nature, there are many of her personal life experiences that are same as those that build her protagonist Mira's character.
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A handsome horse experiences the various truths about human behavior when circumstances take a turn.

Anna Sewell wasn't published until she was 57. She started writing this book when she was 51.
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Set against the backdrop of the Jazz age, this book depicts a tragic story of a man’s hopeless love for a woman who’s unattainable.

The Great Gatsby didn't do well when it released, but it has now sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
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221B Baker Street. You won’t have to scratch your head for this one!

Doyle originally planned to name the iconic sleuth as Sherrinford.
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With a purpose of finding treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt, a shepherd boy embarks on an unforgettable journey.

The Alchemist wasn't an instant success, but once it was, it spent over 300 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List, making millions.
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A magical land where all the animals talk. Here, winter stays forever, yet Christmas never arrives.

Lewis destroyed the first draft of the book because his friends disliked it.
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Born on the same day, two men on the opposite ends of the spectrum fight for victory that only one could have.

This best-selling novel was made into a television miniseries in 1985.
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An illegitimate son. A prince. A beautiful young woman. A love triangle during the Napoleon invasion of Russia.

Tolstoy would insist that his wife, Sofya, sit with him while he wrote. She often helped review and edit his drafts.
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A short, chance encounter between a man and a woman leading to bittersweet memories that will last for a lifetime.

The book was adapted into a movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in the lead roles.
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This book depicts the horror of war experienced by young German soldiers and the detachment they feel after returning to civilian life.

Remarque wrote this novel to deal with the aftermath of the World War, which is why many parts of the book are autobiographical.
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A journalist and a tattooed punk prodigy on a quest to unfold the truth of Sweden’s wealthiest family.

This best-selling book was adapted into a film starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, which went on to become one of the top movies of 2011.
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A young girl falls into a rabbit hole. We think you have already guessed it!

Alice was inspired by a real girl, i.e., the daughter of Carroll's boss, Henry Liddell.
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A friendly spider, a runt of the litter pig, and a blossoming friendship.

This classic children's novel written and published in 1952 follows the story of a pig's friendship with a spider named Charlotte. The author Elwyn Brooks White has written over 17 books of prose and poetry. He has also won the National Medal for Literature for his contribution to children's literature.
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A vendetta against the Catholic Church discovered through a physicist’s murder.

New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown introduced the character of Robert Langdon, a world-renowned symbologist in this book, who would be the protagonist of subsequent novels. The book follows the discoveries of Langdon as he tries to uncover the truth behind a symbol seared on the chest of a murdered physicist.
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Shark-infested waters of a seaside resort town threaten the safety of the beach.

The novel inspired Steven Spielberg to make a movie that captured the terror of beachgoers with a man-eating shark in the waters. Peter Benchley also played a part in writing the screenplay for the film adaptation. In fact, the success of his first novel paved way for publishers to commission similar concept novels.
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The belief of the law of attraction and harnessing it to shape your future.

Rhonda Byrne rose to fame with her new thought books, the Secret series. After the success of the first book in 2007, the author was listed in Time Magazine's list of 100 people who shape the world. To this date, Rhonda Byrne has to her credit books like the Secret, The Power, The Magic, and Hero.
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A masterpiece of lust and obsession of a man who falls for a very young girl.

Regarded as one of Vladimir Nabokov's best and most important works, Lolita was ranked fourth in the most acclaimed list of the Modern Library 100 best Novels. Humbert Humbert falls in love with his landlady's 12-year-old girl daughter, Lolita, and the story follows his pursuit of love for the girl.
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A classic on the life of Christ to discover faith, repentance, and acceptance.

Ellen G. White is the most translated woman author in the history of literature. She wrote over 40 books and 5,000 articles that have been translated exclusively. This novel is available both in Spanish and English and has helped thousands of readers know many things about Jesus Christ in just 13 short chapters.
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A masterpiece collection of some of the best poetic essays by Kahlil Gibran.

The Prophet was published in 1923 and has since been translated into more than twenty languages. It is a collection of inspirational, spiritual, and philosophical poetic essays by Kahlil Gibran that cover a vast array of topics, including love, marriage, children, laws, passion, pain, good and evil, joy and sorrow, and freedom.
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A story of a boy who leaves the safety of his planet to travel the universe.

Not only did Antoine de Saint-Exupéry write The Little Prince, but he also did the illustrations for the story. The novella tells the story of a little boy who leaves his planet to gain wisdom by traveling the universe and enters the narrow-minded world of adults. It has been translated into over 250 languages.
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The novel stresses the importance of personal belief in shaping your destiny.

The author researched over forty millionaires to understand what set them apart and why they were so successful in life. The result was a novel written solely for imparting the wisdom gained. Most of Napoleon Hill's literary works examined the power of one's personal belief and how it impacts life in ways that can help shape destiny.
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The author depicts the culture of the Mongols in this epic tale.

Wolf Totem is a gripping fictionalized memoir that won its author Lü Jiamin the inaugural Man Asian Literary prize. The epic story focuses on the time spent by the author in Mongolia and is published under his pen name Jiang Rong. Jiang Rong lived among the nomadic Mongols and narrated his experiences in this award-winning novel.
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A Japanese author and a story following a college student’s romantic first love.

The author writes in Japanese and most of his works have been translated into the English language. An interesting fact about the title of this novel is that Norwegian Wood is also the name of a song by The Beatles. The book tells the story of a man's first, heroic love.
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An orphan girl, a grumpy grandfather, a home in the Alps. Need we say more?

An acclaimed author of Children's stories, Johanna Spyri is best known for Heidi. The story follows a little girl who lives in the mountains with her gruff grandfather but then moves to work and live in a wealthy household. All Heidi can think about is her home back in the Alps and yearn of going back.
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World War II, an air force commander, and one of the most gripping narratives.

Catch-22 is Joseph Heller's first novel published in 1961. This stellar book takes you on a journey to a Mediterranean Island scene set in the times of the Second World War. The plot follows the life and experiences of the protagonist, Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier.
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A ruthless assassin holds the key to Nazi victory and the fate of D-Day.

Set in 1944, the needle in this novel is an enemy spy who holds the key to Nazi victory. The fate of the war rests in the hands of a master spy who is Hitler's prized undercover agent. However, there is a twist in the tale when a mysterious woman is introduced just a few weeks before D-Day!
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A horror novel of a possession adapted into a movie and a TV series on FOX.

Just two years after the book was published, the bestselling novel was adapted into a motion picture. The movie released in 1973 got ten academy award nominations and was well received by fans. The novel spent 17 consecutive weeks at number one, and a total of 57 weeks, on the New York Times bestsellers list.

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