10 must-read books, as chosen by people from all over the world.

Part 1 of the series: 50 must-read books, as chosen by people from all over the world!



(Initially, I intended to bring forth 50 such books, but by a chance event, I lost all my data. I'm still working on this and I'll publish a list of the remaining 40 books in the next part of this post that releases coming Sunday, 16 May 21).


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1. Dune by Frank Herbert


Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine.


Dune is set in the distant future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs.


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2. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Tender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January and April 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats.


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3. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea".


This historical novel features a coming-of-age story, with the title taken from the poem “Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae”, written by Ernest Dowson.


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4. Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift


Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a 1726 prose satire by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirizing both human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre.


It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it."


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5. Miguel Street by V.S Naipaul


Miguel Street is a collection of linked short stories by V. S. Naipaul set in wartime Trinidad and Tobago. The stories draw on the author's childhood memories of Port of Spain. The author lived with his family in the Woodbrook district of the city in the 1940s, and the street in question, Luis Street, has been taken to be the model of Miguel Street.


Some of the inhabitants are members of the Hindu community to which Naipaul belonged. Naipaul also draws on wider Trinidadian culture, referring to cricket and quoting a number of lyrics by black calypso singers.


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Life of a Slice: Seconds between Then and Now


This is an instance from my life that made me realize the worth of my existence in a matter of seconds! What happened was unexpected and eye-opening.


It was around seven in the evening. The rain had stopped roughly an hour ago. My mother and I stepped out of our home to buy some groceries...read more

 

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6. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro


The Remains of the Day is a 1989 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro. The protagonist, Stevens, is a butler with a long record of service at Darlington Hall, a stately home near Oxford, England. In 1956, he takes a road trip to visit a former colleague, and reminisces about events at Darlington Hall in the 1920s and 1930s.


The work received the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989.


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7. The Magus by John Fowles


The Magus (1965) is a postmodern novel by British author John Fowles, telling the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate who is teaching English on a small Greek island. Urfe becomes embroiled in the psychological illusions of a master trickster, which become increasingly dark and serious. Considered an example of metafiction, it was the first novel written by Fowles, but the third he published.


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8. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson


I Am Legend is a 1954 post-apocalyptic horror novel by American writer Richard Matheson that was influential in the modern development of zombie and vampire literature and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease.


The novel was a success and was adapted into the films The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971), and I Am Legend (2007). It was also an inspiration behind Night of the Living Dead (1968).


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9. White Noise by Don DeLillo


White Noise is an example of postmodern literature. It is widely considered DeLillo's "breakout" work and brought him to the attention of a much larger audience. Time included the novel in its list of "Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005."


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10. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius


Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from AD 161 to 180, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.


It is unlikely that Marcus Aurelius ever intended the writings to be published. The work has no official title, so "Meditations" is one of several titles commonly assigned to the collection. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs.


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