1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Books
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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

A list of the 1001 books you must read before you die. This list has been used by book lovers for years. Featuring classics and newer books alike, this list is a fantastic resource for bibliophiles (and if you're checking out this list, that probably includes you). This is considered by many to be the authoritative list of the best books of all time. The list includes both fiction and non-fiction, and all genres have been included as well. Whether you're new to reading, or a long time reader just looking to fill in the gaps, this is the list for you.

What are the books you need to read before you die? Look and see.

Source: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall

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    Miguel de Cervantes

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  3. 466


    Aphra Behn

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  4. 29


    Jonathan Swift

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  5. 519


    Daniel Defoe

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  6. 414


    Daniel Defoe

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  7. 522
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  8. 472


    Samuel Richardson

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  9. 331


    Henry Fielding

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  10. 146


    Samuel Richardson

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  11. 520
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  12. 478
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  13. 54


    Henry Fielding

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  14. 620


    Horace Walpole

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  15. 895


    Oliver Goldsmith

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  16. 26
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  17. 756


    Henry Mackenzie

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  18. 213


    Frances Burney

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  19. 135


    Frances Burney (1776–1828), Frances Burney

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  20. 156


    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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  21. 960
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    William Thomas Beckford

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  22. 198


    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  23. 531
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  24. 493
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  25. 391


    Jane Austen

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  26. 203


    Jane Austen

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  27. 518


    Walter Scott

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  28. 443


    Jane Austen

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  29. 481


    Jane Austen

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  30. 243


    Mary Shelley

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  31. 323


    Walter Scott

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  32. 769


    Walter Scott

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  33. 814
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  34. 596


    Alessandro Manzoni

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  35. 832
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  36. 716
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  37. 452


    Charles Dickens

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  38. 740
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  39. 623
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  40. 660
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  41. 174


    Nikolai Gogol

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  42. 802


    Edgar Allan Poe

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  43. 229


    Søren Kierkegaard

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  44. 4


    Charles Dickens

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  45. 394


    Charles Dickens

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  46. 882


    Alexandre Dumas

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  47. 817


    Edgar Allan Poe

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  48. 45


    Anne Brontë

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  49. 328


    Charlotte Brontë

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  50. 996


    Emily Brontë

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