What are the best books ever written?

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    #1War and Peace

    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is considered one of the finest novels ever written. The story chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century.

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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "War and Peace is an amazing novel that paints realistic drama and ''human'' characters. There is an excellent sense of tension in the book that is built up well and pays off. It's a book everyone should read"
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    #2Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.


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    Gabriela Duarte
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "There are a ton of books that could qualify as one of the best books ever written but Pride and Prejudice is probably at the top of my list. This should be on the list of every woman growing up. I feel like this book has a lot of life lessons to share with everybody."
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    #3Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    William Estrada
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I try to read the best books ever and I just read "Wuthering Heights" which was highly recommended by everyone! I loved it as well! I feel like it truly may deserve the title of the best book ever written. The characters are great and very relatable. Also the story is written nicely so as to attract a modern audience as well and not just the more classic audience. I love it!"
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    #4The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.

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    Michael Fields
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Definitely one of the best books ever written. Huck Finn is a timeless story for all ages. There's nothing more to say then if you haven't read it, read it."
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    #5The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers
    The Three Musketeers is a classic novel by French writer Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of D'Artaganan, a musketeer in training, and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. This book popularized the phrase "one for all and all for one."

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    Ralph Riley
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers is quite clearly one of the best books ever written. The story is terrifically polished and interesting throughout the entire book. There is nothing to not love about this story."
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    #6Moby Dick

    Moby Dick
    Moby Dick is a novel by American author Herman Melville. It is the story of captain Ahab’s quest for revenge against Moby Dick, the whale that destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee on a previous voyage.Originally, the novel was a failure but in the 20th century it was rediscover and recognized as work of literary genius.

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    #7Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.


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    Timothy Russell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A great book. This was my first time reading it in several years and I was instantly taken back into the world created by Charlotte Bronte. I would highly recommend the book to anyone looking for a good and classic read!"
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    #8A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess.


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    Li Wei
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This isn't really one of my favorites, but it should definitely be counted among the best books ever written, if for no other reason, than for its cultural impact. In my opinion Dickens was playing the early role of an "enlightened centrist", and should be mocked for that, but the time and events depicted in the story are still worth appreciating."
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    #9The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 

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    Rogelio Saucedo
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is without question one of the best books I have ever read. It is a story that will change your thinking about the world and leave you wanting more. I was highly engaged with it until the very end and cannot reccomend it enough to everyone!"
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    #10The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are poems written by ancient historian Homer about notable moments in Greek history. The Iliad is about Achilles and the Trojan War, while the Odyssey is a tale involving the gods. Shandonpress printed this book.


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    Jonathan Alexander
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the greatest poems in the history of literature. They are presented here in a single tome. These are books that I first read in high school, but I go back to them every few years as I find new truths each time I read them."
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    #11The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy
    Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy tells of the poet's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed, he will learn the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness.

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    Frank Dunn
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This thing has been a classic for hundreds of years for good reason. Very well written, very creative, interesting take on Christian theology and the human condition in general. I think everyone should at least give reading it a shot."
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    #12Arabian Nights

    Arabian Nights
    Arabian Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern stories and folktales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. This includes stories such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, and Sinbad the Sailor.

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    José Angel Herrera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "My mom got me this because she wanted me to become more cultured or something. I like it. Aladdin was my favorite."
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    #13Origin Of Species

    Origin Of Species

    Charles Darwin's masterwork where he explains the theory of the evolution of the species through the natural selection. This is one of the most important scientific books ever published.


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    Paul Miller
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Origin Of Species is pretty dry, but it lacks in interesting prose what it gains in importance. It sets up our modern understanding of biology and evolution, something that was an entirely new idea up until that point. It's hard to imagine where we would be without this important work."


Best What are the best books ever written
1War and PeaceBooks 27 Paid
2Pride and PrejudiceBooks 23 Paid
3Wuthering Heights Books 21 Paid
4The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 18 Free
5The Three MusketeersBooks 18 Paid
6Moby DickBooks 14 Paid
7Jane EyreBooks 13 Paid
8A Tale of Two CitiesBooks 11 Paid
9The Count of Monte CristoBooks 8 Free
10The Iliad and the OdysseyBooks 7 Paid

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