What are the best books with titles alluding to Shakespeare?

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    #1Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Michael Garrett
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "As I was reading this novel I was surprised to find out it was written in 1932. It's vision of a technological dystopia is eerily prescient. It is easy to see the influence this novel had on George Orwell, Philip K. Dick and the Wachowski brothers. While this story may seem all-too familiar at this point in time, you must remember that it did it first. Definitely worth reading to see the birth of a genre."
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    #2Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes is a fictional horror novel written by Ray Bradbury and was published in 1962. This book tells the story of two 13-year old boys and their unforgettable, horrifying experience with a traveling carnival.

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    #3Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest is a postmodern novel by David Foster Wallace. It is composed of four different narratives, all connected through a fictional film entitled Infinite Jest. The book is known for its unconventionality in style.

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    Olivia Little
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "As someone who enjoys philosophical topics to ponder, I love this book! It really makes you question why we feel the need to be constantly entertained, and how that has grown & evolved over time. Like Shakespeare suggests in his writing, it makes you think about the vanity of life."
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    #4Look to the Lady

    Look to the Lady

    Look to the Lady is the third book in the Albert Campion series by Margery Allingham. This is a fictional book on mystery and European literature. This book was published in 1931.

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    Joan Webb
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you read this book, you will want to be sure you read the 2 books before this one. It is an older book and follows european literature; therefore, yes, it is alluding to shakespeare. This is also a murder mystery if you like suspense."
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    #5The Dogs of War

    The Dogs of War

    The Dogs of War is a thriller fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. This was originally published in 1982. This book is set in a remote area in Africa.

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    Christine Valdez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I loved the movie "Dog's of War", but I had never read the book. I decided to make the plunge and read this book over my vacation. The movie stayed true to the book. The book added so much detail though and background that I didn't get from the movie. I highly recommend reading the book too. The planning of the story is amazing."
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    #6Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a classic fiction written by Tom Stoppard and edited by Henry Popkin. This tragic fiction was originally published in 1966.

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    Alice Graham
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "For those that love plays or classic fictions, this could be for you. As for me, unfortunately, this did not hit the spot. It took me a few times to read the first few pages and even at that, I glossed over the page uninterested. I may be more into modern tragedy and drama, so although it got great reviews, this book is not for me!"
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    #7The Winter of Our Discontent

    The Winter of Our Discontent

    The Winter of Our Discontent is a standalone classic fiction book written by John Steinbeck which follows the life of Ethan Allen Hawley who is no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class.

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    Craig Castillo
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Winter of Our Discontent is an amazing novel from one of america's best writers. With an allusion to the line from William Shakespeare, you know you are in for a harrowing tale of just how far a man will go to achieve the american dream. "
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    #8Under the Greenwood Tree

    Under the Greenwood Tree

    Under the Greenwood Tree is a classic fiction novel written by Thomas Hardy which centers on the relationship between church musician Dick Dewey and the new school mistress Fancy Day set in a Victorian era. 

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    #9The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.

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    Celia Corona
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and fell in deep love."
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    #10What Dreams May Come

    What Dreams May Come
    What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson is a Bangsian fantasy novel originally published in September 1978 by the G.P. Putnam's Sons. This book has a film adaptation using the same title and it was released in 1998.
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    Reyansh Chattopadhyay
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I'm always looking for literature with a hint of Shakespeare and I friend of mine recently recommended the novel "What Dreams May Come" by Richard Matheson. The phrase "what dreams may come" is from Shakespeare's Hamlet and so seeing it as the title spiked my curiosity quite a bit. The story itself is quite powerful and can take the wind out of you to some degree depending on your mood. It is really a romance story at its heart so keep that in mind if you're averse to such stories. The topic of the afterlife is always an interesting one and so I would easily recommend this book to most avid readers. If I had any complaints, I would say that the ending isn't as good as it could be but the journey there is well worth it."

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Best What are the best books with titles alluding to Shakespeare
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Brave New WorldBooks 46 Paid
2Something Wicked This Way ComesBooks 41 Paid
3Infinite JestBooks 40 Paid
4Look to the LadyBooks 38 Paid
5The Dogs of WarBooks 35 Paid
6Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadBooks 32 Paid
7The Winter of Our DiscontentBooks 30 Paid
8Under the Greenwood TreeBooks 28 Paid
9The Fault in Our StarsBooks 25 Paid
10What Dreams May ComeBooks 25 Paid
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