What are the best cult classics?

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    #1The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.

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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Catcher in the Rye is a great piece of literature. The story is really interesting in the part of culture that is examined and the early writing about more modern lifestyle and youth. Definitely worth the read."
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    #2The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    George Arnold
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I remember going to see the movie The Hobbit in theaters when it first came out. I can safely say that it is one of the best movies to come out in a long time."
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    #3On the Road

    On the Road
    On The Road is a semi-autobiographical novel by well-known American beatnik author, Jack Kerouac. It tells the story of two friends on a road trip and their quest for freedom and self-discovery. 
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    Marie Davis
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "it is a semi-autobiographical novel by well-known American beatnik author, Jack Kerouac. It tells the story of two friends on a road trip and their quest for freedom and self-discovery. it is great"
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    #4Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Arnav Das
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I read this book in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was one of the few books that I had to read for school and genuinely wanted to read. I can't recommend it enough since it does give you a new way to look at things and makes you start to ponder the world in a new way. Very interesting read!"
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    #5Lolita

    Lolita
    Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel, Lolita, tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged literature professor, and his obsessive desire for his stepdaughter, 12-year-old Dolores Haze.
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    Teresa Johnston
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Controversial is putting it lightly. This story was a bit strange to read, but was written as no other. The writing may be the best cult classic ever if you can get past the fact the professor wants a child."
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    #6The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 

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    #7The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar is a book by Sylvia Plath that tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a young woman living in New York, and her descent into madness while trapped in the suffocating "bell jar" that is depression. 

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    Benito Téllez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Did you know Sylvian Plath wrote novels? I sure didn't! Apparently there's a small, dedicated fan base to her novels, and this one comes highly recommended. For good reason, too. The Bell Jar is exactly what you'd expect from the poet, and it's a deep, almost painful read. It was worth it, and Sylvia definitely gained a new fan after this one."
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    #8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    This is one of the most imports novels of the 60's and from American history. The unforgettable story of a mental ward and the people living there and the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and McMurphy.
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    Angela Xu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The title is one that can be recognized by baby boomers and millennials alike. Written in the 60's, this is certainly a cult classic that will be enjoyed by all generations."
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    #9The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a prince who visited Earth from a tiny asteroid. It is known as a book for kids but it has been considered as an allegory of the author's wartime experiences. 

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    Timothy Martinez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a classic book, but not so much a cult classic. I remember reading it when I was pretty young, but revisiting it much later with kids of my own, I saw there was a lot more to it than a cute little story about a prince from space. If you're looking for an actual 'cult classic,' this isn't it, but you should read it anyway. "
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    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Eric Davidson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book is a classic overall, not just a cult classic. It's required reading in many English and Lit classes and really should be required reading for all thinking citizens. It's a timely glimpse into the dangers of the information age and is one of the most forward thinking books ever. I think people who ignore this book are in danger of living out the story it details."
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    #11Slaughterhouse-Five

    Slaughterhouse-Five
    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.
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    Thomas Sandoval
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a must read for everyone. I wouldn't say it's a cult classic. It is a classic of literature. Must read!"
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    #12Brave 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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    Emma Walker
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Brave New World is a fantastical futuristic novel authored by critically acclaimed writer Aldous Huxley. In a dystopian future, the story teaches lessons still important today."
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    #13Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Betty Hanson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a classic for a reason, and one of those odd cult classics that makes you scratch your head and tilt it to the side a bit to see things a little bit more clearly. It is odd and important. "
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    #14Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness is a novella by Joseph Conrad that tells the story of Charles Marlow and his voyage on the Congo River. The story is inspired by Conrad's own experiences traveling in the Congo River in a Belgian trading steamer. 

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    Elizabeth Davidson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Yes, this website is a great solution because it offers this book."
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    #15Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Tammy Carter
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Frankenstein is one of the most famous cult classic novels. It goes beyond the hype of the mad scientist, lightning bolt, and grotesque creation to make commentary on moral and ethical implications of science and human nature. A timeless creation and favorite of many."
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    #16Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Arnav Saxena
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I randomly wanted to find a good cult classic book to read, and Frankenstein was a great read!"

Summary

Best What are the best cult classics
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Catcher in the RyeBooks 20 Paid
2The HobbitBooks 17 Paid
3On the RoadBooks 17 Paid
4Fahrenheit 451Books 16 Paid
5LolitaBooks 14 Paid
6The Great GatsbyBooks 13 Paid
7The Bell JarBooks 12 Paid
8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestBooks 11 Paid
9The Little PrinceBooks 10 Paid
101984Books 9 Paid
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