What are the best must-read influential books under 100 pages?

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    #1The 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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    George Sanders
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "i read this as a kid and loved it. everyone should read it"
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    #2The Prince

    The Prince
    The Prince is a 16th-century political analysis written by Niccolò Machiavelli. This book explains the different types of states, how to acquire and maintain political power and the character and behavior a good prince has to have in order to rule his territory properly.

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    Stephanie Chen
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great book, tell S us about politics. "
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    #3The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    The Communist Manifesto is an influential political document written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels originally published in 1848. This work summarises the authors' theories about the nature of society and politics, considered as a continuous class struggle.

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    Bryan Miller
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "im not really sure how this got on the list in this category. it really doesnt seem to fir into a influential books that must be read to me"
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    #4A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is one of Dicken's greatest masterpieces. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep one Christmas Eve and wakes up a changed man.


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    Carol Guerrero
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a remarkable, truly timeless story. Most people have probably seen one of the many film adaptations, but the book itself is definitely worth a read. It's exciting with moments of suspense, sadness and joy. "
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    #5The Art of War

    The Art of War

    The Art of War is a classic influential book of military strategy, divided into 13 chapters covering all the steps of battle and written by Sun Tzu. The book includes wisdom for any aspiring leader.


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    Frank Jones
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I was looking for a list of books plural and this solution offered a single book. While The Art of War is indeed an influential book, I was hoping for more than one option. Perhaps I should have been more specific with my query. "
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    #6The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book by Robert Stevenson about Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer, tries to investigate strange events that happen to his old companion, Dr. Jekyll whenever he takes a potion and become an evil Mr. Hyde.

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    Linda Munoz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The book leaves you with more questions than answers. It is captivating and I am hoping that this becomes a series to look deeper into the case."
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    #7The Trial and Death of Socrates

    The Trial and Death of Socrates

    The Trial and Death of Socrates is a classical nonfiction philosophy book written by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett, and with an Introduction by David Taffel. Published by Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading.


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    Christina Fowler
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The cover is dull and boring. But the title catches attention quickly. Seems worth a try at reading since it is under 100 pages. "
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    #8The Death of Ivan Ilych

    The Death of Ivan Ilych
    This novella, written soon after Tolstoi's conversion to Christianity, tells the story of Ivan Ilych, an official of the Court of Justice who after falling in his own home, has no choice but no accept his death, which takes a long time to occur. 


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    Olivia Hudson
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This is a very deep dark read. It really shines a light on some - darker aspects of our own humanity and life, all in self reflection. This is an influential, must-read book. To be one that cannot tolerate lies, but then to find someone who is simple and accepts him. A tale for all. "
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    #9Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching is a non-fiction spiritual book written by Lao Tzu. This Chinese classic self-help philosophy book is about Taoism and published in 1989 by Vintage.


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    Austin Grant
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is okay if you're into the Taoist thing. I'm not, so it didn't do much for me. There's better sources for inspiration."
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    #10Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men
    Of Mice and Men is a book by John Steinbeck that follows the story of George, small but smart, and Lennie, big and strong but mentally challenged, as they set off in a journey to look for a livelihood during the Great Depression.

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    Ruth Dean
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "It never occurred to me that Of Mice and Men was really under 100 pages, so I went back to check, referring to the copy I keep on my shelf in my study, and sure enough, it was. That was surprising to me, because I've read it many times, and it always seemed so much longer than that."
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    #11Animal 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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    Zhang Xiong
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I think Animal Farm is a great introduction to George Orwell. This book is very accessible for young adults and encourages critical thinking and stimulates important and thought-provoking discussion in book clubs or classrooms. For me, this book was the first real work of sophisticated literature that I read as a kid and it made a lasting impression. It's a must-read."
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    #12Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.

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    Nathan Harper
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I really don't feel that Alice's Adventures really have influenced my life in any way. I just can't say that this fits the Topic and I just am not a big fan of the story in general. I have always found Alice to be a brat and kind of disrespectful person. "


Best What are the best must-read influential books under 100 pages
1The Little PrinceBooks 42 Paid
2The PrinceBooks 41 Paid
3The Communist ManifestoBooks 39 Paid
4A Christmas CarolBooks 35 Paid
5The Art of WarBooks 32 Paid
6The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeBooks 25 Paid
7The Trial and Death of SocratesBooks 24 Paid
8The Death of Ivan IlychBooks 24 Paid
9Tao Te ChingBooks 20 Paid
10Of Mice and MenBooks 5 Paid

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