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1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

this first publication features twelve stories of the crime-solving duo Holmes and Watson. It features the work of illustrator Sydney Paget, establishing the characteristic appearance of the two detectives. Read More
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2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) by Truman Capote

A charmingly naughty novella that captures a slice of New York City and American history during World War II. Adapted to a 1960s-era film starring Audrey Hepburn as the character Holly Golightly, a dreamer in pursuit of some ideal of happiness. Read More
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3. The Cider House Rules(1985) by John Irving

A politically-charged novel about abortion, addiction, racism and rejection. Adapted for Academy Award-winning film in 1999. First edition (U.K.) cover art shown above was designed by Honi Werner. Read More
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4. Doctor Zhivago (1957) by Boris Pasternak

An epic love story between Lara and Yuri during the Russian Revolution. Originally published in Russian, only after being smuggled into Milan. Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 for this novel. Later adapted for film (1965) by David Lean.Read More
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5. Everything is Illuminated (2002) by Jonathan Safran Foer

A striking novel about a young Jewish author who visit the Ukraine to research his family history up until the Holocaust. This novel, inspired by the author’s own life, negoitates the struggle between past and present, secrets and knowledge.Read More
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