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Can you name the book from each pair which is more difficult to read according to its Flesch Reading Ease score?

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The Flesch Reading Ease score for each of these books has been calculated in Word. A LOWER score indicates the text is more difficult to read. The theoretical simplest text would score ~120 (e.g. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss). 100.0 - 90.0 could be read by most 11 year olds. 70.0 - 60.0 could be read by most 13-15 year olds. Scores below 30.0 would mostly be understood by graduates. The Flesch Reading Ease takes into account the average length of sentences and average number of syllables per word. It does not necessarily correlate with comprehension level (ie you could read something you don't understand or vice versa).
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Book 1More Difficult to Read [Score]Book 2
Little WomenThe Shining
Jane EyreWuthering Heights
DraculaFrankenstein
The Wind in the WillowsThe Picture of Dorian Gray
Nineteen Eighty-FourGulliver's Travels
The Lion, The Witch and The WardrobeThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Great ExpectationsPeter Pan
Harry Potter and the Half Blood PrinceAlice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Hound of the BaskervillesThe Jungle Book
War & PeaceKing James Bible
The Time MachinePride and Prejudice
20,000 Leagues under the SeaMoby Dick
The Da Vinci CodeTwilight
Treasure IslandRobinson Crusoe
To Kill a MockingbirdDirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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