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|In a dystopian future (at the time of publication), the Party governs thought through the Two Minutes Hate, the concept of doublethink, and Room 101 for dissenters.||1984||84.4%|
|Ships, trains, and hot air balloons help Phileas Fogg and Passepartout win a bet; the International Date Line saves the day!||Around the World in Eighty Days||83.3%|
|Yossarian struggles with the irrationality surrounding the war in this novel, whose title became a common term for a logical paradox.||Catch-22||80.5%|
|Captain Nemo leads his crew against the threats of a sea monster and asphyxiation under the arctic ice.||20000 Leagues Under the Sea||75.9%|
|In a dystopian future, books are banned and burned upon discovery. At first, 'it was a pleasure to burn.'||Fahrenheit 451||70.1%|
|Comrades fight against the Cardinal Richelieu, and later Lady de Winter, in one of the most famous novels in French literature.||The Three Musketeers||61.6%|
|Both before and during the French Revolution, Charles Darnay is arrested on both sides of the English Channel; Sydney Carton saves his life while sacrificing his own.||A Tale of Two Cities||61.3%||
|Billy Pilgrim jumps back and forth in time to relive the horrors at the Battle of Dresden in World War II. So it goes.||Slaughterhouse-Five||53.1%|
|A collection of amazing stories about djinns, seven voyages, and forty thieves are woven together by Scheherazade.||A Thousand and One Arabian Nights||50.3%|
|Accounts of drug and alcohol abuse are recounted in this 'memoir,' later found to be fiction and denounced by Oprah.||A Million Little Pieces||30.1%|
|Civil wars and uprisings bring violence to the once peaceful and isolated city of Macondo.||One Hundred Years of Solitude||24.8%|
|The title residence of the Pyncheon family has a terrible history: accusations of witchcraft, poverty, and the greedy Judge Pyncheon.||The House of the Seven Gables||14.7%|
|Mysteries surrounding Tristero and its symbol of the muted post horn culminate in the auctioning of a special stamp collection||The Crying of Lot 49||11.5%|
|Among the interconnected stories in this sprawling work are the murders of dozens of women in a Mexican border town, based on similar crimes at Ciudad Juarez ||2666||3.3%|
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