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101 Literary Jewels That Will Help You See The True Marvels Of The World

With books, mankind transcends history. Humanity’s voice is heard thousands of years later and not a single nuance, idea, or exclamation is lost. It is as if the writer’s mind was transported across time and stood in front of us waiting to be examined. The following writers shook the world with the power of their […]



With books, mankind transcends history. Humanity’s voice is heard thousands of years later and not a single nuance, idea, or exclamation is lost. It is as if the writer’s mind was transported across time and stood in front of us waiting to be examined. The following writers shook the world with the power of their voice, and the readers are one step closer to understanding this large tapestry that makes up humanity’s history. Each story is painstakingly woven and it is up to us to unravel each and every one for our pleasure. 

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1. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1982) Gabriel García Márquez 

2. Ulysses (1922) James Joyce

3. Waiting For Godot (1952) Samuel Beckett

4. Pedro Páramo (1955) Juan Rulfo

5. The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2008) Paolo Giordano

6. The Solitaire Mystery ( 1990) Jostein Gaarder

7. The Rebel (1951) Albert Camus

8. Madame Bovary (1856) Gustave Flaubert

9. Nausea (1938) Jean-Paul Sartre

10. Ham on Rye (1982) Charles Bukowski

11. Faustus (1808) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

12. Demian (1919) Hermann Hesse

13. The Tin Drum (1979) Günter Grass

14. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Lewis Carrol

15. The Invention of Morel (1940) Adolfo Bioy Casares

16. The Master and Margarita (1966) Mijaíl Bulgakov

17. Hopscotch (1963) Julio Cortázar

18. Marianela (1878) Benito Pérez Galdos

19. The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) Sigmund Freud

20. Farewell to Arms (1899) Ernest Hemingway

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21. The Sound and the Fury (1929) William Faulkner

22. On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic  (1887 ) Friedrich Nietzsche

23. A Clockwork Orange (1971 ) Anthony Burguess

24. Fahrenheit 451 (1953) Ray Bradbury

25. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) J. D. Salinger

26. Dead Souls (1842) Nikolai Gogol

27. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Arthur C. Clarke

28. The Seagull (1896) Antón Chéjov

29. At the Mountains of Madness (1936) H. P. Lovecraft

30. Animal Farm ( 1945) George Orwell

31. The Idiot (1869) Fyodor Dostoyevsky

32. The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights (1833) Aleksandr Pushkin

33. Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969) Vladimir Nabokov

34. Answered Prayers (1987) Truman Capote

35. In Search of Lost Time (1913) Marcel Proust

36. Argonautica, Apollonius of Rhodes

37. The Song of the Nibelungs (XIII Century) Anonymous

38. Prosas profanas (1896) Rubén Darío

39. The Night Pieces (1817) E. T. A  Hoffmann

40. The Decameron (1353) Giovanni Boccaccio

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41. Mist (1914) Miguel de Unamuno

42. Persuasion (1816) Jane Austen

43. Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795) Immanuel Kant

44. Reveries of a Solitary Walker (1782) Jean Jacques Rousseau

45. Candide (1759) Voltaire

46. Broken April ( 1978) Ismail Kadare

47. Last Argument of Kings (2006) Joe Abercrombie

48. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) Jules Verne

49. My Family and Other Animals (1956) Gerald Durrell

50. The Odyssey (VII a.C. ) Homer 

51. Poetic Edda (XIII Century) Anonymous

52. Dracula (1897) Bram Stoker

53. The Three Musketeers (1844) Alexandre Dumas

54. Robinson Crusoe (1719) Daniel Defoe

55. The Sound of Waves (1956) Yukio Mishima

56. Leo Africanus (1986) Amin Maalouf

57. The Hive (1950) Camilo José Cela

58. Jane Eyre (1847) Charlotte Brontë

59. The Golem (1914) Gustav Meyrink

60. War and Peace  (1869) Leo Tolstoy

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61. The Star Rover (1915) Jack London

62. La hora de Quevedo (2008) Baltasar Magro

63. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) Milan Kundera

64. The Castle (1926) Franz Kafka

65. The Magic Mountain (1924) Thomas Mann

66. “The Aleph” (1949) Jorge Luis Borges

67. The Time of the Hero (1962) Mario Vargas Llosa

68. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924) Pablo Neruda

69. La tregua (1960) Mario Benedetti

70. El túnel (1948) Ernesto Sabato 

71. “Piedra de sol” (1957) Octavio Paz

72. Las batallas en el desierto (1939) José Emilio Pacheco

73. Memorias de cocina y bodega (1953) Alfonso Reyes

74. Blood Wedding (1933) Federico García Lorca

75. La Galatea (1585) Miguel de Cervantes

76, Nadja (1928) André Breton

77. Illuminations (1886) Arthur Rimbaud

78. Fleurs Du Mal (1857) Charles Baudelaire

79. The Eleven Thousand Rods (1907) Guillaume Apollinaire

80. Blindness (1995) José Saramago

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81. Germinal (1885) Émile Zola

82. The Book of Disquiet (1984) Fernando Pessoa

83. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Virgina Woolf

84. Ariel (1965) Sylvia Plath

85. The Second Sex (1949) Simone de Beauvoir

86. Frankestein (1818) Mary Shelley

87. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979) Douglas Adams

88. Slaughterhouse Five (1969) Kurt Vonnegut

89. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) Harper Lee 

90. East of Eden (1952) John Steinbeck

93. The Little Prince (1943) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

94. Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) Viktor Frankl

95. Portrait of a Lady (1881) Henry James

96. Passage to India (1924) E. M. Forster

97. Spartacus (1959) Howard Fast

98. Lord of the Flies (1954) William Golding

99. The Great Gatsby (1925) F. Scott Fitzgerald

100. On The Road (1957)  Jack Kerouac

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101. Cosmos (1980)  Carl Sagan


Over 3 million years ago, our dearest Lucy, one of the first upright bipedal specimens, began to roam this earth. We know of their existence and evolution thanks to the remains embedded on this earth, and these small fragments tell the poignant tale of our origins and how we came to be. As mankind gathered around the fires and found music and the power of the spoken word, men began to weave its own history and reality. 
Then came the written word, which was forever immortalized on heavy slabs of clay and on papyrus. Humanity has always thirsted for knowledge and for its voice and ideas to survive the relentless passing of time. History’s great accomplishment is not the discovery of the written word, but the act of countless adventurous souls that inscribed their names for posterity. The first literary masterpiece that boasts the name of its creator is “The exaltation of Inana” by Enheduanna from the XXIII a.C. These ideas that floated in the air like cotton candy were finally woven into a story, and now mankind could admire and study its gods and idols on paper. The order of this list is inconsequential, no writer stands above another since each one has a different story to tell. 



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