With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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Written at the height of author Joseph Conrad’s career, Nostromo explores the impact of colonialism, rebellion, and corruption on an honorable man and is considered by many to be Conrad’s greatest masterpiece. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “I’d rather have written Conrad’s Nostromo than any other novel.”