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The HarperCollins 200
Why I Read
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Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale became an instant success when it was first published.
The romantic tale that defined a generation, sold millions, and inspired a popular film.
Barbarians at the Gate
Considered one of the best business narratives ever written, it changed the way business stories are told.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Award-winning first book in the If You Give series, which has sold more than 15 million copies.
Legendary artist Patti Smith’s critically acclaimed memoir; winner of the National Book Award.
1989: News Corporation forms a new worldwide group called Harper & Collins…
News Corporation acquires William Collins Ltd., and brings together Collins, Harper & Row, Gower Publishing, Times Books, Bartholomew, and Angus & Robertson in a new worldwide group called Harper & Collins.
I read to travel, and to learn.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
This landmark of magical realism sparked a wave of interest in Central and South American literature.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
The bestselling American novel of the nineteenth century; an epic tale of betrayal and honor.
Employees in the Collins Canada general office, circa 1940s
Collins Canada employees working in the general office during the 1940s
The Guns of Navarone
Classic World War II thriller from MacLean, acclaimed master of action and suspense.
The Once and Future King
White’s masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend.
Kitten’s First Full Moon
Its brief text, large type, and luminescent pictures evoke the classic picture book era; Caldecott Medal winner.
Original proposal for Lawrence Hill’s
The Book of Negroes
Lawrence Hill’s agent, Janet Turnbull Irving, submitted this one-page summary for his as yet unwritten novel
to HarperCollins Canada Editor-in-Chief Iris Tupholme in 1998.
When this novel was first published, many critics mistakenly accepted it as a genuine historical memoir.
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Hugo Award winner; widely considered one of the most enduring classics of modern speculative fiction.
2017: HarperCollins celebrates its 200th anniversary…
HarperCollins Publishers celebrates its 200th anniversary.
Red Scarf Girl
Searing memoir set during the height of the Cultural Revolution in China.
The Fellowship of the Ring
First volume in The Lord of the Rings series, which has sold more than 100 million copies.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kundera’s postmodern masterwork; named one of the best books of 1984 (
New York Times Book Review
Ranked number one in a 2015 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British novels.
Brontë’s masterpiece of Gothic romance; a milestone title in the history of British feminist literature.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Newbery Award winner about the power of family, which has sold over 4.5 million copies.
Collected Poems 1947–1997
Poetry from a chief figure of the Beats that helped catalyze a revolution in contemporary culture.
Like many teenagers, I spent more of my summer holidays than I probably should have immersed in the world of The Lord of the Rings.