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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Girl with a Pearl Earring
Set in the time of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter Vermeer and focusing on Griet, the subject of his eponymous painting, Chevalier’s novel was a multimillion-copy global bestseller and won great critical acclaim for its beautifully wrought depiction of innocence corrupted.
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