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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A classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure, as well as a bestselling phenomenon. Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charrière (nicknamed Papillon) was sent to the penal colony in French Guiana and proceeded to make nine daring escape attempts over thirteen years.
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