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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The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy’s debut novel was published by Collins in 1985, launching a spectacular career and introducing the world to a new hero, Jack Ryan. The ultimate submarine adventure, the novel follows a CIA analyst who leads a group of U.S. naval officers to take possession of a cutting-edge Soviet nuclear submarine.
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