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 Ipcress File
Len Deighton’s classic first novel in which the protagonist is a nameless spy—he was later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. This book broke the mold of the thriller genre.
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