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 Thorn Birds
Upon publication in 1977, The Thorn Birds took the world by storm. Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback remains a monumental literary achievement and a landmark novel that was the basis for the hugely popular miniseries of the same name.
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