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 War of the Worlds
Often called “the father of science fiction,” British author Herbert George (H. G.) Wells’s literary works are notable for being some of the first titles in the science fiction genre. In this classic, an unnamed narrator delivers a first-person account of his experiences during the Martian invasion of Earth.
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