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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Two Years Before the Mast
Considered one of America’s first literary classics, it has influenced generations of readers and writers and remains a mainstay on American reading lists. This book influenced, among others, Herman Melville, and scholars have found Dana’s imprint in the heroes of later American works about young men who leave home to find themselves.
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