BBC's Top Books You Need to Read Before You DieSwann's Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust's seven-part cycle, was published in In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work. The narr Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become obsessed with books of chivalry, and believes th The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age".
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In life, there are things you could do, things you should do, and things you must do. These same categories apply to your choice of what to read next. You could read any number of books, for reasons ranging from guilty pleasure to the fact that your book club meets in two days. You should probably read any number of classic novels that will expand your literary palate or teach you a thing or two. And then there are the books you must read, no matter who you are. The 25 titles below have much to offer anyone who picks them up. Add to Bag.