Strand 80

On our 80th birthday, we asked our customers to tell us what their favorite books are. Here is The Strand 80: your favorite books.

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Strand 80 Collection

By Strand

Our Price: $925.00
STRAND Bookstore is making the entire STRAND 80 Collection available at a stellar discount price. Based solely on the responses of our customers, the books that comprise this unique library of readers' favorites encompass a wide spectrum of interests and passions, including Harper Lee, Oscar Wilde, Ayn Rand, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Truman Capote, Chuck Palahniuk, John Irving, Margaret Atwood and J.R.R. Tolkien. 1. To Kill a Mockingbird 2. Pride and Prejudice 3. Great Gatsby 4. Catcher in the Rye 5. Atlas Shrugged 6. Fountainhead 7. Lord of the Rings 8. One Hundred Years of Solitude 9. Jane Eyre 10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 11. Lolita 12. 1984 13. On the Road 14. Gone With the Wind 15. Anna Karenina 16. Brothers Karamazov 17. Crime and Punishment 18. Tree Grows in Brooklyn 19. Slaughterhouse-Five 20. Ulysses 21. Kite Runner 22. Catch 22 23. Grapes of Wrath 24. East of Eden 25. Sun Also Rises 26. War and Peace 27. Hobbit 28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 29. Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay 30. Wuthering Heights 31. Prayer for Owen Meany 32. Count of Monte Cristo 33. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 34. Stranger 35. Brave New World 36. Little Women 37. Middlesex 38. Moby-Dick 39. Alchemist 40. Les Miserables 41. Tale of Two Cities 42. Anthem 43. Wind-up Bird Chronicle 44. Huckleberry Finn 45. In Cold Blood 46. Cat's Cradle 47. Love in the Time of Cholera 48. Little Prince 49. Time Traveler's Wife 50. Invisible Man 51. Unbearable Lightness of Being 52. Bell Jar 53. World According to Garp 54. Middlemarch 55. To the Lighthouse 56. Poisonwood Bible 57. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 58. Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix 59. Old Man and the Sea 60. Ender's Game 61. Bleak House 62. Beloved 63. Great Expectations 64. Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 65. Fight Club 66. Sound and the Fury 67. Mrs. Dalloway 68. Giver 69. Master and Margarita 70. Blindness 71. Life of Pi 72. Madame Bovary 73. Where the Wild Things Are 74. Chronicles of Narnia 75. Odyssey 76. Da Vinci Code 77. Franny and Zooey 78. Wrinkle in Time 79. Everything Is Illuminated 80. Picture of Dorian Gray 80. Handmaid's Tale (There are techincally 81 titles because 2 of your favorites had the same amount of votes.)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, 1961. Never out of print since its publication, the novel is the inspiring tale of a young girl's triumph over bigotry and injustice in the Depression-era South. The book's admiring portrayal of children who dare to question the authority of their presumably wiser elders, its use of profanity & ungrammatical dialect, and its unsettling theme - an accusation of rape and the passions it arouses in a racially divided community- led to its conversion into a major motion picture that won four Oscars. 323p.
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This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a 20th-century classic, based on the Cambridge critical edition that is drawn on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald's later revisions and corrections. 216p.
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This coming-of-age novel broke the sound barrier for its generation, and for generations of readers since its first publication. Holden Caulfield's quest for identity resonates with a heartfelt and imaginative authenticity that remains peerless. 214p.
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Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Edition)

By Ayn Rand

Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
(Centennial Edition). Tremendous in its scope, Ayn Rand's tour de force novel, Atlas Shrugged, presents a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, host to an irresistible suspense: Who is JohnGalt? Rand posits an astounding panorama of human life - from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy - to the great steel industrialist who does not know he's working for his own destruction - to the philosopher who becomes a pirate - to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triump - to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad - to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels. As controversial as it is monumental. 1,168p.
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Ayn Rand's highly controversial novel tells the story of the desperate battle waged by architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately but married his worst enemy...of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. Its theme is one of the most challenging ideas ever presented in a work of fiction - that a person's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. 736p.
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This 50th Anniversary publication of what is, perhaps, 20th century literature's greatest fantasy epic is presented ina beautifully produced one-volume edition, bound in red leaherette. The complete texts of the three books of the trilogy - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King - are supplemented by six appendices. With two-color typography and foldout maps. 1,184p. Slipcase.
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An Oprah's Book Club selection. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). The brilliant, surreal story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family...and, the invention of ice. One of the most influential novels written in the past half-century. From the Nobel Prize winner. 417p.
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A winner of England's National Book Award, the acclaimed debut novel tells the outrageously funny, fantastic adventure story of Harry Potter, who escapes a hideous foster home thanks to a scholarship to The Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Reprint.
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Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

Our Price: $6.50 - $14.35
50th Anniversary Edition. The infinitely absorbing story of aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring and doomed passion for the 'nymphet' Dolores Haze. Set against a post-WWII American modernism that etches the 'highway & travel lodge' mode into an emblem of illicit desire achieved, Humbert's obsessional love drive for Lolita takes whatever was left of its Russian-born author's formative prose to a level unrivalled in 20th-century fiction. 317p.
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1984

By George Orwell

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The year 1984 has come and gone...on. This 'chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic & terrifying' novel of the human political condition - a blueprint for nightmare - remains indelibly the memoryhole into which political humanity sinks, sentence by sentence. First published in 1949. With a Selected Bibliography. 226p.
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On the Road

By Jack Kerouac

Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
First published in 1957, 'On the Road' memorializes Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady on the way to inventing what would come to be known as the 'Beat generation'. 310p.
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Anna Karenina

By Leo Tolstoy

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Anna Karenina has beauty, social position, wealth, a husband, and an adored son, but her existence seems empty. When she meets the dashing officer count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature - with devastating results. One of the world's greatest novels, Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal, and a vivid, richly textured panorama of 19th-century Russia. In a magnificent, acclaimed translation. With Notes. 838p.
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The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Murder mystery, courtroom drama, exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the 'wicked and sentimental' Fydor Pavolvich Karamazov and his three sons - the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha. In this enormous novel of fate and imagination, Dostoevsky portrays the whole cloth of Russian life in the 19th-century,its social and spiritual strivings, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture. The ongoing modernity of this novel reaps new generations of readers everyday! W/Notes. 796p.
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Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Our Price: $8.50 - $16.15
First published in 1866, this murderer's story told from a murderer's point of view has implicated even the most innocent reader in its enormities. A cat-and-mouse game between a tormented young killer and a cheerfully implacable detective, the novel is a preternaturally acute investigation of the forces that impel a man toward sin, suffering, and grace. This new translation provides the most exact, idiomatic, and contemporary rendition in print. With Notes. 564p.
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