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War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy
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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee A great book that's at once sobering and hilarious, To Kill a Mockingbird is a quick read less because of its length than because the story is so fascinating, the characters so lovable, that one can't help but read on. Not in a while have I declared so quickly after being introduced to a character my unconditional love for them, and such was the case with Atticus Finch, a man so unwavering in his integrity when he has little reason to be that he deserves not a little admiration. His daughter, Scout, narrates the book with an endearing innocence that regularly gives way to unexpected insights into the world which adults take for granted, and her occasional bouts of independence and defiance bring much-needed humor to the table. It's not hard to see why To Kill a Mockingbird is considered one of the classics.