What are some novels that critics commonly recommend for general reading?


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Novels that critics commonly recommend include "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck and "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy. Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" and Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" are two novels by female authors that critics typically recommend.

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Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," published in 1851, is considered by some to be the greatest American novel ever written. It chronicles the adventures of the narrator, Ishmael, who is a crew member of a whaling ship. Captain Ahab, a man who is in search of an elusive white whale called Moby Dick, is the commander of the ship.

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