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crich70
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You might be well read, but not according to these standards

It's certainly possible to be a well-read person without having cracked a single one of these books, and to be fair, these novels might not have placed on your tenth-grade reading list back in the day.
Spoiler:

"The Odyssey," by Homer

I've read part of it
"Metamorphoses," by Ovid

I've heard of it
"The Nose," by Nikolai Gogol

I've never heard of it
"Candide," by Voltaire

I've heard of it
"Fathers and Sons," by Ivan Turgenev

I've heard of it
"The Gift of the Magi," by O. Henry

I've read it
"The Metamorphosis," by Franz Kafka

I've heard of it
"The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck

I've heard of it
"Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury

I've read part of it
"I Stand Here Ironing," by Tillie Olsen

I've never heard of it
"Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe

I've never heard of it
"To Kill A Mockingbird," by Harper Lee

I've heard of it
"The Killer Angels," by Michael Shaara

I've never heard of it
"The Joy Luck Club," by Amy Tan

I've heard of it
"In the Time of the Butterflies," by Julia Álvarez

I've never heard of it
"The Book Thief," by Marcus Zusak

I've never heard of it
"Oedipus Rex," by Sophocles

I've read part of it
"The Tragedy of Macbeth," by William Shakespeare

I've read part of it
"A Doll's House," by Henrik Ibsen

I've heard of it
"Master Harold ... and the boys," by Athol Fugard

I've never heard of it
"Sonnet 73," by William Shakespeare

I've heard of it
"Song," by John Donne

I've never heard of it
"Ozymandias," by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I've never heard of it
"The Raven," by Edgar Allan Poe

I've read it
"We Grow Accustomed to the Dark," by Emily Dickinson

I've never heard of it
"Loveliest of Trees," by A. E. Houseman

I've never heard of it
"Lift Every Voice and Sing," by James Weldon Johnson

I've never heard of it
"Yet Do I Marvel," by Countee Cullen

I've never heard it
"Musée des Beaux Arts," by Wystan Hugh Auden

I've never heard of it
"Women," by Alice Walker

I've never heard of it
"I Am Offering This Poem to You," by Jimmy Santiago Baca

I've never heard of it
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," by Maya Angelou

I've heard of it
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West," by Dee Brown

I've heard of it
"Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn," by Evan S. Connell

I've heard of it
"The Story of Art, 16th Edition," by E.H. Gombrich

I've heard of it
"Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World," by Mark Kurlansky

I've never heard of it
"Black, Blue and Gray: African Americans in the Civil War," by Jim Haskins

I've never heard of it

A lot of them I've at least heard of though my reading tastes haven't led me to read them in the past.
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