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Best Vocabulary Building Books

Enhance your lexicon with these highly-regarded vocabulary building books. Compiled from educational blogs and language experts, find out which titles were mentioned the most.

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Word power made easy
The complete handbook for building a superior vocabulary
Norman Lewis - 1991-02-15 (first published in 1949)
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Improve your English language skills with Word Power Made Easy. Written by a respected expert, this complete handbook uses simple, step-by-step methods to teach you how to use the right words, pronounce them correctly, and avoid embarrassing mistakes. Master the art of grammar and expand your vocabulary with this essential guide.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - 2006-05-23 (first published in 1960)
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This classic American novel tells the story of a young girl growing up in a sleepy Southern town and the moral crisis that shakes her community to its core. With universal themes of innocence and experience, love and hate, and kindness and cruelty, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book has sold over 18 million copies and been translated into forty languages. Harper Lee's simple love story is now regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
This non-fiction book explores the topic of protection, conservation, and preservation of Indian monuments. Written by Norman Lewis, it offers valuable insight into how to preserve cultural heritage for future generations. Readers will learn about the history of Indian monuments and the importance of maintaining them. This book is a must-read for those passionate about preserving cultural monuments and understanding their significance.
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A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin - 2005-08-01 (first published in 1996)
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A world of magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure awaits in this modern fantasy masterpiece. The first volume of an epic series, this tale of lords, ladies, soldiers, and sorcerers features the harsh Starks of Winterfell at its center, surrounded by supernatural forces massing beyond the protective Wall. As winter looms and conflict brews, characters traverse a land of extremes and undertake dangerous journeys, all for the ultimate prize: the game of thrones.
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Moby Dick
Herman Melville - 2003-02-21 (first published in 1851)
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Embark on a thrilling adventure with a wandering sailor named Ishmael and his voyage aboard the Pequod, a whaling ship led by the vengeful Captain Ahab. Their mission? To hunt down a white whale of massive size and ferocity known as Moby-Dick. With few ships having encountered this elusive creature, the stakes are high and the danger is real in this classic tale by Herman Melville.
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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck - 2014-04-10 (first published in 1939)
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a powerful and intimate portrayal of the Great Depression era, following one Oklahoma family's journey west in search of a better life. The struggles of the Joads are a raw and emotional portrayal of the division between the haves and have-nots in America, and the fight for equality and justice. An American classic that captures the human dignity and stoical strength of one woman, and the fierce reaction of one man to injustice. This edition includes an introduction and notes by a Steinbeck scholar.
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas - 2003-05-27 (first published in 1844)
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Experience the thrilling tale of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young hero who is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon. Trapped in a dank prison cell for years, he miraculously escapes and seeks revenge. Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, this widely read romantic novel by Alexandre Dumas paints a dazzling, exuberant vision of France that has become immortal. Abridged by Lowell Blair for an engaging and concise read.
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Vladimir Nabokov - 1995-01-01 (first published in 1955)
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A story of obsession, passion, and heartbreak. Lolita follows Humbert Humbert's doomed and devouring love for the nymphet Dolores Haze, all while exploring the collision between hypercivilized Europe and postwar America. Nabokov's masterful writing delves deep into the complexities of love, madness, and transformation, making this daring novel both awe-inspiring and controversial.
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James Joyce - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1922)
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This modern literary masterpiece loosely follows the Odyssey and captures a single day in the life of ordinary Dubliners in 1904. With experimental techniques ranging from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor, it pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. A major achievement in 20th century literature.
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
The Elements of Style 4th (forth) edition Text Only by William Strunk Jr., E. B. White
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charlotte's Web by E. B White