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15 Essential Reads From Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Library

In addition to her success in Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe was an avid reader and a poet. Here are a few highlights from her personal library you should read.

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1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

3. The Portable Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Avrahm Yarmolinsky (Editor)

4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Herman Finkelstein Collection


5. Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

6. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

7. The Sound and the Fury & As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

8. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments

9. Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost, Louis Untermeyer

10. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

11. The Complete Plays of Henry James by Henry James, Leon Edel (Editor)

12. Ulysses by James Joyce

13. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy

14. A Streetcar Named Desire, Play in Three Acts by Tennessee Williams

15. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

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