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20 Great Works Of Literature You Confuse With "Saved By The Bell" Episodes

Analyzing "Saved by the Bell's" many literary influences and references is a well-known hobby for scholars of the written word; however, confusing the source material is always inevitable when comparing works of equal academic caliber.

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2. "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner

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Challenging novel about the death of Artie the chameleon, and his family's quest and motivations -- noble or selfish -- to honor his wish to be flushed down the toilet at Bayside High.

5. "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley

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This poignant warning against the dangers of a dystopian society undone by its "no test policy" when students become teachers is even more relevant today.

8. "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck

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Enduring novel about the Joads, a homeless, mall-dwelling family who learn that all it takes is a new suit and a family with a piano to overcome adversity. One of my all-time favorite Christmas novels.

11. "The Martian Chronicles," by Ray Bradbury

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Most of the short stories in this beloved Ray Bradbury collection involve teenagers trying to replace a broken camera by duping local newspapers with phony alien photos.

12. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," by William Shakespeare

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This Shakespeare play has it all: Puck dressed as a giant hot dog, a volleyball game against the fairies, and a climactic ATV race between Lysander and Demetrius. The Bard's greatest work.

13. "The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde

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Haunting novel about Dorian Gray, a man who maintains his good looks with acne cream (Beldasil), which, in a horrible twist of irony, ultimately turns his face maroon.

14. "The Prince," by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Influential political treatise is a must-read for any would-be politico who wants to learn about international diplomacy, tactical strategy, and how to implement MTV during Study Hall.

19. "The War of the Worlds," by H.G. Wells

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Classic sci-fi novel about robotic "fighting machines" who come to earth to offer witty remarks and sage advice while assisting with magic tricks, hall-monitoring, and teaching Kelly about nuclear fission.

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