Which book has had a big impact on a country's society?

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I'd say Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It became the bestselling book after the bible.
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Lady Chatterley's Lover....Such scandal- managed to overturn an obscenity trial against the publishers!
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Don Quixote? When I was in Spain a lot of the work in language lessons was focused on fragments of it... I suppose it has had a great impact not just nationally, but internationally.
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Das Kapital.
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The Bible, or the Qu'ran for that matter.
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Aside from obvious ones such as the Quran, Bible etc.
The Prince by Machiavelli comes to mind.
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the harry potter series & Of Mice and Men
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For the US, Common Sense by Thomas Paine might be a good shout; Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger as well

For China, Mao's Little Red Book
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The diary of Anne Frank, 1984 and To Kill a Mockingbird
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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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Capital and the Communist Manifesto
Noblesse oblige containing The English Aristocracy by Nancy
the wealth of nations
the general theory of employment, interest and money
the prince (good suggestion above)
i promessi sposi
The divine comedy
Se questo è un uomo (survival at auschwitz by primo levi)
gutenberg's printed bible
the Homeric poems
History by Herodotus
plato's apology
the interpretation of dreams, civilisation and its discontents, totem and taboos (Freud)
also sprach zarathustra and the birth of tragedy from the spirit of music (Nietzsche)
Mein kampf
Something by dickens
The republic (Plato)
Common sense
The rights of the accused
On liberty
Don Quixote
Relativity theory
Origin of species
Utopia
Epistulae ad lucilium and other books on stoicism
Letter to Herodotus (Epicurus)
Esprit des lois
Social contract
Leviathan
Confessions (saint augustine)
Discourse on method


I made a search and found that this list mostly reflects mine, with some others

http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/50_books_...ged_the_world/
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Nigella Lawson's Cookbook

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