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Compared to the tempestuous beginning of upsets, blowouts, and close-calls, Round 2 proved to be rather tame. The powerhouse books trampled their competition without much effort. (The lone surprise—at least for me—was finding Les Miserables besting The Great Gatsby .)

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Each of the final sixteen, however, will have a difficult time moving on to the next round. The competition is fierce, with match-ups like Pride and Prejudice versus War and Peace and Don Quixote facing off against A Tale of Two Cities .

Will the favored novels make it to the final eight or will one of the underdogs— The Hobbit , The Hound of the Baskervilles —slip into the final brackets?

Your vote will decide the outcome, so choose your favorites now.

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