A List of the Greatest Books From the Greatest "Greatest Books" Lists

This list is generated from 107 "best of" book lists from a variety of great sources. An algorithm is used to create a master list based on how many lists a particular book appears on. Some lists count more than others. I generally trust "best of all time" lists voted by authors and experts over user-generated lists. On the lists that are actually ranked, the book that is 1st counts a lot more than the book that's 100th.
Source: thegreatestbooks.org ·
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Avg. score: 49 of 258 (19%)
Required scores: 1, 23, 36, 49, 70   
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1
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
2
Ulysses
3
Don Quixote
4
Moby Dick
5
Hamlet
6
War and Peace
7
The Odyssey
8
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
9
The Divine Comedy
10
Madame Bovary
11
The Brothers Karamazov
12
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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13
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
14
Iliad
15
Lolita
16
Anna Karenina
17
Crime and Punishment
18
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
19
The Sound and the Fury
20
Pride and Prejudice
21
The Catcher in the Rye
22
Wuthering Heights
23
Nineteen Eighty-Four
24
Heart of Darkness
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25
To the Lighthouse
26
Absalom, Absalom!
27
Middlemarch
28
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
29
One Thousand and One Nights
30
Stories: Anton Chekhov
31
The Red and the Black
32
Gulliver's Travels
33
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
34
The Grapes of Wrath
35
Invisible Man
36
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
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37
Great Expectations
38
The Aeneid
39
David Copperfield
40
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
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