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100 Stories That Shaped the World - Page 2

"I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn't know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can't get home after the war… the woman at home with the suitors. Everyone can tell me some version of it, which is to say, it lives in them." – Tess Taylor, poet, on Homer's Odyssey
In April 2018, BBC Culture polled experts around the world to nominate up to five fictional stories they felt had shaped mindsets or influenced history. We received answers from 108 authors, academics, journalists, critics and translators in 35 countries – their choices took in novels, poems, folk tales and dramas in 33 different languages, including Sumerian, K'iche and Ge'ez.
The list was determined via ranked ballots and first placed into descending order by number of critic votes, then into descending order by total critic points, then alphabetically (for 73 to 100, the titles listed are tied).
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
42
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
43
The True Story of Ah Q (Lu Xun)
The True Story of Ah Q (Lu Xun)
44
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
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45
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
46
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
47
Monkey Grip
Monkey Grip
48
Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
49
Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King
50
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
51
The Oresteia
The Oresteia
52
Cinderella
Cinderella
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53
Howl
Howl
54
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
55
Middlemarch
Middlemarch
56
Pedro Páramo (Juan Rulfo)
Pedro Páramo (Juan Rulfo)
57
The Butterfly Lovers (Folk Story) (Various Authors)
The Butterfly Lovers (Folk Story) (Various Authors)
58
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
59
Panchatantra (-)
Panchatantra (-)
60
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Machado De Assis)
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Machado De Assis)
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61
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
62
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Robert Tressell)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Robert Tressell)
63
Song of Lawino (Okot P'bitek)
Song of Lawino (Okot P'bitek)
64
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
65
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
66
Nervous Conditions (Tsitsi Dangarembga)
Nervous Conditions (Tsitsi Dangarembga)
67
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
68
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
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69
The Ramayana (Valmiki)
The Ramayana (Valmiki)
70
Antigone (Sophocles)
Antigone (Sophocles)
71
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
72
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
73
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
74
América Y Otros Poemas (Raúl Otero Reiche)
América Y Otros Poemas (Raúl Otero Reiche)
75
Before the Law (Franz Kafka)
Before the Law (Franz Kafka)
76
Children of Gebelawi
Children of Gebelawi
77
Canzoniere (Francesco Petrarca)
Canzoniere (Francesco Petrarca)
78
Kebra Nagast (Various Authors)
Kebra Nagast (Various Authors)
79
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
80
Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses
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