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Goodreads Best Books of All Time: The World Library List

100 Books chosen by 100 writers worldwide, compiled by The Norwegian Book Club, and then voted on by Goodreads users. In descending rank order.
Last seen on this website c. 2014, here is a chance for list challengers to post an up-to-date score as at November 2021 (not that there's anything wrong with repetition.)
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avg. score: 17 of 100 (17%)
required scores: 1, 7, 11, 16, 26 

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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
2
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
3
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
4
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
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5
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
6
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
7
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
8
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
9
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
10
Faust: First Part (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
Faust: First Part (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
11
The Arabian Nights (Anonymous)
The Arabian Nights (Anonymous)
12
The Man Without Qualities (Robert Musil)
The Man Without Qualities (Robert Musil)
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13
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
14
Zorba the Greek (Nikos Kazantzakis)
Zorba the Greek (Nikos Kazantzakis)
15
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
16
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
17
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
18
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
19
Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
20
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
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21
Swann's Way (Marcel Proust)
Swann's Way (Marcel Proust)
22
Gargantua and Pantagruel (François Rabelais)
Gargantua and Pantagruel (François Rabelais)
23
The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
24
The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition (Fernando Pessoa)
The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition (Fernando Pessoa)
25
Journey to the End of the Night (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)
Journey to the End of the Night (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)
26
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
27
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
28
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
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29
King Lear (William Shakespeare)
King Lear (William Shakespeare)
30
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
31
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
32
Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
33
The Complete Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen)
The Complete Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen)
34
Othello (William Shakespeare)
Othello (William Shakespeare)
35
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
36
Jacques the Fatalist (Denis Diderot)
Jacques the Fatalist (Denis Diderot)
37
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
38
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
39
Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
40
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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