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Greatest Books Top 500: The 2021 Update: Uppers & Downers

This is my annual update of the thegreatestbooks.org Top 500, obviously using the latest version of the source list. The latter is now using "130 'best of' book lists from a variety of great sources", including many of your favourites.
How has the list altered over the past year? Immediately noticeable was that some classic works, such as Shakespeare's plays and those of ancient Greece & Rome, have made great strides upwards. Amazingly 'Macbeth' has jumped upwards by 140 places (from 301 to 161). Modern works, if anything, tend to be drifting slightly downwards.
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In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
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Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
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Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
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5
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
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War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
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Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
9
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
10
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
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The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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13
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
17
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
18
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
19
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
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21
The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
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To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
24
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
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Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) (Anonymous)
Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) (Anonymous)
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29
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
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Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
32
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
33
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
34
The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
35
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
36
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
37
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
38
Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
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Stories (Anton Chekhov)
Stories (Anton Chekhov)
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The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
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