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The Greatest Books Ever Written

Taken from the latest updated version of The Greatest Books list (thegreatestbooks.org), this list is generated from 128 "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.
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avg. score: 48 of 250 (19%)
required scores: 1, 19, 35, 50, 70 

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In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
2
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
3
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
4
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
5
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
6
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
7
War and Peace
War and Peace
8
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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9
Hamlet
Hamlet
10
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
11
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
12
The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov
13
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
14
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
15
The Divine Comedy (Dante)
The Divine Comedy (Dante)
16
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
17
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)
18
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
19
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
20
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
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21
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
22
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
23
Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell)
Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell)
24
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
25
The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
26
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
27
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
28
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
29
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
30
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
Middlemarch (George Eliot)
31
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
32
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
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33
Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
34
Beloved (Ohio)
Beloved (Ohio)
35
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
36
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
37
Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) (Anonymous)
Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) (Anonymous)
38
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
39
The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
40
Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
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