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The Greatest Books of All Time Chosen by 125 Top Writers

"These lists are compiled from all the author lists – as we add new lists, they are subject to change. We awarded points for each selection – 10 points for a first place pick, nine points for a second place pick, and so on. We totaled all the points and ranked them accordingly. These are the books with the highest total in each category."
-The Top Ten
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
2
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
3
War and Peace
War and Peace
4
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
5
Lolita
Lolita
6
Middlemarch
Middlemarch
7
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
8
Stories: Anton Chekhov
Stories: Anton Chekhov
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9
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
10
Hamlet
Hamlet
11
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
12
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
13
Ulysses
Ulysses
14
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
15
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
16
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
17
King Lear
King Lear
18
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
19
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
20
Dubliners
Dubliners
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21
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
22
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
23
The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov
24
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
25
Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
26
Emma
Emma
27
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
28
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
29
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
30
Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
31
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
32
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
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33
The Bible
The Bible
34
Pale Fire
Pale Fire
35
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
36
Bleak House
Bleak House
37
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
38
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
39
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
40
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
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