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The Ideal Library

100 prominent cultural figures, mostly writers, were polled for their choice of an "ideal library". The following list is a tally of the books that were chosen the most often.
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First Folio
First Folio
2
Lolita
Lolita
3
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
4
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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5
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Wallace Stevens)
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Wallace Stevens)
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Stories: Anton Chekhov
Stories: Anton Chekhov
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Ulysses
Ulysses
8
Windup Bird Chronicle
Windup Bird Chronicle
9
Jesus' Son
Jesus' Son
10
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
11
The Collected Fiction of Jose Luis Borges (Jose Luis Borges)
The Collected Fiction of Jose Luis Borges (Jose Luis Borges)
12
Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams (William Carlos Williams)
Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams (William Carlos Williams)
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13
Nine Stories (J.D. Salinger)
Nine Stories (J.D. Salinger)
14
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
15
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
16
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
17
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
18
Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
19
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
20
The Life of Samuel Johnson
The Life of Samuel Johnson
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21
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
22
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
23
Middlemarch
Middlemarch
24
Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass
25
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
26
Duino Elegies
Duino Elegies
27
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
28
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
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29
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
30
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
31
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
32
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
33
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
34
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
35
The Poems of Dylan Thomas
The Poems of Dylan Thomas
36
On the Road
On the Road
37
Collected Essays
Collected Essays
38
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
39
Lunch Poems (Frank O'Hara)
Lunch Poems (Frank O'Hara)
40
The Waste Land
The Waste Land
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