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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Part 1) - Page 2

The favourite 10 books of 125 writers were tallied (544 individual books were mentioned). This list shows the Top 100 in descending rank (and is the 1st of 3 challenges). All the books in the list were chosen by at least 2 authors. All books in the top 20 were chosen by at least 9 writers.
NOTE: Click on the link to go to the 2nd part.
This list is derived from the book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books" edited by J. Peder Zane. The book is described as "the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery."
BTW, "The Top 10" list at "thegreatestbooks.org", supposedly derived from this book, differs fairly markedly, particularly in the rankings!
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
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The Outsider
The Outsider
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The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
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The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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Persuasion (Jane Austen)
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
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MacBeth (William Shakespeare)
MacBeth (William Shakespeare)
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The Orestia Trilogy (Aeschylus)
The Orestia Trilogy (Aeschylus)
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The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
51
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
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The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
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53
Rabbit Angstrom Series
Rabbit Angstrom Series
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The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel (Isaac Babel)
The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel (Isaac Babel)
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Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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The Stories of John Cheever (John Cheever)
The Stories of John Cheever (John Cheever)
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Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Paradise Lost (John Milton)
61
The Aeneid (Virgil)
The Aeneid (Virgil)
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Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
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Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
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Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol)
Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol)
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65
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
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Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
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The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
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Our Mutual Friend (Charles Dickens)
Our Mutual Friend (Charles Dickens)
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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The Hamlet (William Faulkner)
The Hamlet (William Faulkner)
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The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
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The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
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The Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)
The Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)
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The Possessed (Dostoyevsky)
The Possessed (Dostoyevsky)
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The Man Who Loved Children (Christina Stead)
The Man Who Loved Children (Christina Stead)
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The Charterhouse of Parma (Stendhal)
The Charterhouse of Parma (Stendhal)
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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
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Independent People (Halldór Laxness)
Independent People (Halldór Laxness)
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Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) (Anonymous)
Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) (Anonymous)
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Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
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